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Waves Greek Restaurant & Cafe

) #1,147 of 3,267 Restaurants in Amsterdam €€ - €€€ Mediterranean, Greek
Lange Leidsedwarsstraat 27, 1017 NG Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31 20 620 0862
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good38%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“gyros” (15 reviews)
“baklava” (5 reviews)
Open Now
15:00 - 23:50All hours
Mediterranean, Greek
€€ - €€€
Lange Leidsedwarsstraat 27, 1017 NG Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 18 June 2017

I tend to trust Tripadvisor, but this time I was let down. This restaurant was right in the middle of the tourist zone on a street of restaurants, so probably should have realized that it is really there to capture the undiscerning tourist crowd. Very...More

Thank rfreder
Reviewed 29 April 2017 via mobile

If you have a little bit of imagination, you can feel here like in Greece: music, ambience and the food!!! Great, absolutely. Octopus, Souvlaki or Musaka are authentic. The crew professional and kindly. Go and enjoy your lunch or dinner.

Thank Javier M E
Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

Myself and my partner are lovers of all Greek food so we were so happy to find this little gem! The pitta gyros is amazing and the prices are reasonable too! If you love Greek food you have to give this gyros a go!

Thank Stacey H
Reviewed 23 November 2016 via mobile

My brother ate here and ate one bite of his entree. It was that bad and it was one bite too many. Ordered the lamb with spinach and cheese. Do not recommend this restaurant to anyone.

Thank Riki F
Reviewed 20 October 2016

We had a lovely meal and enjoyed the food very much. They are both very attentive and nice trough out the whole meal.

Thank Elimo1
Reviewed 17 October 2016

My husband and I ate dinner here on a Tuesday evening in mid-October 2016. We had the tsatziki dip for an appetizer (served with regular bread, not pita bread, just FYI!). We each had the gyro plate. Portions were generous and the food was quite...More

Thank B_family_of4
Reviewed 8 August 2016

We stopped off here for a late lunch. Both had the Chicken Skewers. Piping hot, and very tasty. Owner was very attentive. Very enjoyable.

Thank greystane64
Reviewed 21 July 2016

Happened upon this restaurant walking down a busy street. We were so glad we choose it. Delicious Greek salad and lamb. Warm, subtle service. We sat outside in the sunshine and were happy!

Thank jessiedoerr
Reviewed 18 July 2016

My friend and I went for lunch. We sat outside and had a lovely time. The service was warm but discreet and the food (grilled lamb chops (paidakia) and Greek salad) was delicious--fragrant, savory grilled lamb, wonderfully spiced.

Thank j0hnshelby
Reviewed 12 June 2016

Had a dinner there on a nice sunny day in Amsterdam. Had a grilled octopus for a starter, grilled sea bass and grilled dorado for a main course. House wine (Rose) was very good, you'd expect that from good French wine. Food was cooked perfectly....More

Thank Alex F
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$12 - US$41
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Delivery
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Open Hours
15:00 - 23:50
15:00 - 23:50
15:00 - 23:50
15:00 - 23:50
15:00 - 23:50
15:00 - 23:50
15:00 - 23:50
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Lange Leidsedwarsstraat 27, 1017 NG Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  North Holland Province  >  Amsterdam
  • Phone Number: +31 20 620 0862
Waves Greek Cafe n 'Restaurant Amsterdam is located in the center, near the Leidseplein, City Theatre and the De La Mar Theatre. In Amsterdam, where many Greek restaurant does his best to look like a typical island taverna, jumps Waves in the Leidseplein neighborhood, out because of the emphasis on taste, personal hospitality and conviviality instead of Aegean colors, fishnets and Olympian gods. "In an area awash with Greek restaurants That Do a pretty routine island-taverna impersonation, Waves stands out for putting more emphasis on taste and less on dazzling Aegean colors, fishing nets, and the Olympian deities. Its single room is modern, restrained in notes decor, and softly lit. The specialties - afelia (lamb cubes in coriander-and-wine sauce), moussaka, kleftiko (oven-baked lamb), and others - are not much different in principle from Those of other local Greek restaurants, but are gene rally better prepared and served - which, after all, is difference enough.Tip "Gyros" only in Amsterdam. Waves restaurant you are welcome to enjoy fresh food, good wine and friendly service. Our chefs can draw from a wide range of fresh fish n meat. If you are not a fish lover, then there are also meat, Gyros and vegetarian dishes that you can order.
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