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“Something different” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Rainarai Westgasfabriek

Rainarai Westgasfabriek
Polonceaukade 40, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Ranked #1,805 of 2,482 Restaurants in Amsterdam
Cuisines: African
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Description: Second location of Rainarai, the one on the site is the central one Prinsengracht, whereas this is located in a park about 2 km from the city centre.
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“Something different”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2013 via mobile

This restaurant was recommended by a local. Something different and new to us. The food tasted delicious and the service was very friendly. We were seven persons and it was difficult to talk as it was rather very loud. Nevertheless we enjoyed the evening. Thanks to the staff.

Visited June 2013
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Los Angeles, CA
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Fantastic Algerian Food!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2013

Stumbled upon this little gem while walking through Jordaan. The place was packed during lunch with locals eating in the outdoor seating area so I knew it was worth checking out. I found out they served Algerian food...something I've never come across in the states.

The food was delicious - you will find a lot of spices, curries, herbs used in all of the dishes. If you enjoy middle eastern, Mediterranean, or Indian food, you will love Algerian food.

The operation is very simple, you choose what you want from the deli case - a meat, a side vegetable, and a starch make up one dish. They heat up your dish in a convection oven and bring it to your table.

The restaurant seems small from the outside but they have a pretty large seating area. I saw a lot of locals ordering take-out though. Very friendly service, something we noticed was consistent in Amsterdam.

Highly recommended!

  • Visited May 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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“Homemade arabic meals”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2013

If you like arabic food i would recommend to visit this place. The restaurant is located in my favourite park in Amsterdam, and the decorations is really arabic. I love the wood door they have inside. They also cook their own bread as well.

After your lunch or before your dinner you can have a walk in the park or go to the cinema in the same park.

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