Maoz Falafel - Damrak

Overall rating: 3.5 stars 16 Reviews
Another branch of Maoz Falafel in Amsterdam. This one is on the main street between Central Station and Dam Square. Price: Inexpensive more-less
Vegan-friendly, Fast food, Salad bar, Take-out, Middle Eastern

Mon-Sun 11:00am-2:00am

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  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Cash only
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First Review by slithers
Wansaree
Wansaree
  • vegetarian
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+76

The one in Paris is a lot better

2
Posted on 08 / 16 / 2015

As we have eaten in Paris a few times, when we traveled to Amsterdam, we made sure to visit. It's disappointing, though. The place was bigger with more staff but it's not clean and unsystematic.

The falafel tasted bland. We'd rather visit other places.

Pros: Inexpensive
Cons: Not clean, Not tasty
Erezshahar
Erezshahar
  • vegetarian
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+11

save your time and money..

2
Posted on 07 / 27 / 2015

The place is not clean, the crew is not nice, but the worse thing is the food.. It's not tasty and gave me and my stomach ache.
We think there are better places to go in Amsterdam..


thisplaceisheaven
thisplaceisheaven
  • vegetarian
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+95

Recommened for a quick and satisfying meal

4
Posted on 06 / 14 / 2015

I am glad I found this place, very tasty and quickly served food. I had a massive falafel wrap (you can choose between white and wholegrain pitta) with hummus and unlimitted toppings for less than 5 euros.

The only thing I didn't like was the staff- unfriendly and unhelpful.
Also,
Updated from previous review on Sunday June 14, 2015

Pros: quick, big portions, good price, unlimitted toppings
Cons: unfriendly staff, crowded

qwerty
qwerty
  • vegan
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+16

really really good

4
Posted on 04 / 27 / 2015

I was there the first time with friends and it is sooo good (thumbs up)
The price is ok for the quality too it is just a pitty that it was a bit stressy and crowded so you couldn't really eat "in quiet"...


Pamina
Pamina
  • vegan
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+557

Quick, cheap, tasty!

4
Posted on 08 / 18 / 2014

This was the second Maoz I visited in Amsterdam, and I liked it so much more than the one at Muntplein! Although the concept is exactly the same, this Maoz was better because the staff were so much more friendly. It was absolutely crowded, but still it wasn't as stressful, as the staff remained calm and very friendly. There is of course not a lot of seating, so I was lucky to get a seat.
This time I opted for the salad box because it's easier to eat than a falafel within a pita bread, and the falafel in the box tasted really good (again). I also had a fresh carrot juice which was also good.

Pros: Perfect location, Delicious falafel for a great price, Friendly service
Cons: Not a lot of seating
Amy1274
Amy1274
  • vegan
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+1031

The best salad bar I have seen in years

5
Posted on 07 / 20 / 2014

Very good value as you can take as much salad/sauces as you want. My only complaint is that vegan options aren't labelled.

Edit - the last few times I have been (2013-14), the staff have not been particularly friendly

Updated from previous review on Sunday August 21, 2011

Pros: Great location, Great value
Cons: Vegan options not marked
JonJon
JonJon
  • vegan
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+5627

A veggie heaven to take away

4
Posted on 06 / 24 / 2014

With three Maoz Vegetarian restaurants ideally located, Amsterdam can make veggie people really happy! This Maoz is located not far from the central station. I really liked the food, which is quite the same from a Maoz location to another. I systematically took the eggplant and hummus supplement in my sandwich, and that was great! The veggie topping were varied and good. Even though the staff is not particulary friendly, it is relatively efficient if the restaurant is crowded. This one offers more seats than the others because it can put tables on the street.

Pros: vegan options, great fries and falafels, well located
Cons: sometimes crowded
janti alterjiwo
janti alterjiwo
  • vegan
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+44

Maoz is Awesome!

4
Posted on 06 / 01 / 2014

I came to this place for the first time on my to Centraal Station. Love the buffet style of vegetables and condiments, inexpensive and abundant serving!

Pros: Buffet style of vegetables and condiment, Tasty, Inexpensive
Cons: Nothing
Fer
Fer
  • vegan
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+460

Take Away

3
Posted on 03 / 02 / 2014

In the Dam, close to the central Station, this Take Away restaurant serves two falafel in a plastic box and you can fill it with all food as you can introduce.

Perfect for vegan hand luggage for travel in train or plane.
Updated from previous review on Sunday March 02, 2014

Pros: Inexpensive, In the center od the city, Takw away good for travel
ESteele02
ESteele02
  • vegetarian
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+22

Great snack bar

4
Posted on 09 / 25 / 2013

Very easy to find. 2 minute walk from central station. Open from around 11am to 1am so very convenient if you are peckish for a snack. Falafel pittas are €4.50 with unlimited salad bar (sometimes it can be so busy it's hard to keep budging in getting back and forth to the counter). Large chips are only €2.50 and they are very big portions. The only downside is that you have to pay for sauce as an extra for 50 cents. Also fresh orange juice is €1.90 for a small cup, very nice and freshing!
We made a trip here everyday as the food was lovely! Definitely pop here for a snack, as it's a nice fast food restaurant for Veggies!

