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“Excellent” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Axum

Axum
Utrechtsedwarsstraat 85, 1017 WD Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Stadsdeel Zuid)
020-6228389
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Ranked #372 of 2,465 Restaurants in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: African, Ethiopian
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Neighborhood: Stadsdeel Zuid
Boston, Massachusetts
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
“Excellent”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

Food was delicious. One of the best I had while in Amsterdam. The waitress was warm, friendly and attentive. The chicken was Delicious. Can't understand why this place was not packed. Wish I had discovered it earlier in my stay so I could have gone more than once.

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Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • German first
  • Italian first
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English first
International
Top Contributor
122 reviews 122 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 55 cities Reviews in 55 cities
71 helpful votes 71 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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Portland, Oregon, United States
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32 reviews 32 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
23 helpful votes 23 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 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
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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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
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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