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Semhar

Marnixstraat 259, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31 20 638 1634
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good30%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“injera” (22 reviews)
“banana beer” (4 reviews)
“pancakes” (14 reviews)
Closed
All hours
CUISINES
African, Ethiopian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Value
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LOCATION
Marnixstraat 259, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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1 - 10 of 112 reviews

Reviewed 17 August 2017

Food is delicious, portions are big, the price is very good (especially for Amsterdam standards) and, last but not least, the service is great, very kind and friendly. You should really go!

Thank Margherita F
Reviewed 1 June 2017

This was one of our favorite meals in Amsterdam. The owner was incredibly warm and personable, and clearly took great pride in his food and in his restaurant. The food itself was unbelievable...so much variety and everything was packed with flavor. If you go, you...More

Thank Ashley G
Reviewed 5 May 2017

My company and I enjoyed the meal. The chef briefly described what is in the 'plate' and we could see how much love he put in preparation of the dish.

Thank sinisa1990
Reviewed 1 May 2017

Opened from 4pm to 10pm, this Ethiopian restaurant is a charming place and offers delicious traditional food, including vegetarian options. Furthermore, we are very well welcomed and the waiting after ordering is quick. Don't forget to try a Mongozo beer or a coffee alongside your...More

Thank Adel-Sf
Reviewed 26 April 2017 via mobile

Me and my husband really enjoyed our meal at Semhar. The food is tasty and well seasoned, a touch spicy just as I like it. My husband has been working as a chef at an Ethiopian restaurant and he said that the food was great,...More

Thank Mirdza
Reviewed 20 April 2017 via mobile

Almost everyone ordered the most famous "sharing dish" as far as was there that night. It consists of injera (a form of pancake) and several spicy stew and beans. The food is presented in a unique way. Ethiopian eats with their hands, what we did...More

Thank WaegemakersChin
Reviewed 4 April 2017 via mobile

This place is a little gem and is a must, the food was different but amazingly taste, highly recommend here and the banana beer was to die for

Thank Stocksmeister
Reviewed 20 January 2017 via mobile

Great food, authentic, can drink banana beer from a coconut, typical Ethiopian food have been going back for nearly 15 years, food is amazing

Thank cavakaggy
Reviewed 12 January 2017

The food is tasty, great service and restaurant is cosy. It does not have an extensive menu, however, you can try a big plate to share which includes a variety of the different choices (Some of them very spicy). Fruity beer served in a coconut...More

Thank vicentdegascoine
Reviewed 10 January 2017

Through food and the interior, Semhar incite your senses, take you places — which is just what a good restaurant should do.

Thank jaapgrolleman
Nearby
Jordaan
One of Amsterdam’s most preferred outdoor markets and
some of the city’s favorite watering holes are but two
of the many reasons to save ample time for a stroll
through this especially convivial warren of narrow
streets with its unfair share of quirky shops and
quality galleries. Historically a haven for the
working class and emigrants, these days the Jordaan is
better known as an enclave for artists and designers.
...More
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cinnamon59
16 February 2017|
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Response from cavakaggy | Reviewed this property |
yes of course there is inside and outside seating and they are very friendly
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Stocksmeister
30 January 2017|
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Response from AndrewJamesKL | Reviewed this property |
Sorry for the late response... the answer is simply yes... we were all there for a friend's after wedding celebration with the family...
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Txpuppywoman
2 November 2016|
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Response from AndrewJamesKL | Reviewed this property |
I cant really be sure but knowing the owners of the place, I am sure they would be ok to have you bring your own... they do however have some nice exotic African beer!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$15 - US$22
Meals
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Takeout
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
16:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
16:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
16:00 - 22:00
Thursday
16:00 - 22:00
Friday
16:00 - 22:00
Saturday
16:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Marnixstraat 259, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  North Holland Province  >  Amsterdam>  > Jordaan
  • Neighbourhood: Jordaan
  • Phone Number: +31 20 638 1634
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