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$15 - $22
African, Ethiopian
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed August 8, 2020 via mobile

Most delicious food. The meat plate and chef surprises were full of flavor, huge, savory and filling! Recommend chicken and chickpea dishes, any one of them. The mango and coconut beer were amazing, too. The customer service is awesome, friendly and charming. They worked hard...to make us comfortable, and we really enjoyed them. They came by our table often to check on us and see that we enjoyed their food. It was great.More

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed August 4, 2020

Despite Covid 19, we were given a warm yet safe welcome after a tiring day out in Amsterdam. With burning feet, an empty stomach and thirsty troats we had a great time and enjoyed the exotic food and the discreet care of the staff. Thanx,...guys.More

Date of visit: June 2020
Reviewed July 20, 2020

My partner and I shared a platter, which only costs €35, and offers a broad selection of wonderful tastes and products. The owner was a pleasant and helpful host, and there is plenty of room to sit in or outside to enjoy your meal. We...really enjoyed eating at Semhar and will come back soon!More

Date of visit: July 2020
Reviewed January 1, 2020 via mobile

We were there very early the people were really nice and the Food was very tastey. I can recommend the homemade honey house whine it also tastes very good.

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed December 18, 2019 via mobile

Rather nice Ethiopian restaurant: not massively refined, but authentic and tasty, with good service, and a pleasant setting. More-than-fair value. Definitely recommended.

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed March 11, 2019

We shared one of their plates that had multiple different kinds of dishes to try. The beers come in coconuts to drink from! One of my friends ordered their wine and it was a must order!

Date of visit: March 2019
Reviewed January 20, 2019 via mobile

If like you haven't previously eaten Ethiopian food, then would recommend this restaurant. Quite a variety of vegetable and meat dishes, spiced with the very aromatic spices of that particular region. The food is presented lying on the traditional flat bread and in a large...round tray, with small portions of the variety of dishes laid out. One consumes it with ones hands, using pieces of the bread to scoop up the food. Lovely mixture of tastes, textures and aromas. Really enjoyed it and the prices are very cheap, particularly considering how expensive eating out can be, in Amsterdam. Do try the Ethiopian tea after the meal . A very nice end to a very enjoyable mealMore

Date of visit: January 2019
Reviewed October 12, 2018 via mobile

Just eaten here with family. A unique experience with delicious fresh African food. They specialise in sharing dishes you can eat with your fingers and great coconut cups to drink the African beer in. Friendly hosts too. Thank you.

Date of visit: October 2018
Reviewed October 8, 2018

Very enjoyable food and friendly service. We had the vegetarian platter for 2 (Ethiopian pancakes served with a selection of dishes) and it was excellent. I also had a coconut beer - I don't like beer but I do like coconut, so I thought I'd...take a chance, and that was good too.More

Date of visit: October 2018
Reviewed October 6, 2018 via mobile

Its sad to say but portions was small, we were told off on what we decided to order and attitude was really poor. Way to expensive for what you get and it feels even worse to leave money in a place where service is just...rude.More

Date of visit: October 2018
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February 16, 2017|
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Response from cavakaggy | Reviewed this property |
yes of course there is inside and outside seating and they are very friendly
January 30, 2017|
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Response from AndrewJamesKL | Reviewed this property |
Sorry for the late response... the answer is simply yes... we were all there for a friend's after wedding celebration with the family...
November 2, 2016|
Response from AndrewJamesKL | Reviewed this property |
I cant really be sure but knowing the owners of the place, I am sure they would be ok to have you bring your own... they do however have some nice exotic African beer!
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