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Ceintuurbaan 103, 1072 EX Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31 20 671 0979
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good38%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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“rendang” (9 reviews)
“gado gado” (7 reviews)
“rijsttafel” (20 reviews)
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5:00 pm - 10:30 pmAll hours
Indonesian, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Ceintuurbaan 103, 1072 EX Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There are many Indonesian food restaurants in Amsterdam but Desa is for sure the best. I have been in all Indo restaurants in the city so I can compare. The owners are Ajoen en Meiling from Jakarta who live and work for decades already in...More

Thank Jeroen L
Reviewed May 21, 2017

Missed local Asian food after few days abroad?... where else to get the best Asian appetite such Indonesian local cuisine. Great taste and still in a very special menu typically Indonesian gourmet brings everyone to enjoy the food here. Set menu at affordable price can...More

Thank Zues1020
Reviewed May 1, 2017

Food is good and staff seemed helpful in adjusting to the wishes of a large group, which resulted an expensive choice since it was presented with full charges instead of a flexible arrangement. In this way the rice table for 13 persons, including children became...More

Thank Coen B
Reviewed April 11, 2017 via mobile

Always enjoy exploring a new cuisine. I've never been to Indonesia, so can't speak to the authenticity. However, the restaurant was unpretentious, nice casual vibe, staff was friendly, and the food was deliciously tasty.

Thank Jonathan F
Reviewed April 5, 2017 via mobile

Very indonesian food...gado gado, rendang, sate etc...very warm owner, open on evening ( if i'm not wrong ).. available to buy snack for 'oleh-oleh'...ahok,ridwan kamil,ganjar,najwa etc were there.

Thank Demi F
Reviewed March 26, 2017 via mobile

Visited this restaurant because of a review on Pocket Amsterdam by the Lonely Planet, they rated it....Coming from London we are used to food from a all over the world so we are quite discerning. So when we went to Desa we were expecting a...More

1  Thank Belquis
Reviewed March 6, 2017 via mobile

We arrived at Desa after walking past a few places. I'd never tried Indonesian food and was pleasantly surprised. The staff were really attentive and helpful. The food was great and maybe a little expensive, but what isn't in Amsterdam. Worth a visit if you're...More

Thank Terry B
Reviewed February 25, 2017

Recommended Indonesian restaurant. Very good service, friendly staff, and excellent food. Will definitely go back again

Thank geraldil
Reviewed January 28, 2017

I came here for dinner with 2 friends, including 1 of Indonesian descent, who recommended the place. Wow, this is my favourite Indonesian restaurant, even better than the ones I visited in Indonesia! When a bus load of Indonesian tourists arrived for dinner, I knew...More

Thank pingaroo
Reviewed January 3, 2017 via mobile

Really nice Indonesian food, reasonable price and very good service. They have a surprise menu of the day, just ask!

1  Thank Maurice H
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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$6 - $39
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Delivery, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Special occasions, Kids, Families with children, Large groups
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: Ceintuurbaan 103, 1072 EX Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  North Holland Province  >  Amsterdam>  > De Pijp
  • Neighborhood: De Pijp
  • Phone Number: +31 20 671 0979
  • E-mail
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