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Soenda Kelapa

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Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)
Asian, Indonesian
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Utrechtsestraat 89, 1017 VK Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31 20 - 627 94 16
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6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 18
    Excellent
  • 24
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 2
    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
Good Indonesian food

We ordered some pepes ikan, ayam panggang and sayur lodeh. They tasted very yummy, but the ayam panggang was more like a stir fry chicken with some sweet soy sauce. Sayur lodeh and pepes ikan were both very good. The staff were really friendly, we would definitely cone back again.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
iloveebubbles
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Melbourne, Australia
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Melbourne, Australia
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22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We ordered some pepes ikan, ayam panggang and sayur lodeh. They tasted very yummy, but the ayam panggang was more like a stir fry chicken with some sweet soy sauce. Sayur lodeh and pepes ikan were both very good. The staff were really friendly, we would definitely cone back again.

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Thank iloveebubbles
Bunia, Democratic Republic of the Congo
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142 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

I pass through Amsterdam for work frequently, and a friend took me to Soenda Kelapa. I had never had Indonesian food, so on the recommendation of the waitress (who was extremely helpful) plus my friend we tried the Indonesian Rice table. Make sure you are hungry before you go. The rice table is for two, and it is an excellent... More 

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Thank Africache
Istanbul, Turkey
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

never go this restaurant,There were cooked COCKROACHS on the plate!!!! this restaurant is really dirty and unhealty.

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Great Dunmow, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015

Very good value but it is cash only. We had 15 dishes and we left feeling very replete... an excellent experience - a must

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Thank Jane M
Nice, France
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

Fantastic Indonesia cuisine ! The chicken and spinach in honey sauce is to die for - highly recommended

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Thank Mark S
Brisbane, Australia
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

Wonderful meal with eight small dishes, all flavourful Indonesian foods. The lady is from Surabaya but has family in Perth, Australia, speaks good English as well as Dutch. The service was prompt, but take time to look at the artwork as well.

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Thank nunaka
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 via mobile

Had two rijstaffles for around 40e. Excellent service and good food. Can recommwnd. No ripoff in the water anymore to be found.

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Thank Vesa L
Paris, France
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015 via mobile

I do not recommend to go there. Touristes place. The inside of the restaurant is cut. The waitress is nice We had the Rijsttafle : it is not cheap (50 euros for 2) and there is a lot. But a lot of rice and a lot of cabagge and carrot in coconut water. 3 types of meat were nice There... More 

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Thank Margotlasouris
Vancouver, Canada
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

While in Amsterdam, I really wanted to try a rijsttafel but my husband can't eat curry or anything spicy. We found Soenda Kelapa while strolling the Utrechtsestraat, and since it had a la carte dishes other than rijsttafel, he warily agreed to humour me and try the place. He was relieved that the Beef in Sweet Soy Sauce was exactly... More 

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Thank LilyPetunia2601
Regina, Canada
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227 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

While traveling in Holland we wanted to try an Indonesian rice table and someone at our hotel in Amsterdam recommended this restaurant. It is located on Utrechtsestraat, a busy street which made it easy to find. The place appeared to be quite small and quaint upon entering but upstairs there was much more seating. We enjoyed the variety of 8... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Utrechtsestraat 89, 1017 VK Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  North Holland Province  >  Amsterdam>  > Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)
  • Neighborhood: Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)
  • Phone Number: +31 20 - 627 94 16

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Asian, Indonesian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Monday
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Thursday
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Friday
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)
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