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“Poor options for vegetarians”

Kantjil & de Tijger
Ranked #318 of 4,134 Restaurants in Amsterdam
Price range: $13 - $41
Cuisines: Asian, Indonesian
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Good for: Large groups
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout
Neighborhood: Centrum
Description: Kantjil and de Tijger strives to give its guests that same senang-feeling. The feeling of being at ease, so that we can feel the same. Take a seat and discover the taste of the rich Indonesian flavours. Our dishes are prepared and presented with care, and are freshly made on a daily basis. Order lunch, dinner or visit Kantjil To Go. There’s a little bit of something for everyone, to get those tastebuds flowing. Our impassioned and welcoming personnel will happily help you choose dishes and drinks to your liking.
Reviewed July 5, 2013

This place is very popular and always fully booked. Reservations recommended. I wanted a veggie meal but the vegetarian Nasi Rames was nothing exciting. I guess for people who love meat this is a good place, my friends were very enthusiastic.

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Thank CoenH
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Reviewed July 3, 2013

Food is good & not too expensive. Located in good location, only few minute from shopping areas, flower market, damn square. It's very busy, recommend to reserve table in advance.

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Reviewed July 1, 2013

We had only 1 night in Amsterdam and had previously decided that rijsttafel was on the menu for us for dinner. rijsttafel is a traditional dish in Amsterdam, and means rice table, rice served with a variety of condiments ranging from veggies, meats and seafoods, most of them seasoned in Indonesian spices.

After a long day of sight seeing, we started looking for dinner spots. We were near the center of town and by luck saw a lively place that turned out to be Kantjil and de Tijger. They served rijsttafel and the place appeared to be popular with both locals and tourists. We were fortunate and were seated after a short wait. We enjoyed one of the best meals of our 2 week vacation.
Delicious morsels of meats, seafoods and vegetables, we cooled the heat with several cold beers. Food quality and service was excellent, there couldn't be a better place for rijsttafel in Amsterdam.

Thank cya
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Reviewed June 26, 2013

There is a variety of Indonesian food to order, and it is apparently not acceptable to order from the dinner side of the menu at lunch, or vice versa. The servers don't make guests feel as if they came to work just to serve them, but that is perhaps more a Dutch attitude than a Kantjil way of doing business. Service aside, the food is well prepared and served in an appetizing manner. We won't be trying other Indonesian restaurants this trip. No need to with food so good at this one.

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Thank LuViPortland
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Reviewed June 25, 2013

Was not our first choice, but a dependable one, which I visited for the first time about 10 years ago. Maybe not the best Indonesian, but definitely better than average and with all the sub-average restaurants in the centre you won't be disappointed by Kantjil.
It is usually quite busy any day of the week so expect a bit of a wait. You spend about 25 euros (per person) for a rijsttafel (combination of many different Indonesian dishes) and if you have never tried it, probably not the best example to try it. Save that for when you visit The Hague, the Dutch capital of Indonesian food. If you want a nice curry with a beer, by all means visit Kantjil. The Redang and the sateh were particularly tasty.

Thank Micbiel70
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