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Waves Greek Restaurant & Cafe

Lange Leidsedwarsstraat 27, 1017 NG Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31 20 620 0862
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good38%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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Mediterranean, Greek
$$ - $$$
Lange Leidsedwarsstraat 27, 1017 NG Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Reviewed October 28, 2013 via mobile

Best Greek restaurant in the city! Strongly recommended! Real Greek gyros and amazing mezes and sea food

2  Thank Sklavounos K
Reviewed October 14, 2013

I heard from Dutch friends that Leidseplein area is for tourists and locals believe that the quality of food and service in such a street might suffer. This is the second time I have dinner at Waves and I must say the quality is very...More

Thank captaingriego
Reviewed October 14, 2013

Went with my friend after it was highly recommended by a roommate. we had the best chicken gyros we've ever tasted. Absolutely awesome! Can't wait to go back :) staff r really friendly too.

Thank TaleiRose
Reviewed October 5, 2013

Had very nice Evening meals on two successive nights. Very reasonably priced and great value .Would certainly recommend Waves to anyone visiting Amsterdam and hope to visit ourselves on any future holiday in Amsterdam.

Thank George H
Reviewed September 28, 2013

Lovely restaurant - modern look and reasonably priced. Very welcoming and kind service, and definitely the best gyros in Amsterdam. Authentic greek food :)

Thank evblanken
Reviewed September 24, 2013

My partner and I were in Amsterdam for 3 nights, and we didn't discover Waves until our last night, which I deeply regret as I would have happily gone back every night. I love Greek food, and living in London you would think there were...More

Thank Bish76
Reviewed September 23, 2013

Had a nice meal here that tasted really good with reasonable price to. Would go back here again when visiting amsterdam.

Thank JSBell2012
Reviewed September 22, 2013

good food + perfect service, if you are nostalgic about greek kitchen or never taste it before and visiting Greece isn't an option the Waves is the place for you. In the heart of the centre easy to find, is right next to the main...More

Thank dwarfandro
Reviewed September 19, 2013

Tasty seafood with special flavours, great service with a smile. We ordered a lot and were surprised with low number in the invoice compared to others around the area.

1  Thank azoghbi
Reviewed September 15, 2013

Looking for meatless food can be boring. We stopped in this Amsterdam eatery expecting just ita and spanakopita. They had delicious vegie moussaka... the real kind with bechamel sauce. Great salad too. Our young waitress was fun and very helpful. A terrific meal after a...More

Thank Susan G
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$12 - $40
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Delivery
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
3:00 pm - 11:50 pm
3:00 pm - 11:50 pm
3:00 pm - 11:50 pm
3:00 pm - 11:50 pm
3:00 pm - 11:50 pm
3:00 pm - 11:50 pm
3:00 pm - 11:50 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Lange Leidsedwarsstraat 27, 1017 NG Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  North Holland Province  >  Amsterdam
  • Phone Number: +31 20 620 0862
Waves Greek Cafe n 'Restaurant Amsterdam is located in the center, near the Leidseplein, City Theatre and the De La Mar Theatre. In Amsterdam, where many Greek restaurant does his best to look like a typical island taverna, jumps Waves in the Leidseplein neighborhood, out because of the emphasis on taste, personal hospitality and conviviality instead of Aegean colors, fishnets and Olympian gods. "In an area awash with Greek restaurants That Do a pretty routine island-taverna impersonation, Waves stands out for putting more emphasis on taste and less on dazzling Aegean colors, fishing nets, and the Olympian deities. Its single room is modern, restrained in notes decor, and softly lit. The specialties - afelia (lamb cubes in coriander-and-wine sauce), moussaka, kleftiko (oven-baked lamb), and others - are not much different in principle from Those of other local Greek restaurants, but are gene rally better prepared and served - which, after all, is difference enough.Tip "Gyros" only in Amsterdam. Waves restaurant you are welcome to enjoy fresh food, good wine and friendly service. Our chefs can draw from a wide range of fresh fish n meat. If you are not a fish lover, then there are also meat, Gyros and vegetarian dishes that you can order.
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