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Kartini

#56 of 1,133 Restaurants in Antwerp
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Oude Koornmarkt 81, Antwerp 2000, Belgium
+32 3 226 44 63
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Tue - Sun 17:30 - 22:00
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Antwerp, Belgium
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30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

I adjusted my opinion that good indonesion food is only available in the Netherlands, not in Belgium. I found this precious asian diamont in the middle of the Antwerp center. Very fresh ingredients, well spiced and very royal portions. Service is very friendly. THe restaurant is very small, so reservation is recommended.

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Thank Jacques v
Antwerp, Belgium
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126 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

We entered this small Indonesian restaurant right in the centre of the city without having made a reservation. We got seated because we were early, but most of the tables were reserved. So, you better make a reservation. It is a small restaurant and the tables are very close to each other. Service is very friendly. The menu offers several... More 

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Thank Maurits V
Brussels, Belgium
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

Located in the center of Antwerp (close to the cathedral and town hall) this little gem serves indonesian food of very high standard that tickles the taste buds. As they offer both à la carte as menus you are free to take your pick but I would suggest to try the menus. The variety in food is amazing, tastes are... More 

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Thank Raphael S
London, England, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2016 via mobile

Friendly staff offered great banquet menu with unusual and tasty Indonesian morsels - small dishes deceptively filling and 4 hungry people were well satisfied.

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Thank MissTi01
Antwerp, Belgium
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61 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2016

Four of us went for dinner and we all enjoyed our meal. If you're unsure what to have, taste the rice table, an assortment of various dishes. The service was polite and welcoming but quite slow. Also, 8€ for 1L of water was a little expensive! Nevertheless, I will probably go back for the sate chicken skewers and nasi goreng... More 

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Thank ali22zee
Antwerp, Belgium
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73 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2016

Great place to eat Indonesian food in the City Center. We came here with a group of 10 people and sat upstairs at a big table, which was very cosy. The staff was very friendly and paid attention to the fact that one person was vegetarian and that another person couldn’t eat nuts. We ordered the Kartini menu, which offered... More 

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Thank Sarah D
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7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 2016

Kartini were great for GF diners and advised which dishes to avoid on the Rijstafel (for soy or flour). The server was very knowledgeable on the ingredients and processes, which helped. The Rijstafel itself was very varied and tasted great- a really brilliant experience.

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Thank Ailbhe R
England
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75 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2016

Arrived in Antwerp on St Valentines, this place was booked up so thought it might be good. Went back early on a Tuesday night and wasn't disappointed. A very small room downstairs and probably slightly larger upstairs. Had the rice table, good explanations from the friendly staff and tucked in to one of best we'd had. Wine was reasonably priced... More 

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Thank 750nig
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76 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2016 via mobile

Didn't reserve beforehand, but when I entered the place just after six in the evening, the waitress could still assign me a table upstairs, under the condition that I had to leave within the hour. No problemo, I only came to taste their soto as part of my global quest for the best soto. Well, the portion was a bit... More 

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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232 reviews
183 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2016

Our 4th or 5th visit here over the years and it never disappoints. Consistently excellent food and service, and still keenly priced for the quality and quantity. The rijstafel for 2 has around 16 small dishes so you can sample lots of different things, but they also do starters and mains if you want to go that way. The place... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Asian, Indonesian, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
17:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
17:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
17:30 - 22:00
Thursday
17:30 - 22:00
Friday
17:30 - 22:00
Saturday
17:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Oude Koornmarkt 81, Antwerp 2000, Belgium
  • Location: Europe  >  Belgium  >  Flanders  >  Antwerp Province  >  Antwerp
  • Phone Number: +32 3 226 44 63

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?