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Koosie: At the Witte de Withstraat
Koosie is a small bar/restaurant with a small terrace on the public walkway
The place has an open atmosphere and the everyday street activities add its own character.
The kitchen is small, so the menu selection is limited, but from an unique style and quality.
Wereld Eethuis Bazar: Popular world food place
The Wereld Eethuis Bazar is a very popular place to eat.
If you want to have a bite of one of the fantastic world dinner, first make a reservation.
Most dishes are based on North African receipes; the meat is halal.
See you See me: Fusion, Asian
A modern, spacious restaurant. Opened in 2006.
Kitchen is a mix of Chinese, Thai, Japanese, Indonesian, Vietnamese...
Opened daily from 12-23 hours (Monday closed).
Favorite Dish: Excellent Thai soup and an array of Asian 'tapas' makes this a very good lunch for under € 18 per person (including a pot of tea and a coffee).
Witte de Withstraat: De Bazar: Middle Eastern delight
The interior of the the Bazar is an exciting mix of North African and Middle Eastern . It's like you are in Africa or the Middle East. I enjoyed this special atmosphere, relaxed and lifely at the same time, as a lovely oasis in the modern citylife of Rotterdam. Except indoors at two floors, you can sit at the sidewalks as well.
Favorite Dish: The food is a delicious mix of Middle Eastern and (North) Africran dishes. Almost all the dishes are my favourite. There are soups, salads, main courses, snacks. You can have your breakfast or lunch here as well. For lunch we had falafel with salad, humus, tunisian soup.
Sorgh en Hoop: Sorrow and Hope
This is food from Surinam and the Caribbean. You can get a dish where you get about 15 small pots, filled with different kinds of meat, fish and veggies made the Caribbean way. It's really nice, because you can get a taste of different things. The service is a bit slow (but hey isn't everything in Latin America?), so don't go there if you're in a hurry. The people are really nice though and so is the restaurant.
Favorite Dish: Switie mama is my favourite dish. It's got different kinds of meat, fish and vegies made the way people from Surinam do, it's really good. The desert Coco Rico is really good if you like coconut.
Bazar: Turkish delight
This is a very trendy restaurant at the moment, so you might want to make a reservation. The restaurant is very colourful and busy. You can eat food from North Africa and the Middle East. The food is really nice and the people serving you are nice to. It's opened every day:
Monday to Thursday: 08.00 to 23.00
Friday: 08.00 to 24.00
Saturday: 09.00 to 24.00
Sunday: 09.00 to 23.00
Favorite Dish: I've always liked a mixed grill, just so you can get a different taste of what they can make.
Witte de Withstraat, city center: Midnight munchies destination...
This area is famous for it's restaurants. You can find all kinds of restaurants here...
But what sets this place apart...for the locals this is the destination of choice for people with the need of a midnight snack or who has the munchies after a night of enjoying the nightlife.
It's just great to come here after a night out clubbing. Even at 3/4 am in the morning you have plenty of choices.
The wellknown Warung Mini is a great choice. But there is also a chinese restaurant and of course a kebabshop(shoarma).
The atmosphere is relaxed and mellow...people come here to chill out . A great end to a nightout IMO and I think a really typical rotterdam experience. Must visit.
Favorite Dish: The chinese restaurant is OK. Not great...but the food is perfectly edible this late/early. This place opens the latest of all the restaurants in the strip. I have eaten here as late as 4/5am.
But the place of choice IMO is the Warung Mini. They serve surinaam cuisine...this is a totally eclectic mix of different cuisnes. Influenced by the difference cultures in Suriname and they come up with truly surprising combinations.
For example ever wondered how a Cha sieuw sandwich taste like? Or salted fish(aka ikan asin) sandwich? Or chicken curry sandwich? They have all this and more.
They are famous for saoto soup...aka soto ayam(indonesia)..if you dont know it. Prepare to taste one of the best chickensoups ever.
