Discovering a restaurant with great and affordable food feels like winning the lottery. Rotterdam has a lot to offer when it comes to that, for some of the sheer number of restaurants to choose from are surprisingly cheap. Let us help you in your quest for these gems by giving you the city’s 10 best spots for delicious, less than €15, bites.
1. Food Truck Festival Trek Rotterdam
Do not miss this food festival if you love good and affordable bites. From 11 to 14 May.
Het Vroesenpark, Stadhoudersweg 181
Thursday-Friday 16.00-23.00, Saturday 14.00-23.00, Sunday 14.00-22.00
Why go to Rome if you can go to Sugo? They serve the best, all fresh and crispy, pizza in town in small squares so you can try different varieties.
Sunday-Thursday 10.30-21.00, Friday and Saturday 10.30-22.00
This Turkish place is nominated as best restaurant in Rotterdam in 2017. Delicious (halal) meals that all taste good, a lot to choose from, a nice atmosphere and friendly and helpful staff.
Monday to Thursday 12pm–11pm, Friday and Saturday 12pm to Midnight, Sunday 12pm–11pm
According to Tripadvisor one of the best Chinese restaurants in town: ‘Ka Ho Chinese restaurant is one of those places, tucked away in a nondescript, covered shopping centre (that being the Binnenhof in Rotterdam Ommoord), which you only discover through the advice of local residents.’
Monday to Thursday 12pm–9pm, Friday-Sunday 12pm–11pm
5. My Thai Son
This great Thai restaurant is located on the east side of the city centre, but, according to some, serves food just as good as you would find in Thailand. So order one of the many famous dishes such as massaman, green or red curry and save yourself the trip there.
Monday to Sunday 4.30pm to 10pm
6. Saigon Rotterdam
Value for money, this Vietnamese place. As someone wrote on Tripadvisor: ‘Looks kind of dodgy from the outside and the overall decoration, but once you order you forget the details and focus on the tasty food. Affordable, tasty and fast.’
Daily 4pm–10.30pm, but closed on Tuesdays.
7. Royal Fish
Just €10 for a large two-course menu with lots of fresh fish. Located in the middle of the Markthal.
Dominee Jan Scharpstraat 298
Monday to Saturday 10am–8pm, Sunday 12pm–6pm
8. Royal Indian Tandoori Restaurant
Great Indian food like chicken tikka masala for €13.50 or a vegetable biryani for €11.
Nieuwe Binnenweg 85A
Daily 2pm to 10pm
9. Hotspot Hutspot
Good food for everyone in three separate locations. A real bargain and lovely international dishes. Check the website or Facebook (Hotspot Hutspot) for more details.
Guido Gezelleweg 24
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 5.30pm–7.30pm
10. Schipper Patat
According to Dutch newspaper AD one of the best fries in the Netherlands and two years in a row chosen as serving the best French fries in Rotterdam. Make sure you come on time as they close early.
Wednesday to Thursday 11am–5.30pm, Friday 11am–6pm, Saturday 11am–5.30pm, Sunday 12pm–5pm
Text: Manon Sikkel Daelmans