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Tjing Tjing

#691 of 2,838 Restaurants in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence
$$$$
Neighborhood:
De Pijp
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Cornelis Trooststraat 56-58, 1072 JH Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31(0)20-676 09 23
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5:00 pm - 1:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 5:00 pm - 1:00 am
Tue - Thu 4:00 pm - 1:00 am
Fri - Sat 4:00 pm - 3:00 am
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London, United Kingdom
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74 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Tucked away in a quiet side street in De Pijp in Amsterdam is this gem of a place. If anyone wants to experience proper South African hospitality and just the yummiest food - go no further. I went here for the Sunday Braai (BBQ) and it definitely did not disappoint. ALL the food was just amazing and I will surely... More 

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Northville, Michigan
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424 reviews
275 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016 via mobile

We learned about Tjing Tjing by reading through some stories from a recently published book called Flavors of Life, which describes the personal stories of a very diverse group of restaurateurs who have all ended up in Amsterdam, coming from all corners of the world. We were interested to visit some of the restaurants, and have been very happy with... More 

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Thank BHartMich
London
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37 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2016

I went there a few times during my trips to Amsterdam and the hospitality is amazing and the food is incredible. The last time I was there I had the chilli steak and it was out of this world. Michael, the owner and chef is always around to help and recommend.

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Thank ShawnV
Wirral
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124 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2016

We ate here on our first night in Amsterdam. Very friendly staff welcomed us as we entered. We were given a plate of very nice small herb bread rolls and soft cheese to eat while we selected our order. The only African meat they had was Ostrich, and my wife was offered kangaroo which she found to be a bit... More 

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Thank mypointofviewis
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016

excellent varied and traditional menu, Chef most ably managed to feed 15 revelling guests each with their own menu requests. service was slick and staff were extremely attentive. This calls for a return visit time and time again

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Thank Christine K
Beverwijk, The Netherlands
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133 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2016

This establishment has been around for several years and is a firm favourite among the Southern African community in Amsterdam, and also attracts many locals - all down to its authenticity. The decor is an eclectic mix of contemporary and slightly zany African style. The menu offers a wide range of traditional South African dishes, as well as classics adapted... More 

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Thank andrewmbnl
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015

Have been here several times now. Every time is joy. In Summer time they have a braai (bbq) in their garden also music performances. Their products are always fresh. They bake their own bread. And the staff are lovely!! a Must go!

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Thank Tara G
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015

Had another excellent meal here. The restaurant is in a quiet street in an old part of Amsterdam ("De Pijp"), about a 10 minute walk from the Concertgebouw (and Rijksmuseum). The small restaurant is simply, but tastefully, decorated. South African dishes include Cape Malay, rural dishes, and game (ostrich, springbok, kudu). All dishes are well prepared. The wine list is... More 

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Thank Jan J
Lund, Sweden
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

This is not a fine dine restaurant but more a cosy place with a feeling of dinning at someones house. The service is friendly and personal and even the restaurant cat, called Hero, is paying the customers attention. I had the ostrich which was fresh and one of the best meats I ever had. It melted in my mouth. My... More 

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Thank Sofia G
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37 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015

Tjing-Tjing has very friendly staff and a nice selection of South-African dishes and wines. The restaurant has a nice and relaxed atmosphere, with a sofa near the entrance. Not at a "standard" location. Definitely worth a visit.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$39 - $95
Cuisine
African
Meals
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Romantic, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 1:00 am
Tuesday
4:00 pm - 1:00 am
Wednesday
4:00 pm - 1:00 am
Thursday
4:00 pm - 1:00 am
Friday
4:00 pm - 3:00 am
Saturday
4:00 pm - 3:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Cornelis Trooststraat 56-58, 1072 JH Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  North Holland Province  >  Amsterdam>  > De Pijp
  • Neighborhood: De Pijp
  • Phone Number: +31(0)20-676 09 23

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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De Pijp
Bustling Albert Cuypstraat serves as the main drag through De Pijp and the location for Albert Cuyp Market, the largest and most famous of Amsterdam’s many outdoor markets. Beyond this sometimes-frantic thoroughfare, tiny lanes beckon urban explorers in search of the latest trends and hidden gems. Nearly half the residents living in De Pijp are foreigners and a good number of them are students. Here you'll find a multitude of ethnic restaurants, great cafes and bars, and a brilliant array of locally owned shops, all catering to a broad range of budgets and tastes.
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