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Kartika

#106 of 2,578 Restaurants in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence
$$$
Vondelpark
Indonesian
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Overtoom 68, 1054 HL Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31 20 618 1879
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5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Nice Indonesian, cheap prices

Kartika is near the major museums and we walked in as our hotel was just a ten-minute walk away. We were able to get a table without a reservation at around 9pm, but we were seated with another couple. I'm personally not too big on forced small talk with strangers, but it was a good experience... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
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Helsinki, Finland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Kartika is near the major museums and we walked in as our hotel was just a ten-minute walk away. We were able to get a table without a reservation at around 9pm, but we were seated with another couple. I'm personally not too big on forced small talk with strangers, but it was a good experience nevertheless. The place is... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

We wanted to try Indonesian food and chose this restaurant because of its good reviews. I rang up and booked a table and was told I could have a shared table at the time I wanted. That was fine as I knew it would be busy; indeed while we were eating there were people queuing to try to get in.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

After being told that I must try Indonesian rice table while in Amsterdam, I did some research and chose Kartika. We were not disappointed. As other said the place is packed and hectic. However, we were seated without having reservations. Our servers were all wonderful and very attentive. Our water glasses were never low. The food came out quickly and... More 

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Astoria, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

This restaurant had great Indonesian food. I am in no way in expert and the spices might have been toned down due to the nature of the guests. That said, the food seemed solid and the tasting menu was well thought out. I would not hesitate to go back.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

We chose the 10 small course with rice: the service was fast, the food was excellent and tasty, not too spicy (first time eating indonesian food) and the staff very friendly. 23€ per person, ask for a reservation.

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Birmingham, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

Tiny and crowded, reservations are likely a must, and you might still have to wait a bit. However, the food is definitely worth it! Our meal consisted of 10 small course, and although we were sure there would be something we didn't like among them, we were proved quite wrong, as we enjoyed everything. The staff was very friendly as... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

years ago good and real indonesian food was common in amsterdam, but as it is vanishing quickly, kartika has become our indoesian restaurant of choice. wish it were not, so but the rijstaffel is a far better buy than ala carte. however, you can still find dutch people among the diners in this popular place. warning - cash only on... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Kartika is not located in the very center of Amsterdam's hustle and bustle, but is definitely not to be missed! We had proper Indonesian food for the first time and were blown away by the rich, dynamic flavors and seasoning, as well as the professional service at this small restaurant. The 'extended' tapas menu was a bit steep in price... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

My friend and I had dinner here the first night we arrived in Amsterdam and didn't regret our choice. Situated not far from Museumplein, this is a great little place to go if you want something filling and yummy. We chose one of the set menus and was surprised how little taster dishes could fill you up but for the... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

My wife and I had the smallest set menu, and there was plenty of food, consisting mainly of small sample-size Indonesian chicken, beef and vegetable dishes. We thought the meat dishes were good and equal to what we have experienced in other Indonesian restaurants. We found the vegetable dishes were either not freshly prepared or were overcooked. There was a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Overtoom 68, 1054 HL Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  North Holland Province  >  Amsterdam>  > Vondelpark
  • Neighborhood: Vondelpark
  • Phone Number: +31 20 618 1879

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 43
  • Cuisine: Indonesian
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm

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