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“Well thought out dining experience”
Review of Rainarai

Rainarai
Ranked #1,178 of 3,897 Restaurants in Amsterdam
Cuisines: African
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Neighbourhood: Jordaan
Christchurch
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Well thought out dining experience”
Reviewed 10 November 2011

We had a lunch here, but we could have happily sat there all afternoon. We liked the way the building had been converted to create a airy and really groovy restaurant. Cool touches like the outside open fire with the huge pot of chicken casserole/soup cooking, made it a great place to hang out. I think it would be fantastic for a big birthday meal.

I had a feta salad and I really appreciated the addition of yummy extras like the smoked almonds, dried apricots and pomegranate. Quite a limited lunch menu but why over complicate things! Went with other New Zealanders, and the staff were very good about the fact that we couldn't speak Dutch and that we asked for then gave them advice on how to make the mysterious flat white. The restaurant seemed a little under staffed, causing a few errors and forgot bread moments.

Lots of space to park your bikes.

  • Visited November 2011
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london
Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“TOTAL RIP OFF”
Reviewed 17 April 2011

We've walked past this place a few times and been meaning to try it out.
We sat down and ordered the one and only dish on the set menu (un-priced) which consisted of a rather small portion of fish, potato and beans. We were disappointed as it looked great was quite bland but nearly died when we were charged €50 for this, four drinks, plus €2.75 just to sit outside!!!
TOTAL RIP OFF - Thank god the (really slow) waiter forgot to bring us the Baklava we'd ordered as that would probably have been an extra €20.
Maybe they thought we were tourists?...I don't know, but we won't be going back for sure.

  • Visited April 2011
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Thank nanomog
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Milan, Italy
Level 5 Contributor
69 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
“Delicious dishes from Algeria, excellent the pumpkin served with cous cous!! The service is a little bit slow but the...”
Reviewed 12 August 2009

Delicious dishes from Algeria, excellent the pumpkin served with cous cous!! The service is a little bit slow but the waiter is so kind that it worths the waiting.
We paid for 4 dishes with some drinks € 52, sounds good for healthy food in Amsterdam!!

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Thank alelovesmiami
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