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Ceintuurbaan 103, 1072 EX Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31 20 671 0979
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good38%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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“rendang” (9 reviews)
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Indonesian, Vegetarian Friendly
££ - £££
Ceintuurbaan 103, 1072 EX Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

Really nice Indonesian food, reasonable price and very good service. They have a surprise menu of the day, just ask!

1  Thank Maurice H
Reviewed 1 January 2017

We were visiting Amsterdam from another continent over New Years and made a reservation at Desa over 6 weeks in advance, with the intention of enjoying ristafel/rice table for a festive New Years eve. When we arrived, we were told they only had a fixed...More

Thank Jacqueline C
Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

We really miss Indonesian food, and this restaurant can provide a real authentic taste of Indonesia cuisine.

Thank 25rania
Reviewed 17 November 2016 via mobile

I was really into some Indonesian food but I was unable to go to the restaurant I use to go when I'm in Amsterdam. Found this restaurant at walking distance from my hotel. Reviews were ok, so I decided to check. No reservation, because it...More

1  Thank Fabiola P
Reviewed 20 October 2016

We ordered the rifstabel and it did not disappoint. A plethora of dishes came and they were all delectable, 8 samplings of beef, chicken and vegetables plus chicken satay, two kinds of rice, rice crackers and fried bananas dusted with powder sugar. The service was...More

Thank Sandradot
Reviewed 18 October 2016

We came to this restaurant as a rather large group and were easily accommodated. The waitress was extremely attentive and immediately offered us drinks and clearly explained how the menu worked whilst being helpful and very cheery. We had a set menu with lots of...More

Thank gin_gin_gerino
Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

The people working there are very friendly and accommodating! We did not have reservations, but they managed to squeeze us in. Food wasn't the best Indonesian I've had in Amsterdam, however it was still very good and great value.

Thank Gregg J
Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

The service is very friendly and fast. The food is prepared well, especially the chicken sate. The rice table offers many different typical indonesian dishes and it is recommended to take.

Thank vukakris
Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

Best of Indonesian food in Amsterdam, tried daging rendang, gado2, sate ayam and soto is the best....you just need to add lime to add the sour taste.

Thank LianHoa
Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

Im with my family dinner in desa and the place is so cosy and familiar is really freindly with children, they have also three aquarium with inside variety of sweet water fish. This restaurant is highly recommended for you who want enjoy authentic indonesian food....More

Thank J1609
De Pijp
Bustling Albert Cuypstraat serves as the main drag
through De Pijp and the location for Albert Cuyp
Market, the largest and most famous of Amsterdam’s
many outdoor markets. Beyond this sometimes-frantic
thoroughfare, tiny lanes beckon urban explorers in
search of the latest trends and hidden gems. Nearly
half the residents living in De Pijp are foreigners
and a good number of them are students. Here you'll
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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
US$6 - US$41
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Delivery, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Ceintuurbaan 103, 1072 EX Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  North Holland Province  >  Amsterdam>  > De Pijp
  • Neighbourhood: De Pijp
  • Phone Number: +31 20 671 0979
  • E-mail
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