Where to Find Great Greek Food in Amsterdam

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© Meat & Greek
Photo of Tom Coggins
12 April 2017

Among the many excellent international and Dutch restaurants in Amsterdam, there are a number of fantastic delis, takeout joints and tavernas that specialise in Greek cuisine. These exceptional eateries all serve a fine selection of tasty Greek specialities including gyros, halloumi cheese and fresh sea food.

Grekas Griekse Traiterie

Restaurant, Greek, Mediterranean, European, $$$
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The owners of this cosy delicatessen on Singel canal prepare their dishes on site inside an open-kitchen, meaning that guests are to able to enjoy their meals whilst watching these experts at work. Many iconic Greek dishes are available at Grekas Griekse Traiterie including grilled octopus, deep-fried zucchini and fresh tzatziki.

Meat & Greek

Restaurant, Greek, Street Food, $$$
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Meat & Greek, Amsterdam
Meat & Greek, Amsterdam | © Meat & Greek
Meat & Greek uses fresh, locally sourced ingredients to make traditional gyros kebabs. Despite its name, Meat & Greek actually makes several vegetarian options alongside their delicious, meat filled wraps. Everything on their menu is mouthwatering and served on crisp, artisanal pita bread.

De Griekse Taverna

Restaurant, Greek, $$$
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Besides its wonderful menu and service, De Griekse Taverna also regularly organises Greek themed parties with live dancers and musicians. The restaurant serves many perfectly balanced Greek dishes, with an added emphasis on subtly flavoured meals containing oregano, lemon and garlic.

Morena ann de Amstel

Restaurant, Greek
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The deli is close to Magere Brug
The deli is close to Magere Brug | © pixabay

Like all good Greek delicatessens, Morena aan de Amstel sells a wide range of filling lunchtime snacks, larger meals and traditional pita-based dishes. The deli actually looks directly onto the River Amstel and is only a short walk away from Magere Brug, the Portuguese Synagogue and Rembrandtplein.

Dionysos

Restaurant, Greek, $$$
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Amid the many exceptional eateries along Overtoom in Amsterdam-West, Dionysos stands out due to its phenomenal service, authentic Greek cuisine and homely ambience. This superb restaurant serves an abundance of delicious meals, that appeal to carnivores and vegetarians alike, alongside a wide selection of imported Greek beverages.

Mythos Restaurant

Restaurant, Greek, $$$
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Leidseplein
Leidseplein | © Jorge Franganillo / Flickr

Located in the centre of Amsterdam’s bustling Leidsenplein, Mythos Restaurant is within walking distance from several important cultural sites such as de Stadsschouwburg, Vondelpark and Museumplein. While the restaurant is famed for its extensive seafood menu, its kitchen also serves up delicious meat-based and vegetarian meals, that are seasoned according to age-old Greek recipes.