Vegan food cafe near Dam square. Menu combines Caribbean and Japanese tastes and ingredients. Sample dishes like the house-made vegan burger, quinoa salad, fresh spring rolls, udon noodle, hijiki seaweed salad, and changing vegan cheesecakes and desserts. Beverages offered include fruit shakes, tea, and coffee. Hosts special events. Reported to close an hour earlier than stated times. Open Mon 13:00-15:00, 17:00-22:00, Wed 12:00-15:00, Wed-Sun 17:00-22:00, Thu 13:00-15:00, Fri 12:00-15:00, Sat-Sun 13:00-15:00. Closed Tue.

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588 Reviews

First Review by ChakaKamaNath


Points +882

25 Sep 2023

Thought this would be a fusion of Japanese/Jamaican food

When I first found this restaurant on Happy Cow, I thought there would be dishes mashed up between Japanese and Jamaican. I didn't see much of that on the menu. It appeared to be Japanese dishes and Jamaican dishes. Regardless, we were not disappointed with the food at all. We were so happy to see the different variety and types of vegan food available and we gladly tried the Vegan plate and the Jamaican plate. We also started with coconut milk shakes and the Crispy Jackfruit, which we had never had before.

The Crispy Jackfruit wasn't super crispy, more like a light tempura batter, but it was still quite tasty and if I see it again, I will definitely try it again. The Vegan and Jamaican plates were good, but we were surprised the curry on the Jamaican plate wasn't a lot spicier. I guess the local clientele can't tolerate spicy food? Again, we were not disappointed by the food. Everything was very tasty and we know it was freshly prepared because one of the owners arrived shortly after we did with a basketful of produce from the market!

Staff was friendly and the restaurant got crowded so I guess they're doing something right! We found the prices to be a little high, but we don't know what the market is like since we were visitors. We might go back after we've tried more vegan restaurants.

Pros: Fresh food, Friendly staff

Cons: Can be pricey, Not as fusion as we had believed



Points +40

23 Sep 2023

Must visit

This is easily one of the best places to eat vegan in Amsterdam. I always try to make a visit every time I'm in the area. The atmosphere is cosy and friendly and the food is delicious and filling!


Points +288

04 Sep 2023

Nice selection of food

Really nice menu. Gluten free options

Updated from previous review on 2023-09-04

Pros: Flavorsome , Good price, Good location


Points +1183

01 Sep 2023

Favourite flavour

Enjoyed every bite of this special food. Was a highlight of our while vacation✌🏽😁

Pros: Large selection, Special gorgeous flavour

Cons: Hard to get fed up


Points +90

26 Aug 2023

nice small-scale restaurant

cute and artsy restaurant that I came across in Amsterdam, I was interested in the japanese-carribean fusion which I thought was really unique. I got their vegan plate which was very filling and full of fresh veggies :)

Pros: friendly staff, cozy atmosphere, healthy menu

Cons: a little pricey


Points +513

27 Jul 2023

Very good food!

Good vegan food! I've never been disappointed there. I like the style and decoration, as i dont like too sophisticated restaurants

Pros: Tasty, Central

Cons: Opening hours changing, Service


Points +818

25 Jul 2023

Amazing curry!

This place has been around so long which is super cool. My curry I had was up there in cost but honestly worth it. It was amazing.


Points +557

21 Jul 2023

Ok food

The service was great. We had the vegan plate - it was ok but nothing special. Also I found it way too pricey for what you get (18.5 euros for one plate)

Updated from previous review on 2023-07-21

Pros: Good service

Cons: Expensive


Points +96

20 Jul 2023

A must when in Amsterdam

Great place to eat. Go whenever I visit Amsterdam.
Lovely atmosphere, good selection of food.


Points +16

17 Jul 2023

My favorite restaurant

Lovely food and lovely people


Points +603

17 Jul 2023

Good flavors!

