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African, Ethiopian
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Reviewed August 13, 2020

We were looking for something a bit different to eat while we were visiting Amsterdam for the day. A look at the other review, we decided to visit Walia ibex. We're glad we did! It is a very simple restaurant but it was clean and...served great food. The staff was really friendly and welcoming and explained some dishes. We truly enjoyed our meal and will surely be back with my 12 year old next time we are in Amsterdam. Highly recommend!More

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed November 5, 2019

This is just off a main drag, but enough of a side street that on a Tuesday night just out of tourist season it was dead quiet. My wife introduced me to Ethiopian food in Los Angeles (our first date in fact...there's a whole block...of Ethiopian places on Fairfax south of Wilshire, or there were 15 years ago anyway) and I immediately fell for raw Kitfo, which I'm telling you is much better than cooked, when it starts to resemble just spicy mushy hamburger meat...raw it's totally its own thing IMHO. Anyway, I mention that because we made a point to be sure with both the gentleman (cook/owner?) and waitress for raw, but it came warm/brown, not room temp/red...but this is apparently as 'raw' as they serve it there. We just laughed about it, no biggie at all, but just asking about it afterward seemed to bother the gentleman no matter how much we stressed everything was delicious, a bit of a drag. I think he was trying to make the point that it couldn't be any rawer because the butter wouldn't bind to the meat or something, but a bit of a language barrier probably as we know how well it works totally raw from visiting multiple other Ethiopian restaurants. Only other inconvenience was that only European cards would work in their card reader so I had to go around the block to an ATM to be able to pay. But still, the food was all very good, in particular a spinach or some such greens, soaked in something that was unlike anything I've ever had at the other places, really delicious.More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed November 3, 2019

A simple restaurant that serves great food. The restaurant seats around 25 -35 people, not modern or luxurious. Its a very simple and basic restaurant, with minimum decoration. However, the food made up for it. The staff was really friendly and welcoming. He explained the...dishes and was always ready to attend to our needs. I have had Ethiopian food before but this is the best. Really recommend this restaurant.More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed September 20, 2019

I had the vegetarian platter and all the different components were very flavorful. Yum. Great food. I also enjoyed the coconut beer in the coconut shell. Only a few other people in the restaurant. Easy to relax and hear my companion talk. Would be very...happy to go back again.More

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed July 30, 2019

This restaurant is small, simple, but the food is excellent. The service was friendly and fast. Tucked away in a side street it must be hard to make a living. The times we were there (we went twice in 3 days because it was so...good!) there were hardly any other people. I hope that when I am next in Amsterdam in a few years time it won't have disapppearedMore

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed July 16, 2019

visited for a meal after going to the van gogh museum, the food was great, not expensive and definitely would recommend.

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed June 5, 2019

I've been to this place several times. Discovered it many years ago when I wanted to try something that I haven't tried before. I didn't know what to expect (or what to order) but the owner of the place who was working that day was...more than kind to recommend us what to order. And it was a spot on recommendation. Food is super tasty and very authentic. You will definitely feel super stuffed after you are done. Also, don't forget to order their interesting selection of beers (coconut or banana flavoured). All beers are served traditionally in the coconut shell which is interesting to see and try.More

Date of visit: October 2018
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Reviewed April 15, 2019

Hard to get good Ethiopian food in Hawaii - we have only one Ethiopian restaurant in Oahu. Amsterdam is a super diverse city with lots of great cuisine, including vegetarian! It boasts plenty of Ethiopian restaurants. We tried out this one within easy walking distance...of our hotel. We were the first diners that Friday evening - not that early birds. We both opted for the vegetarian combo platter, which came with a side of injera and a mound of cheese in the middle (so Dutch!). Really great spot for dinner!More

Date of visit: April 2019
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Reviewed April 12, 2019 via mobile

We came here today for the first time and had a great experience! The food is great and very authentic. The service is also great. They are very friendly! I can recommend this!

Date of visit: April 2019
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Reviewed March 31, 2019 via mobile

Great host. The dishes were absolutely delicious. We ate in traditional way, with our hands. We had an excellent time :)

Date of visit: March 2019
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  • Walia ibex is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
    • Food: 4.5
    • Service: 4.5
    • Value: 4.5
    • Atmosphere: 3.5