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Kantjil & de Tijger

Spuistraat 291/293, 1012 VS Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31 20 620 0994
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  • Excellent29%
  • Very good44%
  • Average17%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
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“rijsttafel” (267 reviews)
“rice” (127 reviews)
“nasi goreng” (26 reviews)
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Asian, Indonesian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Spuistraat 291/293, 1012 VS Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Location not so far from city center, damrak. Staff very friendly and greet with Bahasa Indonesia, such a Selamat datang.. Food very authenic and spicy Indonesian herbs. Price average with big portion. Must try when you love Indonesian culinary.More

Thank Widiarto W
Alfan A, Manager at Kantjil & de Tijger, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago
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Dear Widiarto W, Terima kasih untuk reviewnya. It is always a pleasure when an Indonesian customer is happy with our...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I actually saw a mouse running under a table diagonally opposite from me. When I told the owner about it, he said: "No", and just left!!!! Furthermore, anyone who claims that they're food is good, is simply a liar, or has no idea about how...More

Thank Real E
Alfan A, Manager at Kantjil & de Tijger, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Dear Atif B, Thank you for your review. We're sorry we didn't meet your expactation. We respect everybody their opnion on TripAdvisor and will never call them liars. Some have their preference for the Asian cuisine, some for the Euroopean cuisine. As our restaurant is...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We dropped by one night, but there was one hour wait. We decided to come back on next day early, and we got our seat right away. This place offers very good selection of Indonesian food. We really enjoy the food, but a little too...More

Thank RLMarkham
Alfan A, Manager at Kantjil & de Tijger, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Dear RLMarkham, Thank you for your review. You have been experienceing a full treat of Indonesian food culture: do have enough food for your guests ;-) We really appreciate your comments and are happy you enjoyed it so much. Hope to see you again next...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Being in Amsterdam we wanted to try Indonesian food. One of our concierges at The Tire Station Hotel recommended this place a one of her favourites. There were others that were closer to our hotel but we opted for her recommendation and were not disappointed....More

Thank Mark B
Alfan A, Manager at Kantjil & de Tijger, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Dear Mark B, Thank you for your review. We're happy that we could introduce to you your first Indonesian food experience. Since it is our mission to introduce Indonesian cuisine to the world, in your case mission is accomplished. The portion for the rijsttafel is...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lunch on 31 December 2017. It was pouring outside and very cold. Managed to reach the place and the food was inspirational. The peanut sauce was amazing. Had a rice bowl with veggies and tofu. Excellent FoodMore

Thank thackern
Alfan A, Manager at Kantjil & de Tijger, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Dear thackern, Thank you for your review. Very nice to spend your last lunch of 2017 at our restaurant. Peanut sauce is something you won't miss in Indonesian cuisine. We are happy to be one of your best meals in Amsterdam. Hope to see you...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We’d been told to try an Indonesian place whilst in Amsterdam so picked this one based on TripAdvisor reviews. The menu is a bit confusing... looks like Indonesian Tapas?? Few people on here had said to try the “Rijkstaffel” - a set menu, however it...More

Thank Louisa G
Alfan A, Manager at Kantjil & de Tijger, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Louisa G, Thank you for your review. The Rijsttafel is one of the options you can do in our restaurant. And you are right, our menu is a little bit confusing for the first timers. We are making a new lay out of our...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our hotel recommended for an Indonesian lunch! Very nice Art Deco atmosphere, big windows for people watching and the food was delicious. Great value and full of locals.

Thank 70redbird
Alfan A, Manager at Kantjil & de Tijger, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Dear 70redbird, Thank you for your review. Happy to know you like our food and our Art-Deco interior. Hope to see you again next time! Sincerely, Alfan

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were craving Indonesian food and went to try this restaurant. We were lucky enough to get a table without reservation. The restaurant is big but very busy even on a weekday. We ordered babi smoor YUM, gadogado YUM, sambal tempeh and tahoe DELICIOUS and...More

Thank Phia L
Alfan A, Manager at Kantjil & de Tijger, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Dear Phia L, What a great review, thank you for that! You are mentioning some of our favourite dishes, we can judge you have a good taste. Your enthousiasm put a smile on our faces, it makes our job very satisfying. Mission accomplished, hope to...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

one of the best indonesian restaurant in amsterdam..lots of food selection and authentic indonesian cuisine. highly recommended!!!

Thank Raymond R
Alfan A, Manager at Kantjil & de Tijger, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Dear Raymond R, Thank you for your review. There are many options at our menu, you can go large or you can keep it simple. Thank you for the recommendation and hope to see you again. Sincerely, Alfan

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were recommend to this restaurant by a local bartender, and the food and drink did not disappoint! We walked in (2 people) without a reservation, so we had to wait - but we had a drink and soaked in the atmosphere. We were seated...More

Thank AlishaNYC
Alfan A, Manager at Kantjil & de Tijger, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Dear AlishaNYC, Thank you for your review. When somebody from the NYC give us compliments about our food, it gives us chills on a good way. It is our mission to let the world know what our food is all about. You're the judge and...More

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and commuters, yields convenient access to some of the
best sightseeing, shopping, and street life in Europe.
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12 April 2017|
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Response from Geraldine L | Reviewed this property |
Its a rush to get from airport to Central Station then 3tram stops unless you know exactly where you are going, its 15-20minute walk. Aborts are also unpredictable so I would not chance it. There is a very good restaurant in... More
30 January 2015|
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Response from Alfan A | Property representative |
Hi PsmokeyZ, If you let us know when you're planning to visit us, we'll make sure that we reserve a table for you to your convenience. Reservation can be made by phone or on our website. With your reservation please make... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 13 - USD 43
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, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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
  • E-mail
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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