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28 Affordable restaurants in Rotterdam

By Lisanne van Beurden
August 16, 2021

Eating in one of the nice restaurants in Rotterdam, that is also affordable, is all we want, right? Luckily there are plenty of options in our city. Because we like to consider our budget (we’ll always be Dutch!), we share some nice and affordable restaurants in Rotterdam below.

Pastas, pizzas, curries, a delicious bowl of ramen, in this article you can find all kinds of amazing restaurants in Rotterdam that offer delicious and affordable dishes. If you want to be sure of a spot, it’s recommended to make a reservation. Eet smakelijk! Which is Dutch for enjoy your meal ;).

Be sure to also read our article with the sunniest terraces in Rotterdam and our article with covered terraces in Rotterdam.


1. What’s Up India

What’s Up India has an extensive menu full of fresh dishes. For just €10 you can already have a delicious (vegetarian) main course.

Choose from all sorts of Indian curries, kebabs and biryanis. Combine it with rice or naan and cool off with a tasty cocktail or Lassi!

In the mood for more Indian food :)? Check our article where we share more amazing Indian restaurants in Rotterdam!


Eendrachtsweg 27 B-BE, 3012 LB Rotterdam


2. Spaghetteria

Spaghetteria is an accessible Italian restaurant on the Nieuwe Binnenweg. They normally work with a first come first serve principle. So usually you can just walk in and choose a spot, but because of the current measurements in the Netherlands they now work with reservations. Don’t expect tables for two, but long tables where everyone can sit down wherever they like.

On the daily changing menu there are six different pasta dishes. The price varies between €10 and €16.50 for a high quality pasta.

Spaghetteria make their own pasta in their own laboratories artigianale, a traditional workshop where they make different kinds of pasta according to the tradition of the Italian pasta guild.


Nieuwe Binnenweg 77, 3014 GE Rotterdam


3. PizzaBar di Vicini

Have you already heard of Pizzabar Di Vicina in Kralingen? With their delicious oven-fresh pizzas and great atmosphere, it’s a pizza party every day!

You can find pizza chef Ayad Ezzarouali in the kitchen between 16:00 and 20:30, to provide everyone with thin, crispy, fluffy, gluten-free or veggie/vegan pizzas from the plate. Everything is possible! You can already order a Pizza Margherita for €10 and a Pizza Formaggi for €15.

Also make sure to try the homemade lasagna, which will cost you €15. Definitely not expensive and very tasty!


Lusthofstraat 2A, 3062 WN Rotterdam


4. Nieuw Rotterdams Café

Wie wist dat je heel lekker en betaalbaar uit eten kan bij Nieuw Rotterdams Café? Je kan hier terecht voor lekkere drankjes, bar bites, lunch en dinner.
Visit Nieuw Rotterdams Café for drinks, bar bites, lunch and dinner. And it’s surprisingly affordable! For instance, for just €12.50 you can already order a delicious poké bowl.

There are also a lot of vegan options at NRC! You can order the vegan ramen or vegan beetroot burger for just €12.50.

The location on the Witte de Withstraat is also ideal of course. Are you vegan? Be sure to visit one of these vegan restaurants in Rotterdam!


Witte de Withstraat 63, 3012 BN Rotterdam


5. Deli Tasty

For about €10-15 per person you can enjoy Vietnamese food at Deli Tasty. Order a delicious noodle soup with dumplings for just €7.50.

The restaurant has a nice interior that really reminds us of Vietnam.


Meent 40, 3011 JL Rotterdam


6. Vessel11

Bij Vessel11 is hun betaalbare menu is geïnspireerd op de Britse keuken, met een seizoensgebonden en moderne twist. Je hebt al een heerlijk voorgerecht vanaf €5,90 en een hoofdgerecht vanaf €10,50. Echt een leuke ervaring!
Looking for something a bit different? Then we recommend a visit to Vessel11! The restaurant is actually a red lightship docked in the city center of Rotterdam.

Here you can enjoy typical British pub food, with a seasonal and modern twist. You already have a delicious starter from €5.90 and a main course from €10.50. Stay around after dinner and enjoy live music!

Looking for more unique places to visit? Read our article about unique hotspots in Rotterdam!


Wijnhaven 101, 3011 WN Rotterdam


7. Soi3

De lekkere Keang kieuw waan (Thaise groene curry) en de Pad Thai bij Soi3 Rotterdam.

Soi3 is a great Thai restaurant on the West-Kruiskade. The restaurant has a modern, colorful interior and there is always a pleasant atmosphere. In the summer you can also sit outside at one of the pink folding tables.

