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Tempo Doeloe

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Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)
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Utrechtsestraat 75, 1017 VJ Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31 20 625 6718
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6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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Mon - Sat 6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I just ate at tempo doeloe with my boyfriend and it was definitely a worthwhile experience. I am Indonesian and he is Mexican, so I've been wanting to introduce him to quality Indonesian food. I have to say that tempo doeloe exceeded my expectations. The sate babi with peanut sauce was delicious, the Rijstaffel for 2 was the perfect size... More 

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Sacramento, California
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33 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We initially had reservation at another restaurant to try the rice table but Tempo was recommended to us by a local who told us this restaurant's food is more authentic than the others in Amsterdam. You need a reservation to get in. We ordered the large rice table dinner for 2 with 24 small dishes. We were told by our... More 

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Thank WSChinita
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14 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We ordered the Rijsttafel Istamewa, with 18 separate dishes, which was more than enough food for two. When we asked, the server patiently explained each dish. The vegetable dishes were underwhelming and some of them tasted a bit similar, but the shrimp, chicken satay, liver, and pork were excellent. A bit pricy, but worth it!

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Thank Ben W
Mexico City, Mexico
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

I had never had Indonesian food and our hotel recommended this place. It seems that many hotels recommend it because it was packed with tourists. It was pretty expensive but very good, we really enjoyed it. But perhaps there are cheaper options that are as good or better.

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Thank 100aml
Woodland Hills, CA
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55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The rice table is good.... Not great, and quite pricey. Service was ok, but for the cost you'd expect more. The fish was mediocre, and you can't get tap water, only bottled. Expect to drop some cash, and reservations are a good idea. Some of the vegetarian dishes were very flavorful, but again, a bit over sold.

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Market Harborough, United Kingdom
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20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a very good and very filling rijstafal here. The service and welcome was very good, and the food was varied. Only the very last dish of 27 was almost, though not quite too spicy.

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Thank Rob D
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Well, it was interesting. We had a group of 15 and they were completely packed and they put things on the table for us to eat and ran away before we could ask what all the little bowls of food were. We were waiting for a server to return to ask and finally started eating various little bowls. We could... More 

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Boynton Beach, Florida
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Have not had a Rice Table in many years and made the mistake of eating here. It's one thing that the ingredients are poor, but the preparation had most of the meats and chicken overcooked. My wife's fish was supposedly deboned but every bite was laden with bones. Skip this place.

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Thank BigoBoca
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were recommended to go here by our Hotel. We had the tasting menu which I think had something like 20 dishes!! They were all tiny but perfectly formed. We wondered if we would get through it all but we did. It had been a long time since I had had a Rice Table and they used to be all... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a very casual, fun place to dine. It's small and busy but it's run very efficiently. The rice tables are the thing to have and they come mild, spicier and really spicy. Be warned if you don't like too spicy! They do supply some sugary substance on request to calm the palette down. It's a family owned business... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$25 - $60
Cuisine
Asian, Indonesian
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Cash Only, Reservations
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
Monday
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Tuesday
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Wednesday
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Thursday
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Friday
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Saturday
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Utrechtsestraat 75, 1017 VJ Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  North Holland Province  >  Amsterdam>  > Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)
  • Neighborhood: Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)
  • Phone Number: +31 20 625 6718

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Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)
This UNESCO World Heritage Site is as historically significant as it is perennially popular. Whether you’re a history buff, architecture enthusiast, shutterbug, or fashionista, odds are you’ll find the Amsterdam you're looking for while roaming around the Grachtengordel (Canal Ring). A brilliant place to get lost in a moody meander and a key component to any sightseeing trip to Amsterdam, this area's major draws include the Anne Frank House, the Bloemenmarkt floating flower market, an enviable assortment of independent boutiques along De Negen Straatjes, and of course all of Grachtengordel’s lovely canals and bridges.
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