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Sama Sebo

$$ - $$$
Museum Quarter (Museumkwartier)
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Pieter Cornelisz. Hooftstraat 27, 1071 BL Amsterdam, The Netherlands
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Mississauga, Canada
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This is a great restaurant to eat at. Very nice atmosphere and setting, the servers are top notch and the food (and you get a lot) is tasty. An enjoyable experience

Thank st33v0
Paris, France
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26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is an exotic experience. Service was very good, table was friendly and dishes were worth discovering the Indonesian culinary culture in Amsterdam. I came here twice because I iked the assortment of food. However, it might lack a certain touch of elegance and culinary sophistication

Thank 92Maestro200
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This place is quite popular among locals, and one of the reasons has to be the value -- you will eat a lot but not pay a lot. The menu offers three options: the big rice table (31 Euros), the medium rice table (18 Euros) and a la carte (it varies). We chose the medium and had more than enough... More 

Thank Linda H
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Coming in from Italy hard to believe we could top that eating experience. We certainly directly to Sama Sebo and are glad we did. The lunch was great value, spice levels good, staff was sort of helpful but super professional. Almost went back for dinner. Highlight of Amsterdam meals.

Thank m618
Kristiansand, Norway
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57 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

If you have never enjoyed the Indonesian specialty Rijstafel, you should absolutely go here. Rijstafel is like 20-30 different small dishes ranging from the plain omelette to very spicy shrimps and various meat. Service good. Nice little bar if you have to wait for your table.

Thank Øivind S
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33 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I had diner with a colleague during our business trip and it was a good experience. The food was of good quality and the staff very friendly.

Thank Frank V
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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39 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The restaurant is divided into the front Bodega and the back, a more formal restaurant. It is hectic everywhere but organized mayhem; everyone is pretty much there to order a Rijstafel meal and it takes a lot of space. However, the staff is cheerful and fun, and very kind, and the bar and bodega are brimming with Dutch regulars, and... More 

Thank CAtherine H
Basel, Switzerland
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We each got a different combination plate, but the only difference was one included overcooked noodles, and one included rice. Yet the list of items that was supposed to be on each plate was quite different. The food was overcooked and piled on top of each other, and basically just a jumble of indistinguishable stuff. There was some crunchy noodle... More 

Thank Roxane B
Boquete, Panama
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70 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very nice food. Friendly and fast service. Had the rijstafel tasting menu. Very delicious, you get several plates of food in front of you. Different types of meat in different sauces (saté peanut sauce, spicy...) and the rice as well as some other elements such as crushed peanuts pickled vegetables, cooked vegetables, seeds and powders ... Make sure you mix... More 

Thank Alex P
Calgary, Canada
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102 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My hotel booked a table for me and it was a smart move since the place was pretty packed. I wanted to try the rice tables but I have allergies and the staff was able to adjust the plate. The food was good. Not spicy, but flavorful. It is pricey but good for a one-time experience. He portions are pretty... More 

Thank afshan m

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$35 - $141
Asian, Indonesian
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, Special occasions, Families with children
Open Hours
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Pieter Cornelisz. Hooftstraat 27, 1071 BL Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  North Holland Province  >  Amsterdam>  > Museum Quarter (Museumkwartier)
  • Neighborhood: Museum Quarter (Museumkwartier)

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Museum Quarter (Museumkwartier)

Neighborhood Profile
Museum Quarter (Museumkwartier)
Top sites to see in this attractive and affluent part of town include the Rijksmuseum and the Van Gogh Museum, to name but two of the highly acclaimed museums of the aptly named Museum Quarter. And if you need a break from all the fantastic art, there’s the Neoclassical Concertgebouw music hall and Vondelpark, the city’s largest park. Shopaholics and luxury brand connoisseurs will love exploring the high-end shopping destinations of PC Hooftstraat, Van Baerlestraat, Cornelis Schuytstraat, and Jacob Obrechtstraat, where even the shop window displays are of museum quality. In the evenings, when the museums close and the daytrippers head home, the area becomes a quiet oasis of calm with a sophisticated and urbane tone.
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