We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.

“If you like pancakes and you're in Amsterdam, there's only one place to go.” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Sara's Pancake House

Sara's Pancake House
Ranked #99 of 101 Dessert in Amsterdam
Cuisines: Dutch, European
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Good for: Kids, Child-friendly
Dining options: Brunch, After-hours, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighbourhood: Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“If you like pancakes and you're in Amsterdam, there's only one place to go.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 April 2009

Visited Sara's Pancakes on Saturday 4th April. What can I say about this little gem ? We read the reviews on tripadvisor before leaving, and were determined to check out this restaurant, and we're so glad we did. Sara has done a wonderful job with this restaurant. It is small, friendly and welcoming, and most importantly, the food is spectacular. Hearty, generous portions of tasty home-cooked pancake, along with desserts to die for. All prepared and served by Sara and her sister, in that seemingly effortless and relaxed but efficient way which seems to be so typical of Amsterdam and Holland in general. In terms of price, it's a good value dining option considering the quality of food on offer.

Despite it being our first visit, we were treated more like friends or regulars than strangers from the street, and spent much of the meal chatting and laughing with Sara and her sister. I'm sure when it's very busy that might not be a guaranteed feature, but it says a lot about their hospitality and attitude. Thanks to both of them for a first class experience.

Don't miss this place, and if you try it, you'll go back.

    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
Thank James_and_Julie
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a Review

897 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    173
    174
    154
    154
    242
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Korean first
  • Norwegian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Turkish first
  • Any
English first
Leicester
Level Contributor
5 reviews
“Superb”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 March 2009

My favourite in Amsterdam. The pancakes are delicious. You can have either sweet or savoury ones. Good value for money. A savoury pancake and a beer only cost me about 16 euros which was great.

I tried the mexican pancake (which was amazing!) and a turkish pancake which was also very good. My biggest regret was I didn't have time to go in for breakfast on my last day as I would have loved to have tried another one.

The atmosphere is really nice and I was made to feel very welcome. The pancakes are a work of art and the lady who makes them should win some sort of award, they really are that good!

    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
Thank Daymo91
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Orlando, Florida
2 reviews
“Best Pancakes in Amsterdam”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2009

Sara's Pancake House has to be the most unique restaurant we have ever been to. Sara is the owner, host, cook & server. She is a very nice lady who can cook the best savory pancakes in the land of the pancakes. Most definitely a "most" when in Amsterdam. Make sure to tell Sara that Paola sent you!

Helpful?
Thank LilPaolita
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Kufstein
Level Contributor
17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“GREAT Pancakes”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2008

Couldnt have been better. Sara ROCKS! She is a one woman show..the Waitress, Cook & Bus-gal; she is the hardest working person in Amsterdam. The pancakes were excellent & value for the money was great. We will definately be back.

Helpful?
1 Thank Gina999
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC

Travellers who viewed Sara's Pancake House also viewed

Amsterdam, North Holland Province
Amsterdam, North Holland Province
 
Amsterdam, North Holland Province
Amsterdam, North Holland Province
 
Amsterdam, North Holland Province
Amsterdam, North Holland Province
 

Been to Sara's Pancake House? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing