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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” (154 reviews)
“rice” (67 reviews)
“nasi goreng” (20 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 yesterday

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 yesterday 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 3 days ago

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 5 days ago 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 2 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I liked how the service was fast despite the place being fully booked. (Please book a table at least a day ahead!). I am not an expert of Indonesian food and I've never been there, but I can tell that the food tasted good and...More

Thank Ilaria B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

this restaurant was recommended by a colleague of mine and to tell the truth i was not expecting this decor for such an Indonesian restaurant, which is , when full, a bit noisy. After the first impression, and focusing on cuisine, the Rijstaffel was really...More

Thank lukefr965
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place is a pub and a restaurant in one, pub at one end, cafe style restaurant in the middle and white table linen at the far end. It was fully booked on a Thursday. Owner made sure we still got a table which was...More

Thank 448WCK
Reviewed 6 November 2017

Very close to Max Brown Hotel and Museumplein. Indonesian rice table (17 courses) recommended by Rick Steves (love him). Make a reservation..

Thank CMSVgals
Reviewed 3 November 2017

My wife and I had dinner at Sama Sebo twice during our week long stay in Amsterdam in September 2017. It fullfilled our hunger for Indo-Dutch food. The atmosphere is cozy and the staff is very friendly. The food is good stuff and plenty of...More

Thank DnAAlbany_NY
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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13 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
US$35 - US$141
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
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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