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#713 of 2,841 Restaurants in Amsterdam
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Plantage & the East
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Rapenburgerplein 6, 1011 VB Amsterdam, The Netherlands
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Tue - Sun 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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York, United Kingdom
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134 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We only came here as the restaurant we planned to go to was closed and this was nearby, but we weren't disappointed! The decor is great, with lovely bright coloured table clothes, canvases, and tableware. My boyfriend had lamb stew which came with pancakes and an array of sides - when he'd nearly finished all his pancake he was even... More 

Thank BlarghBlargh
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63 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had just arrived in Amsterdam and were staying a few blocks away...we were tired and wanted to eat somewhere close. I did a little research and when I stumbled upon a review that included the info that they served both crocodile and antelope, I knew this was the place to try. Indoor and outdoor seating available; small place. Numerous... More 

Thank jwitte1809
Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely food, service, setting, ambient live music, crockery...we all loved this restaurant. We sat outside but the inside looked good too. The owner and chef is Ethiopian, the menu features a range of African foods. Each tablecloth, plate and bowl is different; vibrant colours contrast with the canal and pavement. Along the way are a couple of bars and other... More 

Thank Mary W
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2016 via mobile

Im happy that I went to Kilimanjaro. Friendly and helpful staff(nice surprise for the Netherlands) really nice flavours and taste. Meat was perfectly cooked. I ate crocodile and antilope for the first time and it was great. Would recommend.

Thank matijabh
Gladbeck, Germany
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016

It was a cold and rainy evening in November and I was soaked through. Arriving at the Kilimanjaro I got such a warm welcome, that this circumstances ceased to matter imidiately. The waitress was very helpful in her recommendations. Seeing me putting some work on the table she handed me a beautiful artbook instead and I really enjoyed my time... More 

Thank Pamige
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016 via mobile

We discovered this on a walk around the neighbourhood where we were staying. It is tiny, but very welcoming inside. The woman who served us was very helpful and recommended we try a mixture of Ethiopian food on a platter for two as we had not previously tried this type of cuisine. A good recommendation. We thoroughly enjoyed the whole... More 

Thank theCree
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39 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016

Went there at first thinking it was only Ethiopian specialities, it turned out it also proposes African ones (you can eat crocodile !). Very tempting card, nice staff and overall a nice experience in Amsterdam.

Thank Alexandre B
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2016 via mobile

Flavorful food, no difficulties to adapt to cuatomers wishies regarding special needs regarding food ingredients.

Thank Maria H
Boras, Sweden
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2016 via mobile

Excellent food experience - cool tiny place - but you must have no stress. Eating with fingers genuine kitchen and staff.

Thank Hakan W
Sydney Australia
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331 reviews
169 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 467 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2016 via mobile

Being a restauranteur is not easy so I am always reluctant to be negative. If one is disappointed then we need to question: maybe the chef was off, maybe they were short staffed, maybe their regular supplier let them down, .... We arrived at the Kilimanjaro around 7:30 and finally got our food after 9pm. It is a small restaurant... More 

Thank WellTravelledAussie2

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
African, Ethiopian
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Romantic
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rapenburgerplein 6, 1011 VB Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  North Holland Province  >  Amsterdam>  > Plantage & the East
  • Neighborhood: Plantage & the East
The restaurant doesn't appear to have a website of its own, but Fodor'shas a listing for it here: http://www.fodors.com/world/europe/netherlands/amsterdam/review-150707.html

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Plantage & the East

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Plantage & the East
The eastern edge of central Amsterdam provides visitors with the chance to imagine the city that Rembrandt called home (and to tour his historic house) while shopping like the thriftiest of locals at Waterlooplein’s massive flea market, or even enjoying a craft beer beside the tallest wooden windmill in The Netherlands. This verdant, serene, and stately part of town is home to Artis Royal Zoo, one of Europe’s oldest (and still best kept) zoos, and Hortus Botanicus, one of the oldest botanical gardens in the world. It's also an ideal setting for the Dutch outpost of St Petersburg’s Hermitage.
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