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De smaak van Afrika

Goudsesingel 342a, Rotterdam, The Netherlands (Stadsdriehoek)
+31(0)102135566
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Ranked #127 of 568 Restaurants in Rotterdam
Cuisines: African
Neighborhood: Stadsdriehoek
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations

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  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • German first
  • Any
English first
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Top Contributor
85 reviews 85 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Because of the location, this restaurant isn't the one where you're pushed against your neighbours while you try to eat. It's always fun-busy, which makes the atmosphere great. The food is a-mazing, next to that I also love the way of traditions they bring in (eat with your hands and a local pancake, feed your neighbor 'cause it shows friendship).... More 

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30 reviews 30 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

Try order the Oost Afrika Special (there's chicken, fish, lamb and beef in one plate) and some other menu like ZGNI Special (beef) and ASSA/KELWA Special (pangasius fish). You can order some menus in one big platter and eat them with your hands (if you prefer to). Price is very reasonable for great taste they gave. Oh, it's better to... More 

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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32 reviews 32 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

This is one of my favorite places in Rotterdam. Absolutely delicious and a little exotic. Some of the dishes are served to eat by hand using the pancake-like bread. The atmosphere is also somehow African with a lot of decorations. Even better, prices are quite affordable. Absolutely good value!

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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24 reviews 24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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
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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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30 reviews 30 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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
18 helpful votes 18 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
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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
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126 reviews 126 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
97 helpful votes 97 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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Address: Goudsesingel 342a, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Phone Number: +31(0)102135566
Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  South Holland Province  >  Rotterdam>  > Stadsdriehoek
Cuisine: African

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