Michelle P. Bronx, NY
Tuesday, 18 August 2015 12:46
A Tinder match
A Tinder match brought me here. Then I ended up coming everyday while I was in Amsterdam. Everything is delicious! Try the Dawet (coconut milkshake) you will think you died and went to heaven!
Ann D. Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Thursday, 13 August 2015 12:50
Not a Blauw or Kantjil
This place does not take reservations but although the place was full when we arrived, we and the other group of four that arrived just after us were seated in 5 minutes. We had some family over from Australia so wanted to take them for an Indonesian as it's the Ozzie equivalent of a Thai and the UK equivalent of a curry but didn't want to book somewhere like Blauw to be a bit flexible to their schedule. This place looks quite modest and is Halal so does not serve alcohol but the fact they have two businesses in Amsterdam speaks for its self. They have both a Dutch and English menu and they brand themselves as Java-Surinamese. They do not do a rijsttafel in terms of what you would find at Blauw or Kantijl en de Tiger but they do special dishes with mixes of fried noodles and rice with meat options so it's nice that you could get a mini rijsttafel for one making it more flexible for lone dinners and travellers. The take away serve was very busy too. I actually initially worried we might have to wait quite long for our food but we didn't. We had chicken satay, marinaded beef (loved it), Javanese Rames, fried chicken and noodles, beef curry with roti and another dish I can't remember. Everything was delicious and the portions were generous so there was plenty of leftovers for lunch. Their drinks included coconut juice, guava and mango juices among others. The prices were great value too and my main meal was €9. We'll definitely be back
Noura Andréa A. Amsterdam, The Netherlan
Wednesday, 12 August 2015 12:35
Had lunch to go.
Had lunch to go.
The place is pretty small, could fit a dozen people or so. It's quite dark, I find that unpleasant.
They have various options, not that many however, so you know the food is quite fresh. I ordered the vegetables and rice, a vegetarian dish. You get a box of white rice and another salad, marinated tofu, peppers and other vegetables. I liked the fact that it wasn't swimming in a greasy sauce, and the sauce itself was good.
I wish I had eaten it in the restaurant because the presentation looks cool. Paid around 6 or 7 euro.
Will probably go back.
Monday, 03 August 2015 12:56
“Really great Indonesian find”
Small and busy spot. Very friendly staff (they have booth Dutch and English menus) and the waitstaff speaks fluent English. The owner is great and was able to suggest a gluten free option (which is hard to find in Asian cuisine). The whole family ate for under €50!
Christina Y. Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Monday, 27 July 2015 12:47
great authentic hole-in-the-wall restaurant.
Of all the restaurants in Amsterdam, I have probably been here the most often. In short, I love it. The food is delicious, everything is cheap and the portions are large. My favorite is the vegetarian roti (my meat-eating friends really like the chicken options as well). It's always packed here and you'll probably have to share a table, but I don't mind. They also have a spicy sauce (made from habanero?) that is incredibly spicy and amazing. The only reason I'm not giving 5 stars is because they won't give you tap water, and sometimes I need something to soothe my tongue after eating too much hot sauce. Overall, this is a great authentic hole-in-the-wall restaurant.
Brian W. Stamford, CT
Thursday, 23 July 2015 12:40
Fan of this place
I'm a fan of this place. A lot has been said in other reviews, but the short of it: not a ton of seating, but should be fine other than rush times. Huge menu. The individual items under the categories only differ by type of meat, so the organization could be better and consolidated.
Service was okay. I stood awkwardly for a couple minutes before someone greeting me to ask if I could take a single seat at a four top because it was the only space left. Food came quick enough. I ordered the chicken sate with thin noodles. Solid, tasty food. €8. Most things are in the €7-10 range.
Friday, 19 June 2015 12:42
This is a Surinamese-Indonesian restaurant.
Surinamese food is heavily influenced by the indoensian, indian, and chinese migrants brought over by the dutch.
the food is reasonable with everything priced between 6 and 10 euros (sandwiches are even cheaper). the portions are fair and the sampler plates are the way to go to try a bit of everything. does not disappoint.
Also, the coconut drink they offer is very sweet, pink, and tastes like bubblegum.
Bethany W. Kingston upon Thames, United
Friday, 22 May 2015 12:51
What an incredible find! I'm so happy this place was in my travel guide on our trip to Amsterdam. We enjoyed huge portions of amazing Indonesian food, and a good selection of vegetarian options. This was one of those meals you never forget! It's worth mentioning that they don't take reservations and don't serve alcohol, neither of which were a problem for us, but something to bear in mind.
Karen C. Eastvale, CA
Tuesday, 14 April 2015 12:48
From my roommate
Definitely a small hole in the wall restaurant but so, so worth it! I've never tried Indonesian food, and I'm glad I got to try it for the first time during my visit to Amsterdam.
The food here was great. My roommate described the food as a mix between Thai and Indian food, and being a vegetarian, she is very picky as to what she likes and dislikes. She ordered a curry dish and said the flavor and spices were really good. I ordered the specials- the warung special, which definitely filled me up for the whole day. The portions are huge and the prices are very reasonable.
I would definitely recommend the warung special and the Javanese Rames if you're not sure what to order. For me, they tasted pretty similar with a good combination of rice/noodles, meat and sauces. The Javanese Rames has white rice though, while the special comes with flavored rice and potatoes. These two dishes were delicious as I'm sure the rest of the menu is too. Definitely a great lunch spot!
Mieke K. Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Tuesday, 07 April 2015 12:43
Try the Javanese Rames
Tried the Javanese Rames and Rice Gudangan for take-away with fried banana +peanut sauce as dessert.
Fast service, good food with the large portions were used to at take aways. At 6 it was almost empty, but in 20 mins half the restaurant filled up. So come early (or late!) if you want a table.