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De smaak van Afrika

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Goudsesingel 342a, 3011 KL Rotterdam, The Netherlands
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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63 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 1, 2016

I shared a meal/plate for two which included fish, beef, lamb etc. You had to eat the dishes with a special pancake, not with any cutlery, which was fun for a change. I'd definitely recommend that. The food was delicious! Not something I'd want every week, but very nice every once in a while.

Thank Nienke M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2015 via mobile

Surprising little gem. The menu consisted mostly of dishes I'd never heard of. All the dishes we tried were really tasty and really well prepared. Staff were extremely friendly and service was first class. The dining area was a little dark, but the ambience was very good with a pleasant mix of African music playing gently in the background. Prices... More 

Thank Paul C
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2015 via mobile

Cozy atmosphere, great service, delicious food, great value for money..definitely try all their flavored beers and if you're in a big group don't over order because the portions are big

Thank Irene B
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 5, 2015

I went here with my husband because we want to eat Ethiopian food,the food was very testy and delicious,we had the best time and i felt like i am home.

Thank 14queenxena
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 15, 2015

We had dinner here with 6 persons and we all ordered the Eastern African dishes. A few of us were first timers eating African food so we all ordered different dishes to try out. The lamb stew (Kelwa) of my boyfriend was tough and somewhat tasteless, but my chicken dish was really nice and had a nice spiciness to it... More 

Thank CindyY8
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 19, 2015

You are in for a tasty treat if you havent tried the cuisine. Even if you have, the place keeps calling you back. Great meats, different veggies and serves in the traditional Ethiopian style make this restaurant unique. You had a great collection of African beers as well. Reservations arent always necessary but a good idea during busy times.

2 Thank VibhorSahay
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 12, 2015

The most important thing in a restaurant is mood, but this dinner destroy our nice day. Our hotel tell us Smaak offer crocodiles is very cool and special that we never try before, so we try this restaurant. Menu with lots of African name that we never seen before, and we don’t know how to choose the meal, waitress recommend... More 

Thank Alderis
Melbourne, Australia
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128 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2015

Because of the location, this restaurant isn't the one where you're pushed against your neighbours while you try to eat. It's always fun-busy, which makes the atmosphere great. The food is a-mazing, next to that I also love the way of traditions they bring in (eat with your hands and a local pancake, feed your neighbor 'cause it shows friendship).... More 

Thank kjbooij
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16 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 26, 2014 via mobile

Try order the Oost Afrika Special (there's chicken, fish, lamb and beef in one plate) and some other menu like ZGNI Special (beef) and ASSA/KELWA Special (pangasius fish). You can order some menus in one big platter and eat them with your hands (if you prefer to). Price is very reasonable for great taste they gave. Oh, it's better to... More 

Thank Fresa Y
Munich, Germany
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71 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 19, 2014 via mobile

This is one of my favorite places in Rotterdam. Absolutely delicious and a little exotic. Some of the dishes are served to eat by hand using the pancake-like bread. The atmosphere is also somehow African with a lot of decorations. Even better, prices are quite affordable. Absolutely good value!

Thank nzlatev

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget, Large groups
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
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Goudsesingel 342a, 3011 KL Rotterdam, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  South Holland Province  >  Rotterdam>  > Stadsdriehoek
  • Neighborhood: Stadsdriehoek
  • Phone Number: +31(0)102135566

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