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“A real treat!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Kilimanjaro

Kilimanjaro
Rapenburgerplein 6, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Ranked #546 of 2,444 Restaurants in Amsterdam
Cuisines: African, Ethiopian
Description: The restaurant doesn't appear to have a website of its own, but Fodor'shas a listing for it here: http://www.fodors.com/world/europe/netherlands/amsterdam/review-150707.html
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Description: The restaurant doesn't appear to have a website of its own, but Fodor'shas a listing for it here: http://www.fodors.com/world/europe/netherlands/amsterdam/review-150707.html
2 reviews
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“A real treat!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

Authentic, delicious food. Cozy atmosphere. Friendly service. Delightful! Will go there again on a future trip for sure.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Superb small eatery, fascinating flavours!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

Went here last night. Easy to find, left as you leave the Centraal train station and turn right 10 mins walk later.
It's tiny! 20-25 covers. Probably better to book, we got lucky at 10pm.
The menu is bistro sized 3 soups 3 starters 5-6 mains. While the soups looked enticing, with a goat and egg soup from Ghana the standout, we went for salads. The Africa, and the mackerel and avocado salads burst with flavour. The honey beer is tantalisingly sweet and refreshing. The wine list is fairly short.
For the main course I had a combination of hot and sour and spicy curries served with savoury pancakes which you scoop the food up with. Come with clean hands, you will get them messy! Deeply satisfying...
OH had a chicken in coconut milk affair with rice that had a stunning complexity of flavours.
We were stuffed. Couldn't have deserts. They appear to star fresh fruit and ice cream or yogurt. The table next to ours polished them all off!
Warning. They DONT take cards. Come with enough cash. Accept that you will wait, cos there's only two running the show. And enjoy.

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“Good food and atmosphere but no atm”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

Nice place with a fitting decor. Slow service, but no problem if you have the time for the excellent food. Biggest drawback is the lack of an ATM. Who in their right mind caries enough money to pay for 9 people? Nearest atm is also a 20 round-trip walk. With this improve I'd give it a 4,5/5, but it's the 21st century...

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“A new experience!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

We were staying at the nearby Hotel Ibis and after looking at TA to see what restaurants were in the locality we saw this one and thought it sounded interesting as neither of us had sampled Ethiopian cuisine before.

We dropped by and reserved a table, had a quick drink in a busy bar with locals across the bridge and returned hungry and excited by the delicious smells coming from the kitchen. Our waiter (Nick) was an absolute star and kept the place going through the evening where I am sure a lesser mortal would have dissolved into meltdown (more on that later!).

We ordered the special Mixed Injera with a meat/veg platter and a coconut and chicken curry. These took a very, very long time to come out of the kitchen. Poor Nick was back and forth like a (calm) yoyo as more people filled the small restaurant up and also the outdoor tables.

My husband's couscous was forgotten and a dish of two interesting looking rices turned up instead. He eventually waited so long for the couscous he bitterly regretted sending the rice back! His curry however was lovely.

My tray of lukewarm dollops of the most delicious curries was quite a revelation to me. Lovely flavours, the tangy injera pancake with its wonderful sour flavour and spongy texture was amazing, and I got to eat it with my hands!!

We washed all this down with a carafe of house red wine which was nice.

Luckily we didn't hesitate long about ordering the intriguing sounding desserts. We couldn't decide so greedily ordered 3 between us. The wait was quite long again but we didn't mind too much as the ambience in the restaurant was warm and pleasant. The kitchen's timing issues were not shared by a panic front of house.

We ended up with fresh orange segments with cinnamon ice cream (wonderful), figs in a chocolate liquor with cream and a deliciously rich flourless chocolate cake. Well worth the wait!

We weren't asked if we wanted the traditional coffee as Nick was so run off his feet but the couple at the next table had it and it looked worth a try too.

This was a really memorable meal as the food was so different and has made us want to have Ethiopian food again. And Nick........ you SO earned your tip!

If you have an Amsterdam evening spare give it a try.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Delicious - something a bit different”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

We visited here with our two children who also really enjoyed the food - braved pouring rain and it was well worth the effort. It had a very ambient atmosphere; relaxed friendly staff. This was our first experience of Ethiopian food and we all found our meals really delicious. The flavours were very interesting. We are all vegetarian and there was enough options for us all - for meat eater there was some interesting ones we had to pass on such as crocodile and antelope.

The restaurant was relatively small so may pay to make a reservation.

Visited January 2014
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