On the menu of Soi3 you will find a wide selection of tasty, affordable dishes. These are served in plastic plates and bowls.

Don’t know what to choose? Then order a Thai classic, such as the delicious Keang kieuw waan (Thai green curry) for € 13.75 or the Pad Thai for € 13.50 as main course. For an extra € 2.00 you can order white rice next to it.


West-Kruiskade 63A, 3014 AM Rotterdam


8. Japanese Curry House Kiiro

Kiiro is the first Japanese curry house in the Netherlands. Here you can create your own curries and add as many vegetables as you want. The dishes are simple, but full of flavour.

For example, you already have a Shrimp Katsu for € 10.75 and a Vegetarian Chicken Katsu for € 11.50. Definitely recommended!


Posthoornstraat 524, 3011 WD Rotterdam


9. The Commons Restaurant

Restaurant The Commons brings a diverse mix of people, food and drinks together.

At this restaurant there is something for everyone, from snack cravings, burgers and pizza, to fresh juices and superfood salads. And most importantly, for very affordable prices! For instance, order The House Favourite pizza for €12 or the Super food salad for €8.50.


Willem Ruyslaan 225, 3063 ER Rotterdam


10. Gusto

At Gusto you can order delicious Italian food. Craving a pizza or pasta? You can order it from €10.25 and €12.50. Italian food is always a good idea!

Here you can find even more inspiration for Italian restaurants in Rotterdam!


Schiedamse Vest 40, 3011 BA Rotterdam


11. De Smaak van Afrika

At De Smaak van Afrika or ‘the Taste of Africa’ you can go for the authentic African cuisine and for only a small price. Most main courses are around €15 and a three course menu already starts from €24 (for groups).


Goudsesingel 342A, 3011 KL Rotterdam


12. De Pizzabakkers

Of course the name already says it, but at de Pizzabakkers you can order delicious pizza’s. The pizza’s here have an extra thin, crispy bottom and are topped with fresh ingredients.

You can get a pizza Margherita for just €7,95. Is a Margherita too plain for you? The delicious and richly topped Campagnola pizza only costs you €11,75. Bon appetite!

In need of some more inspiration? Here you can read which restaurants serve the best pizza’s in Rotterdam!


Pannekoekstraat 22a, 3011 LG Rotterdam


13. La Cazuela

La Cazuela is a lovely Mediterranean restaurant on the always pleasant Proveniersstraat in Rotterdam. For those who do not know this location: behind central station is a small intersection with a mix of nice restaurants.

La Cazuela’s tapas menu includes influences from Spain, Italy, France, Portugal and North Africa. It is possible to order a la carte or go for the surprise menu. You can opt for two courses of tapas for €26 and three courses for €30. The menu consists of meat, fish and vegetarian dishes, but can also be completely vegetarian.


Proveniersstraat 38, 3033 CK Rotterdam


14. AJISAN Authentic Tokyo Ramen

Bij AJISAN ramen bar op de Coolsingel in Rotterdam heb je een super leuk interieur en heerlijke ramen.

Craving a tasty bowl of ramen? Then visit AJISAN on the Coolsingel. It’s an atmospheric restaurant with a great interior. The bar really looks like a ramen bar in Japan and the first thing you see when you walk in is the cool mural.

But what makes AJISAN really unique is that they don’t use any chemical additives in their dishes. The ramen of AJISAN are made as healthy as possible with only natural ingredients.

Fortunately, the dishes at AJISAN are also affordable. The price for a bowl of ramen starts from € 12.50. In addition, you pay € 8.95 for a poké bowl and for side dishes, such as delicious gyoza, you pay around € 4.


Coolsingel 123, 3012 AG Rotterdam


15. Takumi Düsseldorf

Takumi in Rotterdam is an excellent spot for delicious ramen! If you're looking for a great ramen bar when it's sunny, Takumi is a great spot because they have a nice terrace. If you're looking for comfort food during colder, rainy days, Takumi is also a great pick because of their great interior!

Another great place for a bowl of Japanese ramen: Takumi Düsseldorf on the West-Kruiskade. It is a small restaurant, filled with cute lamps and other decorations, giving it a great vibe.

But let’s talk about the food! Takumi’s menu is extensive, with more than 15 types of ramen. You can already order a bowl of ramen from € 12.

Check out more fun, affordable ramen bars in Rotterdam here!


West-Kruiskade 9B, 3014 AJ Rotterdam


16. De Maaskantine

De Maaskantine is a fun colour restaurant with a terrace on the water where you can order tasty BBQ dishes and refreshing drinks.

