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Sama Sebo

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Neighborhood:
Museum Quarter (Museumkwartier)
Asian, 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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Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff

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  • 176
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  • 197
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  • 89
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  • 43
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  • 39
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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
Authentic Indonesian

We where there for lunch, and we chose the rice set menu. Very good and with interesting tastes. The ambiance is not the most modern or luxurious, but it's very efficient.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
gilardoni
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Mandello del Lario, Italy
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Fredrikstad, Norway
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We ate lunch here while shopping in PC Hooftstraat. The lunch plate was really tasty and the suggested beer was good. The food does not look great or modern, but is really, really good. The restaurant looks like an old, dark English pub. The service was excellent

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Mandello del Lario, Italy
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731 reviews
506 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 453 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We where there for lunch, and we chose the rice set menu. Very good and with interesting tastes. The ambiance is not the most modern or luxurious, but it's very efficient.

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Thank gilardoni
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26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We watched Rick Steves video on Amsterdam and this is one of the places he went to so we thought we'd give it a try after visiting the Rijksmuseum which was just around the corner, a 5 minute walk from the museum. Go during lunch like we did and you get seated right away, no reservations required. I ordered the... More 

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Thank Michael W
Cannes, France
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71 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

I have eaten at this restaurant many times in the past but somehow the food did not taste as good as before. Maybe they've adapted the taste to suit the tourists? We were there for lunch and the portions were large so go hungry!

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Thank frenchriviera2014
Seattle, Washington
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28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

Sama Sebo is popular though, so make a reservation. Order the sampler menu, it’s a TON of food but then you get to taste almost everything they make. So good!

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Antwerp, Belgium
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

Nicely located near the big musea, food was all right but certainly not great. The staff was not very friendly either. So all in all not such a great experience

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Thank Mike P
Portland, Oregon
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31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

Choose lunch instead of dinner for a good Indonesian meal without the reservation or wait. Food gets good reviews--for my palate it was just OK--nothing spectacular

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Thank cleanandsimple
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015 via mobile

Being Asian, i know how rice should be! They have the worst cheapest instant made reheated in the microwave rice that literally ruined the dinner! I ate them just because i was hungry. The other food made like the way people do at home, but not quite a restaurant quality food. Learned my lesson, will never come again.

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Thank mei-lingling
Oxford
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201 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015

A popular place for lunch that offers fast service and reasonable quality. We had their speciality, the rice table at 31 euros per person. I was a little disappointed: some of the dishes were too bland for me, notably the vegetables. The food was perfectly OK and well presented and service was good. The tea was good but expensive! I... More 

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Thank ADSOxford
Washington, Utah
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139 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015

It is sad to see the food quality at this restaurant decline so much. The flavors are now bland and not very interesting any more. The servers were friendly and helpful. This used to be the best place in Amsterdam. It how has the location, just not the food. We don't know what happened in the last couple of years... More 

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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>  > Museum Quarter (Museumkwartier)
  • Neighborhood: Museum Quarter (Museumkwartier)

Price and Cuisine

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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Business meetings, Families with children
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Museum Quarter (Museumkwartier)

Neighborhood Profile
Museum Quarter (Museumkwartier)
Top sites to see in this attractive and affluent part of town include the Rijksmuseum and the Van Gogh Museum, to name but two of the highly acclaimed museums of the aptly named Museum Quarter. And if you need a break from all the fantastic art, there’s the Neoclassical Concertgebouw music hall and Vondelpark, the city’s largest park. Shopaholics and luxury brand connoisseurs will love exploring the high-end shopping destinations of PC Hooftstraat, Van Baerlestraat, Cornelis Schuytstraat, and Jacob Obrechtstraat, where even the shop window displays are of museum quality. In the evenings, when the museums close and the daytrippers head home, the area becomes a quiet oasis of calm with a sophisticated and urbane tone.
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