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Azmarino

#1,476 of 3,180 Restaurants in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Neighbourhood:
De Pijp
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Tweede Sweelinckstraat 6, 1073 EH Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31 20 671 7587
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17:30 - 22:30
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Tue - Sun 17:30 - 22:30
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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4 reviews
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

Fantastic authentic food!!! If you have one night in Amsterdam, put this on your list. You won't regret it!!

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Thank Alesi E
Oulu, Finland
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 7 January 2017

Azmarino is truly a place worth visiting! Great dishes to try (we tried spinach and chicken with my friend) and also nice African beers to taste! The service is really friendly! The place itself is not really decorated but if focusing on the food you don't even remember it! Oh and the prices are really nice too!

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Thank Niituinen
Dublin, Ireland
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

Disappointing food, terrible service from the waitress. As there was no other diners in the restaurant all we could hear was the microwave door opening and closing and the ding when it was finished. I was asked if I wanted my food spicy and as I love spicy food I said of course. The food was bland, the presentation was... More 

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Thank Sinead F
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

We were 1st in the restaurant at 5p.m. We chose to eat here as we had an apartment rented nearby. The waiter was probably the owner who was also the chef, as he served our drinks he popped into the kitchen and the results were a sliver platter with 4 blobs of poorly flavoured minced meat, although we expected braised... More 

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Thank dest2014
new york
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 April 2016 via mobile

Very tasty and unusual food. We enjoyed every bite! Exiting flavors of beers! We really loved this place!

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Thank sharon c
London, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 April 2016

I really like eating at places where the owner is closely involved with the business, and that is one thing I definitely liked about this place. Tbh I wasn't very sure about eating African cuisine in Europe :) The food here however has changed my mind, I found the pancakes soft and fluffy, the preparations of meats quite different to... More 

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Thank Puja C
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26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 January 2016 via mobile

Lekker afrikaans eten in een über Hollandse setting. Not suitable for tourists as the people only speak Dutch.

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Thank Carolien L
selassie h, Owner at Azmarino, responded to this review

Dear Carollien, Thank you for your comment.But we (azmarino) speak more languages than dutch.That is why we have also customers all from the world! if you mean some thing else even we are open to hear from you !!Thank you again. More 

Perth, Australia
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148 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 January 2016

On my last night in Amsterdam I decided to wander a little bit away from the central area where I had spent the rest of my time. When I started to feel hungry I searched online for nearby places to eat and this one had a high rating. I had tried Ethiopian on a couple of other occasions and decided... More 

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Thank Chris B
France
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 December 2015

On entering the restaurant, it was completely empty but a few minutes after another group came in to dine. The waitress was extremely helpful an friendly an asked if we wanted any help with the menu, it was the first time I had ever tried african food so I took some advice. The coconut beer was lovely an was served... More 

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Thank kevin h
2 reviews
Reviewed 4 December 2015 via mobile

Delicious food! Spicy, tasty and well cooked - just go there and taste the Mongozo beer - it tastes at bit like cider! The chicken and beef stew was perfect

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Thank Stefanie S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$5 - US$15
Cuisine
African, Ethiopian, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Digital Payments, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
17:30 - 22:30
Tuesday
17:30 - 22:30
Wednesday
17:30 - 22:30
Thursday
17:30 - 22:30
Friday
17:30 - 22:30
Saturday
17:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Tweede Sweelinckstraat 6, 1073 EH Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  North Holland Province  >  Amsterdam>  > De Pijp
  • Neighbourhood: De Pijp
  • Phone Number: +31 20 671 7587
Description
Specialising in East African cuisine, Restaurant Azmarino is set in the Pijp district of Amsterdam, near to Sarphatipark and the famous Albert Cuyp market. Dishes at this Amsterdam restaurant are based largely on Ethiopian and Eritrean cuisine, with meat dishes of differing strengths of flavour featuring heavily. All are served with vegetables and 'enjera', a typical sourdough pancake. Here, you also eat the traditional way - with only your hands. Also typical of East Africa is the beer, served in a gourd. Arguably one of the more unusual restaurants in Amsterdam, Restaurant Azmarino offers a little taste of Africa in the heart of the city.

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De Pijp
Bustling Albert Cuypstraat serves as the main drag through De Pijp and the location for Albert Cuyp Market, the largest and most famous of Amsterdam’s many outdoor markets. Beyond this sometimes-frantic thoroughfare, tiny lanes beckon urban explorers in search of the latest trends and hidden gems. Nearly half the residents living in De Pijp are foreigners and a good number of them are students. Here you'll find a multitude of ethnic restaurants, great cafes and bars, and a brilliant array of locally owned shops, all catering to a broad range of budgets and tastes.
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