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Tjing Tjing

#174 of 2,475 Restaurants in Amsterdam
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Cornelis Trooststraat 56-58, 1072 JH Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31(0)20-676 09 23
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4:00 pm - 1:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 5:00 pm - 1:00 am
Tue - Thu 4:00 pm - 1:00 am
Fri - Sat 4:00 pm - 3:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, 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
    4.5 of 5 stars
Quirky place with delicious food

This cafe just off the main road, it looks quirky from the outside and is on the inside. The service was excellent the man that served us was lovely and so polite. The crab cake starter was packed with fish and had a spicy sauce and the biltong soup was excellent. I had the mixed grill which was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 1, 2015
janeehew
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Middlesbrough
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Middlesbrough
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22 reviews 22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

This cafe just off the main road, it looks quirky from the outside and is on the inside. The service was excellent the man that served us was lovely and so polite. The crab cake starter was packed with fish and had a spicy sauce and the biltong soup was excellent. I had the mixed grill which was excellent meat... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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19 reviews 19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

I went to Tjing Tjing last night with a friend. When asked what we would like to eat, we asked to be surprised. We ordered some Cherrychoc wine from Weltevrede and sat at the bar chatting away. The first course arrived: biltong soup. This is a soup made with dried meat and smoked cheese accompanied with a home-made bun. This... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Small restaurant in the old neighborhood "De Pijp". Difficult parking, but easily reachable by public transportation. Several exotic meat options (crocodile, ostrich, springbok, kundu), but we went for their Cape Malay dishes. The food was wonderful, the service prompt and friendly, and the wines from Stellenbosch were excellent. The chef/owner was enthusiastic. Clearly one of our favorites in Amsterdam.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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15 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

We went to Tjing Tjing for a meal on the 26th and was surprised by a meal that was worth 5+ stars! As we were in no hurry and having some lovely South African wine, we had all the time to taste the dishes that was presented. It started with some delicious beef samosas. Crispy and freshly made. The next... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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34 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Good food, pleasant atmosphere, nice staff, South African chef/owner, flexible orders, can accommodate vegetarians and vegans.

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Belsele
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

we were here for an african braai. Amazing place with the most funny and friendly staff ! Food was excellent, service even more excellent and for sure this is on top of our list to go back there when in Amsterdam.

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Sint-Niklaas, Belgium
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107 reviews 107 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

We visited Tjing Tjing to try their "Braai" (BBQ) menu with some friends new to South African food. Since it was a group type dinner it was served as a buffet meal. For starters we were offered a plate of samosas, some vegetarian and some beef, served with some chutney. As a samosa lover I found both varieties very tasty,... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

I went to Tjing Tjing because they had great reviews, and also I wanted to try something different than usual oriental/indian/italian cuisine, however I was very disappointed after this visit. We came to restaurant knowing menu, my GF wanted to try ostrich, however we been informed by very friendly and informative waiter that there is no more ostrich available, we... More 

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Senior Contributor
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32 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

The food here was excellent, imaginative, and very generous portions. Cannot fault the service either, nor the interesting decor. This will appeal to both afficionados of South African cuisine, and also complete beginners. The only downside is that you won't be able to try all of the difference dishes you'd like to try, unless you're living in Amsterdam, and can... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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25 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 via mobile

Good atmosphere,good food and excellent service.loved it,my friends go regularly. Slightly difficult to find,use your phone GPS Samoosa was nice,kudu excellent,desserts all good.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Cornelis Trooststraat 56-58, 1072 JH Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  North Holland Province  >  Amsterdam
  • Phone Number: +31(0)20-676 09 23

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 39 - 95
  • Cuisine: African
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 1:00 am
Tuesday
4:00 pm - 1:00 am
Wednesday
4:00 pm - 1:00 am
Thursday
4:00 pm - 1:00 am
Friday
4:00 pm - 3:00 am
Saturday
4:00 pm - 3:00 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?