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Restaurant Olivar

Oudezijds Voorburgwal 10, 1012 GD Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31 20 330 7052
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good25%
  • Average15%
  • Poor13%
  • Terrible11%
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Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly
Oudezijds Voorburgwal 10, 1012 GD Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Two friends and I wound up dining here on our second of three nights in Amsterdam. I had spotted it as a likely candidate on Google Maps, both for its highly positive reviews and its proximity to the hotel where my friends were staying. The...More

Thank MassCatnap
Reviewed 10 May 2018

The meal was very tasty and the house wine was surprisingly good! It has a cosy and friendly atmosphere. Very few places to eat in the red light district looked at all welcoming - this one was different.

Thank YeovilSS
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Reviewed 20 April 2018 via mobile

Need I say more?!? Waiter was very fast in telling us not to move the table for our party of eight .... sorry! So we had to sit apart. The location is super, staff not.

1  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 15 April 2018

Restaurant Olivar was a welcome relief for the noise and crowds on a busy Saturday night. The owner was warm and friendly. The food was great and the wine list complemented the Spanish cuisine. Though small and a full house we were not rushed. The...More

Thank blue30350
Reviewed 11 April 2018 via mobile

Extremely bad!!!! The staff didn’t help us, didn’t say hi or anything. The coffee wasn’t good either..

2  Thank Minna Å
Reviewed 11 April 2018 via mobile

We didn’t get a menu, bad coffee, impolite staff, he didn’t want to say what a coffee costs. We didn’t get the chance to split the bill either. Don’t come here, there are better places in Amsterdam.

1  Thank Alex G
Reviewed 25 March 2018 via mobile

It is a small restaurant with a limited menu and is off the beaten track. However the food was beautifully cooked and presented and the service was excellent.

Thank 999ainslie
Reviewed 9 September 2017

This lovely little tapas restaurant is very pleasant. It's clean, bright with a cozy terrace that seats maybe 2-4. I've passed it a thousand times and have never ventured in. It's parallel to the waormestraat This time I did and was pleasantly surprised. The staff...More

Thank Foodbytch
Reviewed 1 July 2017 via mobile

We looked for a place to eat near the hotel in TripAdvisor and Olivar was well indicated. The service was very good, very joyful. We had fish and meat, and both were good!

1  Thank Marcus A
Reviewed 18 May 2017 via mobile

It seams like a good place to drink beer or drinks. But I did not enjoy the food, I had an octopus carpaccio and lobster with rice. Also the service was not good.

Thank Gustavo V
Red Light District (De Wallen)
To visit Amsterdam and not explore De Wallen (the
Dutch name for this area) or to go only to gawk at its
saucier aspects would mean missing the opportunity to
view some of the city’s most picturesque canals,
historic landmarks, and impeccably presented examples
of traditional local architecture – not to mention
Amsterdam’s own Chinatown, Europe’s largest Buddhist
temple and more local treasures. Sure, there are some
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$9 - US$29
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
View, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Oudezijds Voorburgwal 10, 1012 GD Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  North Holland Province  >  Amsterdam>  > Red Light District (De Wallen)
  • Neighbourhood: Red Light District (De Wallen)
  • Phone Number: +31 20 330 7052
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We are a small exclusive restaurant with a southern European oriented kitchen. Our menu offers a select choice of traditional Spanish dishes and creations inspired by the Mediterranean cuisine. Our chefs are dedicated to prepare for our guests the best dishes with the finest ingredients.The restaurant is decorated in the southern Spanish style with original tiles and a long marble bar where you can enjoy our extensive wine list, have a meal or if you have not booked, have a drink while waiting for a table.For a snack and a drink you can also sit on the terace. In the summer you can enjoy watching the boats taking turns to sail through the narrow gate towards the open water or to the canals of the oldest and most beautiful part of Amsterdam.
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