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De smaak van Afrika

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Goudsesingel 342a, 3011 KL Rotterdam, The Netherlands
+31 10 213 5566
17:00 - 22:00
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Showing 36: English reviews
Leicester, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This was my first taste of African food outside of Africa and it was a very enjoyable experience. The service was a bit keen and considering the menu is quite long he came back to us quite a few times not giving us that much time to decide even though we said we were no where near ready. The coke... More 

Thank Amy M
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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42 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The food here is really good and very different which is something I appreciate. As a vegetarian I was a little concerned at first there were only 3 options but as soon as I read the choices they all sounded amazing and I was struggling to choose. I eventually went with Nay Tzom 1 (Lentils, vegetable mix and spinach served... More 

Thank Lanarkgal
Hong Kong, China
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2017

We came as a big group on a Tuesday which was no problem. The food came quickly and was very nice and tasty. The portions are big, and it is fun to eat with your hands. They also had nice drinks (banana beer, honey wine). The whole group was happy, and we couldn't even finish everything.

Thank Saphir Z
Chiang Mai, Thailand
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45 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

The restaurant looks pretty cute&cosy I think. I was just a bit surprised to find out their vegetarian selection was so small, because it supposed to be Ethiopian cuisine, which is very vegan friendly. The vegetarian option is basically one dish with two vegetable dishes, a salad and some potato. I was still a bit hungry after :> The flavors... More 

Thank IzziesModernLife
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83 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 June 2016

I shared a meal/plate for two which included fish, beef, lamb etc. You had to eat the dishes with a special pancake, not with any cutlery, which was fun for a change. I'd definitely recommend that. The food was delicious! Not something I'd want every week, but very nice every once in a while.

Thank Nienke M
1 review
Reviewed 6 October 2015 via mobile

Surprising little gem. The menu consisted mostly of dishes I'd never heard of. All the dishes we tried were really tasty and really well prepared. Staff were extremely friendly and service was first class. The dining area was a little dark, but the ambience was very good with a pleasant mix of African music playing gently in the background. Prices... More 

Thank Paul C
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 August 2015 via mobile

Cozy atmosphere, great service, delicious food, great value for money..definitely try all their flavored beers and if you're in a big group don't over order because the portions are big

Thank Irene B
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 August 2015

I went here with my husband because we want to eat Ethiopian food,the food was very testy and delicious,we had the best time and i felt like i am home.

Thank 14queenxena
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 15 June 2015

We had dinner here with 6 persons and we all ordered the Eastern African dishes. A few of us were first timers eating African food so we all ordered different dishes to try out. The lamb stew (Kelwa) of my boyfriend was tough and somewhat tasteless, but my chicken dish was really nice and had a nice spiciness to it... More 

Thank CindyY8
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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23 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 May 2015

You are in for a tasty treat if you havent tried the cuisine. Even if you have, the place keeps calling you back. Great meats, different veggies and serves in the traditional Ethiopian style make this restaurant unique. You had a great collection of African beers as well. Reservations arent always necessary but a good idea during busy times.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
African, Vegetarian Friendly
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Goudsesingel 342a, 3011 KL Rotterdam, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  South Holland Province  >  Rotterdam>  > Stadsdriehoek
  • Neighbourhood: Stadsdriehoek
  • Phone Number: +31 10 213 5566

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