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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely atmosphere, fantastic and tasty food. Helpful and friendly staff. Good value for money and highly recommend. Beautiful hand painted walls and cosy and warm inside. So nice to taste something different.

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed January 24, 2024

Slow service, it took a is an hour-long wait for food without any explanation. Disappointing dining experience in Rotterdam

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed April 28, 2023 via mobile

Our reservation was confirmed on the system but the waiters were not willing neither to explain nor to give us space to wait..will definitely never come to this place again!

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed January 6, 2021

We've eaten here a few times and get them delivered regularly as a treat on weekends. It's great to be able to have delicious Ethiopean food at home! Can recommend the two veggie set Ethiopean menus, but also the chicken and beef dishes are very...flavorful. A great selection and always hot and fresh.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed March 9, 2020 via mobile

Tasty African food to eat by hand. Try to go here at least once a year, for the great food and atmosphere. Very friendly people - although a bit under-staffed, it seemed, on our last visit.

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed January 30, 2020

The experience itself is already very nice. You can share a big plate of different dishes with your company and you need to eat this with your hands. You have some kind of 'pancake' with which you grab the food. The food was very good...and different than we are used to in the west. Furthermore it was a very good atmosphere and they also had some nice african beers. I would definitely recommend trying this.More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed July 20, 2019 via mobile

Looking for African food look no further. Great food in a cosy and friendly environment just a stone throw away from down town Rotterdam.

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed June 21, 2019

We had the shared platter (the staff was kind enough to make it for 3 people instead of 2), which had a wide variety of dishes on an injera "plate". All the dishes were really tasty and flavourful. I really liked their handwritten menu (both...in Dutch and in English), and each table had a handwritten booklet with some information about the food they served and about food-related customs in East Africa. Tasty AND educational!More

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed February 1, 2019

We tried this restaurant on a Friday evening - the atmosphere was good and certainly different- interesting food, eating with your fingers which is certainly a skill if you’re eating “teg” with a dish that has sauce, just not for me. Perfectly resonable service but...due to the food I probably wouldn’t return but then it’s a matter of personal taste.More

Date of visit: January 2019
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Reviewed June 24, 2018 via mobile

This is not just a good restaurant, it's entertainment too! The food is delicious! Make sure to order the African beer. As tjs restaurent

Date of visit: May 2018
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Reviewed March 31, 2018 via mobile

I have been to this restaurant a couple of times and I highly recommend it. I never knew african food was so delicious. I tried the lentils, chicken, lamb, spinach. all very good. Wash it all down with coconut beer. I also am a fan...of the owner who is very friendly and makes time for a chat with customers.More

Date of visit: March 2018
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Reviewed May 23, 2017

This was my first taste of African food outside of Africa and it was a very enjoyable experience. The service was a bit keen and considering the menu is quite long he came back to us quite a few times not giving us that much...time to decide even though we said we were no where near ready. The coke i received wasn't fizzy but it was fine. The food we ordered was very good and a very large portion. You dont receive knives and forks here (you can request) which I thought was quite fun and traditional. The decor was really fun and I enjoyed the whole experience.More

Date of visit: May 2017
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Reviewed May 19, 2017

The food here is really good and very different which is something I appreciate. As a vegetarian I was a little concerned at first there were only 3 options but as soon as I read the choices they all sounded amazing and I was struggling...to choose. I eventually went with Nay Tzom 1 (Lentils, vegetable mix and spinach served in an enjera). My two friends went for meat options and we all thought our food was delicious and quite healthy. You have to eat with your hands which adds to the enjoyment of the evening. The portions were big and good value. The reason for my 3 star review is that I thought the drinks were a little over priced and quite small. But more importantly the service was very slow. The restaurant was almost empty when we ordered and it still took over 40 mins to bring the food. I would recommend eating here but leave a lot of time and don't drink too much.More

Date of visit: May 2017
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Reviewed February 22, 2017

We came as a big group on a Tuesday which was no problem. The food came quickly and was very nice and tasty. The portions are big, and it is fun to eat with your hands. They also had nice drinks (banana beer, honey wine)....The whole group was happy, and we couldn't even finish everything.More

Date of visit: February 2017
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Reviewed January 11, 2017 via mobile

The restaurant looks pretty cute&cosy I think. I was just a bit surprised to find out their vegetarian selection was so small, because it supposed to be Ethiopian cuisine, which is very vegan friendly. The vegetarian option is basically one dish with two vegetable dishes,...a salad and some potato. I was still a bit hungry after :> The flavors on my plate were tasty. It was just odd that some of the food was cold and some of it was warm? Grabbing someone attention took ages, and waiting for the food was also crazy crazy long, and it wasnt even busy. Wouldnt go back!More

Date of visit: January 2017
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De smaak van Afrika is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4