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.
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.
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).
This is a simple little basement restaurant that serves enormous servings of Cantonese and Indonesian food. Good food at reasonable prices, friendly service. A lot of local Chinese families seem to eat here -- which, to me, is a good recommendation in itself.
Favorite Dish: I had the bami, similar to what we in the U.S. call chow mein, only a thinner noodle. I was served a big plate of noodles with thin slivers of pork and vegetables. At that point, I was footsore from walking all day, and famished. The bami was just what I needed: tasty, hearty comfort food. Others in my party had char siu (barbecued pork), soyu chicken, and vegetarian gado-gado, which they liked.
My visit to De Walvisch.
French cuisine with a touch of South African specialities.
A "drinkpan" is South-African for "pub".
I'm not too enthousiastic about this restaurant.
The restaurant itself is very nice, chairs are comfortable, staff is kind.
Food presentation is very well done if not to say spectacular at times.
But the taste is bland, the sauces don't fit with the dish. I wrote my findings just a few hours after having eaten there and I couldn't even remember everything I had. That is not a good sign.
So if De Walvisch wants to get a good name, they should definitely do something about the taste of the food. Even though some combinations are unusual, I really don't get the point.
Oh... I must say all meat and fish were perfectly prepared. Juicy, not overcooked. Nothing wrong with that. Just not tasty.
Favorite Dish: Opened Tuesday thru Saturday from 16.00 hrs. Kitchen open from 18-22 hrs.
The crème brulée (5 mini's puddings each with a different flavour) is heavenly.
We spent € 70 per person for a four course meal, wine, mineral water, drinks before dinner and coffee. Rather steep, I thought.
The picture of crocodile fillet with gamba is not sharp but I had no better.
Owned by Popering (see other restaurant tip), just across the street.
Favorite Dish: Pub and restaurant. Small, dark and very cosy. Good Belgian food. Crème brulée is to die for. If you feel like a fancy bottle of wine (a Sauternes in our case), they just pop over to Popering to get it for you.
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!
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
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.
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.
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!
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.
In my opinion the best Surinamese eating-place in Rotterdam. The Surinamese kitchen has Hindustani, Indonesian and Creole influences. All dishes (roti, nasi goreng etc.) are good. But the sauto is the best!
Favorite Dish: Sauto soup, a huge bowl filled to the brim with chicken broth, bean sprouts, chicken meat, a boiled egg and other tasty stuff, with a bowl of rice and hot sauces (sambal) on the side. Very cheap and very satisfying.
One of my favourites. Busy little restaurant that easily does 2 sittings on an evening so don't expect you can have your table all night if you don't reserve early.
Fa. Leendert & Zn (see further on) and pub restaurant ----- is owned by the same firm.
Favorite Dish: Everything actually. The food is Belgian, lovely big fries, roast ham or oysters and lovely puds. Very informal atmosphere. This clever little restaurant has two sittings per evening and is always fully booked. Lovely lovely
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.