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“Great staff, great food” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Azmarino

Azmarino
Ranked #1,566 of 3,725 Restaurants in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $15
Cuisines: African, Ethiopian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Cash Only, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Waitstaff
Neighborhood: De Pijp
Description: Specialising in East African cuisine, Restaurant Azmarino is set in the Pijp district of Amsterdam, near to Sarphatipark and the famous Albert Cuyp market. Dishes at this Amsterdam restaurant are based largely on Ethiopian and Eritrean cuisine, with meat dishes of differing strengths of flavour featuring heavily. All are served with vegetables and 'enjera', a typical sourdough pancake. Here, you also eat the traditional way - with only your hands. Also typical of East Africa is the beer, served in a gourd. Arguably one of the more unusual restaurants in Amsterdam, Restaurant Azmarino offers a little taste of Africa in the heart of the city.
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“Great staff, great food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2013 via mobile

Yes, Azmarino isn't a loud and crowded place, but that I liked the most there.
The staff was complaintless friendly and smiling and arranged us a nice mixed plate of the best food.
It was my first time drinking beer out of a coconut and eating with my fingers and it has been one of my best experiences so far.
Can't recommend this place highly enough!

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English first
Utrecht, The Netherlands
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79 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“You can't go wrong, this is a Top Restaurant”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 1, 2013

Once a friend wanted to suggest me his favorite African restaurant in Amsterdam. When I mentioned my favorite African restaurant (next to where I live) it turned out that we were both talking about the same one, namely Azmarino in the multi-cultural district 'de Pijp', yet far away from all the hassle.
You can choose any selection you prefer..you cannot go wrong, both vegetarian and meat dishes offer a great combination of food: stuffed beef, lamb, chicken, chickpeas, pumpkin, spinach, etc. are all finely chopped and spiced the African way.
Recently renewed, this place offers a unique style: me and my girlfriend are regular guests, we just love it!

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Waterford, Ireland
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43 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Great Restaurant Great Food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 19, 2013

A friend said we should try Azmarino Restaurant when in Amsterdam. We had a nice experience and lovely tasty food, plenty of spice and I would encourage people to be adventuras and give it a try.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Dixiedoggy1
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Zagreb
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Just ok”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 23, 2013

After reading other reviews, I thought this was an excellent restaurant. But when we came, the place was completely empty, no music. The waiter was friendly but the food..hm…it was just ok, not great.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Dunja S
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london
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Amazingly spicy + flavoursome nosh”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 23, 2013

Very welcoming + friendly service - lots of advice + info on food.
Delicious Ethiopian food with a mix of spice, heat, sourness, sweetness all together in. Each dish served with moorish pancakes called enjera to mop it all up. A fab experience + perfect on a chilly day. Go for the chicken Dorowot + pumpkin dishes - yum!

Visited January 2013
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