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“A great little place for a delicious lunch near the RIA Congress Center” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Toetanchamon

Toetanchamon
Europaplein 67-69, 1078 GW Amsterdam, The Netherlands
020-6629043
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Ranked #459 of 2,317 Restaurants in Amsterdam
Cuisines: Dutch, International, Egyptian
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Fort Worth, Texas
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25 reviews 25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“A great little place for a delicious lunch near the RIA Congress Center”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2013

If you are attending a conference at the RAI Congress Center, or would just like an incredible meal and an excellent experience. I had the Lamb Fajitas... something a bit different from my typical Mexican Fajitas from the home state of Texas.

The owner welcomed me in and was very attentive from the moment I entered the dining room. The decor was interesting and it was obvious that this was a genuine Egyptian restaurant... all the way down to the Egyptian ketchup (a bit sweeter than the Dutch variety). My meal was delicious and I was even offered a complementary coffee at the end of the meal... a great meal and a good way to enjoy an afternoon lunchtime.

I recommend it...

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • German first
  • Portuguese first
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English first
Chester, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
“A great dining experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2013

Stayed at Great Western Blue Square Hotel, across the road from this restaurant. We only stayed two nights and dined at this restaurant twice! There were four of us in our party and all meals were great. Two had beef rib steak, I had special chicken and Ray had beefburger. All were very pleased, loved the salad starter! The second night we had fillet steak, lamb cutlets and burger again, lovely. We also stopped off here for a beer on a very hot afternoon and were tempted to the Ben & Jerry's ice cream, yum yum! You must give it a try. Must mention the staff who were all very welcoming.

  • Visited June 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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Chicago, Illinois, USA
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124 reviews 124 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 67 cities Reviews in 67 cities
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
“Great meal again”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2012 via mobile

We go here straight from the RAI as a large group of business friends and always have a great time. The owners are very flexible and can tailor a menu for a large group that wants to eat family style and try different things

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Napier, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Not great...”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2012 via mobile

Lovely looking restaurant, well furnished and set out. We were the only people in the place for lunch but the poor waiter seemed to have quite a but of trouble understanding and then remembering our orders, even though we used the numbers on the menu. The Cordon Bleu I got was tasty but a friend ordered what was called a hamburger on the menu and received a very unsatisfying plate containing some French fries and two meat patties. No more no less! How that constitutes anything remotely close to a burger is beyond me. In saying that, another diner at our table had a steak which he said was cooked and seasoned very nicely. A bit of a mixed bag.

    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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London
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41 restaurant reviews
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69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
“Not a bad local restaurant/bar”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2012

We went into Toetanchamon late one evening as we were looking for a drink close to our hotel (the Blue Square directly opposite).

They do draught Heineken, as well as wines and spirits, and the service was polite and friendly.

As the name (Tutankhamun) suggests, it's a middle eastern/egyptian restaurant. We had a takeaway kebab served at our table as a snack, and noticed a lot of local people coming to the bar area for takeaway kebabs.

They also had a TV showing Dutch football at the time.

It's not worth going out of your way for, but not bad if you're in the area.

Visited September 2012
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