Maoz Falafel - Muntplein

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    ( 35 reviews )

Part of an international falafel fast food chain. This one sits between the Amstel and the Reguliersbreestraat -- from the Central Station, take tram 4, 9, 16, 24 or 25, and get off at the Muntplein, walk towards the Muntplein, MAOZ is located on the left side of the square. Open Mon-Sun 12:00am-1:00am, Mon-Sun 11:00am-12:00am.

Category: Vegan-friendly, Mediterranean, Fast food, Salad bar, Take-out

Reviews (35)

First Review by Stevie

Good place for a fa(s)t eat - Edit

I would leave the same review as I did for the Maoz in Paris, France.

"(fried) Falafel is fat food everyone knows that..so don't be surprise!
In a central location to take away for a quick bite

Cheap food , definitely prefer eat fruits but if you want something fatty and not expensive go for it! "

Pros: Convenient location, fast and cheap

Cons: minimal bar seating, no toilet

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Beware! - Edit

This maoz falafel has lost its glory. It used to be a good one, with good service and appreciable taste of the falafel balls and salad bar.

Nowadays they rip off customers consistently (they will let you pay more than what it shows on the menu and try and defend the pricing when you confront them with it). Also the salad bar is not as fresh as it used to be.

I recommend people to STAY AWAY FROM THIS MAOZ and go to the one at the "Damrak". It has superior taste, better service and you actually pay what it says you should pay on the menu.

Pros: Nothing

Cons: Rip off, Freshness questionable

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Great, cheap food - Edit

Great food for on the go! Topics are free and the quality of the falafel is actually pretty great. Super cheap as well!

Pros: Price, Quality of food, Amount and variety of toppings

Cons: Athmosphere, not a lot of tables and harsh lightin

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Nice and healthy food in Amsterdam - Edit

This restaurant is in a very strategic location near the dam square. It's not easy to find veg food there and we were glad to find this gem. Food is nice and healthy. A convenient choice for vegetarians at reasonable prices

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great - Edit

great place to get some drunk food when all your friends are getting MacDonalds. ;)

Pros: open till 2 am, vegan fast food

Cons: not dutch or good english speaking staff

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Fastfood falafel - Edit

Perfect place to get a quick dinner before going to one of the nearby movie theaters!

Pros: lots of vegan toppings to choose from, fast service

Cons: hardly any seats

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For the late hours - Edit

Decent an inexpensive falafel place in downtown Amsterdam. Fresh orange juice is available. Best feature: It's open until 2 am.

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LOVE THIS! - Edit

Oh my, it's always crowdy here, and ofcourse it's deepfried falafel.. but tasty! Super tasty. And the salad bar is almost unlimited :) Go go go and enjoy!

Pros: Unlimited salad bar, super tasty falafel, also whole weat bread available

Cons: Fast food chain, Crowded, so not nice to stay for some time

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More falafel! - Edit

Out of all the Maoz locations in Amsterdam I think I went here most often. It's usually slightly less busy then the other locations, and even though the seating is very limited you usually can eat sitting down. Great falafel.

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Delicious everywhere! - Edit

I loved Maoz in London and New York City and so I was delighted to see that it's also available in Amsterdam which is waaaay closer to my hometown than the other locations!

The falafel are yummy and the price is okay. I especially love that you can choose the salad that should accompany your falafel yourself!

The Belgian fries are also excellent.

All in all, it's a nice quick lunch or dinner and it keeps you full for a very long time!

Pros: self-service salad bar, easy & fast ordering, moderate prices

Cons: tiny place

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quick lunch - Edit

We stopped in for a late lunch and it wasn't too busy, but the few seats were already taken although they quickly opened up. I wanted a pita, but they said their oven wasn't working to heat them up, so only salad boxes were available. We also ordered fries to go with them. I've only been to a Maoz in NYC and this one had way less menu options and salad bar offerings. Also, the hummus was charged extra which I found annoying. So was the ketchup. Overall, we had a quick lunch, but I was disappointed in comparison to the NYC location.

Pros: quick lunch

Cons: less offerings than other locations, no pita bread available

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Tasty and Healthy Fast Food - Edit

Tasty falafel, fresh juices (orange and carrot juice) and frieses!! You can choose the sides

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Tasty, but hectic! - Edit

This was the first Maoz I ever visited, and while I liked the falafel and the concept of choosing your own fillings, there were other aspects I disliked a lot. Staff were not very friendly and the seating is very limited and uncomfortable, so ordering was a little stressful and hectic, and afterwards I ate my falafel as fast as possible to get out of there - which is a shame because, as I said, it tasted really good! On the other hand, the great location is great, close to the flower market and Rembrandtplein, and it's also a very affordable place.
Updated from previous review on Monday August 18, 2014

Pros: Tasty falafel, Cheap prices, Great location

Cons: Unfriendly staff, Hectic experience, Limited and uncomfortable seating

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A veggie heaven to take away - Edit

With three Maoz Vegetarian restaurants ideally located, Amsterdam can make veggie people really happy! This Maoz is located not far from the Flower market and the Rembrandt place which is great to eat a good falafel sandwich with fries. I really liked the food. I systematically took the eggplant and hummus supplement in my sandwich, that was great! The veggie topping were varied and good, and their fries were really yummy. Because the place is well located, it could be crowded but even though the staff is not particulary friendly, it is relatively efficient.