Fully vegan place, small and cozy. Japanese-Jamaican cuisine. Very flavorful and great variety


Points +78

09 Jul 2023


Lots of tasty options… went there twice. It’s a no-frills place… they put the love in the food - not in the place / decoration.

Pros: Options, Interesting combos, Central Location


Points +199

09 Jul 2023

Amazing flavours

The food is amazing. The staff is super nice. Really recommend it!


Points +1628

05 Jul 2023


Authentic food, excellent service and the owners are great people with a passion for good food.

Updated from previous review on 2023-07-05


Points +542

02 Jul 2023

Cozy, healthy spot!

I had the açaí bowl and a hot ginger tisane/tea. I want to come back for the Jamaican plate. I loved the ethnic fusion of the plates and the reggae-ish music!

Pros: Actually healthy menu; not vegan junk food!, Availability some junk food dishes 4/those who wan, Simple, small place with friendly staff

Cons: Hours seem slightly wonky, Menu not clear about what each dish contains


Points +176

30 Jun 2023


Everything I got was amazing definitely recommend
Sorry for no photos forgot to take any

Updated from previous review on 2023-06-30

Pros: Cool fusion of Caribbean and Japanese , the restaurant is In the center of the city , Tasty 😋


Points +1023

29 Jun 2023

Central and vegan

Nice food with many kitchen styles fused.

Updated from previous review on 2023-06-29


Points +404

25 Jun 2023

Flavourful food in quiet laneway

We had a great time at TerraZen. Caribbean/Japanese fusion sounds weird on paper but totally works. The food is very flavourful.

There are big tables inside and three small tables outside. It was very hot inside and we were lucky to get a table outside in the quiet laneway.

All 4 dishes we tried were delicious and we washed it all down with tasty Jamaican ginger beer.

All the staff were very friendly.

Sadly we had no room to try dessert but they looked good.

Pros: All vegan, Flavourful food, Quiet laneway


Points +54

21 Jun 2023

My favourite restaurant in the Netherlands

It has lots of great, tasty, healthy choices. I’ve been coming here for years.

Pros: Lots of choices, Healthy food, Decent prices

Cons: None


Points +327

09 Jun 2023

Food is tasty

The place is small but serves really good food. We had gyoza and dessert which was great


Points +202

08 Jun 2023

Favorite spot in Amsterdam

This was my favorite spot in Amsterdam visiting time and time again, year after year. I hope it never changes and is always there exactly the same for the event I might return again in the future.


Points +22

31 May 2023

Such an amazing restaurant

The whole vibe feels like im visiting my familiy. It doesnt have to be presented all perfectly, but the flavour is intense in all dishes. Must try if you visit or live in Amsterdam

Pros: Lots of vegan options, Enviroment feels like visiting family, Nice devide between carribean and japanese food


Points +184

30 May 2023

Spicy and lovely

The flavor was sooo good and the service was very friendly. The restaurant is small but with flair. The Food was delicious y spicy (i like it) but the portion was not so big.. i ate the Ramen and the avocado salat.

Pros: Many options

Cons: Expensive


Points +18

28 May 2023

Great food!!

Was super busy even at lunch time but the food was excellent! I had the okonomiaki and the tacos. Would highly recommend.


Points +87

26 May 2023


Loved the food. Tucked away in a side street. Small staff and patience required because they are all working hard to help everyone. We enjoyed the jamaican bowl. gyoza, spring rolls, and okonomiyaki.


Points +185

25 May 2023

Jamaican plate is a must!

Amazing food, Jamaican plate was my favorite. I just wish portions would be bigger because it's so good 😁


Points +16

22 May 2023

Toll! Waren gleich mehrfach in 3 Tagen da!

Das Essen ist außergewöhnlich und mal was anderes. Total lecker und vielfältig. Meiner Familie (nicht vegan/vegetarisch) hat es auch super gefallen. Zitat: „Meine Geschmacksnerven sind explodiert.“ Werden zu 100% nochmal dahingehen, wenn wir das nächste Mal in Amsterdam sind! 10/10!! :)

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