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“Don't miss this great little restaurant!”
Review of Aphrodite - CLOSED

Aphrodite
Cuisines: Greek
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Dining options: Reservations
Neighbourhood: Stadsdeel Zuid
Reviewed 29 April 2015

We ate twice in this super restaurant on our recent visit to Amsterdam. I just wish I could have brought the restaurant home with me. The owner, Loes Heemeijer, is delightful and nothing was too much trouble for her guests. The food is superb, simple but full of flavour. The style is Greek but with Dutch influence, the Veal stew, the pulled Pork and braised Rabbit we had were memorable, all cooked to order by Loes. The restaurant is at the end of Lange Leidsedwarsstraat so don't be tempted into any of the inferior cafes on the way!

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1  Thank Ashley42London
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Reviewed 11 November 2014

If this was in NYC, there would be a line out the door. In Amsterdam its a neighborhood locale where the owner and the guests all know each other. Wonderful take on Greek cuisine in a interesting area. The locale is filled with dining options but seems missed by the tourists.

Thank erikglit
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Reviewed 6 September 2014

We visited Aphrodite with Dutch friends on the basis of a Dutch website recommendation. We were not disappointed. The service was so friendly and the staff could not have done more for us. The waitress moved seamlessly between Dutch and English for our mixed group. The food was delicious and home-style. I would certainly go there again.

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Thank JillLyon
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Reviewed 8 August 2014

We have been going to the Greek Restaurant since 2011....it's probably our favorite local place in Amsterdam....although it's located in the touristy area of Leidseplein; it is just far enough away from the many restaurants that it is set apart. The interior is charming, charming, charming. Small, intimate, lovely. The owner, Loes greets everyone with a big smile and usually 3 kisses...is it because most of her customer are repeat and local? Could be. She seems to know everyone and you are welcomed back like she is welcoming you into her home. We have been there when it is packed, and we have been there when there are just one or two tables. She has had to change cooks a couple of times (one sadly died) so the food is not always consistent, but it is always good and hearty. Worth the try and I suspect you will be back.

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Thank SZKlein
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Reviewed 18 December 2013

On our recent visit to Amsterdam it was good to see that Aphrodite is unchanged in both the quality and value of its food, and the warmth of its welcome. We shared the mixed starter and then had some simply grilled fish and calamari. It was as good as we remembered from when we lived in the city, when this was one of our favourite places. The menu is varied, the service is charming and unhurried, and the atmosphere is gezellig.

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1  Thank tripbiscuit
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