About the restaurant Semai

Restaurant Semai is met zijn Oost-Afrikaanse keuken een uniek restaurant in Amsterdam. De sfeer van het restaurant is warm en echt Afrikaans. De focus ligt op Eritrese en Ethiopische gerechten, op traditionele wijze geserveerd op een enjera.

In de Eritrese taal en in een Ethiopische taal betekent Semai letterlijk 'hemel'. En als je de gerechten van Semai proeft, waan je je inderdaad even in de hemel. Ze hebben er namelijk heerlijke vleesgerechten, maar vegetariërs zitten hier ook goed. De speciale kruiden die ze gebruiken bij Semai geven een extra lekkere smaak aan de gerechten.

Ben jij benieuwd geworden naar de smaak van de Oost-Afrikaanse keuken? Reserveer dan een plekje bij restaurant Semai in Amsterdam!

Restaurant prices

Average à la carte price
€20.00
(average à la carte price based on a two-course meal excluding drinks)
Prices and menu can change. Those prices don't take into account any promotion and are VAT included.

How to get to the restaurant Semai

Services

  • Credit Card
  • Privatisable (60 maximum number of guests.)
  • Air-conditioning , Can be privatized
Excellent
9,1 /10
Only clients who have dined at the restaurant, after booking on TheFork, can leave their opinion.
  • 10
    86
  • 9
    66
  • 8
    65
  • 7
    9
  • < 7
    5
Food
9,1
Service
9,3
Setting
9
Value for price
Really interesting
Noise level
Quiet
Waiting time
Fast
19/231 reviews
Stardust M.
(1 review)
Average Rating
6 /10
Food
4
Service
8
Setting
8
  • Meal date : 6 Nov 2019
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.
Gea L.
(1 review)
Average Rating
10 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 27 Aug 2019
echt ethiopisch
YOHANNES B.
Adventurer
(1 review)
Average Rating
10 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 31 Jul 2019
Super, je voel dat je in Eritrea of Ethiopia bent!!
Laura S.
(1 review)
Average Rating
10 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 17 May 2019
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.
Conqueror
(9 reviews)
Average Rating
9 /10
Food
8
Service
10
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 28 Apr 2019
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.
Foodie
(10 reviews)
Average Rating
10 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 16 Apr 2019
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!
Jurijs Š.
(1 review)
Average Rating
9 /10
Food
10
Service
8
Setting
8
  • Meal date : 27 Feb 2019
Excellent food in a very informal setting
Becky G.
Adventurer
(2 reviews)
Average Rating
9,5 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
8
  • Meal date : 1 Jan 2019
Good
Ellen G.
Foodie
(13 reviews)
Average Rating
10 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 28 Dec 2018
Alles super!!!!!!
Arno V.
Explorer
(2 reviews)
Average Rating
10 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 1 Nov 2018
authentiek!
Marijke G.
Foodie
(11 reviews)
Average Rating
6 /10
Food
6
Service
6
Setting
6
  • Meal date : 20 Oct 2018
Aardige bediening, eten
matig, desert onvoldoende, vies toilet.
Juda G.
Adventurer
(1 review)
Average Rating
10 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 17 Oct 2018
Another little food gem in the North! Great food, friendly people, can recommend this place!
Joyce K.
Explorer
(4 reviews)
Average Rating
9 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
6
  • Meal date : 14 Sep 2018
Super eten en aardige bediening
Wiebe T.
Explorer
(3 reviews)
Average Rating
10 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 6 Sep 2018
Great vegetarian options, super nice staff.
Jayne B.
Explorer
(4 reviews)
Average Rating
8 /10
Food
8
Service
8
Setting
8
  • Meal date : 23 Aug 2018
First time with this type of food. Isnt to our taste but was good to try something new. Do not regret trying it.
Sophie F.
Explorer
(2 reviews)
Average Rating
8 /10
Food
8
Service
8
Setting
8
  • Meal date : 15 Jun 2018
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Linda P.
Explorer
(3 reviews)
Average Rating
10 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 1 Jun 2018
A totally wonderful experience. The staff was very friendly and alert, the food was brilliant, the ambiance colourful, the price more than right.
We will definitely come back!
Thank you everyone at Semai! We are proud and glad to have you in Amsterdam-Noord.
Flip F.
Explorer
(2 reviews)
Average Rating
7,5 /10
Food
8
Service
6
Setting
8
  • Meal date : 1 Apr 2018
Very good food, but the service very slow...
Cyril W.
Conqueror
(8 reviews)
Average Rating
10 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 20 Nov 2017
Great food. Loved the chick pea puree
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