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Utrechtsestraat 75, 1017 VJ Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Rembrandtplein)
+31 20 625 6718
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Ranked #569 of 2,434 Restaurants in Amsterdam
Hours:
Mon - Sat 6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Cuisines: Indonesian
Neighborhood: Rembrandtplein
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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54 reviews 54 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

This is a cosy and friendly restaurant serving good spicy (in some cases extremely spicy) Indonesian food. My wife, 14 year old daughter and I shared the extensive Istenewa Rice Table. This comprised 18 hot dishes plus satay plus 2 bowls of rice plus a dish of cold accompaniments. There were 6 mild, 6 medium and 6 hot dishes. 2... More 

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Portsmouth, Virginia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

My family, together with another, went to Amsterdam for Thanksgiving this year. The night after our required turkey and trimmings, I wanted to try a traditional rijstaffel, and Tempo Doeloe appeared to be highly recommended. The food was really nice, and I would love to go back. The only disappointment was one we created: before dinner, the servers will ask... More 

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Tokyo, Japan
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26 reviews 26 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Great experience in this small and cozy restaurant. Food has been extraordinary and the selection was extremely large. We have been served quickly with a gentle touch. I definitely will be back! Reservation suggested...the place is quite small.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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42 reviews 42 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Ok food with vegan, vegetarian and meat selections, friendly atmosphere, a good variety of Asian dishes.

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London
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220 reviews 220 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
171 helpful votes 171 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

The food was OK and I particularly liked the rice cooked in coconut milk. We had a bottle of Châteauneuf-du-Pape – not a wine I especially like having had several poor experiences in the past but actually this bottle was excellent. My desert of coconut ice cream was excellent. It isn’t a plush restaurant, tables are cramped; it was full... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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78 reviews 78 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

Why might you want to avoid Temp Doeloe ? Yes, it's expensive for Indonesian food in Amsterdam and a little cramped and won't give you free tap water - if any of these cause you pain or stress that'll spoil your meal (see other reviews) go elsewhere. If you don't like Indonesian food, don't come here. If you want to... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

Seriously, how can Tempo Doeloe be outside the top 500 in Amsterdam?? I'm amazed it is not in the top 10. The staff here are extremely attentive and know a great deal about their menu. They know all the wines very well also and we asked for recommendations for both food and drink. I'm so glad we asked them as... More 

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Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

Celebrated finishing the Amsterdam Marathon by going out for dinner with friends. Had the Rice-table for four, a mix of twenty or so small dishes. They ranged from mild, medium to ultra spicy. Good stuff. Book a table and be there on time or else it´s gone. Food was excellent, service good and overall a fun experience.

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New York City, New York
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

Gee, I must hv been at a different place than those who raved about this restaurant . At best it is mediocre. Avoid the hype. Maybe Tempo was good 20 years ago but they certainly hv not spent a dime on decor and the food was very very mediocre . It all had been prepared prior and just thrown at... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

We spent ~€100 for the poorest, least satisfying, uninventive food that we've ever eaten. Stay away from the rip-off known as "rice table." My wife and I still joke about how awful our dining experience was here.

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Additional Information about Tempo Doeloe

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

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