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Kartika

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$$$
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:
Mon - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night

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  • 237
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    Very good
  • 30
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  • 9
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  • 4
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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
Most recent review
Been twice - best restaurant ever

I first went to Kartika about three years ago and had wonderful memories of how amazing the food was. Sometimes, the memory becomes better than the actual experience, but I went back to Kartika last weekend - and it was even better than I remembered. Both times, we had the vegetarian feast... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 4, 2015
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  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

I first went to Kartika about three years ago and had wonderful memories of how amazing the food was. Sometimes, the memory becomes better than the actual experience, but I went back to Kartika last weekend - and it was even better than I remembered. Both times, we had the vegetarian feast (rijstafel). Each dish is beautifully prepared and there... More 

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Marietta, Georgia, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

This restaurant was recommended by Hungry Birds, an Amsterdam food tour group, and boy, did it deliver! It was a very small cozy restaurant, the service was attentive and the food was terrific. The flavors of the varied dishes really came through and as hard as we tried, we couldn't finish all the food! Two thumbs up!

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

Had dinner in this small, most probably family run Indonesian restaurant and had a great experience and tasted extremely good food.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

The staff are so polite and genuine. Our waitress was the sweetest! She explained every dish as they were served. Our water glasses never hit empty because the brilliant waiters were constantly topping up our glasses. The food was incredible! We had a vegetarian feast which consisted of so many unique meat-less items, including jack fruit. So many new flavours... More 

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Morpeth, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Spotted this place as we drove down Overtoom and looked it up on Trip Advisor. Well, it's as good as everyone says. I used to visit Amsterdam a lot in the 1970's when an Indonesian meal was anything up to 30 or so dishes. Since then they have become assimilated into the Dutch cuisine or become very touristy. This was... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Great food, great ambiance and lovely service! I would consider the first menu. It is not spicy!!!!!

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Reading
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21 reviews 21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

We called in here to book, and found the staff very pleasant. This was confirmed when we visited. It was our first Indonesian meal, and we were struggling a bit. The waiter gently suggested we try the "mini" ricetafel, and we succumbed. It was excellent. we started with nibbles and moved onto 14 dishes, Meze size, all of which were... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

What can I say, this place has it sorted. The choice of menu is great with the set meals great value and every dish amazing! The staff are extremely helpful and you even get sweets at the end and we were given a free keyring that represented their national symbol! Cannot recommend this restaurant more highly! Probably best to book... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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41 reviews 41 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Went to Kartika on a recommendation of someone who lives in Amsterdam and we weren't disappointed. Although the restaurant isn't exactly central to the city (we had to get a taxi), it was well worth the journey. Delicious foods and fresh flavours served up in a timely manner, efficient service from the staff who even called a taxi for us... More 

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Eastriggs, United Kingdom
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

Having never tried Indonesian food before we didn't know what to expect but we were pleasantly surprised. We had a set menu for 6 and there was something for everyone and not a thing left at the end. Good value for money and would go again.

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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 26 - 33
  • Cuisine: Indonesian
Open Hours
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?