From Kabul with love

Mantoe is a cozy neighborhood restaurant located in the heart of Amsterdam, nearby the Anne Frank house. Mamma is the boss in the kitchen so she decides the menu*, why? She knows best how to surprise you!  Everyday freshly cooked meals, changing menus and a good selections of wines in addition to the traditional dishes.

Served in the centre of the table a great variation of different traditional  meat dishes and vegetables, steamed pasta’s and fragrant Afghan rice. A great diversity of colours, tastes and scents. Spicy but not hot. 

We are very proud of our very positive reviews in different national and international platforms! Mantoe is highly rated at Iens, represented in the Lonely Planets and several European magazines!

* Vega/vegan, gluten-, lactose free, halal etc.? No problem, we take care of you!

How it all started

Like many others our family was forced to flee from Kabul with the arrival of the Taliban. Leaving all behind to start again from scratch in a different continental.

One of the things we took with us was our hospitality. At home we welcomed new friends the Afghan way: a generous dining table filled with Afghan dishes. Leaving all guests behind with a image of Afghanistan they were not familiar with. We were able to tell our story about our roots and culture through our food. And so our mission began: creating a place where we all can connect and learn that we have more in common than we think.

 The rest is history..

Your event at Mantoe

Through the years we hosted many birthdays, bachelorparty’s, work dinners and other special events at our restaurant. Contact us so we can help you to make it a memorable night!

Do you want to organize a business or a private event at our restaurant? We can help you to host something that fits within your budget and demands!


Planning a party or an event and you need small bites or different dishes to impress your guests? We provide catering at any location and for any occasion.

A business or a private event, at home or a historical building, big or small groups. We take care of it.

Because every occasion and every budget is different we always think along with you. Contact us by sending an email.

Gift cards

In Afghanistan we serve Mantoe so show our love for others. So what is a better way for you to show your love?!

Buy a gift card at any price you like (starting from €10). The best surprise ever, we promise you!

Stop by or email us to get your gift card.


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We are always looking for new colleagues to back us up. Knowledge of the Afghan culture is not necessary as long as you have a big smile!

We are currently looking for team members on different levels:

– Kitchen staff

– Dishwasher

– Waiting staff

Feel free to contact us, we would love to meet you!


Follow us on Facebook & Instagram for delicious pictures, news, events etc. We love to get in touch with you!

Our dishes are halal, and next to your meat dishes we also have lots of vega/vegan, gluten- & lactose free options. A place for everyone.


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