Bazar

Address: Albert Cuypstraat 182, Amsterdam, 1073 BL, The Netherlands
Telephone: 020 675 0544

- Budget

4.2

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
4
90%
Service
3.9
90%
Food and drink
4
90%
Value for money
4.4
90%
Ambience
4.2
90%
Location
3.9
90%

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.

Recommended for

  • Backpackers / Students
  • Couples
  • Families with teenagers
  • Families with younger children
  • Singles
  • Relaxation

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