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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

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  • 12
    Excellent
  • 17
    Very good
  • 7
    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
Nice Rijstaffel

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 23, 2014
Roger B
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Adelaide, Australia
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  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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40 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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chicago
Top Contributor
397 reviews 397 reviews
197 restaurant reviews
156 helpful votes 156 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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312 reviews 312 reviews
157 restaurant reviews
123 helpful votes 123 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
70 helpful votes 70 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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291 reviews 291 reviews
151 restaurant reviews
192 helpful votes 192 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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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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34 reviews 34 reviews
7 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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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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