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“Cozy place tucked away in harbour” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Restaurant Chez Sam - CLOSED

Restaurant Chez Sam
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Restaurant details
Good for: Scenic view, Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Arnhem, Nederland
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Cozy place tucked away in harbour”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 26, 2012

Feel like you are back in the sixties: surrounded by pictures of movie stars and musicians, you will enjoy fresh fish straight from the sea. Always busy, come early.

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Thank KittyGArnhem
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Scotland
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116 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
“You can't get nearer to the sea!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 14, 2012 via mobile

Ate lunch here on trip to the town- looking for fresh fish and you couldn't get fresher than this. A quirky wee place with fantastic views of the harbour- you feel as if you're actually in the harbour itself!
Try the shrimp pil pil to start- amazing. And the fried mixed fish platter for 2 is big enough for 4! Nice with a wee half bottle of rose! Appeared to be popular with locals too whih is always a good sign!
For one starter of shrimp, fish platter for 2 and 2 half bottles of wine- about £35 . Didn't grudge a penny. Totally worth it for the experience!

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Thank Scotty010
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Montreal, Canada
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301 reviews
189 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
“Good seafood selection”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 20, 2012

Our group of four enjoyed our seafood dinner at Chez Sam. Our selections included John Dory, Saint-Pierre and grilled squid and the verdicts were positive, although no raves on the accompanying veggies or fries. Service was reasonably good but a bit slow.

  • Visited November 2012
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Thank tryharder
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Kyiv,, Ukraine
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35 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Fish restaurant in the heart of port”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2012

The restaurant is situated just in the port of Essaouira. I don't know the actual opening time but at 8.30 it was already opened and we were lucky to have a table without reservation. Already in an hour all tables were occupied or reserved. What I liked the most is food. We went to this restaurant to eat freshly caught fish and we managed to. We tried fish soup (served with croutons and cheese), shrimp salad with avocado, shrimps pil-pil, calamari and sole - everything was delicious. Choice is wide and prices are reasonable (for example if to compare prices to the 'restaurant du port' which is situated nearby). The restaurant itself is small, but cosy. To my mind it resembles a cabin in a fisherman's boat. A choice of wine is on the menu and must admit that a bottle of local white wine was to the point! The only remark is that waiter was very attentive in the beginning but almost forgot about our table at the end. But it didn't bother us as he was polite.

  • Visited September 2012
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Thank Vira K
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Nice, pictoresque fish restaurant”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2012 via mobile

I am a huge fan of fish restaurants. I went to this one twice. The first time I had calamari a la plancha, the second one sardines a la plancha. In both cases the fish was very good. Somewhat less amazing were the side dishes, like rice and/or vegetables, that one orders along with the fish. The service was very nice in the first visit, but definitely less than perfect in the second one, where they just forgot my cutlery and dish, even after having served the appetizers. All in all, I think quality is here somewhat fluctuating, but fish is good.

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Thank DgoGu
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