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Tempo Doeloe

Utrechtsestraat 75, 1017 VJ Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Rembrandtplein)
+31 20 625 6718
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Ranked #491 of 2,314 Restaurants in Amsterdam
Cuisines: Indonesian
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Rembrandtplein
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Rembrandtplein
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Brussels, Belgium
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42 reviews 42 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

came upon this restaurant by chance and was pleasantly surprised. they went out of their way to accomodate us just walking in off the street and were very welcoming. food was v good, couldn't fault anything, we had a v good dining experience.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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43 reviews 43 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We all had one of the rice tables. We hadn't had Indonesian food in many years so we wanted to try this place. The service was very good and so was the food. The rice table gives you the chance to try many different types of Indonesian food. When they say 4 star is spicy they mean it. Liked the... More

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Lausanne, Switzerland
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114 reviews 114 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

The setting and the service here are great. Waitresses are super professional and very friendly. We ordered the mega menu thing that came with 18 small dishes. All of them were only OK - not one thing blew me away - not one thing was even delicious!! I mean ceom on, you serve me 18 dishes, at least one of... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Definitely coming back here the next time I visit Amsterdam! The food was authentic, and the service impeccable. If you like the heat, ask for their house special sambal, it's not for the faint hearted. My husband and I really enjoyed the experience!

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Twickenham, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

I'll start off by talking about reservations. You can tell a lot about an restaurant by the way it handles them, and this one made a great deal of effort to find us a space at the time we wanted. We discussed the menu with the waiter, and decided on 3 Rijstafels for 4 of us, and an extra helping... More

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Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Really enjoyed the meal here. We had the five course tasting menu, which was probably too much - but, all of the food was very enjoyable. I really liked how they utilized many different spices to really bring out some mouth watering tastes. The fruit and sorbet was a nice way to finish the fairly spicy meal. The restaurant itself... More

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Baltimore, Maryland
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54 reviews 54 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Harkening back to Dutch colonial times and ties with Indonesia, it is natural to try this cuisine while in Amsterdam. Friends who had enjoyed Tempo Doeloe during previous trips persuaded us to join them for a very enjoyable evening. We relied on the manager and maître d' Berend Weers to prepare a series of dishes which were a perfect introduction... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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51 reviews 51 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Our hotel made reservations for us and having heard nothing but amazing reviews about this place, I expected to be overwhelmed. I had seen the place on Anthony Bourdain's show so I knew it was small and cozy. You ring the bell to be let in, which is nice since it is small. The woman who greated us was not... More

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Allentown, PA
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65 reviews 65 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Upon entering the restaurant I knew my fiancé and I were in for a treat. I was glad I had made reservations. We watched several potential patrons be turned away. One family was particularly unhappy about it and the owner had to talk to them out in the street. The menu was confusing. While everything sounded good, my fiancé and... More

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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

We ordered a Rijsttafel, which gave us a great sample of Indonesian food, something we hadn't tried before. Every single dish was excellent, and the fiery final plate was extremely hot, as requested! The lady who seemed to be the manager/owner was great too, a real character. One snag, which I must mention as it annoyed us, is the refusal... More

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