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“Good Food - Bad Service” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Sonny Falafel

Sonny Falafel
Eerste van der Helststraat 43, Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Stadsdeel Zuid)
+31 206 767 612
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Ranked #811 of 2,317 Restaurants in Amsterdam
Cuisines: Vegetarian
Neighborhood: Stadsdeel Zuid
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Neighborhood: Stadsdeel Zuid
Helsinki, Finland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Good Food - Bad Service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

I happened to be at Amsterdam city center and to eat in Sonny Falafel. The quality of food was excellent BUT one of the two persons working there was totally impolite and brute. I decided next day not to go there for the simple reason that I did not like his attitude and the way he was speaking and behaving to the customers, especially to tourists! It is too pity for such a really descent restaurant to have such totally unacceptable personnel!!

  • Visited June 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Wien, Österreich
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20 reviews 20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“very delicous falafel!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

like it was recommended on trip advisor! very delicious falafel but don't try the carrots, they are REALLY spicy!

  • Visited April 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Leeuwarden, The Netherlands
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Very VERY good falafel and fries!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

I'm not vegetarian but when I visit Sonny's I don't even remember of meat or fish. The menu is small, but falafel and fries is all that we come for, and it's a bonus for me that you can refill your sandwich with stuff from salad bar unlimited. We usually try to come before or after lunch time to get a place to sit, this place is popular among locals and gets crowded. I can really recommend Sonny for both vegetarians and omnivores looking for a casual lunch place with great food!

  • Visited March 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Bath, United Kingdom
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Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Really delicious falafel”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

We went here twice over a weekend in Amsterdam even though it was quite far from where we stayed! The food was FANTASTIC, as a vegetarian I have had many, many falafels in my time and these were by far the best. It took us a while to find it at first so make sure that you have a good map! The guy is really funny and made us laugh whilst we were waiting. The salads and toppings were fresh and lovely, I wish we had gone here sooner so could have eaten there every day! It is just a take-away fast food type place so don't expect a proper restaurant, but there was space to sit outside.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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San Diego, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Awesome Cilantro Sauce”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

We found Sonny's after bumbling around Cuyperstraat area. But once we got there and had the falafels in hand, man it was great. Sonny has a variety of sauces to top the falafel with and we really enjoyed the Cilantro sauce. There are also some hot and spicy toppings, but the Cilantro sauce is so aromatic and just perfect for my palate.

The restaurant itself is nondescript, kind of a hole in the wall in a residential street just off Albert Cuypstraat - we took Tram 16/24 from the Dam area, and the Albert Cuyp market was shutting down due to earlier rain and time of day (after 5:30pm) But once we got our bearings and found the store, it was really worth it. Funny thing was other than us everyone else there was a local enjoying falafel. So this is not a tourist trap but a popular local good food place. Check out their website to see the map and get the layout of the streets right. If you are at the Heineken Experience, it is a short walk to Sonny's.

Visited September 2013
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