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Tempo Doeloe

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

We went to this restaurant because of the many positive reviews on TripAdvisor. However, we were not as impressed. As tourists it took us a while to understand the menu. The starters we had were all great but our choices for the main meal were very disappointing and expensive.

Thank Nazli M
Travelers Rest, South Carolina
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32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We had a wonderful Rice Table dinner last night at Tempo Doeloe. Recommended by our hotel and several guide books and definitely worth the visit there. This was our first experience with an Indonesian rice table and all of our 20+ dishes had a unique flavor and texture. Dishes were made as spicy (or mild) as requested. The dishes included... More 

Thank Susan G
Oslo, Norway
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29 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We had their Rijsttaffel - and it was wonderful! 19 dishes and condiments, lots of different flavors and textures and not too hot (we did ask for mild). Good service! We definitely recommend this restaurant!

Thank HedvigOslo
Petaluma, CA
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238 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

This restaurant was our last dinner in Amsterdam and it was a gem. It is a ristaffel, an Indonesian rice table restaurant. The rooms were cozy and inviting. We felt welcome from the beginning and quite pampered as far as service. The food was interesting and delicious. There were several choices of rice table available with many delicious options. It... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had the big rice table and because it was rammed I was excited. All OK nothing special and quite samey, peanut coconut flavour profiles. Slow cooked beef was best, pork less so and chicken had that stringy boiled washed out flavour and texture. Tofu was dry and rather boring. Veg was fresh, cabbage and some king of Choy. Great wine,... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Atmosphere was good, service was great and the presentation and price was reasonable. Some of the dishes were great but not all.. Good to go check out and get an experience

Thank grolwer_82
Los Gatos, California
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177 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

For some reason, it's hard to find Rijstafel (rice table) in Indonesian restaurants in California so we were delighted to be in Amsterdam where most of the Indonesian restaurants offer it. Tempo Doeloe was recommended to us by a friend and we enjoyed our diner there. They have a 10-item Rijstafel and an 18 item Rijstafel. Thank goodness better sense... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Okay, I NEVER write reviews. I google researched good ricetable restaurants in amsterdam and this place was highly recommended by some commercial sites (shouldnt have broken my rule about never following commercial website advise) Im asian (and i know what good asian food is) and i dont mean to be offensive - but clearly anyone who recommends this place for... More 

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31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2016 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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32 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016

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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$26 - $62
Asian, Indonesian
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
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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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