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Laliberla Ethiopian Restaurant

#715 of 3,180 Restaurants in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence
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Eerste Helmersstraat 249 | 1054 DX Amsterdam, 1054 DX Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31 20 683 8332
17:00 - 22:15
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Reviewed 6 April 2017

Great quantity, good price and axcellent quality. Plus the fun of eating with your hands! and drinking beer from a fruit shell.

Thank Giacomo P
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58 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 21 March 2017 via mobile

I visited Laliberla years ago and was happy to see restaurant remains a small cosy establishment. It has traditional Ethiopian decor and some photos on the walls. The staff were friendly and managed to maintain a good pace of service despite a busy restaurant. The food was excellent and very good value. The lamb beg was very tasty.

Thank DNOD111
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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86 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

This is literally THE BEST Ethiopian restaurant you could possibly try!!! The decor is authentic. The menu has a wide tasty vegetarian choice (I have tried everything in their menu). The food is nice and filling and inexpensive! The waitress is such a sweetheart!

Thank Shanti A
Haarlem, The Netherlands
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349 reviews
183 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2017

Our hosts had invited us here as they had had a good experience in Laliberla. We choose four different dishes (2 vegetarian, 1 meat and 1 seafood dish) from the menu and the way it was served appeared to be typical Ethopian: all dishes were served on one big pancake. I was forewarned that we would eat the food with... More 

Thank Johan17
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59 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
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!

Thank JackMSydney
Valkeakoski, Finland
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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.

Thank Jari K
Gloucester, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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...

Thank Joni T
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9 restaurant reviews
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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.

Thank Meirion T
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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125 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
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 

Thank Luisablabla
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6 restaurant reviews
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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 

Thank Anurag P

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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
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African, Ethiopian, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
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Open Hours
17:00 - 22:15
17:00 - 22:15
17:00 - 22:15
17:00 - 22:15
17:00 - 22:15
17:00 - 22:15
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?