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£9 - £30
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Asian, Indonesian
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 29 December 2023

Amsterdam was heaving over Christmas so I feel some places are just catering to tourist...mass quantity food, at maximum price, minimum quality, as you'll never see them (the tourist) again. The food was pricey and the quality was disgusting. I know for a fact the...food was mass produced way before and served from canteen style containers. It all came out in about 5 minutes and was lukewarm. Reading past reviews it seems like it used to be a good place but has lost its integrity and has got lazy / greedy.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 28 December 2023

Sauce was desesperatly missing Really dry and not good We were not advised correctly and the result bad

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 22 December 2023

While in Amsterdam, you have to try some rijstaffel - it's just a thing you have to do. Unfortunately for this visit I was there solo and it can be hard to find a place that caters to rijstaffel for solo adventurers. This place was...recommended by hotel and it did not disappoint. Located at the edge of the city centre, it is easy to reach and find. They always keep a percentage of their tables open to walk ins which was great as I had not booked! I was immediately seated in a cosy nook, the lighting was dim and it gave slightly pub vibes which was exactly what I was in the mood for. The menu is fairly simple, a nice selection of starters and then a choice of rijstaffel. I went with the Kantjil sedap to start, this was like a mini indonesian tapas selection of bites. A nice variety, lightly spiced served with a choice of dipping sauces - see photo. Presentation was a bit lacking but that isn't why I was there ;) For the main I had the Nasi Rames, a combo of rice meat and veg dishes. It arrived in front of me and I was delighted - a seriously heaped dish of food, I don't remember all the names, but there was rendang, a beef stew, cucumber salad, stir fried veg, delicious crackers, satay (of course) and a portion of serundeng which I had never had before and noted the name. The serundeng is spiced, grated and cooked coconut which you can use to add flavour and texture to each of your bites of food. Heavenly. The starter was 15 which for what I got was a little bit steep, however the main was 20 and is a great value meal. If I am in the city centre again and need filling up on tasty food at a reasonable price, I will be back!More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 10 December 2023

If you want to wait 1.5 hours for overpriced bowl of boiled cabbage, white rice and two Buttcheeks of chicken on a stick, this is the place for you.

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 10 September 2023 via mobile

Disgusting and tasteless food. The rice was flavored with some powder stuff, the vegetables were not fresh but frozen. The chicken breast skin wasn‘t crispy but slimey and the waiters were unattentive and rude. Just very disappointing and a waste of money.

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 12 July 2023 via mobile

What a lovely dinner here. Lovely ambience. There were six of us so we ordered lots of dishes and everything was delicious. Even the picky eaters in the group were happy. Service was great too.

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 23 June 2023

We expected a little more from the Kantjil & De Tijger Indonesian restaurant. The menu includes a few of the famous Indonesian dishes, but the variety is below expectations. The service was fast and efficient, maybe too fast, food arriving in a few minutes, which...tells that the restaurant precooks at least some of the most popular dishes. The food was quite tasty. Portions are not too big, so one needs to order 2 or 3 dishes if very hungry.More

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 7 June 2023 via mobile

Kantjil is a place which I visited tons of times for quality and atmosphere. For some reason I had not been for some time. This time it was to catch-up with a friend I had not seen in a long time. We ordered two ‘meat’...rijsttafels and added extra dishes. What was scary is that it was brought out faster than McDonald’s would be able to serve a cheeseburger. Literally everything was tasteless. The babi pangang was solid as a brick. It was terrible. If you are looking for a real Indonesian restaurant, please check other places. Sad but true.More

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 7 May 2023 via mobile

We ordered the rice table as well as a few addition dishes. All were quite tasty but not outstanding. Service was adequate but not notable in any way.

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 29 March 2023

Do NOT go there! I repeat, do not go unless you are white. We entered the restaurant after a white family this evening. Neither family got reservations. They got seated right away (5pm restaurant is empty). When the host talked my partner, he told us...to wait 1.5 hr? You kidding me? What is it? 1950s? Do not go there, their staffs are not nice nor friendly!!! I can careless how their food taste, that’s BS!More

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed 19 February 2023 via mobile

Visited on a recommendation but sadly it did not live up to expectations. Food was luke warm on cold plates which was remedied but service was also poor. We had to ask to order drinks and the waiter didn’t come back to take desert order....Front of house was helpful and maybe we were just unlucky as it seemed a popular restaurant but we left disappointed.More

Date of visit: February 2023
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Reviewed 24 January 2023

I'd never tried Indonesian food before, but I'm glad I did now here. The service was excellent, and the food was delicious.

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 21 January 2023 via mobile

The food was nearly tasteless, essential herbs and spices that belong in these dishes were notably absent. For example, there was no ginger or garlic to be found in the babi kecap. Some of the dishes were almost cold when they were served like the...sambal goreng telor and the pepesan ikan. If you want to taste Indonesian food, this is not the place unfortunately as the restaurant is beautiful.-More

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 2 November 2022

Amazing food, really well cooked and well presented. Don't forget to book in advance to make sure you get a table. Menu was really easy, staff were incredibly helpful and the meal and experience were great. Would thoroughly recommend the restaurant.

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed 23 August 2022

Bland average food. Mushy vegetables- tons of slimy cabbage and carrots. A tourist restaurant of low quality.

Date of visit: August 2022
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Response from erethistis | Reviewed this property |
At this time, the restaurant has free tables, but I recommend you to pre-book a table by phone.
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Response from Geraldine L | Reviewed this property |
Its a rush to get from airport to Central Station then 3tram stops unless you know exactly where you are going, its 15-20minute walk. Aborts are also unpredictable so I would not chance it. There is a very good restaurant in... More
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Hi PsmokeyZ, If you let us know when you're planning to visit us, we'll make sure that we reserve a table for you to your convenience. Reservation can be made by phone or on our website. With your reservation please make... More
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Kantjil & de Tijger is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 3.5
  • Value: 3.5
  • Atmosphere: 3.5