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Sama Sebo

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Museumplein
Indonesian
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P.C. Hooftstraat 27, 1071 BL Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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9:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 141
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    Very good
  • 78
    Average
  • 40
    Poor
  • 33
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Indonesian Restaurant

We had the Rice Table dinner, which I believe is their specialty. It was very good and fun to try all the various sides dishes.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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Vienna, Virginia
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Vienna, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

We had the Rice Table dinner, which I believe is their specialty. It was very good and fun to try all the various sides dishes.

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Hollywood, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Large variety of dishes in the rijistaffel. We ate them all and drank the good Heinekin. Eating this type of meal is a must do in Amsterdam. I had one 31 years ago and was glad to experience it again.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

The restaurant was packed which might explain the off-hand reception we got. The waiters were worked off their feet and tried their best. The food and service lacked finesse - we ordered their set meal and some 20 dishes were piled onto our table, some on top of others! No attempt was made to explain what was placed in front... More 

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lausanne, switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

It has been going for 45 years and is said to be one of the best in town. Very busy and therefore a bit noisy but excellent food

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Saipan, Mariana Islands
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Perhaps some people don't get out of the house enough. As Sama sebo was close to the museums we stopped by for lunch and had their lunch special. This was just ordinary S.E. Asia street food. Perhaps different to many people, but nothing out of the ordinary back in the homeland. Not really "restaurant " food.

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

This was one of the best dinners I have ever had! Depending on the size of your party the waiter will bring out several small dishes on hot plates and you indulge yourself. Everything from pork, beef, rice, vegetables were all so delicious. Not spicy but perfectly seasoned. Among 4 of us we had a total of 22 different dishes.... More 

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Vienna, Austria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Everything is perfect, super staff, super food, nice location! We came in without a reservation, we know it's recommended to book a table. We had to wait 5 minutes witch was only 1, drinks served straight and after ordering the food it was on the table in 10 minutes. It's not a fancy restaurant, but I love the old Amsterdam... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Gruff service, even with a reservation. Tacky, dirty decor. Over priced and aggressively mediocre food. But at least we did not get sick. Rushed us out, so as to turn the table. Avoid like the plague. It is that rotten an experience.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

We came to Amsterdam knowing Indonesian food here is said to be great. We paid 31 euro each for the sampler dinner, more than we wanted to pay, but nobody regrets it. It was plenty of food and gave the opportunity to try a large variety. Very nice staff. If you don't want to pay for drinks, no problem asking... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

The service was very quick but we found the food was rather bland. Certainly there was nothing very spicy on offer. We gained the impression that the restaurant is well positioned on the tourist circuit and does not feel the need to try too hard. We have had much better Rijsttafel in other restaurants.

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Additional Information about Sama Sebo

Address: P.C. Hooftstraat 27, 1071 BL Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  North Holland Province  >  Amsterdam>  > Museumplein
Open Hours:
Monday 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 35 - 141
Cuisine: Indonesian

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: P.C. Hooftstraat 27, 1071 BL Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  North Holland Province  >  Amsterdam>  > Museumplein
  • Neighborhood: Museumplein

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 35 - 141
  • Cuisine: Indonesian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Monday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm

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