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Sama Sebo

P.C. Hooftstraat 27, 1071 BL Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good38%
  • Average15%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible6%
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“rijsttafel” (149 reviews)
“rice” (139 reviews)
“nasi goreng” (14 reviews)
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9:00 am - 10:00 pmAll hours
Asian, Indonesian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
P.C. Hooftstraat 27, 1071 BL Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped by here after a recommendation from a local, the food is of an okay quality although the menu can be a little confusing with little in the way of explanation as to what each meal contains. Sadly the manager was very rude which...More

Thank Welkin G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have eaten here many times over the years. We used to be with our kids and we would order 3 rice-table portions for four. Recently we returned with just the two of us and not feeling hungry enough for two full dinners. To my...More

Thank kawidd
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My family walked several miles to the restaurant and we were refused a table despite an entire room of empty tables. No offer to make a reservation or wait. I can only presume service is refused to families.

Thank cinagnh
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went here as it was recommended in my Rick Steve's book, and it did not disappoint! Definitely make a reservation if you want to eat here for dinner. We got the rijsttafel, and it was delicious. The atmosphere was amazing and everyone that worked...More

Thank libbycordell
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very friendly and welcoming service, we ordered the famous "rice table" and they served up 20 small dishes of all difference favours! Super tastes and great atmosphere. Definitely recommend

Thank Dominic C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Q. When is an Asian banquet out of the ordinary? A. When it's Indonesian! Ate here midweek (booking essential) with business colleagues after a long day at the RAI centre, so all hungry and tired. One of our party took responsibility for ordering and in...More

Thank Chris W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Experience is unique and interesting. Cozy bar and restaurant. Food was ready once we were seated, staff very accommodating. Only thing is we had to wait half an hour for our table although we booked in advance. Food is very tasty!!

Thank Knabuljebain
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice vibe and bar area for a drink. Was popular with many people being turned away who hadnt booked for dinner. Dishes looked very tasty. But spotted some scary habits here...all glasses washed up by hand in water with no washing up liquid. Also saw...More

Thank veedubber72
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Having lived in Indonesia for over 5 years I think I kind of know what to be good Indonesian food. Now, first let me say what you should not be looking for at Sama Sebo, and that is a modern styled slick looking place. It's...More

Thank ThomasEMM
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very good Friday evening dinner with my wife and daughter even the restaurant was full and busy. All the waiters were really nice and take good care of us. Ricetable was tasty and selection of different foods was great. We were really full after dinner...More

Thank Jari K
Museum Quarter (Museumkwartier)
Top sites to see in this attractive and affluent part
of town include the Rijksmuseum and the Van Gogh
Museum, to name but two of the highly acclaimed
museums of the aptly named Museum Quarter. And if you
need a break from all the fantastic art, there’s the
Neoclassical Concertgebouw music hall and Vondelpark,
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14 April 2017|
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Response from cckone | Reviewed this property |
Call; this place can be very busy as so close to Rijksmuseum. If you will be in Amsterdam a few days before your meal, you can stop in OR have your hotel call them. You don't want to be turned away on a busy evening and then... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 35 - USD 141
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: P.C. Hooftstraat 27, 1071 BL Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  North Holland Province  >  Amsterdam>  > Museum Quarter (Museumkwartier)
  • Neighbourhood: Museum Quarter (Museumkwartier)
Restaurant Sama Sebo is the oldest Indonesian Specialize Restaurant in the Netherlands.

The ricetable is famous and well known.

You can also contact us for:
Lunch and diner for groups of 20 till 25 persons. For business, private or special occasions.
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