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Gerard Doustraat 39, Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Stadsdeel Zuid)
020 670 50 81
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Ranked #894 of 2,485 Restaurants in Amsterdam
Price range: $29 - $36
Hours:
Sun 1:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Neighborhood: Stadsdeel Zuid
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations

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English first
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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45 reviews 45 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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Singapore, Singapore
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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
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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London, United Kingdom
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106 reviews 106 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Book a table or if you don't be prepared to wait or get a takeaway. This place gets BUSY but that is because it is great. I highly recommend the soto soup and the roti beef with vegetables - it comes with bread vs rice

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

The food is very tasty and the portion was huge in this establishment which has been in the family for generations. The place doesn't look like very much, clearly they've not gone for the decor. It's tiny but it's clean and otherwise very ok. Toilet was also very clean which is always a good sign. The staff were friendly and... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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42 reviews 42 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 via mobile

I tried this place after my masseur tipped me....he is from Bali so I trusted his judgment :) Well it turned out to be a good choice.....the sate and the bakkabana were truly delicious. I cannot judge the service inside as I ordered take away it was packed though.

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16 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

A nice walk through to De Pijp from the Museumplein, but the food and venue were nothing special. It was quite crowded inside the small space, so you can look forward to squeezing past people and their bags on opposite tables. The venue possessed a vibe similar to a student cafeteria and while the food was interesting, the overall experience... More 

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Brookline, Massachusetts
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283 reviews 283 reviews
163 restaurant reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

This seems like a local hole in the wall. The place isn't huge, but it's well kept and seemed popular. The music selection was odd (late 1990s boy bands?). You can request a menu in English. There is a small exclusively vegetarian section. I tried the setian/tofu sandwich (small) which was slightly spicy and ok. The vegetarian noodle soup was... More 

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Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

We stumbled upon this restaurant when the delicious scents of the food caught our attention from the street. We were not totally sure what to expect, but the food was outstanding. I had a chicken satay and noodle dish and my wife had a yellow curry dish with rice. Both were fantastic. The restaurant is cash only and the staff... More 

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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28 restaurant reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

Our adult son had tipped us off to great surinamese food in Amsterdam, and right he was. It's difficult to describe the cuisine for someone who has never had it before, but let me say this: we wiped our bowls clean, making sure to devour every drop of the tasty sauces that were the base of our dishes. The decor... 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

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