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Tempo Doeloe

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Rembrandtplein
Indonesian
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Utrechtsestraat 75, 1017 VJ Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31 20 625 6718
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6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Having lived in Asia, we're used to hot food so when the waiter suggested we chose middle-spice level, we were tempted to ignore the advice. Luckily, we went along with it and ended up with some perfectly spiced dishes. This isn't your standard 'rijstafel' offering - more authentic Indonesian... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 12, 2015
Nigel B
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Greater London, United Kingdom
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Greater London, United Kingdom
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56 reviews 56 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Having lived in Asia, we're used to hot food so when the waiter suggested we chose middle-spice level, we were tempted to ignore the advice. Luckily, we went along with it and ended up with some perfectly spiced dishes. This isn't your standard 'rijstafel' offering - more authentic Indonesian with lots of Sambal etc. Well worth a visit.

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Berlin, Germany
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68 reviews 68 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015 via mobile

The restaurant was recommended for its rijsttafel and it was ok, but not more. We expected more and there was a lot of cabbage in each of the dishes which all tasted similar. The staff is not overwhelmingly friendly. However, the restaurant was full during dinner, so a reservation seems to be a must.

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Bath, England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

I have tried a number of Indonesian restaurants in Amsterdam (including the famous Sama Sebo) and am a huge fan of rijsttafel. My friend and I went to Amsterdam last week and I insisted we go to Tempo Doeloe as I had been there some years before and the rijsttafel remains one of my most vivid culinary memories. We got... More 

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Rome, Italy
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Good service, average food. Quality/price ratio average. Given the low quality of food in the city it might worth a visit. Do not expect the gorgeous dishes you are used to eat in real Indonesia.

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London, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Went to Tempo Doeloe for dinner with my partner whilst we were in Amsterdam for the weekend, ordered the rijsttafel as many have suggested before—a meat one for myself, vegetarian for her—and we were both blown away by the food. Wonderful atmosphere, delicious food, excellent service and a lovely evening. It's certainly a little pricey, but you walk away feeling... More 

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Morgantown, West Virginia
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7 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Excellent Indonesian place! Was referred here by a friend that lived in Amsterdam for many years and it did not disappoint. Flavors were amazing and the spiciness is no joke. Start with the mild and work your way up. If you like tons of flavor and enjoy food nice a spicy, this is your place.

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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28 reviews 28 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

An old standby, I first came here over 30 years ago. Only ever ordered the Rijstaffel and it never dissapoints. By the way, when they say the last dish is spicy, they are not kidding. Good ambience, pleasant servers, but you really come for the experience of eating so many small and tasty dishes. Enjoy and make sure you come... More 

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Richmond-upon-thames, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Had dinner there on March 6th for the first time in several years - if anything it has improved and the service was excellent too. My fellow diner is Dutch and his wife heralds from Indonesia and is thus a great aficionado of Indonesian food. He described it as the best Indonesian food he had ever eaten in the Netherlands.... More 

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Makati, Philippines
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

ate the ricetable set menu . made a mistake starting the spiciest dish . the spices kept lingering in my tongue . all the other dishes after tasty spicy

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Joinville, SC
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59 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

The restaurant has been recommended by my cousin, and she was right. The service provided by the two people that work at the salon - one lady and one guy - was very good. Thanks to the waiter, we order a meal called "Rice Table", which gave us a good overview of the indonesian cuisine, once it is comprised by... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Utrechtsestraat 75, 1017 VJ Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  North Holland Province  >  Amsterdam>  > Rembrandtplein
  • Neighborhood: Rembrandtplein
  • Phone Number: +31 20 625 6718

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 25 - 59
  • Cuisine: Indonesian
Open Hours
Monday
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Tuesday
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Wednesday
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Thursday
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Friday
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Saturday
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm

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