The menu features dishes with Cajun/Creole influences. Think of dishes such as Cajun twister fries (€ 5), loaded fries (€ 9.50), corn on the cob (€ 3, -), to name a few.

Fortunately, vegetarians and vegans have also been thought of! For instance, you have the O.G. vegetarian burger for € 9.50 and for € 3.50 you get the Cajun twister fries along with it.

Just having a drink at the Maaskantine is of course also possible. In collaboration with The Rumah, the cocktail menu is filled with their delicious mixes, such as the Soupe du Jour and I’m a Flamingo.


Plantagelaan 2, 3063 NG Rotterdam


17. Supermercado

Nachos, empanadas, mini taco's, burrito bowl, zoete aardappel friet... Klinkt dit als een droom? Dat is het dus niet! Dit, en nog meer, kan je allemaal eten bij de Mexicaan Supermercado. In dit artikel kun je nog meer leuke Mexicaanse restaurants in Rotterdam vinden!

At Supermercado they don’t only serve delicious cocktails, but also delicious and affordable food! They have great tacos, salads, meat from the grill and much more.

A must is the vegan Ensalada Supermercado with quinoa, pomegranate, raisin, chickpeas and mango chili dressing for the price of €6 (small) or €11 (large). Are you already hungry?


Schiedamse Vest 91A, 3012 BG Rotterdam


18. Soif

At Soif in Delfshaven you sit right at the water. Especially in the summer it’s nice to sit on their terrace.

It’s a cafe where they serve delicious soups, salads, cheese fondue, risotto and much more. They also have delicious desserts such as the cheesecake, apple pie and nut cake from Koekela.

The prices for the main courses start from €15.50 to €21.50. Really not expensive for what you get!


Mathenesserdijk 438 A, 3026 GV Rotterdam


19. Restaurant Bazar

Bazar at the Witte de Withstraat is a well-known in Rotterdam and is an excellent choice if you have to keep a tight budget.

Starters cost you about €8 and a main course around €12. Most dishes come from the Middle East and North Africa. At Bazar you can eat well and affordable in Rotterdam, but you can also decide to eat a delicious and affordable breakfast here.


Witte de Withstraat 16, 3012 BP Rotterdam


20. SUGO

SUGO is located at multiple locations in the Netherlands, namely in Amsterdam, Eindhoven, Utrecht and of course in Rotterdam!

At SUGO you can go for pizza al taglio. This is a pizza variant that is baked on large rectangular plates and cut into long pieces. Pizza al taglio therefore means “sliced pizza”.

You can buy the pizza pieces for prices between €4 and €6. Are you hungry? Then come on Tuesday, because then you eat unlimited pizza all day at SUGO for €12.50 per person.


Aert van Nesstraat 20, 3012 CA Rotterdam
Westblaak 87, 3012 KG Rotterdam


21. Hamburg

At Hamburg they serve proper burgers made from fresh ingredients and “honest” meat. This means no hormones and antibiotics. In addition, you can also choose to swap your burger with the vegan ‘Beyond Meat’ burger.
With your drink and delicious fries, you have a full belly for around €15 !

If you like burgers, make sure to read our article with a list of the best burgers in Rotterdam!


Witte de Withstraat 94B, 3012 BT Rotterdam


22. BIRD

Leuke feestjes én betaalbaar eten: we love restaurant BIRD. Hier serveren ze naast hun heerlijke houtoven pizza's ook genoeg andere gerechten. Maar wat wij aanraden is om je te laten verrassen door de Chef's Table. Voor €33,50 krijg je een selectie van verschillende kleine gerechten krijgt om te delen van de chef. Ideaal als je graag verschillende dingen proeft!
Fun parties and good food: we love BIRD. Here they serve plenty of dishes in addition to their delicious wood-fired pizzas.

What we recommend is to be surprised by the Chef’s Table on a Tuesday, also called ‘Tasting Tuesday’. On this day you pay only €27,50 instead of €35 and you get a selection of different small dishes. Ideal if you like to try different things!


26/28, Raampoortstraat 24, 3032 AH Rotterdam


23. Rozey

Rozey is one of our favorite affordable restaurants with a top price-quality ratio. With their delicious unlimited vegetarian and vegan dishes, you can even have the biggest meat eaters enjoy themselves.

It’s an all-you-can-eat concept where you pay €32.50 (€37.50 during the weekend). And that includes drinks! Pretty good deal right?! Try the vegetarian burgers and fries, beet carpaccio, seaweed bitterballs, pulled jack fruit or Kentucky fried cauliflower.


