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Kantjil & de Tijger

Spuistraat 291/293, 1012 VS Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Ranked #820 of 2,480 Restaurants in Amsterdam
Price range: $22 - $29
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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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London, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

We visited on a Friday evening, it was very busy. We ordered the rijsttafel (mixed sharing dishes). It was excellent, about 10 different dishes, from meat curries, fried rice, Indonesian salads, chicken wings/thigh etc.. The flavours were excellent. We couldn't fit in a dessert. The service was quick & staff were pleasant. Would recommend to those who enjoy Asian flavours.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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128 reviews 128 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

We made a booking at Kantjil & de Tijger based upon a recommendation in a Lonely Planet guide. Upon arrival we found the restaurant pretty busy and noisy and we were seated on a table for two near the bar area. We ordered a couple of their Rijsttafels with drinks and they arrived pretty promptly. The plates were overflowing with... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
18 reviews 18 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Been here a few times before a couple of years ago and loved it. Decided to bring some friends this time and it was extremely disappointing. Terrible, terrible service and average rijstaffel. It feels like the place has taken a turn for the worst. No longer recommend.

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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49 reviews 49 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Perfect for lunchtime on a cold winters day! Some really different warming dishes served beautifully. The noodle broths are delicious as are the spicy pittas on the lunch menu. Nice selection of wines too. Very inexpensive and pleasant staff. Nice and ambient with candles & chill out music. This was my 4th time here and never disappointed.

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Basel, Switzerland
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34 reviews 34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

There was eight of us at the kantjil, even though we reserved we had to wait at the bar until our table was ready, but that was ok as they did offer us a drink on the house. Once we were seated at our table we enjoyed the platters to share and they were very good! I am not saying... More 

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maine usa
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34 reviews 34 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

We tried the rijsttafel and a chicken sandwich in a pita. Delicious. Went for lunch and walked right in. Might be busier at dinner time/

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London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

We decided to go to this restaurant on our last night in Amsterdam. We were seated very quickly and the waitress said she would come back to take our drinks order shortly. 10 minutes later she came back and realised she had not given us the drinks menu so she went and fetched them for us. A further 10 minutes... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

A happy friendly restaurant serving (among other things) rijstaffel, which is not fine dining, but rather lots of little taster dishes of Indonesian origin. Great fun to share with friends and enjoy a lovely tasty experience. Recommended.

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Washington, DC
15 reviews 15 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

We ate here twice in April 2014, once for lunch and once for the Indonesian tea. Lunch was good and not too expensive; we all liked our food and especially the Indonesian iced tea with lemongrass, mint, and other tasty things. We came back for the tea because it sounded fun, and it was--we got a tiered tray of bite-size... More 

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

Went here today with three friends visiting the Netherlands. As a resident of the Netherlands I have had plenty of Indonesian food over the years and this wins hands down as the worst rijstafel...by a landslide. 48 € later for three people we had a cold dish of tofu with green beans where the tofu was tough as rubber, a... More 

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Additional Information about Kantjil & de Tijger

Address: Spuistraat 291/293, 1012 VS Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Phone Number: 020-620-0994
Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  North Holland Province  >  Amsterdam
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 22 - 29
Cuisine: Asian, Indonesian

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