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Sham Restaurant

Warmoesstraat 36, 1012 JE Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31 20 358 5908
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good22%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible4%
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Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Arabic, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Warmoesstraat 36, 1012 JE Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I visited Sham on a very short visit to Amsterdam and I'm glad I did. As a solo traveller, many of the restaurants in the main city area were so very busy and/or real tourist traps (burgers, kebabs etc) so I was looking for something...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank kookie400
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

my friend took me for a birthday dinner, and i picked this restaurant, i live around the corner of this place, but i was blown away.the all atmosfere is amazing, the welcoming,the service amazingly friendly, superclean, attended all the time, no long waits, good advice...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Olivia K
Reviewed 4 November 2018

I've been in Amsterdam for work for a couple of months. I have a passion for Middle-east kitchen and Sham was a must for me every week. Food is excellent, staff is friendly and quick. Quality of the menu is high and you can also...More

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank Carlo M
Reviewed 2 November 2018

We got some delicious Syrian food here. The restaurant offers some refugees a job which is nice as well. It's difficult to find good food for a good price in Amsterdam but this restaurant definitely offers that.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank beekmanskoen
Reviewed 1 November 2018 via mobile

Very good food, service is really good, location is also good, but not clearly easily located. Good one

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank 507alii
Reviewed 22 October 2018

This place is my favorite Arab restaurant in Amsterdam, they have very nice authentic Syrian dishes that are cooked in the perfect way, the service is very welcoming and nice, I would definitely recommend this restaurant to anyone who likes Arabic Food.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank manaf77
Reviewed 19 October 2018 via mobile

This is a nice Cosy place with delicious food, if you are lucky you can get a table that overlooks the canal. Had lunch and dinner and both times I was not disappointed by the quality of food and service. Dinner time was busy, preferred...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Salem252
Reviewed 14 October 2018

We ate good and delicious food there.but there weren't any body there. We didn't have enough time, we couldn't enjoy completely.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Hadi K
Reviewed 10 October 2018 via mobile

This was my worst ever dining solo experience. In Amsterdam on a business trip, I saw the reviews and thought the place looked good. It’s not great dining alone, especially as a female and I really hoped this would be a pleasant warm experience. It...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Julie Y
saulen_Khanal, Manager at Sham Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 25 October 2018

Dear Mam, We are really sorry to hear that you didn't get any of your order on your table while the others did. It was definitely our fault that our staff didnt paid good attention to your table. It could be busy but we surely...More

Reviewed 30 September 2018 via mobile

A good selection of kebabs and salads. Get the table by the window as the views are excellent. The waiting service could be better though.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank mans57
Red Light District (De Wallen)
To visit Amsterdam and not explore De Wallen (the
Dutch name for this area) or to go only to gawk at its
saucier aspects would mean missing the opportunity to
view some of the city’s most picturesque canals,
historic landmarks, and impeccably presented examples
of traditional local architecture – not to mention
Amsterdam’s own Chinatown, Europe’s largest Buddhist
temple and more local treasures. Sure, there are some
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Gee L
15 January 2018|
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Response from saulen_Khanal | Property representative |
Hello sir, we do not have shisha downstairs. Just more tables :) Kind regards, Sham Restaurant
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 11 - USD 40
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, View, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 am - 11:59 pm
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 11:59 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Warmoesstraat 36, 1012 JE Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  North Holland Province  >  Amsterdam>  > Red Light District (De Wallen)
  • Neighbourhood: Red Light District (De Wallen)
  • Phone Number: +31 20 358 5908
  • E-mail
Welcome to Sham Restaurant. Sham is the nickname of Damascus, the oldest capital of the world. We want to give you a taste of authentic Syrian Kitchen, prepared by our experienced chefs. It's a tradition to share our dishes with each other, so that you can taste all the flavors our kitchen has to offer.
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