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Rainarai Westgasfabriek

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Polonceau-kade 40, 1014 DA Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Sun 12:00 - 01:00
Tue - Thu 12:00 - 01:00
Fri - Sat 12:00 - 03:00
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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71 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had an amazing lunch at the restaurant -- if I describe it, it may sound a bit odd but it was super tasty -- grilled vegetables with a sauce, a nice sausauge (a bit like merguez but not so strongly spiced), a fish fillet, served with some very nice filled flat bread. Really delicious! The staff was very friendly;... More 

Thank Ivt
St Leonards, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

I was here in a party of 19 at the end of a big exhibition. The staff were great, the food was absolutely delicious. Spices were delicate and fragrant and this food felt life enhancing and nourishing as well. The house red is good, my colleagues liked the beers and we all enjoyed the hospitable atmosphere. The cook book also... More 

Thank JoMcA13
Delft, The Netherlands
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

Good food! Delicious, nicely cooked and served with extra delicacies, salad and couscous. The portions are big enough. Starters are also good. There are meals for vegetarians. All meals are halal (no pork). Drinks were average. You may drink alcohol. Traditional mint tea is not that special but normal. Choice in glass of wine is limited but big if you... More 

Thank timasitheos
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25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

I was here for a CINEKID film festival dinner which was really massive for about 150 people. We had i various food selection on table made of legumes, couscous, fish, chicken, vegetables. For me, some of the combinations were quite strange (e.g. couscous with dried apricots and plums) others like mixture of legumes i liked more. Overall experience was good... More 

Thank Toman R
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44 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

Raïnaraï's cuisine is Algerian, beautifully prepared and presented. Our entrees, a vegetable tagine and a stuffed baby pumpkin, were delicious. The restaurant, located in a former gasworks that has been redeveloped into a “culture park”, is charming and comfortable, with a long open kitchen and a variety of seating styles. A bit out of the way (though accessible by public... More 

Thank Boston_K_and_B
Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan, Malaysia
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

Wonderful food, great hospitality, special location, reasonable price... You can't ask for more. I highly recommend Rainarai Westgasfabriek!

Thank Lara S
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016

Every meal I've had has been excellent. Decoration is lovely, staff members friendly and I love the location.

Thank AnitaM12
Bucharest, Romania
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63 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016

We visited Rainarai for lunch. They were still opening so there was some uncertainty about whether we could order food but this was quickly cleared up and we had a delicious lunch. The staff were all very friendly and watching some of the food preparation kept us entertained. I see that there are some negative reviews but our experience was... More 

Thank bucharesta
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016

So. I have had good food here. I love the space. I've also had HORRIBLE food and appalling service. Have not been back in a year and a half because the last experience was so dreadful.

Thank savkraft
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016

Atmosphere was great, location was great, food was just ok but the service was just awful, terrible and totally ruined the experience. The restaurant is a mid-high end north african restaurant but run by waiters who were utterly uncoordinated and fighting and bickering amongst themselves. There were times when there is going to be a fist fight between the cook... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Open Hours
12:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 03:00
12:00 - 03:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Polonceau-kade 40, 1014 DA Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  North Holland Province  >  Amsterdam
  • Phone Number: 0204867109
Second location of Rainarai, the one on the site is the central one Prinsengracht, whereas this is located in a park about 2 km from the city centre.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?