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Laliberla Ethiopian Restaurant

#658 of 3,057 Restaurants in Amsterdam
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Eerste Helmersstraat 249 | 1054 DX Amsterdam, 1054 DX Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31 20 683 8332
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17:00 - 22:15
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Sun - Sat 17:00 - 22:15
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Sydney
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51 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

A great Ethiopian restaurant, with authentic cooking and Ethiopian beer. We ordered the Tebs (spicy veal) and Debelek (combination meat and vegetables), all served over a big delicate pancake called injera. We finished the meal off with a great bottle of Ethiopian red called Rift Valley Syrah. Service is very friendly and welcoming. Love to return!

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Thank JackMSydney
Valkeakoski, Finland
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016 via mobile

We have visited there two times and really enjoyed food, special beer and warm environment of the restaurant. All restaurant staff are doing great job to make us to feel good. Give it a try and be surprised.

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Thank Jari K
Gloucester, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

I thought the food might be too spicy for my taste. How wrong can you be? Loved the food - it's definitely worth waiting for - and the banana beer and the coffee. In fact I loved it so much I've bought an Ethiopian cookery book...

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Thank Joni T
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

3rd visit and the food is always wonderful. A small restaurant which makes it cosy and intimate. Sometimes a bit of a wait for your food but it's worth it.

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Thank Meirion T
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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112 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2016

This very small Ethiopian restaurant has a very peculiar smell of spices and typical pictures offer an escape from europe. Here you can get a chance to try typica african cuisine, seerved on a big plate from which everyone eats with their hands! It is fun, delicious and cozy!! You have to try it!! Only peak, the portions are not... More 

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Thank Luisablabla
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2016 via mobile

Visited this eaterie after receiving a tip from a friend and I'm so glad I did. I would have regretted not coming here. A family-run restaurant by Ethiopians, the place is very aesthetically done and the food is lip-smacking. The daughter of the owners, Rupka, was hands-on and deserves a special mention here because of the pleasant and vibrant way... More 

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Thank Anurag P
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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42 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016

I eat here every time I come to Amsterdam. I always eat the vegetarian platter since I am a vegetarian. The service is good and the neighborhood is pleasant.

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Thank Zinnia M
Congleton, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016

We thought we'd give Laliberla a try, having eaten at an Ethiopian restaurant in Brussels and really enjoyed it. The food was great and the restaurant had a nice ambience. Service was friendly but a little slow, but the restaurant was very busy.

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Thank jo_b_80
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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 2016 via mobile

The frist in Amsterdam! This is my 5th time to Lalibela, and they deliver every time.. Sit down an just enjoy 👌 beste i Amsterdam, og fantastisk smilende service

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Thank Erlend27
tel aviv
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31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 April 2016

I'll start by saying that this was my first time eating Ethiopian food, so i have nothing else to compare to. This seemed to be authentic. The food was not bad, I wasn't crazy about the meat but the vegetables and sauces were nice. I personally felt that the presentation and style of eating was interesting, but none of the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
African, Ethiopian, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 22:15
Monday
17:00 - 22:15
Tuesday
17:00 - 22:15
Wednesday
17:00 - 22:15
Thursday
17:00 - 22:15
Friday
17:00 - 22:15
Saturday
17:00 - 22:15
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Eerste Helmersstraat 249 | 1054 DX Amsterdam, 1054 DX Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  North Holland Province  >  Amsterdam
  • Phone Number: +31 20 683 8332

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?