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“Tasty Ethiopian food” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Serengeti

Serengeti
Eerste van Swindenstraat 44a, 1093 GE Amsterdam, The Netherlands
020-4638388
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Ranked #1,826 of 2,480 Restaurants in Amsterdam
Cuisines: African
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Brussels, Belgium
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70 reviews 70 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 37 cities Reviews in 37 cities
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
“Tasty Ethiopian food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2013

Tasty Ethiopian food, big choice of vegan dishes, the service in good and the staff very friendly. Pity it's a bit out of the centre, but if I happen to be in that area again I will probably go back. Good value for money as well!

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Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Sitges, Spain
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Good food. Good service!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2013

It was my first time eating Ethiopian food. I wasn't sure what to expect, but thank you Marise Silveira, who was the manager/waitress at the restaurant. She made it a memorable experience, and I would definitely go there again.
Not sure what to order? Ask Marise! Very good food, at reasonable price.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“For Eritrean/Ethiopian food fans”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

I confess I am addicted to this kind of food, and hard to find (at least a good restaurant) in plenty of cities/countries.

I was glad last year that I found this one in Amsterdam. Food is outrageously great. Atmosphere is really great. Be sure to visit if you enjoy spicy "hands-on" food. Honestly one of the best places to eat in Amsterdam, specially with a group of friends.

Visited May 2012
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Hereford
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35 restaurant reviews
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46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
“Out of the ordinary.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2013 via mobile

We found Serengeti by accident, looking for somewhere to eat. Most places nearby looked rather ordinary but this restaurant had bright, colourful decor, and the lady we met outside (who turned out to be the chef's girlfriend) did a very good job of tempting us in. The African tea and quinoa beers were good; we hadn't tried them before. The main courses were tasty, with interesting flavours and were very fresh. The salads were good. You are likely to wait a while for your food, but it was a pleasant place to wait, and the service is very friendly.

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London, England, United Kingdom
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17 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
“Not for the faint hearted.....”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2012

Having had African food many times but never Ethiopian, my husband and I decided to try the Serengeti. Unwisely as it turned out. The food was mediocre, there was very little difference between the lamb my husband ordered and the sliced beef (which in fact was minced beef) which I ordered. Not sure whethere the sauces were the same but one couldnt differentiate. The large pancake type bread which the food was served on was cold and hardly edible. We left feeling that we had had a starter, rather than an evening meal. Would not return, nor recommend to any friends.

  • Visited April 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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