8,7 /10
357 reviews
50 reviews

Special offers and Menus

Special offers are only available by booking online with thefork.
You'll be able to select the menus in the last step of booking, if available for your criteria.
Special offers

-30% off the "à la carte" menu!

Preset menus and drinks not included.
Available on the booked timeslot.

About the restaurant Mama Essi African 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.

Restaurant prices

Average à la carte price
€32.00
(average à la carte price based on a two-course meal excluding drinks)

Drink prices

  • €2.00
    Half bottle of mineral water
  • €5.00
    Bottle of mineral water
  • €4.00
    Glass of wine
  • €18.00
    Bottle of wine
  • €5.50
    Glass of champagne
  • €28.00
    Bottle of champagne
  • €2.20
    Coffee
Prices and menu can change. Those prices don't take into account any promotion and are VAT included.

How to get to the restaurant Mama Essi African Restaurant

Services

Fabulous
8,7 /10
Only clients who have dined at the restaurant, after booking on TheFork, can leave their opinion.
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    18
Food
8,7
Service
9
Setting
8,2
Value for price
Interesting
Noise level
Moderate
Waiting time
Fast
20/357 reviews
Romina O.
(1 review)
Average Rating
8,5 /10
Food
8
Service
10
Setting
8
  • Meal date : 7 Apr 2019
Lekker eten waarin je de liefde proeft en service met een lach!
Edward E.
Adventurer
(1 review)
Average Rating
9,5 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
8
  • Meal date : 2 Feb 2019
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!
Irmgard D.
Conqueror
(5 reviews)
Average Rating
8 /10
Food
8
Service
8
Setting
8
  • Meal date : 30 Nov 2018
Verrassend lekker!
Jean N.
Explorer
(2 reviews)
Average Rating
10 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 5 Nov 2018
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.
Solange U.
Adventurer
(1 review)
Average Rating
10 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 26 Oct 2018
I was very happy..very sweet food and I really felt at home.
Jesse V.
Explorer
(4 reviews)
Average Rating
9,5 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
8
  • Meal date : 13 Oct 2018
The food was very very good, as was the vibe!
Wouter V.
Explorer
(2 reviews)
Average Rating
10 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 21 Sep 2018
Really tasty food and a nice African ambiance. Friendly crew.
Bojan S.
Adventurer
(1 review)
Average Rating
10 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 18 Sep 2018
Service was great and the food even better. Will come back again for sure!!
William K.
Adventurer
(1 review)
Average Rating
10 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 15 Aug 2018
I love it there ☺️
Germain B.
Adventurer
(1 review)
Average Rating
10 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 10 May 2018
Prachtig
Anand R.
Foodie
(15 reviews)
Average Rating
8 /10
Food
8
Service
8
Setting
8
  • Meal date : 6 May 2018
Great food and great people.
Marlies B.
Explorer
(2 reviews)
Average Rating
7,5 /10
Food
8
Service
6
Setting
8
  • Meal date : 10 Mar 2018
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New P.
Foodie
(17 reviews)
Average Rating
8 /10
Food
8
Service
8
Setting
8
  • Meal date : 10 Mar 2018
Interesting dishes ????
Themis K.
Adventurer
(1 review)
Average Rating
10 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 10 Mar 2018
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.
Didier M.
Foodie
(274 reviews)
Average Rating
8 /10
Food
8
Service
8
Setting
8
  • Meal date : 2 Mar 2018
A very tasty homemade food and z very warm welcome. I do recommend
Jeroen R.
Adventurer
(1 review)
Average Rating
10 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 23 Feb 2018
delicious food! good staf and good atmosphere!
Sacha V.
Adventurer
(1 review)
Average Rating
9,5 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
8
  • Meal date : 20 Nov 2017
We had an amazing evening at Mama Essi. The food was beyond good and we loved the personal and friendly atmosphere. We will definitely be back!
Joop V.
Adventurer
(1 review)
Average Rating
10 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 4 Sep 2017
The best Ghanaian food in town! The best Fufu amd soup???????????????? Love Mama Essi and the great vibe in the restaurant ❤️ Definitely coming back soon!
Samuel N.
Adventurer
(1 review)
Average Rating
10 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 30 Jul 2017
Perfect to the taste
Bart B.
Explorer
(2 reviews)
Average Rating
7,5 /10
Food
8
Service
8
Setting
6
  • Meal date : 7 May 2017
down to earth Afrikaans restaurant met prima gerechten!
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