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Sampurna

$$$$
Neighborhood:
Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)
Asian, Indonesian
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Singel 498, 1017 Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31-020-625-3264
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12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 122
    Excellent
  • 195
    Very good
  • 61
    Average
  • 32
    Poor
  • 18
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Indonesian newbies

What a great introduction to Indonesian food. Reservations are recommended but they were able to seat us early. Wonderfully gracious service, nice intimate atmosphere.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 7, 2015
R H
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Charleston, South Carolina
Good for:
  • Romantic
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English first
Frome, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

We just came back from lovely dinner. It was my first time with Indonesian cuisine and I have absolutely nothing to complain about. we had yummy starters (chicken dumplings with sweet chilli n ginger sauces) followed be variety of smaller dishes. Everything was very tasty, spicy dishes went together very well with coconut based rice. End up stuffed and happy.... More 

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Rochester, MN
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40 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Service was beyond awful. We were made to feel as though we were imposing when we arrived and through dinner. Food was ok with standard Rijstafel. Had heard wonderful things but will not be back due to service and average food. Plenty of other Indonesian options.

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Evansville, Indiana
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114 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

We visited Sampurna because it was suggested to us by the host at our bed and breakfast. After walking by and seeing the food, we were very excited. We asked the wait staff about sitting outside, and since it looked like a few tables were almost finished with their meals we waited around so we could claim a seat outside.... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

When we are in Amsterdam, we make a point of having the Rijsttafel (Rice Table) here at Sampurna. What a wonderful presentation and what delicious food! They have accommodated up to 4 of us without a reservation. This last time we had 9 of us and called ahead. When we got there, They had our table ready and waiting. The... More 

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Basel, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Overall a very nice restaurant with authentic cuisine. A la carte allows for couples who dont eat loads. The rijst tafel would be too copious for two. friendly service!

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

This is an excellent and unpretentious restaurant near the Flea Market. We selected the Vegetarian Tasting Menu, which was a terrific choice for people with limited Indonesian experience. Service was first rate: Friendly and attentive.

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London, United Kingdom
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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

For us, we found this place overpriced and totally not worth its rating. The service was okay, they were clearly fully booked and its a small venue so I can understand they were limited in the amount of people they could hire to wait as there wouldn't physically be enough room for everyone. There are set menus with many different... More 

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Charleston, South Carolina
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15 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

What a great introduction to Indonesian food. Reservations are recommended but they were able to seat us early. Wonderfully gracious service, nice intimate atmosphere.

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Amersham
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43 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

I ate dinner here with my wife on a Tuesday night. The place at 8pm was only 1/2 full but by 9pm all tables were occupied. The ambiance is nice, if a little dark, and the service excellent. We did not choose the rijsttafel menus but instead picked 2 starters and then shared a main dish with 2 side orders... More 

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Idyllwild, California
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80 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

I've been eating here for over 15 years on and off, since my first trips to the Netherlands when the Euro was the Guilder, and this place is my ab fab fave for Indonesian Rijstafel. I know that there are other higher rated haute cusine rijstafels in Amsterdam, have tried most, but stick to this for consistently high quality and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Singel 498, 1017 Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  North Holland Province  >  Amsterdam>  > Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)
  • Neighborhood: Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)
  • Phone Number: +31-020-625-3264

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 155
  • Price Range: $ $ $ $
  • Cuisine: Asian, Indonesian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)
This UNESCO World Heritage Site is as historically significant as it is perennially popular. Whether you’re a history buff, architecture enthusiast, shutterbug, or fashionista, odds are you’ll find the Amsterdam you're looking for while roaming around the Grachtengordel (Canal Ring). A brilliant place to get lost in a moody meander and a key component to any sightseeing trip to Amsterdam, this area's major draws include the Anne Frank House, the Bloemenmarkt floating flower market, an enviable assortment of independent boutiques along De Negen Straatjes, and of course all of Grachtengordel’s lovely canals and bridges.
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