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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” (176 reviews)
“rice” (68 reviews)
“nasi goreng” (16 reviews)
Open Now
09:00 - 22:00All hours
Asian, Indonesian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
P.C. Hooftstraat 27, 1071 BL Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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1 - 10 of 562 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago

To start, we went out of our way to go to this restaurant and had high expectations. It did not live up to them and I would not suggest anyone gp there. Since it is the only Indonesian restaurant we tried I cannot compare. I...More

Thank cynthia g
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We enjoyed this so much. The waitstaff was wonderful. We had everything we wanted and more. Food was great. Took back doggy bag and glad we did. Everyone should go here.

Thank Judy W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I read about this in Rick Steves's Amsterdam book and reviews on Trip Advisor. Also watched Rick Steves's Netherlands video where he went to Sama Sebo to try the Rijsttafel. So we came to check it out when we took a break from the Rijksmuseum....More

Thank safety_princess
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was visiting Amsterdam from England having lived in Asia for years. Needing a bit of an Asian fix and thinking about the Dutch link with Indonesia, I was recommended this restaurant by the people where I was staying. What a great find - nothing...More

Thank Fiona H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was my first visit to an Indonesian restaurant, and I was quite pleased. My wife and I both had the "small" sampler plates, and we had plenty of food, all of it good. The staff was friendly and helpful.

Thank Keith1009
Reviewed 20 July 2017

After visiting the Rijksmuseum we wanted to try some Indonesian food and this place was conveniently just around the corner. The menu was quite undescriptive so we decided to try the Rijstafel. After a seemingly endless stream of little plates were brought to our table,...More

Thank Petri H
Reviewed 14 July 2017

The room is a little narrow but the food is very good, and when all the items forming the Rijstafel arrive (I think there are 20 of them) you go through a pleasant shock. All the items were very good (the only exception for me...More

Thank Adam S
Reviewed 12 July 2017

We found out about this restaurant from the BBC Great Continental Rail Journeys with Michael Portillo as he dined in the Restaurant. It is located near the Rijksmuseum so not directly in centre centre. Having watched the large amount of dishes served when he ordered...More

Thank GordonA
Reviewed 30 June 2017

Oh my god, so good. I ate until I was physically in pain from the stretching of my belly. Which is very unhealthy by the way, you really shouldn't over eat. (I'm a doctor). Our canal boat tour guide recommended this place. He said that...More

Thank Nadia A
Reviewed 26 June 2017 via mobile

Had the Bami goreng with veggies - was served with a cold salad that was fantastic. The main dish was delicious and worth coming here for.

Thank NamrataBalwani
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
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
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)
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