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“Beautiful authentic bar/restaurant”
Review of Restaurant Sijf

Restaurant Sijf
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Ranked #86 of 1,028 Restaurants in Rotterdam
Cuisines: Contemporary
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Lower Austria, Austria
Level 5 Contributor
71 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Beautiful authentic bar/restaurant”
Reviewed 8 April 2013

If you are in Rotterdam you HAVE to lunch here.
This is my favourite eatery in Rotterdam because it is so unpretentious.
The interior is authentic & aged but it feels cozy & welcome.
Had a few meals here as well as just stopped in for a coffee, cake or drink.
Staff are honest & must be commended. My uncle left his credit card in the bill wallet & we only realised hours later. I made a call to the restaurant, spoke to the manager & he confirmed the credit card was there & in the safe. Before he confirmed, he double checked I knew the full name on the card & made sure we were legit. We drove out immediately to collect the card & couldnt have been more appreciative for their honesty. Of course, we bought all the staff a round :-) Amazing to know there are still 100% honest people like this around.
Highly recommended.

  • Visited May 2012
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
249 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 319 helpful votes
“Very nice, relaxing bar with great food”
Reviewed 7 January 2013

Had a really nice evening here and returned for lunch the following day. Feels very typically dutch with a really nice ambience. Service and beers excellent and the food was to a very high standard. No complaints at all, and we will return next time in Rotterdam.

  • Visited January 2013
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Level 4 Contributor
23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Cozy place”
Reviewed 4 November 2012 via mobile

The service is good, and the whole place offer you a warm and cozy feeling, you start to feel relax once you open the door. People are always smiling at you there, although it was my first time to visit there but felt very familiar with it. Food is not bad and is reasonable with its price. Nice place to have a little break with friends in a lazy afternoon.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Level 5 Contributor
55 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Fun little place :)”
Reviewed 9 September 2012 via mobile

Great beer and atmosphere. Its right in the center, and on a sunny day its a great place to have Weihenstephan or D'achouffe. I will definitely come back.

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Johannesburg South Africa
Level 4 Contributor
45 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Best Chicken Satay I have ever had”
Reviewed 26 March 2012

We travel to Rotterdam in March each year to attend a trade show. We "discovered" Restaurant Sijf on our first visit four years ago and have been back every year since then.
The menu is fairly short but covers most requirements and there is also a special every day - the all you can eat ribs (Tuesday I think) are superb, meat falls off the bone and they are served with two good sauces. Chicken satay on Wednesday is our favourite dish - the marinade and sauce are superb.
Most meals are served with bowls of freshly cooked chips and a fresh, crisp salad - both of these are replenished free of charge until you have had enough.
The vibe in this restaurant is great. It is a fairly small place and tables are squeezed in but everyone is so friendly (including the serving staff) that you do not mind the squeeze.
They often have some form of entertainment - not sure if this is on an ad-hoc basis as it appears on different nights.
We have a five night trip and always visit Sijf at least two or three times during the trip and thoroughly enjoy it on each occasion.

  • Visited March 2012
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