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Sama Sebo

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Museum Quarter (Museumkwartier)
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P.C. Hooftstraat 27, 1071 BL Amsterdam, The Netherlands
09:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Sat 09:00 - 22:00
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Sibenik, Croatia
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108 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

good food, lot of different plates. i'm not expert is it all original or not, but mostly it is well prepared. dozens of small plates... omelet, curry, ribs, sweet chicken wings...? all together? but food was good, and service was almost perfect, until older Indonesian waiter didn't say that he doesn't know what is in desert, because he doesn't eat... More 

Thank boris505
Boston, Massachusetts
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Very good meal on a cold evening. Chose to go to the pub section and was happy to see all the people enjoying their meals, from families to single women, all seemed comfortable.

Thank Melindater
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I don't understand any of the positive reviews for this place? We had the lunch time specials. The vegetarian version was like super noodles with whatever was left in the fridge that day thrown on top. The meat version was marginally better, but still only what you would eat if it was last option on earth and you'd had 10... More 

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Tarrytown, New York
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21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Make sure that you are HUNGRY if you choose the full table. I did not have a reservation for a table so I ate at the bar. The service was excellent and friendly. About 15 small dishes and the rice bowl made up the Rijsttafel and everything was delicious. If you want to have a table I suggest making reservations

Thank Jason H
Communidad Valenciana
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86 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Having spent many years in the Philippines, I wanted to try Indonesian food to compare. I was surprised at the differences, but upon reflection, realize that geographical proximity is no guarantee of similarity. We originally tried to get seated for dinner, but found the place booked up on Friday night. We crossed our fingers and gave it another try on... More 

Thank Gregory L
Bergen, Norway
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80 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Although I have never tried Indonesian cousin before, however going to Sama Sebo has given me the desire to retry this type of food. We tried the Rijstaffel which is a feast consisting of several smaller dishes. The service was fantastic and we got the waiter to set up a selection based on his experience. The food came on the... More 

Thank Erik N
Cislago, Italy
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87 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We tried to get in the previous night and were turned away. The place was packed. So we went back and managed to get a table the second time. We had never eated Indonesian food, so the menu was a complete mystery. We played it safe with a combination platter and it was amazing how many different dishes and tastes... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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60 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The staff were absolutely lovely, so attentive and friendly I would give them a 5/5 they were brilliant however the food wasn't anything special. Loved the flavoured rice and the beef but wasn't blown away by all of the dishes. The chicken satay was good but a little rich and I loved that there were a couple of fruity dishes.... More 

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Monte-Carlo, Monaco
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97 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

when you come in this place looks like a typical amsterdam bar... not fancy at all, a bit dark, lots of people having a drink standing up. but a bit more ahead you see the tables. service is very friendly !! a lot of food, indonesian style kitchen and very good i must say ! nice to fo to with... More 

Thank 13579azerty
Bergen, Norway
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108 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went there a small group of 5. We made an advance reservation, which I think is necessary. The interior is not very fancy or stylish - but the Food was very good and the waiters also friendly. You will not og wrong by choosing this place for a traditional Rijsttaffel !

Thank Terje363

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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
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Museum Quarter (Museumkwartier)

Neighbourhood Profile
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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