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Utrechtsestraat 75, 1017 VJ Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Rembrandtplein)
+31 20 625 6718
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Ranked #592 of 2,480 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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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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260 reviews 260 reviews
200 restaurant reviews
195 helpful votes 195 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

Clearly this is the premier Indonesian restaurant in central Amsterdam. Reservations needed and very crowded. The servers tried very hard to sell expensive fixed menus which was irritating. The regular menu super expensive which should not be so as Indonesian food is simple and consists of various small courses rather than single overprice entrees. Having said all of that the... More 

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New York City, New York
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

We had never eaten Indonesian food before. This was a wonderful introduction. The food was excellent as was the staff. We highly recommend this restaurant.

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Montreal, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

I was looking forward to spent some time at this Indonesian restaurant in Amsterdam. At one point this restaurant was shown on CNN . I arrived at 5.45 pm and it was still closed .when I saw somebody in the back and when he opened the door I was able to get a reservation for that same evening at 6... More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

A late dinner for three, shared house speciality. Yes, all three mild, medium and hot spicy served- the hot was bearable. It was a busy evening so the service at times was inconsistent. Still a fun meal.

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Ghent, Belgium
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78 reviews 78 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

We hadn't reserved a table but despite of this they found us a table and took our coats. A small gesture that sais a lot about the restaurant. We tried out one of the rice dishes, it was tasty but didn't overwelm either. The service was up to par the entire time we were there. We would come here again... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

We ordered the rice table with 10 different dishes. The meat dishes were tasty, some of the vegetable dishes were average. The food is served quickly within 15minutes of order but the drinks and follow up service really lets this place down. We continually tried to wave down waiters as they rushed passed even though restaurant half full. The older... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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25 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

There used to be quite a few of my favourite Indonesian restaurant haunts in Amsterdam but some shut down. Tempo Doeloe still remains and I think is one of the best. It is certainly one of the busiest and is essential to book unless you are after 9.00 PM for dinner. No need to think in this place. Just order... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

I've been here several times now and always get the warmest welcome from manager, Susan, and her friendly waiting staff. The 18 dish reisttafel is a must-have if you like an adventure in food from the mildly spicy to the ferociously hot and the discovery of Imperial rioja on the wine list made it even more rewarding. It's a small,... More 

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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55 reviews 55 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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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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