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Rainarai Westgasfabriek

Polonceau-kade 40, 1014 DA Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31 20 486 7109
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good25%
  • Average15%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible15%
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“tagine” (2 reviews)
“chicken” (4 reviews)
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African, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Polonceau-kade 40, 1014 DA Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 9 April 2017

The large detached building in the lovely Westerpark is full of character and has an amazing terrace with bamboo structures and lanterns which make for an inviting atmosphere. It was not busy when we arrived early evening, and things started well as the waitress took...More

Thank AJDF
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

It is now one of my favourite restaurants. Food was great and the atmosphere were even better. Highly recommend

Thank Isa H
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

We crushed by after the coffee festival near by. The atmosphere is very nice. Different tables and possibilities to sit. Everybody was very warm and welcoming. We hab the mezze menu and it was really great. So many different types of food and very fined...More

Thank Danni M
Reviewed 21 January 2017

We had an amazing lunch at the restaurant -- if I describe it, it may sound a bit odd but it was super tasty -- grilled vegetables with a sauce, a nice sausauge (a bit like merguez but not so strongly spiced), a fish fillet,...More

Thank Ivt
Reviewed 16 November 2016

I was here in a party of 19 at the end of a big exhibition. The staff were great, the food was absolutely delicious. Spices were delicate and fragrant and this food felt life enhancing and nourishing as well. The house red is good, my...More

Thank JoMcA13
Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

Good food! Delicious, nicely cooked and served with extra delicacies, salad and couscous. The portions are big enough. Starters are also good. There are meals for vegetarians. All meals are halal (no pork). Drinks were average. You may drink alcohol. Traditional mint tea is not...More

Thank timasitheos
Reviewed 6 November 2016

I was here for a CINEKID film festival dinner which was really massive for about 150 people. We had i various food selection on table made of legumes, couscous, fish, chicken, vegetables. For me, some of the combinations were quite strange (e.g. couscous with dried...More

Thank Toman R
Reviewed 30 October 2016

Raïnaraï's cuisine is Algerian, beautifully prepared and presented. Our entrees, a vegetable tagine and a stuffed baby pumpkin, were delicious. The restaurant, located in a former gasworks that has been redeveloped into a “culture park”, is charming and comfortable, with a long open kitchen and...More

Thank Boston_K_and_B
Reviewed 22 September 2016

Wonderful food, great hospitality, special location, reasonable price... You can't ask for more. I highly recommend Rainarai Westgasfabriek!

Thank Lara S
Reviewed 26 August 2016

Every meal I've had has been excellent. Decoration is lovely, staff members friendly and I love the location.

Thank AnitaM12
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
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Open Hours
12:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 03:00
12:00 - 03:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Polonceau-kade 40, 1014 DA Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  North Holland Province  >  Amsterdam
  • Phone Number: +31 20 486 7109
Second location of Rainarai, the one on the site is the central one Prinsengracht, whereas this is located in a park about 2 km from the city centre.