Bazar

Price guide: Budget

Albert Cuypstraat 182, Amsterdam, 1073 BL

Price guide: Budget

Interior of Bazar

By Fred Mawer, your Amsterdam expert

I write for The Daily Telegraph, The .... Read more
#16 of 40
expert-rated restaurants in Amsterdam
Expert overall rating:4.2 out of 5
Food and drink:
4
4.0
Ambience:
4.2
4.2
Service:
3.9
3.9
Location:
3.9
3.9
Value for money:
4.4
4.4
Recommended for:
Backpackers / Students, Couples, Families with teenagers, Families with younger children, Singles, Relaxation

Best for Cheap eats - Expert review of Bazar

Church converted in to a colourful Middle Eastern/North African café/restaurant.

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.

Food and drink: 

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. 

Ambience: 

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).

Service: 

Attentive, upbeat.

Location: 

On the famous Albert Cuypmarkt (so a great lunchtime option), towards the eastern end. 

Price advice: 

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:
Budget
Type:
Café, Restaurant
Food:
North African
Address:
Albert Cuypstraat 182, Amsterdam, 1073 BL
Telephone:
020 675 0544
Website:
http://www.bazaramsterdam.com
Serves:
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Opening times:
Mon-Thu 11am-midnight, Fri 11am-1am, Sat 9am-1am, Sun 9am-midnight.
Accepts Credit Cards:
Yes
Reservations:
Not necessary
Free tags / Keywords:
Cheap eats, Quick bites

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