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“The best lebanese in town!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Artist

Artist
Tweede Jan Steenstraat 1, 1073 VK Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Stadsdeel Zuid)
020-6714264
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Ranked #662 of 2,434 Restaurants in Amsterdam
Cuisines: Lebanese, Middle Eastern
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Dining options: Reservations
Neighborhood: Stadsdeel Zuid
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“The best lebanese in town!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

A quaint and cosy ambience combined with the extreme warmth of the restaurant owners Rafiq and his family, with the excellent food make it my no 1 choice for lebanese food in Amsterdam! Being vegetarian, they are in a position to offer some great choices, usually each time different from the other using fresh produce. A must visit for locals and tourists alike!

  • Visited January 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
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English first
Sunnyvale, Ca
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Excellent Middle Eastern Food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2013

We ordered the communal mezze plate with our own individual main course. Everything was
outstanding, and good texture considering I was on a soft-food diet at the time. A bit pricey at
22+ euros/person, but probably in-line for Amsterdam.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Amsterdam
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“flavourfull”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2013

Full of flavours, perfectly spiced, great atmosphere and great staff/owner(s). A treat, had a selection of mezze - Labne (perfect soft taste) Baba Ganoush (great smoked taste of the aubergines) and Falafel (very nice spiced, the best I had ever). As main dish had the Riz al Djej, with tabouleh, foul and humus. Great flavours, perfectly balanced!!!

  • Visited November 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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“Looking for Lebanese food & found it”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2013 via mobile

The food satisfies Lebanese food fans deprived from or missing it. Good taste especially the kebbah. Sheesh tawook below expectation. Price of Mezzeh menu for 2 is way too high considering what's offered but it's plenty of food.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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“Delicious food and friendly Staff.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2013 via mobile

Dears, if you would like to try new food ,tasty and good price, then that is a place to go. Different kind of starters, nice mix grill n chicken almond rice. Really perfect amount of food in the plate. Not little n not too much n filly. Just the right balance. Our mazza starters were ( amazing labna , taboula, houmos, papaghanoush grilled eggplant with pomegranates, falafel and fresh made lebanise bread plus another mini pita bread with feta and minced veal meat. Then 2 great shishkabab chicken and another one kofta with brilliant herbs. Then chicken with almond rice. We were full n so happy with the food n wine. I have post a picture of our food. Well you will not regret it and it is nice to try new things. Really nice oriental middle east place. It has been there for 35 years. Just open your mind and heart to try new stuff suggested. Enjoy :)

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