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“A delight on the Canal”
Review of Restaurant Olivar

Restaurant Olivar
Ranked #1 921 of 4 475 Restaurants in Amsterdam
Price range: US$9 - US$29
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Neighbourhood: Red Light District (De Wallen)
Description: 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.
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 were attentive, wine offerings were reasonable and the food was delicious and prepared thoughtfully.
I had the Dorade with a saffron Sauce. My friend had the steak with a potato Gratin.
Washed down with crispy white from the Ruedas region of Spain.
This is one to put on your list when in Amsterdam.

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Thank Foodbytch
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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!

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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
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Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

Family dinner. Service correct, nice but forgetting some parts of the order. Food quite average. Better options available in Amsterdam so I don't recommend it.

Thank Abrandao
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Reviewed 30 December 2016

Based on previous reviews we chose this restaurant due to its location and positive reviews. Although we reserved a table there would have been no need as only one other couple in when we arrived. This might have been a bad sign but generally the food was good and the staff friendly and attentive.

Not sure what area the cuisine was from but certainly had a North African flavour.

Would we eat there again? Probably not but would still recommend you give it a try if you like spicy food

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Thank engineerjim
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