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Overtoom 68, 1054 HL Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31 20 618 1879
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good26%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
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“rijsttafel” (139 reviews)
“rice” (78 reviews)
“satay” (18 reviews)
Open Now
5:00 PM - 10:30 PM Hours
Asian, Indonesian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
Overtoom 68, 1054 HL Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We went to Kartika our first night in Amsterdam. It was a rainy Wednesday night, and the restaurant was not crowded at all. We got the traditional meal, which is not just meats, but also some veg dishes as well. It was all very good,...More

Thank 07nan
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant came highly recommended from a friend. Full of expectations, we popped in and while still standing at the door, we were bombarded by a list of questions and impolite orders: “ How many of you?” “Only set menu: do you want classic or...More

Thank michela_depalo
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went to Kartika during the really hot (ie, record heat wave) period. So, with no climate control it was beastly hot but the service was attentive and food was excellent. The website is a bit confusing (do they take reservations or not?) so we...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A small place. They don't take reservations and don't answer phone calls. We just showed up and were sitted. They have two options: traditional and vegetarian. In both you get a variety of dishes. We took the traditional. All dishes were very tasty. Spicy as...More

Thank Eithan S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were strolling by with another couple and they happened to have a table, what luck for us! Fixed menu with meat or vegan options- can't comment on the vegan option but the carnivore option was very tasty with medium heat. Yum!

Thank Jasdoe3
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The restaurant was short handed and had to open for dinner a few minutes late, which was no big deal for us because we weren’t in a hurry. Went and had a drink somewhere and came back, and the server (who I believe is the...More

Thank Tate C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Kartika was recommended to us as the best place to sample Indonesian food. On the night that we arrived there, the waiter apologised and said that they were very short staffed but he was able to give us a table if we were happy...More

1  Thank Andyabz
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had enjoyed good Indonesian food in Amsterdam years ago, so was eager to try it again during our brief stay. Kartika was a new place to me, and by far the best I have had to-date. The set menu was just what we wanted,...More

Thank djbpdx
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our first experience with Indonesian food, and it was wonderful. Small restaurant with one gentleman performing all of the dining room duties (and I think just one person in the kitchen), so the service was a little slow at times though he did an impressive...More

Thank travelbug313NH
Reviewed October 2, 2018 via mobile

Celebrate a milestone with my wife here. Got asked at the door if we are interested in a non vegetarian 3 course or a vegetarian meal. We chose the vegetarian; it included 11 savory and sweet small dishes. Their peanut sauce, soy sauce, sweet and...More

Thank Rehman23
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May 23, 2018|
Response from Andrew K | Reviewed this property |
Hello Jacek! Unfortunately, we are not serving Mahabarata at the moment. We only offer Ramayana and Shinta :) Hope to see you soon! Thank you!
February 7, 2018|
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Response from MBC300 | Reviewed this property |
sorry for the delay ... off the grid for a few weeks. Kartika is difficult to get info by phone (which they don't answer) or their website (which I didn't try). Regardless, just show up during dining hours and you will not... More
Sonia M
November 20, 2017|
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Response from TimothyF5 | Reviewed this property |
The rijsttafel, although many dishes, is very well proportioned - it is not too much food, even for a light eater. You usually order to the number of people who want to eat and they serve up a number of small dishes which... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$15 - $43
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Seating, Waitstaff, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Special occasions
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 10:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Overtoom 68, 1054 HL Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  North Holland Province  >  Amsterdam>  > Vondelpark
  • Neighborhood: Vondelpark
  • Phone Number: +31 20 618 1879
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