One warning though...they serve as a condiment a chili/sambal...yellow stuff. Be VERY carefull...this is so spicy and hot. Seriously...it's nearly chemical in it's hotness.
Bazar: The middle east
This restaurant was really a great discovery. We where looking to eat just a snack, but when we saw all the people eating all the nice dishes we couldn't resist to order a whole meal. If I ever go back to Rotterdam I surely will go back there. Above the restaurant is also a hotel.
Sorgh en hoop: Suriname
Its a very nice place to go to. Its painted in bright colors like red, green and yellow. The restaurant is very big and the staff was very friendly. In the basement there is also a dance club of the restaurant. Worthwhile visiting.
Favorite Dish: We ate a rice table, calles Sranan Switie mama, with a variety of different dishes (see pictures) it was very nice. The cocktails are also great. The dessert was something called Bojo (see pictures), a very special but nice taste. The food originates from Suriname in South America.
Opa eetcafé: Dutch food by grandpa
Opa opens at late afternoon and gives you a small variety of dutch and international dishes. Servings are very large and worth its price (dish from 12 to 20 EUR). Cocktails are also available at adequate prices. Opa means grandpa so that the whole restaurant is decorated in rustical, early 2oth century style. You will find a lot of pictures of elderly men and family photos.
Favorite Dish: The Dutch seems to love Satés, so I tried a chicken one (kipsaté). DELICIOUS!
Witte de Withstraat, city center: Warung Mini - Best chicken soup ever
This is a Surinamse place in the arty Witte de Withstraat area. From outside it look a bit creepy, but it has the best "Soto" soup (chicken) that I´ve ever tried for a mere 3€. It´s usually full of people, and also they have take-away service.
Favorite Dish: Chicken Soup
Witte de Withstraat, city center: Good food for a good price!
Nice restaurant, good food, good ambience!
If your favourite dish consist of a lot of fish or meat, you would enjoy your meal at "Bazaar". The food quantity and quality is the best! And the price is low!
Make a reservation, because it is always crowded! (without reservation you'll have to wait for a table.)
Favorite Dish: My favourite dish is the "Bizar Bazaar" (served for two) fish or meat.
The Bagel Bakery: For a lazy sunday breakfast/brunch
Located near the 'Witte de Withstraat' in the center of Rotterdam you can find the Bagel Bakery. This place is very stylish with a modern, no-frills look. A great spot to have breakfast or bruch. Fresh coffee, juices and bagels. In Summer it's great to sit outside and enjoy the sun and this lively area of the city. The Witte de Withstraat is known for its numerous cafés, restaurants, shops and galeries, so you won't be bored.
De Bazar: Middle Eastern food and atmosphere
I love this place, but many people do, so it would be wise to make reservations in advance! I ate here twice, without reservation, but that was pure luck.
The inside is of this restaurant [also a **hotel] beautifully decorated in middle-eastern / north african style, the food is also based on that style. This is a great, not too expensive place, it is possible to have something to eat for under € 10.
For vegetarians there is at least falafel and a cheesedish on the menu, maybe more, but I am not sure about that. In summer they have a lot of space to sit outside.
Favorite Dish: When I eat here I like to take some "humus" as an appetizer. I like all their main courses so far [also the ones I tasted from my friends]. I have no special recommendation. But leave room for the desserts, they are delicious!
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Sorgh en Hoop (Surinamese): Sorgh en Hoop (Surinamese)
Colourful and relaxed place. Besides restaurant it's also a dancing/clubbing place with frequent parties and sometimes free salsa dance lessons. It als has a cocktail bar and a tapas bar (with Surinamese, not Spanish bites!).
Favorite Dish: Anything really. Surinamese is a mix of Creole, Indonesian, Indian ... can be very spicy. Eating with hands preferred (by me anyway !).
We drank exotic drinks: very spice ginger beer, and almond milk lemonade (orgeade) at € 2 each.Then both of us had a Creole dinner (€ 14) with lots of different tasty items around a pile of white rice.
Coffee is € 1,60.
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