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“very disappointed. absolute crap :(”
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Ranked #1,109 of 3,750 Restaurants in Amsterdam
Price range: $0 - $16
Cuisines: Indonesian, Asian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighborhood: Stadsdeel Zuid
London, United Kingdom
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133 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
“very disappointed. absolute crap :(”
Reviewed August 13, 2013

We really wanted it to be a great meal as we had heard good things about Indonesian food in Amsterdam. I'm from south east asia and am familiar with Indonesian cuisine having had an Indonesian cook in my childhood home.
Sadly, the food was really, really bad. I had a prawn curry with rice and my partner had a nasi kuning special. The prawn curry had obviously been microwaved as the prawns were all shrivelled up, hard, floury and did not taste fresh. my partners meal was served lukewarm. The beef rendang curry on his plate was scarcely edible as there was so much gristle. For those not familiar with rendang, it a curry that is believed to have been created to tenderise cheap tough cuts of meat by slow cooking. That was clearly not done properly in this place :(
For that quality of food, it felt like a rip off.
However, we could not fault the service as our waitress was efficient and very polite.

  • Visited August 2013
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
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English first
LONDON
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Good Indonesian curry”
Reviewed July 27, 2013

I have now been three times on three different trips.
Make no mistake , this is not fine dining and the whole place needs renovating, but it's good food. The atmosphere is good, service very friendly and good. The food is great, mixed plates, big portions, good drinks. The curries are tasty and filling, not very hot ( This is of course my individual opinion). I recommend all of it, especially seafood , the deserts are nothing fancy by the way.
I recommend this place for a dutch/indonesian experience and good for those missing curry

  • Visited July 2013
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Thank GODZILLALondon
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Fort McMurray, Canada
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33 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“First Indonesian and not last”
Reviewed July 17, 2013

Discovered this place walking around and decided to try Indonesian for the first time. Glad we did. We tried three more Indonesian restaurants and concluded that this one was the best. Very efficient service in a fully packed place. Outdoor terrace, cozy and exotic interior. The food was cooked perfectly, very tasteful and generous portions.
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  • Visited June 2013
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2 Thank Alexandra S
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Portland, Oregon
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37 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Good food, great service”
Reviewed July 16, 2013 via mobile

This is a casual dining establishment on a very busy restaurant row. Food was good but not great. However, the host was very friendly and enthusiastic, making the dining experience memorable. For the quality and casual dining, the pricing was average. Dinner for two with 2 beers was €44.

  • Visited July 2013
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Thank Caddisfly07
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“First indonesian food experience...a good one”
Reviewed May 20, 2013

Really glad that we have tried this particular cuisine and strongly recomended to give it a chance! More precisely here, nice staff, good atmosfere and good enough tastes! We have taken a kind of filled pastry with minced meat, good but not special and then a combi plate with chicken, fried coconut, noodles etc. a complete meal itself and also tasteful. The other main dish was the satay chicken and here was a really special peanut sauce! Still think that is likely to need better quality ingredients but not in position to say it for sure because of the spices used that cover a bit the taste!

  • Visited May 2013
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Thank AmeVouX
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