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Soenda Kelapa

Utrechtsestraat 89, 1017 VK Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31 20 - 627 94 16
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Ranked #835 of 2,279 restaurants in Amsterdam
Cuisines: Indonesian
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Most recent review
- Jun 23, 2014
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Philadelphia area
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248 reviews 248 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
167 helpful votes 167 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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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

I had the Reistaffel (I think that's the name of the dish I had). I was surprised to see how much of variety it is - from chicken, beef, and other variety of foods. As I was sitting in a solo table, I'm pretty sure the table couldn't fit my food! The amount of food was a lot that even... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

Spring Rolls and Fried Dumplings for entrée. Chicken with Spicy Sauce, and Stir-fried Vegetables as main course. Very happy with all choices. Enough food for the two of us. All four items were delicious. Would order them again.Only negative, staff could have been more aware of the customers.

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Riga, Latvia
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99 reviews 99 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
119 helpful votes 119 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

I was keen to try reis taffel, so went to this restaurant. It is very simple and all the time I spent here was almost empty. I fulfilled my dream to have reistaffel- it consisted of 12 small plates (not bites) of different food. Was enough to eat but I cannot say I was delighted. Is this food not for... More

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Liege, Belgium
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31 reviews 31 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013 via mobile

I had heard a lot of good reviews about rice tables in Amsterdam. We tried it there and were not disappointed. We had the one for two people and it was very good: a lot of small dished with many exotic flavors. Recommended!

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new york
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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013 via mobile

This was a great restaurant and we enjoyed the many dishes. The staff were most attentive and even put an extra table next to us so that we had room for all the food. We thoroughly enjoyed our meal and will return next time we are in Amsterdam.

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Urunga, Australia
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41 reviews 41 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

Seekng an Indonesian meal we headed for Utrechtestraat, for the choices it offered. Seeing one room completely full we walked along to find Soenda Kalapa. The host welcomed and seated us and our drink order was filled quickly. He then explained the dishes we ordered. When th efood arrived it was presented simply, The tastes were superb, and the dishes... More

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burlington vermont
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

Having spent several years in Indonesia, I can get a bit blasé about the food. However, our experience at Soenda Kaleapa brought back the best memories of the country, and we left with very happy taste buds. Had a Rijsttaffel which was a wide ranging tour de force. Perhaps the spice was played down a touch for western taste, but... More

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London, United Kingdom
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62 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2013

From the outside this restaurant looks a bit ordinary - plain wooden tables and hand written signs, but it is well worth a visit. A series of set meals provide an intriguing introduction to Indonesian food - and the exceptionally helpful waitress helped make this a very pleasant meal.

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