Ranïnaraï is a North African restaurant in Amsterdam. It's located in the refurbished Westergas area in the Westerpark of Amsterdam.
The restaurant has a nice terrace, which offers views on a canal. You eat at long tables, which can be a quite sociable experience. For the true nomadic experience, you can also eat on cushions and low tables Due to its location on the outskirts of the Westerpark it's rather quite. Do expect a lot of people running and cycling past the terrace.
The food surprised me with some new tasting sensations. A lot of spices that my tongue did not recognize straight away. The starters where great. My main course was turkey tajine with cinnamon and the vegetables of the day. Nice, but it didn't blew my mind.
Staff tends to forget to ask if you want a drink. Which is something that surprises me, since a lot of restaurants apparently don't seem to bother that they could make a profit on drinks by southing there customers in their beverage needs. We had to ask staff if we could order. That should be the other way around.
All in all a nice restaurant if you want something completely different. Watch your head if you're going to the toilet!
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