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De smaak van Afrika

Goudsesingel 342a, Rotterdam, The Netherlands (Stadsdriehoek)
+31(0)102135566
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Ranked #129 of 507 Restaurants in Rotterdam
Cuisines: African
Dining options: Reservations
Neighborhood: Stadsdriehoek
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Dining options: Reservations
Neighborhood: Stadsdriehoek
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  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • German first
  • Any
English first
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

The restaurant boasts East, West and South African food on the menu, but I can only speak to the Ehtiopian food. I generally like Ethiopian food -- the pancakes and the spicy meats and the mix of flavors -- but I rarely encounter Ethiopian food that is cooked with any real artistry. In De Smaak Van Afrika, the food was... More

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013

Have enjoyed eating here three times! Good price, nice portions, decent service (just rather slow and inattentive), and it just makes for something different. An extensive menu, friendly atmosphere and colorful plates! You get served African pancakes and can pick a type of curry (I recommend the white fish) and it is serviced on a pancake with lentils, spinach, salad... More

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Den Haag
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27 reviews 27 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

After a view at the menu it's dificult to make a choice, the best is to take a combi dinerbowl. Everything is tastfull and a bit spicy. Great diner from Afrika

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2012

I went there twice and the food is mouthwatering. Both times, I shared the platter for two people. The only downside to the restaurant (and I find this to be true for many places in the NL) is the service, it seems they're doing you a favor by bringing you your order. Still, I would recommend it for the food,... More

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2012

My boyfriend has introduced this restaurant to me about two years ago. It's one of my favorite restaurants now. It's a wonderfull place to go eat. The food concept is great and we really love the warm atmosphere. We go here about 4 times a year. The tables are beautifully hand painted with interesting information about Africa. We always order... More

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Bucharest, Romania
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2012

Great food, with a variety from different African areas, with nice music and great atmosphere. The service is very warm and welcoming. Do try the banana bear :-)

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Top Contributor
127 reviews 127 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2012

When first entering the restaurant, the many pictures and drawings on the walls give a rather 'busy' impression. This isn't a restaurant where you come in your suit and experience a 'posh' meal but a place where you come to have fun and enjoy fantastic food. We have been here five or six times now and have yet to be... More

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2012

On our last visit the main courses were delivered before the starters. Once the starters were served and cleared and the main courses came back they had obviously just been sitting in the kitchen waiting to come out again so they were not that good. This did only happen once but the restaurant is very busy so it was an... More

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Den Bosch, The Netherlands
Top Contributor
81 reviews 81 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2011

Great pick for my girlfriends birthday. Food was good, nice looking and cosey restaurant. Friendly staff. We had a big platter with different kinds of African food. I definitively recommend this restaurant and would go back myself

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2011 via mobile

Ate here once. African foods, most of which you eat with your hands. Although interesting, not to our taste.

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