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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” (79 reviews)
“rijsttafel” (147 reviews)
“rendang” (12 reviews)
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Asian, Indonesian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Utrechtsestraat 75, 1017 VJ Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We were group of five and shared the Rijstaffel with the most options (43 Euro per person). We got a very large collection of different kinds: Lamb, chicken, pork and fish. Everything was deliciously flavoured. The restaurant is small and was packed. Behind us a...More

Thank Itzik S
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had apartment just around the corner and called in for dinner. It is just a local restaurant by standards of decor and service. We are australians and was happy with this. Restaurant is small and tables close together but again this is fine with...More

Thank pat h
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our guide on a photography tour recommended this restaurant and the food was amazing with the rice dishes The staffs were attentive and the restaurant is very comfortable. We had a great dining experience and would definitely try Indonesian food again

Thank Sophia L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We've enjoyed rice tables in several countries, and this was one of the best. Lots of dishes and lots of flavors, well-prepared and well-presented. Excellent service, reasonable prices. This place is very popular so you should make a reservation.

Thank Thomas V
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We came here for the second time and enjoyed it as much as the first time. You must reserve, as it is always fully booked here. The restaurant has a nice atmosphere, white table cloths, nicely set tables. The staff is extremely friendly and helpful....More

Thank anit D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was recommended by a good friend and I would agree that this is one of the cozier, comfortable rice tables int he city. Great location and less "industrial" than the other places.

Thank michaeljaygoldberg
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 18 May 2018

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 17 May 2018 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
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15 May 2018|
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Response from Matt C | Reviewed this property |
Not to detract from Tempo Doeloe but if you can't get a spot, head to Mama Makkan which is part of the Hyatt Regency in Oost - also excellent Rijstaffel - for one!!
3 January 2018|
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Response from NorthCarolinaBudd | Reviewed this property |
with a bottle of wine we stayed about 90 min
3 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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Average prices
US$ 27 - US$ 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
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
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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