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“Very Nice Ethiopian” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Axum

Axum
Utrechtsedwarsstraat 85, 1017 WD Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Stadsdeel Zuid)
020-6228389
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Ranked #1,374 of 2,245 restaurants in Amsterdam
Cuisines: African, Ethiopian
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Dining options: Reservations
Neighborhood: Stadsdeel Zuid
International
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66 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 54 cities Reviews in 54 cities
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
“Very Nice Ethiopian”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

Cozy, friendly, family run, a lovely spot for a night out in couple, with friends or family. Very good value. The lamb was delicious, the beef as well and the fish dish we had was especially delicious. You order to share and eat with your fingers as is traditional so a lovely spot to go in numbers. Very comforting.

  • Visited January 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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English first
Portland, Oregon, United States
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“first Ethiopian food experience”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2013

I don't have a ton of experience to write a super accurate review-but from what I can say concerning my love of FOOD, service, and the experience, our group of four had a great time here. We were looking for a place to eat, and we were a bit...timid. Whiners. Meat pies and Moroccan was all we had sampled out of African cuisine- so we were (and still are) fresh on East Africa cuisine. NO WORRIES- the amazing woman who greeted us told us that the food was good, and to come in. She was right! We were looking for a light meal, she did recommend us ordering a bit more- and we normally would have but we were going clubbing later on and were not trying to be our normal foodie selves. We also indulged on the Ethiopian beer she had to offer...and served to us in little gourds!! Honey was the best, followed by palmnut, but the banana beer was also very good. The atmosphere was very clean and awesome- no qualms there. My only reason honestly for giving this place a 4 star is due to my ignorance of Ethiopian cuisine- since everything tasted great, we will definitely consider coming back next time we hit up amazing Holland.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Heerhugowaard
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7 restaurant reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Nice ethiopian food and athmosphere, but have had better!”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2012

The restaurant had a cosy ethiopian athomsphere, also the food was solid ethiopian staple food with good injera basis. Only my favourite sauce of them all, shiro wot, was a disappointment, therefore one minus point.

But for anyone wanting to experience an african meal, but not necessarily being fond of very spicy food, a good place to start.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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York
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Memorable food and atmospere”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2012

Highly recommended for unusual and delicious food as well as an intimate and friendly atmosphere. We felt as though we were eating in someone's home rather than an impersonal restaurant. The food was full of flavour, fragrant with a touch of spice, and very reasonably priced. Try the wonderful Ethiopian coffee - rich and aromatic. A real find.

  • Visited June 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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“Traditional Ethiopian which aint bad”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2012

If you are looking for something different and yiu have never tried Ethiopian food give this a go. You eat with you hands to its best to wash them before your food arrives.

We had a lamb stew, a beef dish and spicy fish dish. Its is all served with a giant pancake/crepe thingy which vegetables, pickles and other assorted accompanying dishes are placed.

The lamb was a bit fatty, but tasty. The beef was good and the fish was excellent. It was all accompanied by a nice bottle of Malbec La Linda which is one of my favourites and was not overpriced.

It would have been even nicer if the service was a bit better.

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