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Ethiopian

Semai

9.4/10
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Papaverhoek 35, 1032 JZ AmsterdamSee map

Average price €22

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Restaurant menu

  • Average price €22
Sambusa
€3
Qatenya
€3
KILWA (KEYIH / TSEADA)
€14
Gebakken lamsvlees of rundvlees. Mild tot pikant gekruid

Dietary options

Gluten free, Vegan, Vegetarian dishes

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meat combination  - Semai, Amsterdam
Semai, Amsterdam

Reviews

9.4/10
Excellent270 reviews
9.4/10

Food

9.5/10

Service

9.4/10

Ambience

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  • Cheslyn H.
    Cheslyn H.

    July 1, 20221 review

    10/10

    I love how they decorated the interior, the paintings and murals are beautiful. The service staff were really helpful, warm and friendly and they had such lovely, genuine smiles. To top it up the food was flavoursome and great value too. Would definitely recommend to have a meal here :) thank you Semai for your hospitality.

  • Vasiliki T.
    Vasiliki T.

    June 9, 20222 reviews

    9/10

    Food was great!

  • Javier O.
    Javier O.

    April 16, 20228 reviews

    10/10

    AmaIng experience! Lovely place - awesome food.

  • Marina M.

    March 16, 20221 review

    10/10

    We LOVED Semai restaurant. The food was more than delicious and the owners really lovely and welcoming people. The restaurant is clean and very comfortable. The atmosphere very relaxed. We went with our two teenage girls who tried Ethiopian food for the very first time and really liked it. We highly recommend SEMAI restaurant and will definitely go back on our next trip to Amsterdam, hopefully one day soon. THANK YOU Semai, we really enjoyed our experience and LOVED the food.

  • Judith D.

    February 4, 20221 review

    9/10

    Leuke plek, aardige mensen, goede sfeer, lekker eten, ..........................................................................

  • Joyce K.
    Joyce K.

    August 20, 202114 reviews

    10/10

    Waanzinnig lekker eten en super gezellige ambiance

  • Diego M.
    Diego M.

    February 15, 20209 reviews

    9.5/10

    This restaurant is simply amazing. Don't worry about the entrance, at the first point of view you could think to be in the wrong place, but when you go upstairs you immediately realize to be in the right place, in the middle of the Ethiopian culture. Staff and Food were both amazing.

  • Maarten R.
    Maarten R.

    January 10, 202053 reviews

    9/10

    This is the best Ethiopian food I had in a long time! It’s maybe not the best location or the best looking restaurant, but the food is the main reason to go here. I am definitely coming back.

  • Alexandra S.

    December 24, 20191 review

    9.5/10

    Gluten free injera available! We had a platter of 4 dishes to share and it was beautiful food. The quality was great and the service was helpful and very friendly. I can only recommend this place.

  • Stardust M.

    November 6, 20191 review

    6/10

    nice staff and cool location but i found the food bland, lacking the adventurous spices i am used to with etheopian food. plus there was a super loud birthday of 35 people next to us which became impossible to enjoy our time there and hear my friend anymore. the party should have been moved to their own party room.

  • YOHANNES B.

    July 31, 20191 review

    10/10

    Super, je voel dat je in Eritrea of Ethiopia bent!!

  • Laura S.

    May 17, 20191 review

    10/10

    Great food, friendly attentive service in a nice ambience. Overall good value - a real gem in a surprising place. Will definitely come again

  • Thsden B.
    Thsden B.

    April 28, 201911 reviews

    9/10

    The inside looks much better than the outside - you just don't expect a nice restaurant in this building! Once you are first floor, you'll find a nicely equipped large room, and a very friendly owner, and a menu with rather small prices. Everything is delicious, you can have vegetarian and non-vegetarian food. Beware - no forks and knives. Rather they serve enjera, which you use instead. Absolutely recommendable!

  • CJ G.

    April 16, 201910 reviews

    10/10

    First time African food for me. Expectations were low, but WOW. This meal completely blew me away. The Injerra had a sour, but fresh citrusy taste to it. And we ordered the “wedding chicken” which was a little bit spicy and packed full with flavour. The combination with the injerra gave the dish a complete and balanced flavour. Would also recommend to try the Ethiopian coffee. Strong flavour and a perfect finish to the meal. Service was super friendly too! Located on what seems to be a small industrial strip. Just walk inside and let the smells and ambiance to you to Africa. 10/10 for me!

  • Ellen G.

    December 28, 201813 reviews

    10/10

    Alles super!!!!!!

  • Arno v.

    November 1, 20182 reviews

    10/10

    authentiek!

  • Marijke G.
    Marijke G.

    October 19, 201811 reviews

    6/10

    Aardige bediening, eten matig, desert onvoldoende, vies toilet.

  • Joyce K.
    Joyce K.

    September 14, 201814 reviews

    9/10

    Super eten en aardige bediening

  • Wiebe T.
    Wiebe T.

    September 6, 20184 reviews

    10/10

    Great vegetarian options, super nice staff.

  • Jayne B.

    August 23, 20184 reviews

    8/10

    First time with this type of food. Isnt to our taste but was good to try something new. Do not regret trying it.

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05:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Wednesday
05:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Thursday
05:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Friday
05:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Saturday
05:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Sunday
05:00 PM - 09:00 PM

How to get to the restaurant

Papaverhoek 35, 1032 JZ, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Directions to get there

Features

Vegetarian, African, , Good for groups, , , Cheap eats, , New year's eve, Travelers' Choice 2020

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