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Spuistraat 291/293, 1012 VS Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31 20 620 0994
12:00 - 23:00
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Service and food were both fine, but basically just a bit underwhelming considering the cost. I would go back and give it another try, but I would order something that would have to be cooked to order.

Thank Thomas B
Chester, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Fairly busy restaurant with reasonably prompt service. Pangsit goreng starter quite nice. Chefs special was ok as was my nasi goreng though we have had better in Indonesia, Singapore and elsewhere. Not on my list for must go again.

Thank Richard T
Zurich, Switzerland
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14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I was for dinner there with my family. We are on vacation for a couple of days and that means we didnt plan where to eat on a Saturday night. I passed by the restaurant around 7pm to see if they have a table for 3 persons at 9pm. Unfortunately they didnt had a table until 10pm, which was luckly... More 

Thank JTfoodlover
Tel Aviv, Israel
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24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

It is an Indinesian cuisine,very unique, or as the restaurant declairs: The name of the mane menue or the right way to eat there is "Rijsttafel" in Dutch, which means in English "Rice-Table" - the Indonesian table should include tasty colouful dishes with rice at the center of the table. The restaurant proves that it is not just a slogan:... More 

Thank Erel G
Boston, MA
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85 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Our first RIJSTTAFEL experience . Wow! Bring an appetite and have a meal you will never forget. We had the Bali. All fish, seafood. So good. Spiced with lemongrass, chilis and some heat in some dishes. We appreciated the patient courteous service. Would be great for couples or especially for larger groups. Festive atmosphere. Just a lovely spot. Right by... More 

Thank baddogBoston_MA
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Contrary to the past, today's core value of Kantjil seems to be: give the client as little for their money as possible. I have been a client for more than 4 years now and until recently I was more than happy with their food and service, but in the last few weeks I have been served so badly and been... More 

Thank redesigningeurope
Brisbane, Australia
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319 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

When here after asking our tour guide on where would be the best place to go to for Rijsttafel and it didn't disappoint at all. delicious food

Thank Davisy1980
Alfan A, Manager at Kantjil & de Tijger, responded to this review

Dear Davisy1980, Thank you for your review. And we must thank also your tour guide who gave you the tip to have a Rijsttafel at our place. We really appreciate your comments. Sincerely, Alfan More 

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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Exceptionally delicious food, very nice and well organized seating arrangement, location is very easy to find

Thank Boula R
Alfan A, Manager at Kantjil & de Tijger, responded to this review

Dear Boula R, Thank you for your review. Very honored to be called the best Indonesian food you ever had. Hope to see you again one day. Sincerely, Alfan More 

Baltimore, Maryland
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59 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This comfy but busy Indonesian restaurant in Spui is a great place to enjoy one of the classic meals of A-dam: the rijsttafel. Our family of three split a rijsttafel plus one additional entree. It was $100, but completely worth it! Your stomach will be so happy with how you treated it, you'll smile for hours. When you get back... More 

Thank MarMoeReit
Alfan A, Manager at Kantjil & de Tijger, responded to this review

Dear MarMoeReit, Thank you for your review. We're glad to know you had a happy stomach after your visit to our restaurant ;-) With the Rijsttafel, you had a good sample what our food is all about. Please try more of our cuisine, there are more flavours to discover. Hope to see you again next time. Sincerely, Alfan More 

Sydney, Australia
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60 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

When I visited Amsterdam I didn't expect to be eating Indonesian until I found out that Indonesia was once a Dutch colony. There was an amazing selection of freshly cooked dishes as part of the rice table (known as Rijsttafel). There was four of us and we had 2 as part of the rice table then a handful of other... More 

Thank SydAstroboy
Alfan A, Manager at Kantjil & de Tijger, responded to this review

Dear SydAstroboy, Thank you for your review. Happy to know that you had Indonesian food at our place during your visit to Amsterdam. Babi Panggang and Nasi Goreng are two of the popular dishes from Indonesia. We really appreciate your comments. Sincerely, Alfan More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 16 - USD 49
Asian, Indonesian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Spuistraat 291/293, 1012 VS Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  North Holland Province  >  Amsterdam>  > Centrum
  • Neighbourhood: Centrum
  • Phone Number: +31 20 620 0994
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.

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Amsterdam’s buzzing hub, with its sprawling network of tram rails and a seemingly constant flow of tourists and commuters, yields convenient access to some of the best sightseeing, shopping, and street life in Europe. Closest at hand are the Royal Palace, the quaint shops of Haalremmerdijk, the pedestrianized zones Kalverstraat and Dam Square with popular neighborhoods such as the Red Light District, and the Canal Ring hardly more than a moment’s stroll away. With the well-connected Centraal Station as Centrum’s base, it's easy to travel farther afield via one of the city’s iconic trams.
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