Pros: vegan options, great fries and falafels, well located

Cons: sometimes crowded

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Stressful experience - Edit

The falafel sandwich was good, the fries were tasty and crispy and I really like the idea of a sort of 'falafel buffet' but it just doesn't seem to work. There is no system, people are constantly bumping into each other, staff is trying to direct everyone but he whole thing doesn't really seem to be well planned.

Maybe one of the other locations is better...

Pros: Fresh, Crispy Fries

Cons: Shop too small, Staff seemed swamped, Overall weird vibe

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What a Let Down! - Edit

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: all-you-can-eat, open til late

Cons: not much flavor, service is bad

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Fast Friendly Feed - Edit

The Maoz concept is well known & simple just don't be too greedy, respect .....and everyone's happy. Can be a bit of hustle & bustle at busy times but the well-behaved hungry Dutch crowd wait their turn. I've given up on Maoz in Barcelona because of people pushing in, going back for refills & double dipping but the Amsterdam ones including this one are well organised and the staff keep a nice handle on things. Freshly made falafel is such a treat.

Pros: fresh, lots of salad, value

Cons: small service area

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Reliable chain - Edit

Similar to other Maoz - good value, high quality felafel and salad, with plenty of vegan options (dairy sauces are labelled, and the aubergine is NOT vegan, but nearly all the salad is). The only downside is a lack of seating, because this place is so popular.

Pros: portion size, quality, vegan choice

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Falafel by any other name? - Edit

I'm surprised that people get so excited about this place because there are a million other shawarma/falafel joints in Amsterdam serving basically the same thing for 2 Euro cheaper! BUT I guess the positive of Maoz is that it's ALL vegetarian, unlimited filling, and there is a whole-wheat bread option (although it's still "fast food," I don't expect that it's 100% whole wheat). The salads are very yummy. It is more expensive than generic falafel- but you can get your money's worth from that unlimited salad bar I guess!

Pros: unlimited delicious salads, nutrition facts online, location

Cons: pricier than other falafel, no atmosphere, no seating

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FAB! - Edit

We went to a couple of these whilst in Amsterdam. I think the first one was Muntplein but can't be too sure but I suppose they're all much of a muchness.
If you want something cheap, tasty and filling then I'd highly recommend it. For 5 euros we had falafel, hummous and flatbread and then helped ourselves to the unlimited salad, which also included couscous, pickles and sauces. Fab to grab and eat on the move or you can sit in if there's room (very limited space). Most of the food is vegan. All of it is vegetarian.
I wish they had these where I live!

Pros: delcious, filling, unlimited salad

Cons: none

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Perfect falafels - Edit

Maoz is a chain of falafel snacks.
They are really well-made, not too dry. You must choose your ingredient to fill your bread with falafels.

Pros: Falafels, Price

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Surprisingly good. - Edit

Wow, I wasn't expecting this to be as good as it was. We were thinking this looked a little 'hood' at first, but it was late (1AM) so we decided to give this chain a try. I got the falafel hummus sandwich and added all the condiments I wanted (i.e. grilled green pepper, olives, tomatoes, spicy tomato sauce, etc.). It was very good and was reasonably priced ($5 Euros). It's great that this place is open late and it's also located on a very happening street in Amsterdam. Give it a try if you want food fast in a happening area. I also recommend going to the french fry place next door (just order them from there rather than Maoz - they only sell french fries so they're vegetarian by default) you won't be disappointed. +1 cow for being in a happening area and open very late!

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mostly vegan? - Edit

didn't know that it was only mostly vegan. this restaurant is said to be vegan on a website i found it on. anyway, good grub so anytime youre in amsterdam, go ahead and visit. only downside is they don't have seating..proper seating anyway.

Pros: the grub, mostly vegan, lots of em in amsterdam

Cons: the seating is minimal, its really far!

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not too good - Edit

This place wasn't nearly as good as the one I went to in Paris. The one in Rotterdam was slightly better also. I went here a few times for a late night meal. The guy working didn't at all seem to care about his job or the food, as those in Paris did. They don't pit the olives here. The quality of the food is at "fast-food" standards. If your use to the cheap n quick way of eating out, and your a vegy, then sure stop by and grab a bite, especially if everything else is closed. I can't say I recommend this place though.

Pros: open late

Cons: bland establishment

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great for a quick bite! - Edit

i went to maoz for a quick bite while in amsterdam and enjoyed my falafel very much. there are many toppings to choose from in a nice little salad bar type area. i loaded my fallafal and hummus sandwich with toppings and a couple of their sauces. good if you just need a fast place to eat.

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awesome street food - Edit

a vegan's dream come true. Try the carrot salad ... try it all. Everything there is great. I wish I had one of these where I live.

Pros: healthy, good value, a vacation highlight

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Very fast service - Edit

Fantastic takeaway offering healthy food with a wide choice of salad to go with your falafel.

Pros: Good Value, Quick service, lovely food

Cons: None

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