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Sama Sebo

$$ - $$$
Museum Quarter (Museumkwartier)
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P.C. Hooftstraat 27, 1071 BL Amsterdam, The Netherlands
09:00 - 22:00
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London, United Kingdom
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566 reviews
364 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 186 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I have been here many, many times over the last 30 years. Travelling with my family we were not disappointed. It is a snug place with quite old fashioned decor The food is good and the service helpful We had teh Nasi Goreng, Bammi, Sateh Ajam, Atjar Tjampur , Gado Gado and Sambal Goreng Boontjes My daughter who is wary... More 

Thank Uday T
Olympia Fields, Illinois
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you like Indonesian food, this is the . We enjoyed our vegetarian food, very flavorful, not spicy. Good service.

Thank nsrini01
Oslo, Norway
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32 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was recommended this place by associate and I would like to recommend to all of you reading it. If many people together, I would go for the Rijsttafel as you get so many different things to eat. We were 4 and it worked out perfectly for us as everyone was satisfied. Going back !

Thank djmagiqmike
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I'd never been to an Indonesian restaurant before so didn't know what to expect but this place is amazing. It has a lovely friendly feel to it. Staff a great and very helpful at explaining the dishes. We had the rice-table (Indonesian banquet) to share between two of us. Absolutely masses of food and it was great to try all... More 

1 Thank Sarah_Worcs
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited on our first night in Amsterdam and it was such a fun evening. Met by the friendly host who offered us drinks at the bar and got is a table in no time. We shared the Rijsttafel - lots of little different dishes, covered the table with around 25 different things to try. Really tasty food and all... More 

Thank Rosie S
Bath, United Kingdom
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97 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2017

I was part of a group of seven people celebrating friend's birthday at this Indonesian restaurant. We had a spread covering a wide range of the meats, fruits, vegetables and rices this restaurant serves. It is always difficult to review such a wide range of meals (inevitably, I preferred some of the dishes to others), but they were all tasty... More 

Thank neiljf
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

Great meal with very nice house wine - would definitely recommend this restaurant, whether you've had this Indonesian banquet before or not.

Thank martin s
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2017 via mobile

Very special dinner near the museum area and vondelpark. Dinner is characteristic for sweet and salted flavours, and staff incredible nice and always smiling. Very nice the attention to serve the customer. It is possible to ask vegan choice.

Thank LightForest
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017

Really traditional indonesian restaurant with feeling that each of the staff was a member of bigger family. They loved what they were doing!

Thank Ville E
Oegstgeest, The Netherlands
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2017 via mobile

Last week we, group of 6 persons, tried out this restaurant and had tthe rise table. Portioning was not good, espacially the so called smoor dishes, taste not delicate at all and not representative for the delicate Indonesian cuisine. Waitors did not name the individual dishes correctly. Conclusion: there is a lot of room for improvement!

1 Thank RiraRudolf

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$35 - US$141
Asian, Indonesian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Museum Quarter (Museumkwartier)

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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 destinations of PC Hooftstraat, Van Baerlestraat, Cornelis Schuytstraat, and Jacob Obrechtstraat, where even the shop window displays are of museum quality. In the evenings, when the museums close and the daytrippers head home, the area becomes a quiet oasis of calm with a sophisticated and urbane tone.
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