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Kartika

Overtoom 68, 1054 HL Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Vondelpark)
+31 20 618 1879
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Ranked #56 of 2,244 restaurants in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $26 - $33
Cuisines: Indonesian
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Neighborhood: Vondelpark
Restaurant details
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Neighborhood: Vondelpark
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1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

This is the best eating experience I've had in a while, if not forever. The waiters at Kartika are wonderful. So polite and friendly, and they went out of their way to help us in our gluten-free diet. They were also very knowledgeable of the menu and could recite every ingredient in detail. We ordered the lamb casserole and the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

We were looking for Indonesian food and had tried other Indonesian restaurants in Amsterdam. While the food was very good and served both aesthetically and in the right amount (perhaps not enough for those who like huge portions), the service was excellent, so much so that my teenage son jokingly said he wanted to adopt our waiter. The atmosphere is... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

We went with some friends who live in the area. The service was extremely helpful and sweet. For those who need water, they also serve tap water and will refill it for you without asking. The food was delicious and was nice because I got to taste a little bit of everything.... Things I might not have tried to eat... More

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Brussels, Belgium
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Good restaurant with good and genuine indonesian food for a decent price. We went in summer and it was super warm inside ( no airco).

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Melbourne
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39 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

The food and service is very good with different flavours. We had the shrimps and the chicken with vegetables, which we enjoyed with a side of nasi-goreng. Our first attempt to eat at this restaurant there were no tables available, so the second attempt we booked a table to avoid disappointment. We can recommend Kartika if you enjoy Asian style... More

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29 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

This restaurant is very small (not more than 10 tables) but it is very good. I had a Ramayana for two persons, a beer and jasmin tea for a total of 47.5 Euros. The food was excellent and arrived in several dishes. The waiter carefully explains the content of every dish (chicken, lamn and beef, two salads, fried bananas )... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Very authentic Indonesian. Good value for money. The food is excellent, the menu has also set menus which make for a great introduction to Indonesian food with very reasonable price. The staff are very helpful. Place is small, and doesn't look too special, but the food really is special.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Every time I visit Amsterdam I make sure to go to Kartika - it really is that good! The food is excellent and the menu has a number of set menus which make for a great introduction to Indonesian food. The staff are charming and helpful - even at peak times. The decor is simple but pleasant. The restaurant is... More

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Seattle, Washington
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9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

There are LOTS of Indonesian restaurants in Amsterdam, so it's hard to choose. We identified this one through a combination of location and excellent TripAdvisor reviews. It didn't disappoint. Small family restaurant. Fresh, authentic, delicious food. Charming service. Unpretentious and good for our two families with four teenagers in tow. Highly recommended! Will go back next time in Amsterdam.

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Oslo
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7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 via mobile

Excellent service and delicious food (try the small sharing dishes, you will be full) - best indonesian we have tasted! Just go there :-) PS! Remember to book a table & bring cash in case machine is broken.

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