Wijnhaven 85, 3011 WK Rotterdam


24. The Harvest

Wil jij een lekkere warme huisgemaakte maaltijd, zonder 'm zelf te maken? Breng dan een bezoek aan The Harvest, één van onze favoriete gezonde hotspots in Rotterdam en tevens erg betaalbaar. Hier gebruiken ze lokale en seizoensgebonden producten waarmee ze een heerlijk bordje voor je samenstellen.
Do you want a nice warm home-made meal, without having to cook it yourself? Then definitely visit The Harvest, one of our favorite healthy hotspots in Rotterdam. Here they use local and seasonal products with which they put together a delicious plate of food.

It works as follows: first you choose the basis of the dish, then two dishes from the greengrocer and finally you can choose a vegetarian dish or a piece of meat. There are also ready-made bowls to choose from. Depending on your choice, you pay between €9 and €14. And believe us: you’ll feel SO full afterwards.


Proveniersstraat 36a, 3033 CK Rotterdam


25. Pho

Buns, rice dishes, spring rolls, rice paper rolls and of course the famous pho noodle soup. At restaurant Pho you eat delicious dishes according to Vietnamese cuisine for an affordable price.

For example, for a Pho Ga Chicken you pay €13.50 and for (my favourite) Bun Tom Xao you pay €15.80. With a drink you are set for under €20!


West-Kruiskade 1A, 3014 AJ Rotterdam


26. De Kleine Ondeugd

De gerechten bij de Kleine Ondeugd zijn wisselend en altijd weer een verrassing. Je kunt kiezen uit een drie of viergangen-menu met pittige hapjes, Thaise soep, Thaise desserts en andere specialiteiten. Heerlijk!

This Thai restaurant has been hiding in Kralingen for years. You can opt for a three course menu for €24 or a four course menu for €28,50.

The dishes are varied and always a surprise. Expect spicy snacks, Thai soup, Thai desserts and other specialties. A cozy restaurant, ideal for lovers of Thai cuisine!

TIP: Try the butterfly pea tea, if they have it on offer during your visit. This healthy tea changes from blue to purple when you squeeze lemon juice into it!


Oostzeedijk 348, 3063 CD Rotterdam


27. Le Souq Delfshaven

At the Lebanese restaurant Le Souq in Delfshaven you can enjoy fresh, tasty dishes from the Middle East.

Be sure to order a selection of delicious mezzes. These are small oriental dishes, kind of like starters, that are ideal for sharing. For example, for five types of mezze you pay €8.95 per person and for ten types €16.95.

For example, choose from various cold mezzes such as tabouleh (Lebanese salad with parsley, tomato and wheat grains) or Baba Ghannoush (grilled eggplant dip with tahina, garlic and lemon). For the warm mezze you can choose from various dishes as well, such as falafel or batata harra (spicy potato cubes with coriander, garlic and lemon). Super tasty!


Voorhaven 54B, 3024 RP Rotterdam


28. Little V

Do you love Vietnamese food? Then we recommend Little V. This hugely popular establishment in the heart of the city centre is not only very tasty, it is also fantastically decorated. The plants, lights and wooden gazebos make the restaurant very atmospheric and give the feeling of being in Vietnam.

On the menu you can choose from all kinds of typical Vietnamese dishes. Think of one pot dishes such as Bún (€15), but also fish, meat and vegetable dishes to share, such as the vegetarian coconut curry with mixed vegetables (€9,50), king prawns & scallops in coconut curry (€16,50) and grilled chicken chop with lemongrass (€11). Or let the chef decide for you and go for a two, three or four-course surprise menu (between €28.50 and €35.50).

Finally, we recommend to taste one of their incredibly tasty (virgin) cocktails or ice teas!


Grotekerkplein 109, 3011 GC Rotterdam


These were 28 restaurants in Rotterdam where you can eat delicious and affordable! Do you have a good tip too? We would love to hear it in the comments below.

Have you found a great restaurant in this article that you want to visit? Always check the address and the prices via the website of the restaurant, as this may have changed between the moment we have written it and the moment you are reading this. Enjoy!


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3 replies on “28 Affordable restaurants in Rotterdam”

  • These places look so good! Also, it’s great to hear they’re affordable. I am definitely save them for the future 🙂 Thank you for sharing.

  • Oh all those food pics made me so hungry that I ended up picking the phone and ordering some straight away 😉 – you have listed out an amazing array of restaurants and their offerings in this post.

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