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Lalibela Ethiopian Restaurant

Eerste Helmersstraat 249 | 1054 DX Amsterdam, 1054 DX Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31 20 683 8332
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good33%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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African, Ethiopian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
Eerste Helmersstraat 249 | 1054 DX Amsterdam, 1054 DX Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very recommended for a very enjoyable meal with friends. And has one of the most fun approach of eating food without tools, so more people is better

Thank Мариян М
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We ordered non-spicy meat version. The meat dishes were balanced well with salads, sitting prettily on a big thin pancake. Spinach was especially tasty. So it will be a good idea to ask for vegetables on the pancake and ignore the meat dishes. Please note...More

Thank wongchingwen
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A rare find! Great food, amazing spices, fair price, friendly service. Meat and veggie dishes on oder. We'll definitely be back!

Thank MissKim77
Reviewed 12 March 2018 via mobile

We were wandering on our first night in Amsterdam when we came upon this a lovely little Ethiopian restaurant. We ordered the vegetarian and wedding feast on the giant plate with pancakes. Completely filled us both up! Coconut and Mango beers also recommended!

Thank Alex O
Reviewed 14 November 2017 via mobile

The Food is just amazing. i am serious... go there, eat there, then you can die in peace. the atmosphere is as far as i can tell pretty authentic. The staff was also very friendly and nice.

Thank Martin W
Reviewed 8 November 2017 via mobile

Big pancake with little heaps of foodstuffs placed across the surface, one eats with a little strip of dough. Everything super tasty. Spinach is out of this world. We were recommended to take a mix of dishes, which we did, along with the chicken in...More

Thank Rutgerek
Reviewed 20 October 2017

We had a decent meal with several dishes combined on a plate but the presentation was askew and it felt that something was missing. The food was acceptable, not bland, but neither inspirational. The coffee was excellent and served with incense.

Thank Vlad J
Reviewed 16 October 2017 via mobile

Went with friends from London and all of us absolutely enjoyed this place. As been first time in Ethiopian restaurant we ordered Deblek, which is a combination of several original Ethiopian meat and vegetable dishes,for four people. All food we got was absolutely delicious and...More

Thank Jirka V
Reviewed 17 September 2017 via mobile

I am a regular customer, been coming here for the past 10 years, basically since I moved to Amsterdam and it never failed me. The staff is lovely, very kind, smiley and attentive. The food is literally the best! First class! Decor and atmosphere are...More

Thank Shanti A
Reviewed 11 August 2017

Great no-nonsense place. Simple tables and chairs, you eat with your hands, but the food is oh so good! Most of the dishes are served in pancakes that are used to scoop up the food that is spread out over the pancakes. The lamb is...More

Thank Tve2012
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
5:00 p.m. - 10:15 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:15 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:15 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:15 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:15 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:15 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:15 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Eerste Helmersstraat 249 | 1054 DX Amsterdam, 1054 DX Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  North Holland Province  >  Amsterdam
  • Phone Number: +31 20 683 8332
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