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“A tiny gem of warmth and great small dishes” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Foodism

Foodism
Nassaukade 122, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
020 486 81 37
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Ranked #129 of 2,486 Restaurants in Amsterdam
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Dutch, Eastern European
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“A tiny gem of warmth and great small dishes”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

The co -worker who suggested I try Foodism highlighted the owner's dedication to his customers, and she was right. The space is small and tables are tightly packed. It is as though he is throwing a nightly block party and invited the neighborhood. As long as you do not object to a circuitous route around customers to the WC and the way that layout slows service a bit, then the rest of the experience is delightful. Foodism prides itself on freshly prepared small plates, but portions are not skimpy. It is influenced by the Serbian heritage of the proprietor, but the flavors are international and inventive. By the looks of things, patrons included old friends having a meal, first dates, and families celebrating a milestone. Such a great atmosphere and very reasonably priced. I will surely go again.

  • Visited February 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Top Contributor
93 reviews 93 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
“fine tastes bistro bar”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

really a grass routes place, although it may seem kinda' fancy... it's nice! built with desire & not money. They are very proud to have you there, enjoy the hospitality.. the meals are under-priced..for the quality..!. .. it is fine dining! ideology.. a lot of effort in the prep, makes for you a naturally easy & enthusiastic eating visit with them.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
1 review
“Very nice dinner!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

We had a lovely time! The food is really good. Mix of various mediteranien specialities in form of tapas! Wine was quite good also. Service was friendly and helpfull.
For a Nice dinner for 2 pers + bottle of red wine we paid 53€. Really nice evening!

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Melbourne, Australia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“tasty and excellent value”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

We found Foodism after consulting know-it-all Google, and was surprised to see it not more lauded on Trip Advisor. After our meal there tonight, I am trying to correct this! Foodism is for people who love to eat. There are no 'courses'. But lots of different plates of food. I think the idea is to order two or three a piece and share, which is my favourite way to eat. Mind you, this isn't tapas... more raciones if you must. We had the daily special of squid ink risotto and squid, which was delicious. We also ordered simple spinach and potatoes (also delicious), a greek pork stew and a salad. Simple, honest food, well-cooked and full of flavour without all the grease and salt.
After two weeks on the road, and some very rich food in Belgium and Strasbourg, we were craving something lighter and healthier. Foodism fit the bill, and although I am looking forward to our reservation at a popular Amsterdam restaurant tomorrow, I will admit to wistfully wishing I could have another dinner at Foodism and explore that menu further.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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“Great fun place to eat!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2013

Everytime I eat here I remember how good it is and think why don't we eat here more often?
We had friends visiting from the States and wanted a place we could eat with 6 that wouldn't be too expensive and have a lot of diversity. This was it! Something for everybody... Small dishes which actually aren't all that small: we each ordered 2 and added two salads and had more than enough.(we were stuffed!) as well as a very good rose wine. Even though this isn't quiet fine dining, extremely good service incl. a pitcher of water unasked, which is pretty much unheard of in Amsterdam. Be sure to reserve!

  • Visited November 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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