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“Homemade” 5 of 5 stars
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Planet Rose
Nicolaas Beetsstraat 47, 1053 RJ Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Cuisines: Caribbean
Dining options: Dinner, Seating
Restaurant details
Dining options: Dinner, Seating
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20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Homemade”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2012 via mobile

Homemade jamaican cooking with excellent service and a caribbean vibe! Interiour is simple cafe style, but the food is great and charming miss Rose wil check to see if this is your experience as well!

    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank Nessamira
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14 reviews from our community

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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Level Contributor
33 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Delicious but Overpriced”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2012

Just off the Kinkerstraat, far from the center of town, Jamaican flags fly from a small corner restaurant in the west of the city.
Rose is the owner and cook. She's English, born in Jamaica and half a yiddishe mama. We (me plus wife and two boys) immediately got sense of that from the way she welcomed us in and took an interest in our little family. We ordered a little of everything:
Jerk chicken (marinade was to DIE for).
Brown Stew with lamb (Just OK)
Curry Chicken (Excellent)
We also had a start of little pastries filled with cheese that were good too.
Sides of rice and beans that my kids devoured.
Pretty good review so far, so why only 3 stars you might be wondering? Simple: the price.
15 Euros for not particularly big portions, even with the sides, is steep. Good as it was, 65 euros for two adults and two little kids is, frankly, waaaay too much for what is really no more than basic Jamaican fare and, let's be honest, it would have cost half that over in England, where this stuff is much more common.
Still, the jerk chicken marinade was extraordinary. Worth a visit.

  • Visited March 2012
    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank sircampalot1
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Devon, England
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46 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Different & non-touristy”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2012

This restaurant is quite far removed from the rest of the tourist districts and is a normal Dutch residential area, which was one of the appeals for us.

The staff were friendly and the Jerk chicken was good. The prices were a little more than we had expected and I didn't feel like 16 euros was a fair price for the jerk chicken I got. Not bad food by any stretch just had to pay more than I had expected :)

  • Visited May 2012
    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Thank jstevens
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Helsinki, Finland
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419 reviews
312 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 234 helpful votes
“Excellent Caribbean food – and atmosphere as well!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2011

We would never have chanced upon this restaurant without a recommendation from a friend: it's a cozy, unassuming place a bit west of center, but definitely worth a visit. The jerk chicken, the punches and whole atmosphere were authentically Caribbean, with super-friendly service. We will definitely be going back – and the food was very tasty as well!

  • Visited June 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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2 Thank LassiK
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