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“Interesting experience”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Spang Makandra

Spang Makandra
Ranked #723 of 3,753 Restaurants in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $29 - $36
Cuisines: Indonesian, Asian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Neighborhood: De Pijp
Vilnius, Lithuania
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Interesting experience”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 25, 2013

Interesting experience for trying Surinamese food. Very good fish soup. Cheap, not fancy, great for lunch.

  • Visited June 2013
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Victoria, Canada
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Delicious and great value”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 12, 2013 via mobile

Our meal at this small restaurant was simply delicious.It was filled with young people out for a tasty and inexpensive meal. The menu is in Dutch but no worries the pleasant and helpful server translated items on the menu and made a great recommendation. We thoroughly enjoyed our meal. The restaurant is Hallal so alcohol is not served. Our dinner for 2 was 19 euros. We would highly recommend this restaurant.

Visited April 2013
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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175 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
“Cheap, cheerful, and great value”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 24, 2013 via mobile

This place seems to be a neighbourhood favourite for local students, probably because it combines great value with great food. It was a cold night in March when we visited, and the fact that the tables are crammed in wasn't a problem as it kept the place warm and cosy. But don't go here if you want a private conversation with your dining partners.

We had chicken satay, huge pieces of well cooked chicken breast in a spicy peanut sauce, and beef curry which came with rice and green beans, not too hot, just well spiced. But the favourite for both of us were the spare ribs, fairly sure they were beef, in a delicious sticky sauce, beautifully cooked. The service was slightly chaotic but this wasn't a problem. Even if you're not staying in De Pijp it's worth a visit as the 16 and 24 tram stop at Albert Cuyp Market is about 20 yards round the corner

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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51 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Top-notch Surinamese/Indonesian food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 26, 2013

Very small place with limited seating but despite that, most excellent food. Great rice dishes with a plethora of spices completely different from typical Chinese or Japanese cuisine.

Recommend the Spang Makandra Special to get a wide variety of food for 10 euro!

  • Visited February 2013
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Thank TripKingMike
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Kotka, Finland
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25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Tasty food good service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2012 via mobile

We read about Surinamese food in Amsterdam. We like to try different tastes and this was something new. I read about this from net. It was pretty easy to find the place because there was people waiting outside. You better go inside and tell that you are waiting for free table. Waitress was most helpfull with the menu and we tried a sort of combo platter. Food was exelent. fresh and tasty. Mixing chinese caribian and different spices. We all loved it. I recommend and will be back.

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