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Unique, interesting experience

We were recommended Tjin's Toko by a local food guide. we were very curious to try Suriname food as... read more

Reviewed 19 October 2018
Brisbane, Australia
Fun little place

Stopped by here as part of the Hungry Birds walking food tour. Great sandwich, excellent service... read more

Reviewed 18 June 2018
Frankfort, Illinois
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18 Oct 2018
“Unique, interesting experience”
18 Jun 2018
“Fun little place”
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Eerste Van der Helststraat 64, 1072 NZ Amsterdam, The Netherlands
De Pijp
+31 20 671 7708
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Reviewed 19 October 2018

We were recommended Tjin's Toko by a local food guide. we were very curious to try Suriname food as it is not commonly available in Australia. It was not what I was expecting (I was expecting a cafe or restaurant, whereas it is more of...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank DrBron
Reviewed 18 June 2018

Stopped by here as part of the Hungry Birds walking food tour. Great sandwich, excellent service. Met the owner and she was very gracious.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank bkp21
Reviewed 7 January 2018

Right within the wonderful Albert Cuyp market area, this wonderful shop/eatery is a must when in Amsterdam. Only 4 seats, but that's not a problem, you can sit outside while sipping on some of their beers, a rather large collection of international ones, which you...More

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank justob2013
Reviewed 13 September 2017 via mobile

I just walked in front of this store and I noticed it was really crowded and out of experience when a place is like that it's whether they're giving things away or they're selling something really good. In this case it was the 2nd one...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Nashclooney
TjinsToko, Manager at Tjin's Toko, responded to this reviewResponded 16 September 2017

Thank you for your kind review! We always try to keep our American assortmenr interesting. You are welcome to request products too. We import directly from the states, so that we can offer great prices. Thanks for showing support. Cheers!

Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

You can get your lunch, dinner or just a snack here. Everything is really good and freshly made in the kitchen behind the store. There is a lot of choice; for vegatarians, vegans and meatlovers. You can find anything in the store! From American stuff...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank 581jillt
TjinsToko, Manager at Tjin's Toko, responded to this reviewResponded 18 August 2017

Thanks Jill! Appreciate the positive feedback. Cheers

Reviewed 9 March 2017

It is more a food store. The shop is small but it is full of the stuff from asia, suriname and india. The ready to eat corner is always full of people.

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank Solodam J
Reviewed 19 October 2016

What I like about this store is that it keeps changing and expanding/adapting their offer. For years it's been a store where things were piled up, but if you asked for daun pandang (Indonesian leaves you need for making satay) they could just pick it...More

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank Lucia21Amsterdam
Reviewed 9 October 2016

Before visiting Tjin's this past week I knew little about the food of Surinam. We were welcomed there during a Hungry Birds tour (highly recommended) and I was overwhelmed with the tastes, especially a chicken sandwich with Javanese chilies in a warm baguette. Heaven. The...More

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank tomschramski
Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

This was another interesting stop on our food tour. Their specialty sandwiches are flying out the door at lunch time. Be sure to ask for some of their homemade hot sauce, if you like spicy. Take a walk around the small grocery area to find...More

Date of experience: May 2016
Thank MumboPetaluma_CA
Reviewed 23 January 2016

Step into a different country, while in the middle of Amsterdam. Tjin's Toko is the place that oozes Surinam, and also Indonesia. It's where the local Dutch go to get their ingredients for cooking true Indonesian and other Asian dishes, a custom that started after...More

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