Global Dining

Restaurant Sham | Delicious Syrian Food in Amsterdam

While I was staying in Amsterdam, my Airbnb hostess suggested that I try out Restaurant Sham, since she knew I was a travel and food blogger. This restaurant was a favorite amongst the locals, and only a couple of blocks from where I was staying, it sounded perfect. Restaurant Sham was perfect- the upscale casual atmosphere, the attentive and friendly staff, and of course the sumptuous Syrian food placed on the table.

The service and food at Sham was outstanding. Everyone was excited to share their love for their traditional food, and explained how the dishes were prepared. It was suggested that I try the various kabobs, so I could taste how each one was different. The kabobs were flavorful and delicious, as well as all of the dishes that I had tried. Sham Restaurant definitely knows how to put on a beautiful spread of Syrian dishes, with their colorful presentations and outstanding flavors- Well done!


–On the Table–

Red Wine

A glass of the red house wine to start.


Mashawi Mshakkaleh

Mix of shish taouk, kabab and shekaf – charcoaled grilled.




Chickpeas, tahini, lemon juice, garlic, olive oil, and yoghurt.


Vegetable Salad


Tomatoes, red onion, tomatoes, pomegranate seeds, and fresh greens tossed in a light herbed vinaigrette dressing.


Rice Pilaf


Seasoned long rice, mix grains, green peas, and toasted slivered almonds.


Syrian Tea

Traditional herbal and aromatic tea for digestion


Syrische Baklava

Filo pastry filled with pistachio.


For restaurant information and location, please visit their website – Restaurant Sham

For my Five Star YELP Review – Read Trixie N.‘s review of Sham on Yelp

People who love to eat are always the best people…

– Julia Child
Yours Truly in The Netherlands

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📸 All photos are taken by me and are my intellectual property- Trixie Navarre

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