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Amstelveenseweg 224, 1075 XT Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31 20 675 7636
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New York City, New York
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378 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016

we came hungry for Israeli food and we got the food plus Israeli setting and environment ( music was very Israeli - mizrachi ) . good salads , pita was nice and warm . my schnitzel was perfect and son liked his entrecote . nice experience .

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2016 via mobile

We had so much fun with Sami and his team... excellent food and lovely service. We visited from chicago A+++

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Thank Rafi Y
Brasilia, DF
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12 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 April 2016

The choices in Amsterdam for Kosher dinners in thin, but at least there are several very good choices, and this is one. It is a little pricey for Kosher food, but not terribly so. Your on vacation, so spend a few bucks and have a good, very good, meal.

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Antwerp, Belgium
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28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2016

What saves this place from obscurity is the paucity of choice in Amsterdam. The faded decor, unchanged since the first time I visited 15 years ago, accurately depicts what you can expect to eat. If you do eat there the Yemeni soup is your best bet. Overall the plainer food is adequately prepared to feed a hungry visitor. Don't splash... More 

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Plainview, New York
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38 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2016

Unfortunately we had unpleasant experience. the place was dirty, dark and very slow service as there was a group there by the time we came. the food was not testy, (ordered 3 different dishes) we ordered well-done steak - it was like gum, and impossible to eat. price is average + .

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Thank qw4321
Heiloo, The Netherlands
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114 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2015

The place looks deceivingly simple if somewhat overdecorated and if one understands Israeli restaurants, this is by no means a bad sign. We were a party of six with loads of experience of the various kinds of cuisine available in Israel. We started out with asking for a spread of salads as well as two plates of hummous and were... More 

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Thank newmikey
Spring Valley, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2015 via mobile

Delicious food, homemade taste, the waiters are extremely friendly. if you keep kosher or not, this place is for everyone, the food is so delicious, you'll love it, I promise!

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Thank Eli8854
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2015 via mobile

Great delicious home cooked meal...We had nowhere to eat most of the trip and were saved by Sami and his staff...If there was a restaurant like this in the north of Israel many savtot would be out of business!!

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Thank Richard N
New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 May 2015

Not a fancy place, but food is home-cooked like and excellent. Flavorful. For the kosher traveler it is a good option for lunch or dinner.

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Thank RSM6300
London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2014

A useful find in the area. After visiting the Rijksmusem, I was walking in this direction and hit upon this local Kosher restaurant. Run by Sami Bar-On. Upon entering, one is struck by a kind of mournful decoration in beige and turquoise. Wooden tables and chairs provide the seating arrangements. Small star of David alcoves in the walls hold various... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Israeli, Kosher
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Amstelveenseweg 224, 1075 XT Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  North Holland Province  >  Amsterdam
  • Phone Number: +31 20 675 7636

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