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Divan

#650 of 2,838 Restaurants in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence
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Neighborhood:
Jordaan
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Elandsgracht 14, 1016 TV Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31 20 626 8239
Today
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Sun 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Cyprus
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26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Quality of food at this place very very average - worst of all was that the portions we're very small and its very expensive. A small salad barely covering a side plate was 8 euros. Very poor value and very average food.

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Thank Nickg_9
Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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90 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It is not the best and it is far from the worst Turkish restaurant we have visited. The place is pleasant. The staff were helpful. The food was good as was the beer. A good choice for a Turkish meal. We decided just to east from the Meze menu and it was wise as the main courses looked quite large

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Thank Tim G
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Divan is a great restaurant as it offers great food (original Turkish cuisine) and warm service. It gives us the feeling of home. It is owned by a family and family members are working themselves which creates this feeling. It has reasonable prices especially in comparison with the quality offered. The food is real traditional food including all the details... More 

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Thank Ayse Y
NYC
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60 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016 via mobile

I'm a lover of Turkish and middle eastern food so when I saw the great reviews for Divan, I figured we'd try it. And so happy I did. Really excellent food....and we ordered a lot of different things! The stuffed grape leaves and the hummus with pastrami were the best I've ever had, but everything we had was absolutely delish.... More 

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Thank Bog1969
Portland, Oregon
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25 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2016

We had a wonderful meal at this unassuming Turkish restaurant. The food is outstanding, the service is friendly and prompt, really it could not be better. We do not eat meat. We had the spinach and chickpeas, eggplant and tomatoes, and stuffed mushrooms. Everything was delicious. I think the stuffed mushrooms were the best I have every had.

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Thank ZippyNNG
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2016 via mobile

In a week as "foreigners" in Amsterdam, we had an unparalleled experience at Divan. Wonderful family-run "hometown" evening trading stories and even recipes with the "mom". We will dream about the lamb dish with tomato, eggplant and yogurt. Highly recommend this warm and wonderful find!

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Thank Edwin H
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2016

Came here at 9p.m and met the lovely proprietress who immediately found seat for us. The food was very well executed; one of the best Turkish foods I ever tasted… Pleasant and warm service; definitely will come back

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Thank Nony S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2016 via mobile

I have been there many times, the owner always recognize me and greet me welcome. Beside excellent service, they have one dish "Ali Nazik" which I sometimes dream about. Try it and you will want it when hungry for that special, specific thing! The tapas is also highly recommended. Only thing I would recommend the restaurant to do, is to... More 

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Thank Brandon Y
London, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2016

A group of 13 of us came for a birthday meal. The waitress was great, really helpful and obviously took pride in her job. The food was amazing, fresh, authentic Greek food carefully executed. We all ate more than physically comfortable as it was all so delicious! They also brought out a little baklava birthday cake without us asking. A... More 

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Thank Judy G
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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111 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

I have only the best things to say about Divan. Our group of 8 made a reservation not long before we arrived, and the friendly, helpful proprietress made us feel very much at home. We basically told her to just feed us, and she brought us plate after meze plate of absolute deliciousness. The entire staff were cheerful and there... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$12 - $28
Cuisine
Mediterranean, Turkish, Middle Eastern
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Elandsgracht 14, 1016 TV Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  North Holland Province  >  Amsterdam>  > Jordaan
  • Neighborhood: Jordaan
  • Phone Number: +31 20 626 8239

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Jordaan

Neighborhood Profile
Jordaan
One of Amsterdam’s most preferred outdoor markets and some of the city’s favorite watering holes are but two of the many reasons to save ample time for a stroll through this especially convivial warren of narrow streets with its unfair share of quirky shops and quality galleries. Historically a haven for the working class and emigrants, these days the Jordaan is better known as an enclave for artists and designers. As popular as the Jordaan is as a destination for locals and out-of-towners alike, the area never feels particularly touristy or overrun with outsiders. A highlight even for long-time Jordaan residents, be sure to accept any invitation to step within one of the area’s beloved courtyards or to have a sneak peek inside one of its many working studios.
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