amsterdam restaurant tips

were going to be 3 students, but i still want to eat good. anyone can recommend some nice kebab, italian pizzerias, burgers, etc and maybe some asian or meat restaurant? not too pricey but at the same time not dogshit stuff.

were already going to caldi e fredi 100% for lunch both thursday and friday

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  1. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    I don't have any specific restaurant recommendations, but don't sleep on Indonesian and Surinamese cuisine. The Netherlands has a lot of these restaurants, so they won't be hard to find. I've also seen a fair number of Ethiopian restaurants (more than where I live, anyway); their food is pretty good, too.

    For Indonesian food, I recommend the nasi goreng, bami goreng, and rendang. If you're not sure what to get, there's also the tumpeng, which is like a platter with an assortment of dishes. It's usually meant to be shared, but I've been to places that had single-serving sizes.

    Most Ethiopian restaurants will have menus that are easy to navigate. You'll most likely get an injera platter with your choice of stew(s). If you're not against raw meat, there is kitfo, which is a beef tartare-like dish mixed with butter and spices. It's a personal favorite of mine.

    Surinamese food is like a mixture of Chinese, Indian, Indonesian/Javanese, and South American cuisine. If you like at least one of these, you might find this one interesting.

    Before anyone criticizes OP for not considering Dutch food, I honestly can't say that I blame him. Dutch food is very simple and hearty. It tastes fine, but it's just not something that I would go out of my way to order at a restaurant.
    From a tourist perspective, Dutch food really shines in the snack department. Can't go wrong with Dutch food if you're getting it from a street food stall, a marketplace, a pub, or a fast food joint.

  2. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    I can't offer specific tips in your price bracket since I tend to go for michelin or san pel restaurants, but having spent some time wandering about Amsterdam my general view was that the quality of most ordinary restaurants was fairly poor quality and value.

    Your notion of pizza is a good shout, I've found a number of adequate pizzerias with good wood burning ovens and low prices (sub 15 eur for a pizza). Burger places and meat oriented dutch food (excluding seafood) was generally bad. There is good Dutch food to be found, but I don't think Amsterdam is the best place to look for it unless you're looking for fine dining takes on Dutch cuisine (and there are some nice michelin restaurants doing that).

    The real thing to go for though is the fusion food and the Indonesian food. I found that to be consistently tasty at least (not always of the best quality, but flavourful), and priced competitively.

    On of my favourite non-michelin restaurants in Amsterdam is Kaagman & Kortekaas. Mid-price, some really nice dishes, and a few mediocre ones too. But at the price point a fun place to eat. I also like Umami by Han, I ate there with a group of people and it has many nice sharing plates, not too bad.

  3. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    Get drunk, go to the red light district, walk around then get a girl, then take high Hawaiians. Classic night in Amsterdam with the boys

  4. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    nNea was excellent if you like traditional Italian style pizza. Relatively cheap too

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      Get drunk, go to the red light district, walk around then get a girl, then take high Hawaiians. Classic night in Amsterdam with the boys

      I can't offer specific tips in your price bracket since I tend to go for michelin or san pel restaurants, but having spent some time wandering about Amsterdam my general view was that the quality of most ordinary restaurants was fairly poor quality and value.

      Your notion of pizza is a good shout, I've found a number of adequate pizzerias with good wood burning ovens and low prices (sub 15 eur for a pizza). Burger places and meat oriented dutch food (excluding seafood) was generally bad. There is good Dutch food to be found, but I don't think Amsterdam is the best place to look for it unless you're looking for fine dining takes on Dutch cuisine (and there are some nice michelin restaurants doing that).

      The real thing to go for though is the fusion food and the Indonesian food. I found that to be consistently tasty at least (not always of the best quality, but flavourful), and priced competitively.

      On of my favourite non-michelin restaurants in Amsterdam is Kaagman & Kortekaas. Mid-price, some really nice dishes, and a few mediocre ones too. But at the price point a fun place to eat. I also like Umami by Han, I ate there with a group of people and it has many nice sharing plates, not too bad.

      I don't have any specific restaurant recommendations, but don't sleep on Indonesian and Surinamese cuisine. The Netherlands has a lot of these restaurants, so they won't be hard to find. I've also seen a fair number of Ethiopian restaurants (more than where I live, anyway); their food is pretty good, too.

      For Indonesian food, I recommend the nasi goreng, bami goreng, and rendang. If you're not sure what to get, there's also the tumpeng, which is like a platter with an assortment of dishes. It's usually meant to be shared, but I've been to places that had single-serving sizes.

      Most Ethiopian restaurants will have menus that are easy to navigate. You'll most likely get an injera platter with your choice of stew(s). If you're not against raw meat, there is kitfo, which is a beef tartare-like dish mixed with butter and spices. It's a personal favorite of mine.

      Surinamese food is like a mixture of Chinese, Indian, Indonesian/Javanese, and South American cuisine. If you like at least one of these, you might find this one interesting.

      Before anyone criticizes OP for not considering Dutch food, I honestly can't say that I blame him. Dutch food is very simple and hearty. It tastes fine, but it's just not something that I would go out of my way to order at a restaurant.
      From a tourist perspective, Dutch food really shines in the snack department. Can't go wrong with Dutch food if you're getting it from a street food stall, a marketplace, a pub, or a fast food joint.

      Thanks guys!!

  5. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    >kebab
    There are many cheap and fine kebab places, even the Doner places at the stations aren't completely shit. Just go to any random place... I don't think there are any particularly great ones. If you want to be fancy, maybe Restaurant Sham?
    >italian pizzerias
    Cheap pizzas in Amsterdam tend to be not great, unless you want to eat Turkish pizza, those have a good texture at least. Seconding nNea, also Beppe is fine. But neither of those are particularly cheap.
    >burgers
    are everywhere and they're almost always good unless you buy snackbar/McD tiers of crap. Cannibal Royale maybe?
    >asian and meat restaurant
    Wing Kee in the red light district/Chinatown (Zeedijk)

    If you haven't been to Morocco, you probably want to try Moroccan tajine or so. Again, any Moroccan restaurant is good basically.

    Surinamese roti is a must as well.

    For Dutch food... Febo. lol No, but seriously, the tasty Dutch restaurants are all expensive af.

  6. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    Go to herring stalls. I fricking love fresh raw herring. These stalls are good. You can get fried cod as well.

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      I’m sorry but last time I went it didn’t look good at all. Plus I’m going to be in a constant state of hungover / drunk if rather not eat herring

      • 5 months ago
        Anonymous

        Herring is exactly what you want when you are hung over.

      • 5 months ago
        Anonymous

        You need to ask for Kibbeling with sauce.

        Also you could try Loetje which is a chain of decent but nothing fancy Dutch food. Good price quality but not necessarily high in flavor.

  7. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    De Drie Graefjes for pie and coffee.

  8. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    Local here. For Donor go to Erol Doner, Bakkerij Safir
    Pizza: Olidò, klaproos.
    Student cafe: Fest, kriterion
    Chinese/thai/indi: Bird or Ghandi

    Walk the amsterdam light event

  9. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    Kartika

  10. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    Amsterdam fricking sucks, it's a terrible, awful place that you just don't even have to think about let alone visit.

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      Why

  11. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    Borrowing OP's thread:
    Is it worth mentioning that I work for ASML in conversation with the locals?

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      If it naturally comes up, why not? If it doesn't come up, and you start the conversation with BTW I WORK FOR ASML then prepare for them to just suddenly have an appointment and leave the conversation. Don't think you're special, there are many people working for ASML. lol

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