Albert Cuypstraat 182, Amsterdam, 1073 BL
- Recommended for:
- Backpackers / Students, Couples, Families with teenagers, Families with younger children, Singles, Relaxation
Best for Cheap eats - Expert review of Bazar
Down in the ethnically diverse Pijp, housed in an ex-Christian place of worship, and serving up Arabic and North African cuisine, Bazar is multicultural Amsterdam personified.
Breakfasts, lunches and dinners are recommended. You could start the day with an Algerian "thousand holes pancake". Lunch could be pide or pita sandwiches; I recently had peynirli tepsi boregi - a delicious large borek pastry filled with feta and mint. Dinner options include couscous, spicy kebabs, stews, and several vegetarian dishes. All the meat served is halal.
The décor is kitsch and fun - a dazzling combination of Moorish wall tiles, lanterns, fairy lights, Arabic posters, and primary coloured wooden tables. When I've visited, most diners have been westerners (tourists and locals).
On the famous Albert Cuypmarkt (so a great lunchtime option), towards the eastern end.
Good value: you're unlikely to pay more than 10 euros for lunch, and main courses for dinner start at 8.50 euros for the dish of the day.
More information on Bazar:
- Price guide:
- Café, Restaurant
- North African
- Albert Cuypstraat 182, Amsterdam, 1073 BL
- 020 675 0544
- Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
- Opening times:
- Mon-Thu 11am-midnight, Fri 11am-1am, Sat 9am-1am, Sun 9am-midnight.
- Accepts Credit Cards:
- Not necessary
- Free tags / Keywords:
- Cheap eats, Quick bites