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Tempo Doeloe

Utrechtsestraat 75, 1017 VJ Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Rembrandtplein)
020-625-6718
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Ranked #462 of 2,239 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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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
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English first
Suwanee, Georgia
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34 reviews 34 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Had never had Indonesian food before and was somewhat hesitant when a business meeting was scheduled here during a recent conference. Our table of five ordered some type of sampler meal where a variety of dishes were brought out. Everything was exceptional. The seafood (lobster, shrimp, scallops), the beef, and vegetarian selections were all very well prepared with just the... More

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Port Saint Lucie, Florida
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

Highly recommended by a friend and didn't disappoint. We also had the high end rjistaffell for six diners and fantastic. Perfectly prepared to our specs. The wait staff was terrific and very helpful with its recommendations and explanations. The wine list had good variety and was moderately priced. If we lived in Amsterdam, we would be frequent visitors.

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New York City, New York
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38 reviews 38 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Wow! The has to be on your culinary bucket list. Hot and spicy Indonesian influences or rather inspires this uniquely Dutch meal. You determine how many courses to have and how spicy Chef can the last dish or dishes. So the dishes start off mild and then build to bold, all the way through to dangerous (our selection, which basically... More

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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67 reviews 67 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Highly rated, and deservingly so. We had the high end rjistaffell for four diners, and were pleased with the food, the service, and the atmosphere! Made an on-line reservation, which was mandatory for 8:00 pm on a July Friday. Caution: the servings become spicier (hotter!) as they are presented!

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Scotland
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183 reviews 183 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
119 helpful votes 119 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 via mobile

I have eaten here a number of times over the years, and always had good service. After a gap of a few years, I returned but felt that standards had slipped. The restaurant was very busy and the service was not very attentive. For example,the plates were not removed after we finished eating and eventually we had to ask to... More

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Cirencester, United Kingdom
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54 reviews 54 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014 via mobile

We had heard v good things about this so decided to go. It was full at 7:15 on a Tuesday but luckily they had a cancellation and we were squeezed in at 8:15, so I'd definitely recommend reserving a table. The service was excellent and the staff answered our questions about the menu. We had a selection of starters and... More

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Belchertown, MA
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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

Friends recommended this place and we're sure glad they did. We got a 25 piece rice table medium hot and everything was excellent. We especially loved the turmeric rice and several of the meat dishes with exotic flavors like anise and basil. The house white wine was a good value-a nice crisp but lightly fruity wine that went very well... More

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San Francisco, California
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88 reviews 88 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Great experience. Seems like a more traditional rice table and many Americans but also Dutch too - we saw a family (birthday?) party of probably twelve, plus many pairs of business and date-looking Dutch people dining. Giving four dots because this is my first rice table and I have nothing to compare it to. Waitstaff was excellent - friendly and... More

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Chicago, IL
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48 reviews 48 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

We were really curious about Indonesian food and a lot of people recommended this place. The restaurant is small, almost uncomfortable. We ask the staff for recommendations and got a rice table and a cod plate. We asked the plates to be prepared mild. Maybe this caused them to be bland, almost tasteless. In one point we were almost asking... More

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Cairo, Egypt
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79 reviews 79 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Came to this restaurant by a mention in the lonely planet Setting is warm and intimate. Ordered grilled king prawns with Macadamia sauce, which came with many dishes, the Asian way: 5 vegetable sides fresh and cooked, 2 kinds of rice Food was excellent and tasty, enjoyed a conversation with a fellow such diner and his daughter then a chat... More

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