Indonesian restaurants

fine Amsterdam restaurants that serve delicious Indonesian food

Only restaurants that serve freshly made food and have a good reputation appear on this list. They have good reviews and are visited by locals.

The Indonesian rice table (rijsttafel) is a Dutch invention that dates back to colonial times. To impress their guests Dutch people in Indonesia served as many dishes on the table at once, with a lot of cooks and servants involved.

Rice table   Rijsttafel

White rice is the basis of a traditional Indonesian meal, partly because of the soothing and calming effect it has on spicy dishes. It ensures that you fully enjoy the luxury of a rijsttafel, with dishes like:

sambal goreng tempe   fried soya bean

babi kecap   sweet pork with soya sauce

nasi goreng   fried rice

emping   nut chips

pisang goreng   fried banana

gado gado   dish of fresh vegetables with peanut sauce

sate ajam   skewered chicken with a peanut dressing

sate domba   skewered lamb with a peanut dressing

ikan pepesan   spicy fish steamed in a bananaleaf

Best Indonesian restaurants

kantjil

Kantjil & de Tijger  

nice restaurant offering very good selection of authentic, spicy Indonesian food specialities

Centrum / Spui

samasebo

Sama Sebo

one of the oldest and best Indonesian restaurants in Holland

Zuid / Museumplein

bumbu
tempodoeloe

Tempo Doeloe  

excellent restaurant, famous for its Istemewa rice table consisting of 24 mild, spicy, hot and very hot individual dishes. Bib Gourmand

Centrum / Rembrandtplein

bluepepper

Blue Pepper  

small, cosy restaurant near Leidseplein with good reviews that offers also dinner boat cruises.

West / Oud-West

sampurna

Sampurna  

great eatery to go for a good Sate skewer, very authentic

Centrum / Spui

longpura

Long Pura  

like eating out with a friendly Indonesian family, with waiters wearing colorful traditional clothes.

Centrum / Jordaan

bumbu

Bumbu Kitchen  

modern Indonesian restaurant with a pleasant purple ambiance, inside Hotel De Doelen

Centrum / Rembrandtplein