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“Probably one of the worst Greek restaurants around” 1 of 5 stars
Review of Zorba De Griek

Zorba De Griek
Leidsekruisstraat 16- 18, 1017 RH Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Stadsdeel Zuid)
+31 20 6224697
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Ranked #1,703 of 2,323 Restaurants in Amsterdam
Price range: $22 - $44
Cuisines: Greek, Mediterranean
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Dining options: Late Night
Neighborhood: Stadsdeel Zuid
Gualeguaychu, Argentina
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29 reviews 29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
402 helpful votes 402 helpful votes
“Probably one of the worst Greek restaurants around”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

Very much regretted eating here. Quality of the ingredients was generally very poor and most things did not taste fresh at all (more like the dips and instant meals you get at the supermarket). Part of the kitchen is in sight and the restaurant has no qualms about putting the microwave in pride of place, and in fact using it constantly throughout the evening. So if you don't mind instant rubbish out of the microwave, this is the place for you.
Very expensive compared to its competitor restaurants nearby (which are not great but better than the dire quality of this one).

  • Visited April 2014
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
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Dublin
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85 reviews 85 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 44 cities Reviews in 44 cities
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
“So good we did it twice”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 via mobile

We are fans of Greek food and living in Ireland where Greek restaurants are rare,we make the most of any opportunity to go Greek that arises.
The decor here is par for the course,lots of blue and white and tourist office posters.
The elderly waiters do a good job and are up to date on the economic crisis at home and abroad.We were here on 2 midweek nights and had interesting and varied conversations with both owners/waiters.
Much more convivial than their Dutch counterparts.
The food was the usual Greek fare.
The lamb chops were very good and salads excellent.
Chicken souvlaki and creamy tzatziki also good.
They had my favourite dessert: baklava.While not the best version ever, it was very nice with excellent coffee.
Wine list pretty short, but adequate.

Visited March 2014
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Bradford, United Kingdom
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10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“scatty but enjoyable”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

Lured in by the charming but scatty host we had a pretty enjoyable meal. The food was good and seemed authentically Greek, apart from my moussaka came with some sort of gravy on it! Odd but actually not bad. The atmosphere was friendly and relaxed although to be fair not many other diners were present. I would be happy to eat there again.

  • Visited February 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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41 reviews 41 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
“Authentically eccentric”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

I suspect Zorba's is a bit hit and miss, but we ate very well and left smiling - made me yearn to go back to Greece

  • Visited February 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Frankfurt, Germany
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Reviews in 32 cities Reviews in 32 cities
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
“Too bad so don't waste your money”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014

It started off promising with some good garlic butter and soft bread, the lentil soup was tasty, but then it all fell apart. Chicken gyros that were cold, moussaka that was hot but tasteless and a less than personable owner. I left feeling rather ill.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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