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“Comfort food” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Rainarai

Rainarai
Prinsengracht 252, 1016 HG Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Jordaan)
0206249791
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Ranked #1,154 of 2,317 Restaurants in Amsterdam
Cuisines: African
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Restaurant details
Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Neighborhood: Jordaan
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“Comfort food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

Came across this little place while walking the canals in Jordaan. I had never previously eaten chicken tagine and I was pleasantly surprised. You choose a plate size and then pick from the options on display. They reheat the plate in a steam oven while you sit and then they serve it to you. The restaurant is very cute and has just a handful of tables. The girl working was so sweet. She was by herself, yet managed to be attentive to all the customers. The environment was inviting and relaxing. I would definitely come back here again. It was a little pricey (33 euros for 2 people, including wine + tea) but well worth it in my opinion.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Helsinki, Finland
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“Tunisian delicious.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

Lovely tiny restaurant with north African twist. You can choose from 5 different main courses. I wanted to taste them all. Not the cheapest lunch, but definitely worth every 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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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Feel like being souht”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

At the end of the must visit Westerpark you can find the Rainarai. This is a Tunesian restaurant that in the summer places fire outside and makes you feel you are south, warm and enjoying the great bio and tasty food close to the dessert.
If visiting amsterdam with good weather is a MUST

Visited May 2013
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Warsaw, Poland
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Great place for lunch and chillout!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

Tempted by its great location and a cute way they arranged the outdoor area, we ate a lunch at Rainarai. Food is more expensive than we expected, but it's quality was totally worth it. Pumpkin and feta thing is a must-have.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
“Enjoyable”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

We came across Rainarai (Prinsengracht) by chance and ended up with an enjoyable meal, sitting outside (tiny wooden tables and chairs). The food was tasty, the chicken was tender, and they warm up the food for you after you've made your selection at the counter. My friend literally cleaned up her plate! Good for a casual dinner, and it was nice to chill out with a cup of tea by the canal on a warm evening. Prices are similar to most of the other restaurants I went to in Amsterdam.

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