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Sama Sebo

P.C. Hooftstraat 27, 1071 BL Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31 20 662 8146
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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good39%
  • Average14%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“rijsttafel” (156 reviews)
“rice” (68 reviews)
“nasi goreng” (18 reviews)
Open Now
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

This is a restaurant famous for rijsttafel, a feast of many indonesian dishes. There are 22 different small servings of delicacies, including soup, appitizers, pickles and main dishes. Indonesia was a colony of the Netherlands for many years and indonesian food became oppular in the...More

Thank snders2016
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We first dropped in for a quick lunch, which we ate at the bar because there were no tables free. We were so impressed we booked a table for lunch for my birthday 2 days later. We loved the ambience, it is very small and...More

1  Thank JandM693
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Located near Rijksmuseum, sama sebo served the best Indonesian cuisine around. The atmosphere, service, food are all good. Most of Indonesian restaurant in Amsterdam are serving rijsttafel or a la carte, but here they offer nasi rames, on top of rice or fried noodle you...More

Thank Marsella Putri S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a nice restaurant but we were a bit disappointed that we could not mix and match menu bits....we were keen to share 2 set menus between 4 of us and add a couple of dishes as we were not very hungry but this...More

Thank Draya71
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have been coming to this restaurant for a few years and the quality has been very consistent. The decor is cozy and the staff always friendly. I like sitting in the back room and always order the set meals, plus a few extras if...More

Thank William M
Reviewed 11 December 2017

Delicious food in a small and warm former pub in one of the top shopping streets in town, well attended by locals. To avoid waiting for a table it is best to book although you can eat at the small bar. The taste menu is...More

Thank ChiaraMorris
Reviewed 11 December 2017 via mobile

So, after a long day of lecture, this became the battery charge with GOOD food. We of course ordered the small dishes that kept on coming and coming until there was no table cloth left in sight. Lovely perfectly spiced food in a place overcrowded...More

Thank Ann P
Reviewed 10 December 2017

We made a reservation online months ago because I ate at Sama Sebo my first time in Amsterdam, and knew I would have to dine here again if I ever returned. The meal was as good as I remembered. Beef, chicken, gato gato, fried rice......More

Thank Connie C
Reviewed 8 December 2017 via mobile

The food is great, service is friendly and the price is reasonable. Intimate and understated decor. I'd highly recommend it! Enjoy.

Thank jdrieber
Reviewed 26 November 2017

We chose this restaurant based on recommendations from locals. I had heard a lot about the influence of Indonesian cuisine in the Netherlands. I have traveled many times to different parts of Indonesia, and spent about 3 months in total in the country, so I...More

Thank anglosuisse
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,
the city’s largest park. Shopaholics and luxury brand
connoisseurs will love exploring the high-end shopping
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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
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
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)
  • Phone Number: +31 20 662 8146
  • E-mail
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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