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Tempo Doeloe

Utrechtsestraat 75, 1017 VJ Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31 20 625 6718
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good31%
  • Average13%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible6%
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“rice” (78 reviews)
“rijsttafel” (146 reviews)
“rendang” (12 reviews)
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Asian, Indonesian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Utrechtsestraat 75, 1017 VJ Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Reviewed today

A Dutch friend recommended it as the best Rijstaffel in Amsterdam. We met her there, and shared one vegetarian and one meat based rijstaffel. The food was delicious, with flavors that really transported us to a different culture. The woman (owner? Hostess?) who advised us...More

Thank im915
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was my first visit to an Indonesian restaurant. Tempo Doeloe is rightly recommended in the Lonely Planet Guide to Amsterdam. The meal I had was delicious and the service was excellent, friendly and very helpful. I was on my own and after explaining that...More

Thank WEASELStockport
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really I can t believe this is a typical indonesian food quality. Poor courses with many mixed flavours but none typical. And expensive. Surely a courtesy staff but poor standard level. Maybe not a lucky dinner but absolutely raw dinner

Thank aleraija65
Reviewed 14 April 2018 via mobile

PRO'S: Friends who lived in Amsterdam recommend this as THE PLACE to eat Indonesian cuisine. We ordered "the rice bowl" 20 small course selection. It was very delicious and we tasted three different (mild, medium & spicy) group of dishes. We asked for normal spiciness...More

Thank Spurgeon B
Reviewed 11 April 2018 via mobile

Went off the back of a TV travel review. Food is good, but not special. No explanation of food - after we said it was our first time. Service - very slow - did not check in on us, nor refill our glasses of wine....More

Thank Mark S
Reviewed 28 March 2018 via mobile

Ate here on our first night in Amsterdam. The restaurant was very busy and noisy and tables are close together. We ordered the rice table which was nice but expensive. Overall our food was good not fabulous and probably would not go back.

1  Thank martha p
Reviewed 27 March 2018 via mobile

Great food and nice service. I would defiantly recommend! We arrived at 10:00 in the evening after a long day of travel. Friendly service and wonderful, comforting food. I would recommend the chicken soup as an appetizer.

Thank Laurie F
Reviewed 26 March 2018

Pushed by our hotel Concierge as the authentic, the best, great atmosphere etc. Average would have been far more accurate. Atmosphere is plain and boring, seating crowded, It was a long cab ride that wan not worth the investment.

1  Thank phqntom88
Reviewed 25 March 2018

I wanted to go for Indonesian Rice Table while in Amsterdam and our hotel booked Tempo Doeloe. The food was good & the various Veg dishes were spicy enough. Very poor and quite expensive wine list (under construction ??) Noisy even if we went for...More

Thank Franck D
Reviewed 18 March 2018 via mobile

This famous restaurant has lost his quality and turned into a tourist trap. The food is at low level, with a high price tag. I can consider myself as a specialist when it comes to Indonesian food. And my recommendation don’t go here. There are...More

Thank Mark V
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15 May 2018|
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Response from Spurgeon B | Reviewed this property |
I think you can get a single rijstaffel. Doing it maybe a little tricky. This place is packed every night and I got the idea managers want to pack every table. Putting you at a table would leave at least one seat vacant. I... More
4 January 2018|
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Response from NorthCarolinaBudd | Reviewed this property |
with a bottle of wine we stayed about 90 min
4 August 2015|
Response from thomas w | Reviewed this property |
wouldn't recommend it, since it's a little crowded
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
USD 27 - USD 64
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Utrechtsestraat 75, 1017 VJ Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  North Holland Province  >  Amsterdam>  > Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)
  • Neighbourhood: Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)
  • Phone Number: +31 20 625 6718
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