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Viva Afrika

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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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Tue - Sun 16:00 - 23:00
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Hendrik Ido Ambacht
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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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38 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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
5 of 5 bubbles 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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95 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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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111 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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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31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 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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88 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2014

nice place... simple decor.. But the injera is not authentic and tasted like wheat flour pancakes not the original injera and also the stew was mixed with soft and hard chewy meat. ( it was take away) which gave me reason to believe two same stews cooked at different intervals were mixed in one dish/ maybe it was almost finished.... More 

Thank NikitaHauser
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2014

We attended as a large group of 19 persons on a Saturday evening. Reservation was simple on their website and they were more than accommodating when I amended the reservation slightly on the phone. Our table was ready for us when we started to arrive. As we were a large group the server politely explained that the Enjera sharing platters... More 

Thank SaffaTravels
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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86 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2014

I was visiting the restaurant with my friends. Very good food combined with the African atmosphere was something that I was looking for. We were not waiting long before getting a menu. Service was very good and our food arrived quickly. It was served on a big plate, mixed meat was hot and spicy. You eat with your hands so... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
African, Ethiopian, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
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?