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Laliberla Ethiopian Restaurant

#720 of 2,933 Restaurants in Amsterdam
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Eerste Helmersstraat 249 | 1054 DX Amsterdam, 1054 DX Amsterdam, The Netherlands
5:00 pm - 10:15 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:15 pm
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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97 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 6, 2016

This very small Ethiopian restaurant has a very peculiar smell of spices and typical pictures offer an escape from europe. Here you can get a chance to try typica african cuisine, seerved on a big plate from which everyone eats with their hands! It is fun, delicious and cozy!! You have to try it!! Only peak, the portions are not... More 

Thank Luisablabla
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 31, 2016 via mobile

Visited this eaterie after receiving a tip from a friend and I'm so glad I did. I would have regretted not coming here. A family-run restaurant by Ethiopians, the place is very aesthetically done and the food is lip-smacking. The daughter of the owners, Rupka, was hands-on and deserves a special mention here because of the pleasant and vibrant way... More 

Thank Anurag P
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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41 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 17, 2016

I eat here every time I come to Amsterdam. I always eat the vegetarian platter since I am a vegetarian. The service is good and the neighborhood is pleasant.

Thank Zinnia M
Congleton, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 17, 2016

We thought we'd give Laliberla a try, having eaten at an Ethiopian restaurant in Brussels and really enjoyed it. The food was great and the restaurant had a nice ambience. Service was friendly but a little slow, but the restaurant was very busy.

Thank jo_b_80
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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 12, 2016 via mobile

The frist in Amsterdam! This is my 5th time to Lalibela, and they deliver every time.. Sit down an just enjoy 👌 beste i Amsterdam, og fantastisk smilende service

Thank Erlend27
tel aviv
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30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 2, 2016

I'll start by saying that this was my first time eating Ethiopian food, so i have nothing else to compare to. This seemed to be authentic. The food was not bad, I wasn't crazy about the meat but the vegetables and sauces were nice. I personally felt that the presentation and style of eating was interesting, but none of the... More 

Thank msmoothie6
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 14, 2016 via mobile

A weekday evening and it was great. The group was big and therefore the order took a little longer than expected. The wait was well worth it. Authentic Ethiopian food in the middle of Amsterdam. Will definitely go again. The food is not prepared the reason for it taking longer. That gives you the time to network.

Thank Johanna C
Catania, Italy
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20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 1, 2016 via mobile

After reading many reviews my family decided to eat at Laliberla. I am married to an Ethiopian woman and I have ate Ethiopian food in Ethiopia, Dallas TX, Washington DC, Virginia, NYC, and many others. This food was not as good as expected, Tibs were ok much like my wife's and that is the only reason I am giving it... More 

Thank Charles C
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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77 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 11, 2016 via mobile

I am going there for some years now. I tried different Ethiopian restaurants, mostly located in the same close neighbourhood, but this is my favorite. Great service, very nice people, and the food is very good ! Great choice as well. Very good choice of drinks - my fav is the banana beer :)) I have always been with a... More 

Thank Claire-Alan
Great Exuma
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 13, 2015

This restaurant was recommended by a friend and I think probably only known by locals as its a bit off the beaten path. Easy to find though and a neat experience. Not a lot of tables and the place was very busy and full at nine PM. The meal is served on a large round basket tray on pancake type... More 

Thank Cherith J

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
African, Ethiopian, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 10:15 pm
5:00 pm - 10:15 pm
5:00 pm - 10:15 pm
5:00 pm - 10:15 pm
5:00 pm - 10:15 pm
5:00 pm - 10:15 pm
5:00 pm - 10:15 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Eerste Helmersstraat 249 | 1054 DX Amsterdam, 1054 DX Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  North Holland Province  >  Amsterdam
  • Phone Number: 0206838332

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