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Restaurant - Mama Essi African Restaurant, Rotterdam
Restaurant - Mama Essi African Restaurant, Rotterdam
Restaurant - Mama Essi African Restaurant, Rotterdam

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Mama Essi African Restaurant

9/10
419
Hillelaan 19, 3072 JC RotterdamSee map

Average price €35

30% off the 'a la carte' menu

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Available on the booked timeslot.

Restaurant menu

  • Average price €35
Curried chicken
€20.5
Gele curry op basis van kokosnoot met sappige kippendijfilet, komijn,koriander en kurkuma, geserveerd met witte rijst en salade. Yellow coconut based curry with juicy boneless chicken and cumin,coriander and tumeric, served with white rice and salad.
Jollof
€20.5
Dit gerecht komt van orgine uit West-Afrika en wordt overal geconsumeerd in de regio, het wordt bereid met gekookte rijst met tomaten groente,vlees en Mama Essi's speciale kruidenmix. A dish that originates from West-Africa and the most common dish consumed throughout the region. Rice boiled with tomatoes vegetables and meat Msms Essi's special spices.
Veggessi
€20.5
Daily Special vanety of vegetables and green herbs served with rice, yam or plantain.

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Reviews

9/10
Excellent420 reviews
9/10

Food

8.8/10

Service

8.9/10

Ambience

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  • Fred T.
    Fred T.

    August 16, 202220 reviews

    10/10

    Een zeer goed sfeervol restaurant met goed terras en zeer lekker eten. Prima service vooral van Mama Esso zelf.

  • Roxanne P.
    Roxanne P.

    April 17, 20223 reviews

    10/10

    The great ambiance, tasty food and the service was very accommodating. With some nice African rhythms playing while you eat, can’t wait to come back here

  • David M.

    April 17, 20222 reviews

    9/10

    Great to try some delicious African cuisine. Nice ambience and very welcoming team. They were happy to explain the dishes and to give advice on the menu.

  • Maarten S.
    Maarten S.

    February 17, 20226 reviews

    8.5/10

    Lekker eten. Gezellige bediening door chef en eigenaar zelf. Echt Afrikaans. Leuk om kennis mee te maken via de Fork met korting.

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  • Jessey D.

    February 11, 20221 review

    10/10

    Excellent!

  • Glen B.

    November 28, 20211 review

    10/10

    In short, wonderfully delicious. The friendliness of the staff and Mama Essi herself ensure that the soulful decor, delightful sounds and rich flavors come together in excellent dining experiences every time. This is truly authentic African soul food made by skilled hands and a warm heart.

  • David G.

    September 14, 20211 review

    10/10

    Mama Essi serve you authentic African cuisine in a charming atmosphere. Besides the amazing food Mama Essi and her crew are very real people, very welcoming and friendly and always with a big smile ????.

  • Aquillah M.
    Aquillah M.

    September 14, 202112 reviews

    10/10

    I ate too much ????

  • Luca S.

    September 11, 20211 review

    10/10

    Everything was great. Best service and food was so delicious. The pricing is appropiate for the giant portions. We're definitely coming back.

  • Robin R.

    September 10, 20211 review

    9.5/10

    The food is delicious and the people are great. Price is very reasonable too. A nice mixture of African dishes and great if you are looking for food that brightens your day

  • Frank v.

    September 10, 20213 reviews

    9.5/10

    Nice staff, beautiful decorations, delicious food

  • Aquillah M.
    Aquillah M.

    September 4, 202112 reviews

    10/10

    Complements to the chef and her staff. She paid special attention to dietary needs without batting a eye. Thank you.

  • Angelvi C.

    July 18, 20213 reviews

    9/10

    Good service and the food was delicious! a lot was served!

  • Maren S.

    July 6, 20215 reviews

    10/10

    Very tasty, nice people and good atmosphere

  • Sophia V.
    Sophia V.

    September 19, 20202 reviews

    10/10

    Excellent food! Authentic African dishes! Loved it...

  • Celina E.
    Celina E.

    July 4, 20201 review

    10/10

    The atmosphere was amazing, relaxed and cozy. The goat meat is the best I ever tasted . The roasted fish too and fried plantains was super. Overall we had a great time and the price is affordable . Celina

  • Eliette W.

    March 6, 20201 review

    9.5/10

    We really enjoyed the attieke and fish at Mama Essi. Also the sauce was very authentic and delicious. All in all a good restaurant with freshly cooked food with the real African taste.

  • Yeshika K.
    Yeshika K.

    January 31, 20201 review

    8.5/10

    We had a great dinner experience and received great service. Slightly overpriced. Fork deal makes it definitely worth it. The staff is very helpful and welcoming.

  • Susanne k.

    January 7, 20202 reviews

    10/10

    The food taste so good. I really love ghanian food. My favorite restaurant ever. Good chef and staff good service.

  • Stephanie R.
    Stephanie R.

    December 13, 20195 reviews

    8.5/10

    Very cozy place! You can feel the warmth of mama Esi in her food, it was my first time trying middle african food and I really liked it. Platano cake is delicious

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Opening time
Open today

Monday
Closed
Tuesday
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Wednesday
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Thursday
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Friday
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Saturday
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Sunday
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM

How to get to the restaurant

Hillelaan 19, 3072 JC, Rotterdam, Netherlands

Directions to get there

About the restaurant

Africa is a continent of many (eat) cultures. Mama Essi, an African lady, bringt the authentic African flavours to you in Rotterdam. Fufu, for example, is one of the most important ingredients of the African meal made of casave, yam or cocoyam. Also okra soup, goat meat and bakabanana are on the menu. Take away and catering are also possibilities.

Services

You can reserve the restaurant for a private event (Max. 60 people)

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