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“Great food in a lovely setting” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Lalibela

Lalibela
Eerste Helmerstrat 249, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
0206838332
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Ranked #152 of 2,541 Restaurants in Amsterdam
Cuisines: African, Ethiopian
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Utrecht, The Netherlands
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219 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Great food in a lovely setting”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

Have eaten here a couple of times now. The staff is friendly, the food excellent (and can be seasoned based on how spicy you would like your food, just ask the waitress) and the setting very nice. They serve Etheopian beer. Total price of a beer, a meal and a coffee is about 17 euro.

  • Visited March 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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  • Dutch first
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  • French first
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English first
Lakeland, Florida
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115 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Absolutely deserving of a 5-star rating”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

This place puts you directly into Ethiopia! The atmosphere, the waiters, the decoration, and of course the menu were all true to the culture and transported you into an authentic experience. As vegetarians, it was paradise. They gave us a little taste of every vegetarian dish on the menu in a beautiful presentation on a huge plate (one is even too much for two!). The staff is friendly and effective. Absolutely delicious... a must have in Amsterdam!

  • Visited January 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Leeds
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17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Fantastic food!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

Lovely restaurant with great Ethiopian food. Ethiopian and South African beers. Some of the best injera I've had.

Visited February 2014
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UK
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121 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
“Nice atmosphere and great value”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

Enjoyable evening here, sharing restaurant with the best behaved hen party I have ever encountered. Staff helpful and friendly, beer served in coconut shells - bit strange but not bad beer- food tasty but the meat could have been a bit more tender. Not the best Ethiopian meal I have had ( best was in Rome last year) but good value and fun.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 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
1 review
“Lovely authentic food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

There are more Ethiopian restaurants in that area, but this is definitely the best one. Lalibela gets less customers though due to its less visible location in a side street, where one does not expect a restaurant. The owners are very friendly. They give you a very welcome feeling. Lovely decorated. The food is very fresh, or at least tastes very fresh. Last month I ate ethiopian in Israel, where lots of ethiopian jews live, but it was less tasty and less special than here at Lalibela.

  • Visited December 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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