Snackbar Bird

Price guide: Budget

Zeedijk 77, Amsterdam, 1012 AS

Price guide: Budget

Snackbar Bird

By Fred Mawer, your Amsterdam expert

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#6 of 40
expert-rated restaurants in Amsterdam
Expert overall rating:4.4 out of 5
Food and drink:
4.5
4.5
Ambience:
3.8
3.8
Service:
4
4.0
Location:
3.8
3.8
Value for money:
4.7
4.7
Recommended for:
Singles, People watching

Best for Value for money - Expert review of Snackbar Bird

No-frills Thai café - some of the best cheap food in town.

 This little Amsterdam institution is the busiest of the many ethnic places to eat on the once seedy, now spruced up Zeedijk. Though cramped, noisy, hot and basic, I love it - it's always near the top of my list of places if I'm after a quick, inexpensive but delicious plate (or bowl) of food.

Food and drink: 

My favourites include coconut soup with chicken, the fried fishcakes, and bowls of Pad Thai. The tea is free, no alcohol is served (and soft drinks come in cans).

Ambience: 

Always lots going on - with ladies working dexterously preparing food in the tiny open kitchen, people waiting for takeaways (and tables), policemen on their beat popping in.

Service: 

Staff are very efficient and friendly.

Location: 

In the city centre, on the Zeedijk. Seats in the window are great for people watching.

Price advice: 

Coconut soup with chicken 4.5 euros; Pad Thai 10 euros.

Other useful branches: 

The Bird restaurant across the street is comfier, serves much the same fare for a few euros more (and alcohol), but has none of the atmosphere.

More information on Snackbar Bird:

Price guide:
Budget
Type:
Café
Food:
Thai
Address:
Zeedijk 77, Amsterdam, 1012 AS
Telephone:
020 420 6289
Website:
http://www.thai-bird.nl
Serves:
Lunch, Dinner
Opening times:
Daily 2pm-10pm.
Accepts Credit Cards:
No
Reservations:
Not possible
Free tags / Keywords:
Cheap eats, Quick bites, Takeaway

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