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Kartika

Overtoom 68, 1054 HL Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Vondelpark)
+31 20 618 1879
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Ranked #46 of 2,288 Restaurants in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $26 - $33
Cuisines: Indonesian
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Neighborhood: Vondelpark
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Neighborhood: Vondelpark
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English first
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

This lovely little restaurant is a real gem. My family and I have never eaten Indonesian food and this is certainly the place to try this cuisine. The service was very attentive and the recommendation for our meal was fabulous. The food was fresh and really well presented. The restaurant is small. The service first rate and reasonably priced. Yes... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

Fantastic friendly service with out of this world food. We had the vegetarian rijstaffel and we didn't need to eat again until the following night. So much amazing food. Definitely worth a visit. It is busy though, we had to wait for a table, so book in advance if you can.

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Weddington, North Carolina
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

Not sure that I've had much Indonesian food before, so take that into account with my rating. That said, I am confident that our meal was wonderful and an enjoyable dining experience. We did one of the "rice table" meals and thoroughly enjoyed it. Most memorable was the kind and attentive service--they seemed pleased that we were enjoying our first... More

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New Jersey
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

My boyfriend and I had both never had Indonesian food before so that was definitely something we wanted to do while we were in Amsterdam. I feel like Kartika was a fantastic choice to go to to experience Indonesian food for the first time. The waiter who explained the menu to us was very thorough and he explained which Rijsttafel/rice... More

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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

Given the long relationship between the Dutch & Indonesia, we decided to dine at an Indonesian restaurant and chose Kartika because it was close to our accommodation. My husband and I showed up on a Saturday evening with no reservation. The staff said if we could wait 5-10 minutes, she expected a table would soon be open & it was.... More

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Macclesfield, Cheshire, United Kingdom
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88 reviews 88 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

We used to go to this restaurant fifteen years ago, and it was brilliant, but the chef died and the restaurant changed hands and wasn't as good. But seeing it get good reports on Trip Advisor we decided to give it another chance. The service was brilliant, it was fully booked on the Friday night but we managed to getr... More

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Auckland
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62 reviews 62 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 via mobile

I cannot praise this restaurant enough. I went there to splurge with a friend, and we had the first set menu. Everything was absolutely delicious, and each dish was explained very well in English by the staff. Although the food itself was amazing, the real highlight was the service we received. I've never been served with such care and attention,... More

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Bantry, Ireland
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Take the tram 1 from Centraal station, get down at Amsterdam, Eerste Constantijn Huygensstraat and walk back through the cross roads and it will be on your left. Great 'RicePlate', we took the 'Ramayana' for 2 (2 of us with a 3 yr old) to share. The waiter very nicely explained all the dishes. All in all a good experience.... More

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Gympie, Australia
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43 reviews 43 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Fantastic "rice table" meal - about a dozen different small dishes served with rice and explained beautifully by the Indonesian gentleman with great care and attention. We wish we lived in Amsterdam so we could go there once a week!

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

My family & I visited Kartika in Amsterdam in August 2014, what a fantastic meal we had, this has to be one of the best meals I think I have ever had. The food was beautiful, on the advice of the waiter we chose the rice table selection and we loved it. All the food was freshly prepared and cooked... More

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