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Kantjil & de Tijger

Spuistraat 291/293, Amsterdam 1012 VS, The Netherlands
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Ranked #630 of 2,231 restaurants in Amsterdam
Price range: $22 - $29
Cuisines: Asian, Indonesian
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Good for: Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night
Description: Kantjil and de Tijger strives to give its guests that same senang-feeling. The feeling of being at ease, so that we can feel the same. Take a seat and discover the taste of the rich Indonesian flavours. Our dishes are prepared and presented with care, and are freshly made on a daily basis. Order lunch, dinner or visit Kantjil To Go. There’s a little bit of something for everyone, to get those tastebuds flowing. Our impassioned and welcoming personnel will happily help you choose dishes and drinks to your liking.
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69% Recommend
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Tartu, Estonia
13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW

This place is wonderful. The food is delicious, the service friendly and it is great value. They specialize in Indonesian rijsttafel (little dishes to make up a meal, kind of like tapas), the origins of which are linked to Dutch colonial cuisine. There is plenty to choose from, great for vegetarians and meat-eaters alike. Not a fine-dining establishment of course... More

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Varese, Italy
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125 reviews 125 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
232 helpful votes 232 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW

the place is very pleasant. Reservations are strongly recommended. The food is good, and an experience of Indonesian cuisine in Amsterdam is a MUST, mostly. The staff is friendly and polite. If I have to find a flaw, perhaps the number of seats, they're too much, but you get used to Amsterdam soon for many people in small spaces. All... More

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Megeve, France
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71 reviews 71 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

The food is "an_OK_touristic_Indonesian_gimcrack_food" nothing to write home about, but honest. The bad things are: the horrendously hot ambiance (you can die if they do not switch on the air conditioning...) - the horrendous decorations - the impossible inside noise You can find MUCH better Indonesian in The Netherlands !!!!!!!!!!!

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London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

The food was excellent and the atmosphere was decent. Ate there two nights in a row. The prices were better than most places and we got seated in a few minutes without a reservation. Best to book a table before you go

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Kelowna, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Honestly, I am a regular guy who is a decent cook and loves food. The food here was very disappointing. I equate the food to an Asian meal purchased from a food court (although my wife says the food court may possibly taste fresher). I went to this restaurant because it was recommended by Rick Steves' travel book. Sorry Rick,... More

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Montreal, Canada
19 reviews 19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

We went to this restaurant on a recent trip to Amsterdam to try the vegetarian Rijsttafel. We could not believe the quantity and quality of the food that was brought to us - truly delicious! We enjoyed our meal so much that we went back to try a Bami Goreng 'sampler'. The restaurant is very busy so reservations are a... More

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Enkhuizen, The Netherlands
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

For a quick lunch this is one of my favourite spots in Amsterdam. Service heavily depends on the staff working at time of visit. Got good and bad experiences - as in having to wait only 10 minutes for food when the cheery waiter told us the kitchen was very busy, but also in one occassion having to wait 30... More

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Houston, Texas
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Rice tables would make you think the rice would be prepared very well, but the steamed/parboiled white rice is CRUNCHY in the middle. I've had parboiled rice before, and the white rice at Kantjil & de Tijger is not even cooked...! Also, the wait was terribly long. However, the nice servers and good flavors of the food do make up... More

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Istanbul, Turkey
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35 reviews 35 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

This is a decent restaurant at a very lively yet decent part of Amsterdam. No wonder it was so packed even on a Thu night. The staff is very friendly and well educated about the complex menu. But it's a bit pricey, though I must say it's worth it.

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San Francisco, CA.
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87 reviews 87 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Coming to Amsterdam,4th time. I was in search of a great rijstafell place to take my daughter and friends to introduce them what I think of is one of the quintessential meals here. I read all reviews searching for the right one..boy was I disappointed. We opted for the top of the line. 32 euros a person. So this is... More

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