Pros: Cheap for veggie food, Vegan too (minus the coleslaw/some sauces), Location
Cons: Price for sauce, Very busy, Seating area packed
SG213
SG213
  • vegetarian
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+183

Disappointing

3
Posted on 08 / 26 / 2013

Arriving in Amsterdam, I expected the Maoz to be even better than in Paris, but what a let-down.

The basics are there, the falafels are tasty, the veg. and toppings are fine, although I didn't see some like the cauliflower that are in other branches.

But - they don't have any meal deals, so if you end up getting a normal order like falafel with hummus, fries and a drink, you end up paying too much with all the charges for add-ons.

Apart from the price, the place just seemed very lacklustre.

The olives were not pitted - nasty surpise if you bite into one without realising.

I ordered fresh orange juice and it was very sour and tasteless.

I asked for ketchup on the fries, they came back with mayo + ketchup poured on top and asked if it was ok. I said no, I just want ketchup, so the guy goes around the corner and comes back with the order of fries still having bits of mayo down the inside, but now with more ketchup on top. Very poor.

Pros: Maoz quality of falafels, Cones for holding the fries are useful
Cons: Extra charges feel like a rip-off, Service mediocre
flormadel
flormadel
  • vegan
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+51

A Let Down

1
Posted on 06 / 07 / 2013

Having tried numerous Maoz locations in the U.S. and Spain, Maoz in Amsterdam (both Muntplein and Damrak) is an incredible downgrade! The service SUCKS (biggest difference) and the toppings are completely simple compared to the delicious toppings you can find in other locations in the world. That said, it is still a good place to go if you are a hungry drunk vegan. Other than the fact that you can fill up on tasteless vegetables, it is not any better than a smaller kebab shop.

Pros: open til late, relatively inexpensive, all you can eat
Cons: service is awful, not flavorful
hack_man
hack_man
  • vegetarian
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+2656

Amaozing

4
Posted on 05 / 07 / 2013

What else needs to be said, if you know falafel you know Maoz. There are plenty in Amsterdam. This one's on the main drag between Centraal Station & Dam Square - the very very busy Damrak. Great to see people who may not normally eat vegetarian go in and order the amazing falafel and salad sandwiches. Why go to McDirty's & that chicken cruelty place nearby when this fresh and fabulous place is nearby. Good value at €4.00 for a small sandwich with unlimited salad or €4.50 for a large (€5 with humous or battered aubergine)

Pros: fresh, price
jimmeh
jimmeh
  • vegan
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+37

Really tasty, cheap vegan food in Amsterdam

4
Posted on 09 / 13 / 2012

This is part of a chain of falafel cafes in Amsterdam. It's not a difficult city to find vegan food in, but finding an exclusively veggie place with lots of vegan options is always very welcome. There are really two things you can get here - falafels and chips, so beware the carb overload! The falafels come in either a pitta or in a salad box and in different sizes. We chose the large pitta which came with a free salad bar. I think the only non-vegan thing in the salad bar is the coleslaw, but the salad was so varied and tasty (roast aubergine, spicy onions, chilli sauce, greens etc) that it really didn't matter. The chip cones were huge and there are lots of sauces to choose from. And because of its location it stays open til 2am. Win!

Pros: Location, Price, Variety
Cons: Busy , Not many tables
vegan_ryan
vegan_ryan
  • vegan
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+1001

Best pick in Amsterdam

5
Posted on 06 / 28 / 2012

You probably already know Maoz. If you don't, go to one as soon as you can. This one is easily accessible, just outside the central train station. There's not much seating, and none of it is inside, so that's tough when it's raining, but you get a lot of food for a cheap price, and it's not cheap quality. This is an easy spot to find and great if you're in a hurry. Definitely go here. The Tahini sauce is vegan (the other sauces aren't) and items on the salad bar are quite obvious whether they're vegan or not.

Pros: All-vegetarian
Cons: No indoor seating, Few chairs
slithers
slithers
  • vegan
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+218

Great falafel!

5
Posted on 06 / 20 / 2012

This place is wonderful - some of the best falafel I've had and *nearly* everything was vegan (I think everything except one or two sauces), but you do need to ask. Also, in Europe, as a vegan, you have to be careful about french fries (lard is still prevalent), but not to worry here - delicious french fries vegetarian&vegan safe!

Pros: Almost everything is vegan, Delicious, Vegan fries!
Cons: No trays/plates

 

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Last updated: 2014/07/24

 

Added: 2011/02/25

 

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