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“Worth a visit for a different experience.”

Laliberla Ethiopian Restaurant
Ranked #745 of 4,003 Restaurants in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: African
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed July 17, 2013

off the beaten track but if your not riding a bike what the hell are you doing in the Dam? big platter with enough food for two, a bottle of malbec and a tip for 50 euros. in the dams thats excellent value and the food was ace. nice to eat with your fingers and some tasty fare. real good for the veggies as lots of choice and the chap service was a gent. some of the decor was a little interesting as the missus has a Guinea Pig skin stapled to the wall next to her head which i found rather amusing but its all part of the fun. intimate setting and something you should go and do.

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Thank Tozey
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Reviewed May 22, 2013

This low key and homey spot serves delicious Ethiopian food, very freshly prepared. We went on a cold May weekday, and the spicy (but not overwhelmingly hot) dishes were just the ticket. Although we reserved, it wasn't necessary, but certainly would be on the weekend or later in the tourist season; there are only a few tables.

We made two vegetarian choices which were clearly freshly prepared (it took about 1/2 hour), and were absolutely delicious, surrounded by the customary sides of lentils (both warm and cold), spinach, potatoes and yams, and salad, all sitting on the traditional injera bread/very thin pancake. Wonderful flavour combos, as usual for Ethiopian food, all served in a friendly, family atmosphere. Not the place for a rushed bite, but a delightfully relaxed, great value (less than 30€ for two with three beers) meal.

Thank John C
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Reviewed April 10, 2013

We went here after reading review in Lonely Planet. Apparently it's the oldest Ethiopian restaurant in Amsterdam. Sadly everything tasted the same and all of the dishes were really watery which made the injera soggy. This is not true Ethiopian- I hope somewhere else in town is serving something more authentic.

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Reviewed March 30, 2013

It doesn't look much from the outside, but it's cosy. Super service, eat with your hands and drink banana-flavoured beer from coconut shells - a great meal out.

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Thank Sarah O
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Reviewed October 6, 2012

This was my first time eating Ethiopian food. I have eaten some typical foods from other African countries, so I was a little nervous. The owner was very gracious, made suggestions for first timers, and yes, you DO eat with your hands, with pieces of a pancake-like bread to pick the food up with. it was tasty, spices are used in Ethiopian cooking that we Americans don't normally use with meat and savory dishes, but not a strong nor hot spicy, just delicious and different. It is a small, cozy and clean place in a quiet, mostly residential neighborhood behind the Overtoom. We finished with a cardamom tea, and the owner told us how she ended up in Amsterdam. We enjoyed this very much and have recommended it to others we have met while in Amsterdam.

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Thank Marcia H
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