Snackbar Bird

Address: Zeedijk 77, Amsterdam, 1012 AS, The Netherlands
Telephone: 020 420 6289

- Budget

4.4

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
4.5
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Service
4
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Food and drink
4.5
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Value for money
4.7
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Ambience
3.8
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Location
3.8
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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.

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.

Recommended for

  • Singles
  • People watching

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