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Spang Makandra

#779 of 2,508 Restaurants in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence
$$$
Stadsdeel Zuid
Indonesian
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Gerard Doustraat 39, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
020 670 50 81
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1:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 1:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations

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  • 28
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  • 29
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Delicious Indonesian cuisine

We had dinner at Spang Makandra, and overall the experience was quite good. They don't take reservations, so depending on when you visit, expect to wait anywhere between 30 mins - 1 hour for a table (so don't come here starving). Also, they don't serve alcohol so just keep that in mind. Between... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 17, 2015
richardsmyname
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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

I just loved the food, everything was sooooooooooo good! I ordered the Spang Makandra special so I could try a bit of everything. The service is fast and the staff is very friendly. You must try!

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

We had dinner at Spang Makandra, and overall the experience was quite good. They don't take reservations, so depending on when you visit, expect to wait anywhere between 30 mins - 1 hour for a table (so don't come here starving). Also, they don't serve alcohol so just keep that in mind. Between the two of us, we shared the... More 

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Grenoble, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

The food was very delicious. We came in hungry, so that was not helpful cos we ordered a lot of food, turned out they were a lot for the price.

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Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

I stayed for a week in an apartment near this restaurant and watched long lineups of people wait for dinner every night. I picked up takeout after a very long day of sightseeing. I couldn't believe how much delicious food I took home for ten euros. I was starving but still couldn't eat it all. Highly recommended.

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Cologne, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

This place has been on my radar since I travel to Amsterdam almost once per year. I'm incredibly happy that I tried it. Since I had my son in a stroller, I knew take-out was the only option so I went with the special. I ate nearly the entire thing because it was that delicious--the portion was huge! Anyhow, I... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

Went last week with friends, great food at even better prices. Really tasty and staff were helpful. This isn't a fancy place but if you are in the area, worth stopping in for your dinner.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

Close to Albert Cuyp Market in De Pijp we found this tiny surinamese/indonesian restaurant with spicy and tasty food. We started with saoto ayam, a very delicious chicken soup, followed by the satay chicken and some lamb curry. Both were ecellent. The staff was very friendly, and the prices not high. Note! The restaurant is halal, which means no beer... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

Don't miss this tiny restaurant in Amsterdam's de Pijp. For spicy, authentic Surinamese food this is the place to go (or to pick up some take out). The place is usually packed full with people, regardless of the time/day/season so you kind of have to be lucky to get a table. One tip: reserve in advance! Prices are very friendly.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

Arrived and were seated quite fast but had to share a table as the place is tiny. We waited ages to order our food and had to call the water over in the end. Paid €2.50 for a can of ginger beer (and straw) and the food we ordered was the same even though we ordered two different meals. Lack... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

Arrived at around 8 on Monday night, packed place! I guess it is rather small. Anyway we were seated in about 10mins, looked at English menu while waiting. Ordered once we sat and food was served pretty quickly, bonus points for that! The roti dish we had (w chicken on bone) was delicious! Different from most other Southeast Asian food... More 

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Additional Information about Spang Makandra

Address: Gerard Doustraat 39, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Phone Number: 020 670 50 81
Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  North Holland Province  >  Amsterdam>  > Stadsdeel Zuid
Open Hours:
Sunday 1:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 29 - 36
Cuisine: Indonesian

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Gerard Doustraat 39, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  North Holland Province  >  Amsterdam>  > Stadsdeel Zuid
  • Neighborhood: Stadsdeel Zuid
  • Phone Number: 020 670 50 81

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 29 - 36
  • Cuisine: Indonesian
Open Hours
Sunday
1:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?