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Viva Afrika

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$$ - $$$
Oude Westen
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Nieuwe binnenweg 153, 3014 GK Rotterdam, The Netherlands
+31 10 436 1144
16:00 - 23:00
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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

Visited here on Saturday night, and the immediate impression was that the resturant was severely understaffed. Waited close to an hour for our food order to arrive, and in hindsight wish it had not. We both ordered different dishes but both ended up with some sort of food posioning. I would not say it was because of the food so... More 

Thank Somondelta
Enschede, The Netherlands
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 December 2016

This was our first time African food. We arrived wuite early, and the restaurant was quite empty. Very friendly staff. The food was very nice, we tried many different dishes. Nice exotic atmosphere. The African beers, with coconut or mango flavor, are not as interesting as they sound. Overall a very nice experience. Recommended.

Thank midnightbarcelona
Geervliet, The Netherlands
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185 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 December 2016

Knew of this place for quite some time and meant to go, but never got round to it. And what a shame, ' cause now we did and very nice it was too. Place has a lot of atmosphere, the young lady serving was very friendly and helpful and the food certainly different and very tasty, accompanied by a nice... More 

Thank Ingrid M
Hendrik Ido Ambacht
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

We had a terrible experience- got terrible service ( Retaurant is understaffed) and 5 of us got food poisoning out of 7. We will never go back! The restaurant was chaotic- took ages to get drinks, cutlery when asked, wrong food order received for one person and then the food came cold. Our ingera came cold out of a fridge-... More 

Thank Eliana A
Acushnet, Massachusetts
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39 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 September 2016

Try the dorade - grilled fish with salad and vegetables. The crazy beers they have (flavored) are served in coconut shells! Friendly staff, great food.

Thank vincentfc
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 29 June 2016 via mobile

The food is outstanding! And the restaurant is absolutely beautiful. If you don't mind eating without silverware you're in for a real treat!!!

Thank Christina R
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102 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 April 2016

This was my first time eating African food and I had no idea what to expect. I was positively surprised how delicious the food was. The portions were huge, service good and atmosphere lovely. I would definitely go here again!

Thank lottamatilda
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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117 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 April 2016

I've been a regular customer at this restaurant for a long time and the first time I visited I ordered Kitfo leb leb (the meat is cooked lightly rare). The Ethiopian butter they use in this meal is simply amazing (niter kibbeh). Hence I typically order the same meal every time I visit. The injeras are not authentic as some... More 

Thank Kari V
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 October 2015 via mobile

Enjoyed a meal here. Tried the special €16.50 meal (tues-Thursday) which was massive. Really able to get into the African way of enjoying food. Ate with an African pancake instead of cutlery which was different. Huge portions. Great value and certainly worth a visit.

Thank PhilipGorman22
The Hague, The Netherlands
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102 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 June 2015

Festively decorated restaurant run by Eritrean owner and Ethiopian staff.Tasteful East and West African dishes with explanation on menu. Lots of stews, ostrich beef and crocodile skewers. All served with enjera pancakes which also serve as fork or spoon. African fruit beers served in an calabash. We all enjoyed it!

Thank Walter_Oostelbos

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
African, Ethiopian, Vegetarian Friendly
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
16:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Nieuwe binnenweg 153, 3014 GK Rotterdam, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  South Holland Province  >  Rotterdam>  > Oude Westen
  • Neighbourhood: Oude Westen
  • Phone Number: +31 10 436 1144

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