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Soenda Kelapa

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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: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 12
    Excellent
  • 19
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 1
    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
Excellent spice & cozy!

We ate a late dinner upstairs and thoroughly enjoyed the spicy beef, fish in pepper sauce and vegetables. Portions are large from the a la carte menu and the price makes this a great value for your money. Staff were very helpful.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
Mike F
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Montreal, Canada
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Montreal, Canada
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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

We ate a late dinner upstairs and thoroughly enjoyed the spicy beef, fish in pepper sauce and vegetables. Portions are large from the a la carte menu and the price makes this a great value for your money. Staff were very helpful.

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Taunton, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

We were too late too book in to the highly rated Tempo Doeloe just down the road. Soenda looked a little downmarket in comparison but the friendly staff and the very tasty food just go to prove that paying for a nice tablecloth doesn't improve the taste of the meal. Very enjoyable at a very reasonable price.

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chicago
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199 restaurant reviews
172 helpful votes 172 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Trying an Indonesian restaurant is mandatory- right???. Well- maybe we picked the wrong place or ordered incorrectly but our dinner here was just plain weird. Tried 2 satays- the shrimp was really fishy and the veggie very mundane. The veggies in hot peanut sauce sounded great- it wasn't. Nothing had much of an esthetic appeal either- actually the opposite. We... More 

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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27 reviews 27 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Nestled between Indonesian competitors on the trendy Utrechtsestraat, this small, yet attractive Indonesian restaurant serves Indonesian food as it should be. We had a rijsttafel for 2 with the tastiest small dishes. Some hot, some cold, spicy and not spicy, sweet, sour, various meats, veggies, karupuk, you name it. Reminded me of my mother's cooking who was born in Surabaya.... More 

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NH
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

The restaurant from the street shows an attractive ambiance. However, we had to sit upstairs which is the exact opposite. Dim and unattractive it seems to not even be the same restaurant. We ordered the food, and after 1 hour, we inquired about where it might be. We were told they would get it asap. 10-15 minutes later, just as... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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336 reviews 336 reviews
171 restaurant reviews
136 helpful votes 136 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

This unassuming and quite small restaurant has a very good rijstaffel - the staff are also helpful. It is a good place to go if you feel like a standard but good quality Indonesian buffet.

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Melbourne, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

This Indonesian restaurant offers interesting sets with various small dishes. There was plenty for vegetarian, and the chicken and beef dishes were tasty. Sauces were mainly peanut satay and a coconut milk base which was very tasty. Service was excellent and prompt, and I would highly recommend this for a different dining experience.

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London, England, United Kingdom
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68 reviews 68 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

We had wanted to try a rice table as it's an Amsterdam thing. We were recomended this and thought value wise 50 euros and the selection was not too bad. Some of the dishes I liked others soso. Seemed like nice rice and other plates with diffrent sauces.(socks were not blown off) Best for me were chicken statays and sauce.... More 

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Philadelphia area
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298 reviews 298 reviews
156 restaurant reviews
196 helpful votes 196 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

This Indonesian restaurant offers a fixed price meal for two for 50 Euros, and that is what we had. It started with a VERY good chicken-coconut soup, and I'd go back just for that. The rest was small plates -- 2 beefs, two chickens, a fish, a tofu, 4-5 vegetable dishes, toasted coconut sprinkles and other garnishes for all. A... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

The food was excellent. I can't say enough about the delicious laksa. The waiter was very nice and personable. The only drawback was the long time it took for our food to arrive; almost one hour. Once it did arrive it was delicious and plentiful.

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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
  • Phone Number: +31 20 - 627 94 16

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Indonesian
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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