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Mama Essi African Restaurant

8.9/10
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Average price €32

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Restaurant menu

  • Average price €32
    Special request
Curried chicken
€16.5
Jollof
€16.5
Veggessi
€16.5

Dietary options

Gluten free
See à la carte and set menus

User photos

Banku met okra en rund
Proeferij
Vanalleswat
4 gangen menu
Banku with okrasoup

Ratings & Reviews

Fabulous

8.9/10
based on 394 reviews
Only customers who have dined at the restaurant after making a reservation on TheFork can leave a review.
Quality of food :8.8/10
Service :9.3/10
Setting :8.6/10
  1. Sophia V.
    Sophia V.
    • 2 reviews
    10/10

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

  2. Celina E.
    Celina E.
    • one 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

  3. Eliette W.
    Eliette W.
    • one 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.

  4. Yeshika K.
    Yeshika K.
    • one 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.

  5. Susanne k.
    Susanne k.
    • 2 reviews
    10/10

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

  6. Stephanie R.
    Stephanie R.
    • 3 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

  7. Romina O.
    Romina O.
    • one review
    8.5/10

    Lekker eten waarin je de liefde proeft en service met een lach!

  8. Edward E.
    Edward E.
    • one review
    9.5/10

    Great food and friendly staff. Mama Esi really makes you feel at home - She walks around to greet customers and chat with them to give each one personal attention. Great experience!

  9. Irmgard d.
    Irmgard d.
    • 5 reviews
    8/10

    Verrassend lekker!

  10. Jean N.
    Jean N.
    • 2 reviews
    10/10

    I went there with my friends for the 3 course meal. I was amazed how I was approached by the survice. Very friendly and calm. The name was on the table and I was interested in the african quisine. The goat meat is priceless. I will defenetly go back to taste all mama essi has to offer.

  11. Solange U.
    Solange U.
    • one review
    10/10

    I was very happy..very sweet food and I really felt at home.

  12. Jesse v.
    Jesse v.
    • 4 reviews
    9.5/10

    The food was very very good, as was the vibe!

  13. Wouter v.
    Wouter v.
    • 5 reviews
    10/10

    Really tasty food and a nice African ambiance. Friendly crew.

  14. Bojan S.
    Bojan S.
    • one review
    10/10

    Service was great and the food even better. Will come back again for sure!!

  15. William K.
    William K.
    • one review
    10/10

    I love it there ☺️

  16. Germain B.
    Germain B.
    • one review
    10/10

    Prachtig

  17. Anand R.
    Anand R.
    • 19 reviews
    8/10

    Great food and great people.

  18. Marlies B.
    Marlies B.
    • 2 reviews
    7.5/10

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  19. Li l.
    Li l.
    • 17 reviews
    8/10

    Interesting dishes ????

  20. Themis K.
    Themis K.
    • one review
    10/10

    If you want to taste an authentic African food, you've got to visit Mama Essi! Amazing food, but even more the service is so friendly and helpful. Nothing like a typical Dutch "service". I think I found my favourite restaurant in Rotterdam Zuid.

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How to get to the restaurant

Hillelaan 19, 3072 JC, Rotterdam, Netherlands, RestaurantAddress

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.

Features

Birthday, Good for a business lunch, Good for families, Good for groups, Romantic, Terrace, Traditional, Waterfront, Mother's Day

Services

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

, Wheelchair Accessible,

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