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Review of Semhar

Semhar
Ranked #603 of 3,998 Restaurants in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$15 - US$22
Cuisines: Ethiopian
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Dining options: Reservations
Neighbourhood: Jordaan
Reviewed 14 May 2014

Very good tasty food, especially the vegetarian dishes, lovely people running this restaurant, great atmosphere!!! Love it!!

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Thank Florence D
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Reviewed 27 April 2014

Really positive, warm atmosphere. Prices were reasonable for Amsterdam, an the food was bloody lovely. Very filling, very sociable meals, with good vegetarian options available if you're that way inclined. Came away stuffed and feeling very satisfied.

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Thank James S
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Reviewed 6 April 2014

We have had quite a few meals in this Ethopian restuarant. Often together with a lot of friends and at least with all family members present. And very time it was a joy. Vegetarian options are excellent. A meal consists of a large plate with a varity of food. Lentils, stewed beef, a range of vegetable dishes, cheese. That comes with delicious pancakes you use to swoop up the food with your fingers. The food can be quite spicy. If you are not into that mention it whn ordering and they will take care of that. Good with kids too.
Desert is yoghurt or dat pie, but there is ice cream which is less than authentic but excellent and perhaps the best cooling down option.
Highly recommended!

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Thank Ennea
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Reviewed 1 March 2014

The Semhar is conveniently located in Marnixstraat (not far from the Anne Frank Huis) with a canal view on one side (tables in the back) and a street view on the other side. The restaurant is cozy and has a warm feel. The staff is very friendly and attentive. If you are in pairs or a bigger group I can highly recommend to share a big platter with a variety of spicy stews (with or without meat) and vegetables. The enjera (sourdough pancakes) are excellent. The food is eaten with the hands. This is done by tearing off a piece of enjera, using it to grab some food, and putting it directly in your mouth. If you run out of enjera and there is still food left on your plate, you will get extra enjera free of charge. One important remark: If you’re not into spicy food, this is probably not your kind of place. Make sure to the try the exotic beers (amongst other coconut and banana) as eel as the Ethiopian-style coffee. You won't`t be disappointed.

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Thank MP-BusinessTraveller
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Reviewed 25 February 2014

and this certainly is not either. But it is more expensive than the other places in Amsterdam, and doesn't offer anything extra. So if you want good Ethiopian restaurant - try Addis Ababa - why overpay?

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Thank PolishAmsterdammer
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