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“Thoroughly Recomended” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Meatballs

Meatballs
Warmoesstraat 15, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31207371250
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Ranked #505 of 2,223 restaurants in Amsterdam
Price range: $12 - $23
Cuisines: European, Vegetarian, International, Café
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
East Anglia
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“Thoroughly Recomended”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013

We went here because a Facebook friend recommended it as its owned by her nephew.

Its situated just of the Red Light District.

The service was friendly and prompt, but the food......... Who knew meatballs could be so good? The sides were excellent too.

Visited September 2013
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Singapore, Singapore
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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“MEAT-balls?”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013

My friend stumbled upon this restaurant by accident and we were intrigued by the idea of vegetarian meatballs. So we made a trip there for lunch.

Very nice offerings. Both of us chose the "Mix and Match" which allowed us to choose 3 different "meatballs", 3 sauces and 1 veggie. My friend had a pasta which I decided I didn't have the capacity for.

We ended up ordering the Amsterdam Veggie Ball, Pumpkin Ball, Spicy Pork, Tasty Lamb, Garlic Chicken and the "Special" of the day, which was chicken with honey mustard sauce. For the veggies, we went for the Baked Spinach Japanese Style and Mashed Carrots with Pine Nuts and Popcorn. I had a craving for Coleslaw and ordered that too.

The sole disappointment was the Baked Spinach Japanese Style -- it was drowning in soy sauce and way too salty to be edible. The other dishes, however, were good. I particularly enjoyed the Coleslaw. I was biased since I had a craving, but it was not the creamy KFC coleslaw. No. This was nice and crunchy, tart and refreshing. The Mashed Carrots with Pine Nuts and Popcorn was a an interesting dish, though not quite something a single person can finish. The pine nuts were a nice touch. Popcorn was probably just for effect.

All in all, decent place for lunch...

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Victoria, Canada
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“A Great Find - near Red Light District”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013 via mobile

We have rented an apartment and our landlady suggested this restaurant. It turned out to be a great find. We have just arrived today and have not yet settled to local time. It was a great relief to find that the restaurants in Amsterdam open early unlike much of Southern Europe. We arrived shortly after 4:30pm - the only other patrons were a pair of Americans also having an early dinner.

Meatballs are what is on the menu - if you don't want them don't come here. They do have vegetarian options, though. The routine is to settle first on how many - the set meals have either two or three included. You can have a variety or all one type.

I chose three meatballs - lamb in a yoghurt sauce. Really excellent. My wife had two pork meatballs in a spicy tomato sauce. Included in the meal is a choice of vegetable dishes - the choices change daily. We had spinach cooked in a soy sauce, fennel salad with citrus dressing and mashed carrots with pine nuts and popcorn (really!it was good!). Lastly we could choose an item from the rice/pasta/potato list. I had potatoes mashed with celeriac and they where phenomenal. My wife ordered a fried risotto ball - it must have been good because it disappeared very quickly.

We had a selection of Dutch and Belgian beers which went nicely with the meal. The bartender was friendly and attentive.It was a great experience. We sat at the bar - there is also table service. The place was beginning to fill up by the time we left at 6:00. Dinner for two - lots of good food and drink was €40,00. Be aware - they don't accept cash, only credit and debit.

And for something different try the Rabarcello liquer. Have you had limoncello? This the same idea but made with rhubarb - it is way better than you might expect!

Visited September 2013
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Shefford, Canada
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“Meatballs in a different way”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

Happened on Meatballs by accident - tried the 3 meatballs platter - great meatballs, interesting sauces; very friendly service - overall a good spot

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Burnaby, Canada
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“A different style of meatballs”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

We each ordered an assorted 3 meatball platter. The meatballs were tasty, but some of the sides were not as we were expecting. All in all, we were full from our meals. It is worth stopping by for lunch or dinner.

The guys that were working were friendly, but lost focus at times as we were wanting refills and to pay.

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