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Kantjil & de Tijger

Spuistraat 291/293, 1012 VS Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31 20 620 0994
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  • Excellent29%
  • Very good45%
  • Average16%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
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“rijsttafel” (304 reviews)
“rice” (126 reviews)
“rendang” (28 reviews)
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12:00 - 23:00All hours
Asian, Indonesian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Spuistraat 291/293, 1012 VS Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Never mind the famous tourist traps. We had a great lunch rijsttafel here and this will be memorable. The staff was very friendly as well, and the service uncharacteristically fast for the Netherlands.

Thank Samia H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I brought my friend here when we visited Amsterdam early November after I'd visited twice before. We ordered the Asian high tea with the flower blossom tea. It was well presented with a really unique selection of savoury food/snacks. This was followed by an amazing...More

Thank lilmishi
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lamb sate ajam was delicious! Portions were a bit small so I asked for another one.. It was not so expensive but affordable. I had my dinner outside but the inside was nice as well (although a bit dark for me). I also had another...More

Thank Melikes
Alfan A, Manager at Kantjil & de Tijger, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Melikes, Thank you for your review. Saté is a national dish of Indonesia, glad you like it! On the good summer days, it's nice to sit outside on our terrace. Hope to see you again next time! Sincerely, Alfan

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

.....and now I know why. Our dinners filled up the whole table. What a fantastic array of tastes and textures! Friends said that the rijsttafel in Amsterdam is not to be missed, so with a simple search on TripAdvisor with "Indonesian" as a filter word,...More

Thank Brian M
Alfan A, Manager at Kantjil & de Tijger, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Brian M, Thank you for your review. The Dutch and the Indonesians have a tight history together. And the most valuable of it is the emerging of the Indonesian food culture to the Dutch. Ans now we're spreading the love of the food to...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This restaurant is the best Asian restaurant food I ever tried! A lot of choices with a very good quality for a correct price. I recommend it without hesitation to every Asian food amateurs!!More

Thank Marion A
Alfan A, Manager at Kantjil & de Tijger, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Marion A, Thank you for your review. Great to know you like our food. Our mission is to introduce Indonesian food to those who are interested in us. Thank you in advance for your recommendation and hope to see you again next time you...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is my first Indonesian restaurant and I've never ate food that was this tasty. You can order anything it will be excellent. The prices are super correct for the quality of the food. It was so delicious that I can't find words to describe...More

Thank Chloé S
Alfan A, Manager at Kantjil & de Tijger, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Chloé S, Thank you for your awesome review. We consider it as the best part of our job when our customers had the best experience of their life after visiting our restaurant. Mission accomplished! We hope to see you again next time you're around....More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We found this restaurant almost by chance while it was pouring. Luckily for us, Spuistraat is crowded with restaurants. We were almost soaked and ready to undertake any kind f dinner before returning to our hotel. Hence, we were pleasantly surprised when we were presented...More

Thank filippo_toni01
Alfan A, Manager at Kantjil & de Tijger, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear filippo_toni01, Thank you for your review. Sometimes, good things happen on a less fortunate moment (like rainy summer in Amsterdam). On the right moment you found our restaurant and we surprised you with our flavours. And when you left us happy, is the joy...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited with 2 couples. We ordered the rice table named Bali. 2 dishes that should have been warm were cold. They responded immediately but no one should pay for cold served food. Water from the tap costs 4.5 and I guess it is just for...More

Thank gaikow
Alfan A, Manager at Kantjil & de Tijger, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear gaikow, Thank you for your review. We're sorry about the overpriced feeling you had after you saw your bill. Unfortunately, due to upcoming economy of the city center of Amsterdam, we have no choice to price our products like we did. We did it...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We order the big feed everyone platter. It is so wonderful. The spicy shrimp wrapped in banana leaves is amazing.More

Thank Kendallkong
Alfan A, Manager at Kantjil & de Tijger, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Kendallkong, Thank your for your review. It's wonderful to hear that the Rijsttafel you had was to your satisfied. The Pepesan Djamoer is one of our spiciest dish. We hope it wasn't too spicy for you. Hope to see you next time when you're...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Was looking for a good Indonesian restaurant that was wheelchair friendly (I'm wheelchair-bound, BTW). Doing some research through Tripadvisor and Yelp, it seemed almost all of them were up stairs, but this one didn't, and had good reviews, so we went here. Decided to have...More

Thank R0bW84
Alfan A, Manager at Kantjil & de Tijger, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear R0bW84, Thank you for your review. We're happy we could welcome you in our restaurant. Kantjil is on street level and we are more than happy to assist our guests when needed. And glad you tried the Rijsttafel, it's our specialty, see you next...More

Amsterdam’s buzzing hub, with its sprawling network of
tram rails and a seemingly constant flow of tourists
and commuters, yields convenient access to some of the
best sightseeing, shopping, and street life in Europe.
Closest at hand are the Royal Palace, the quaint shops
of Haalremmerdijk, the pedestrianized zones
Kalverstraat and Dam Square with popular neighborhoods
such as the Red Light District, and the Canal Ring
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12 April 2017|
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Response from Geraldine L | Reviewed this property |
Its a rush to get from airport to Central Station then 3tram stops unless you know exactly where you are going, its 15-20minute walk. Aborts are also unpredictable so I would not chance it. There is a very good restaurant in... More
30 January 2015|
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Response from Alfan A | Property representative |
Hi PsmokeyZ, If you let us know when you're planning to visit us, we'll make sure that we reserve a table for you to your convenience. Reservation can be made by phone or on our website. With your reservation please make... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$13 - US$41
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Spuistraat 291/293, 1012 VS Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  North Holland Province  >  Amsterdam>  > Centrum
  • Neighbourhood: Centrum
  • Phone Number: +31 20 620 0994
  • E-mail
Kantjil and de Tijger strives to give its guests that same senang-feeling. The feeling of being at ease, so that we can feel the same. Take a seat and discover the taste of the rich Indonesian flavours. Our dishes are prepared and presented with care, and are freshly made on a daily basis. Order lunch, dinner or visit Kantjil To Go. There’s a little bit of something for everyone, to get those tastebuds flowing. Our impassioned and welcoming personnel will happily help you choose dishes and drinks to your liking.
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