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“Without a shadow of doubt: the best.” 5 of 5 stars
Review of JUN Indonesian Cuisine

JUN Indonesian Cuisine
Frederik Hendrikstraat 98, 1052HZ Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31 20 785 9185
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Ranked #122 of 2,318 Restaurants in Amsterdam
Price range: $32 - $50
Cuisines: Indonesian
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Good for: Romance
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Description: Restaurant Jun is a modern Indonesian restaurant on the edge of the Amsterdam city centre and near the Jordaan area. Together with my team I prepare authentic Indonesian dishes and new dishes inspired by the Indonesian cuisine.We have an interesting wine card with delicious wines that go very well with the dishes we serve.
Brussels
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“Without a shadow of doubt: the best.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 via mobile

If you visit Amsterdam without having Indonesian food, you're barking mad. And after 20 years of frequent visits, I can confidently say: Jun is the best Indonesian restaurant in Amsterdam. There's a good reason for that: they are different. Apart from a select few expensive restaurants that try to turn Indonesian cooking into haute cuisine, most Indonesian restaurants serve rice tables that, after a couple of exciting bites, become simply boring. Too much of the same, too stereotyped seasoning...

Not so in Jun. They have a limited but varied menu that changes every three months, and the largest rice table offers all the dishes on the menu -about ten. The cooking is excellent: fresh ingredients, subtle seasoning, everything cooked just right... I especially remember an excellent chicken soup, fantastic chicken satay, and great shrimps.

All the staff are exceptionally friendly, warm, and talkative if you want to. The interior is stylish and whitish warm, without the usual Indonesian masks etc. etc. They opened only a year ago and seem to have conquered a lot of hearts already - I'd recommend making a reservation.

For me as a Belgian, Indonesian food is the second best reason to go to Amsterdam (the best reason is the fabulous Concertgebouw Orchestra). My favorite Indonesian closed two years ago, and I've finally found its successor.

Visited July 2014
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“Great food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

We went here for my birthday meal having seen the great reviews on TA and we were not disappointed! The food was exceptional, really authentic Indonesian food (according to my boyfriend, I just thought it was tasty) and the waiter serving us really went out of his way to chat to us and make sure we were having a good time. Having said that the restaurant was completely empty for the majority of our visit! He even gave me a free coffee when I said it was my birthday. A little on the pricey side for two students, but worth it for the special occasion. Only thing i would say is that the wine was not measured out and so I only got about 3 gulps worth for 4.50 euros! Everything else was fab though.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Tel Aviv, Israel
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“Great restaurant, highly recommended”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

We had dinner in this restaurant for 3 people, arrived after we received a recommendation from a friend and we weren't disappointed! The restaurant is an authentic Indonesian cuisine, hosted by friendly staff, the food was really great, with strong flavors and spices just like we like it. Overall very enjoyable experience and would definitely come here again!

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“Super indonesian food served by fantastic people”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Best Indonesian restaurant I have ever visited. Everything is freshly cooked with the best quality ingredients. The taste is really authentic, the meal and experience was worth every Euro!!

  • Visited June 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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“authentic Indonesian food in modern setting, very kind staff”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

I am a bit tired of the restaurants in the centre of Amsterdam. Low quality, low to average service and often expensive. So last Saturday I visited Jun. It was recommended by friends and I was very surprised that the good recommendations were even surpassed by the food and service.

The setting: finally a modern Indonesian restaurant. It is new, fresh, beautiful pictures from Indonesia on the wall (made by one of the owners he said). Comfortable chairs and enough space around the tables for private conversation.

The food: it was really authentic and delicious. Like I know from my visits to Indonesia. Everything is fresh and served at the right pace. I chose the extended mixed menu and therefore I could taste several dishes. The portions are not big but more than enough for me to feel happy afterwards without the feeling to have overeaten. I cannot really recommend one dish because so many are delicious so just try them all :)
(BTW try their wines, they go very well with the food and reasonably priced)

The staff: very friendly and they replied to all my questions. I had a longer chat with one of them about the restaurant and I could feel the passion they have for the food, the restaurant and Indonesia.

Conclusion: a gem. The location is not in the centre but it is not far and worth going there. Tired of all those tourist menus in the centre? Go for authentic food which made with love and eye for detail.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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