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“Delicious food and helpful staff”
Review of Spang Makandra

Spang Makandra
Ranked #682 of 3,858 Restaurants in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$29 - US$36
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Neighbourhood: De Pijp
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23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Delicious food and helpful staff”
Reviewed 2 June 2014

We stumbled upon this restaurant when the delicious scents of the food caught our attention from the street. We were not totally sure what to expect, but the food was outstanding. I had a chicken satay and noodle dish and my wife had a yellow curry dish with rice. Both were fantastic. The restaurant is cash only and the staff were very helpful in providing walking directions to a nearby ATM. The only (minor) criticism would be that it is quite small and so you might end up basically sharing a table with the people sitting next to you - close enough that you are very aware of their conversations, for example. It wasn't problematic enough to detract from how delicious the meal was, but if we were to go back I think we might choose an off-peak time in the hope it would be less crowded.

  • Visited May 2014
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Thank AJS_travell
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English first
Cambridge, Massachusetts
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139 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
“fabulous surinamese food near the Rijksmuseum”
Reviewed 30 May 2014

Our adult son had tipped us off to great surinamese food in Amsterdam, and right he was. It's difficult to describe the cuisine for someone who has never had it before, but let me say this: we wiped our bowls clean, making sure to devour every drop of the tasty sauces that were the base of our dishes. The decor is plain, plain, plain -- as our son had said, if it looks like a downscale US Chinese restaurant, you are in the right place -- but the food was as delicious as the decor was uninteresting. A perfect lunch stop before or after the Rijksmuseum.

Visited May 2014
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Thank Robbie B
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Chicago, Illinois
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83 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Great Indonesian, and well priced”
Reviewed 19 May 2014

We really enjoyed our meal here - very flavorful, great prices, and good service. We got three main dishes (between three people), and shared them. All were very good. They do not have alcohol here, but the food is worth it!

  • Visited May 2014
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Thank tsibanas
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san mateo ca
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“D-Li-Shous Yum”
Reviewed 14 May 2014 via mobile

The best dinner that I have had in the Netherlands. I had the special and an order of bata. The meal was simple yet delicious. The mint tea as very simple and tasty too.

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1 Thank perrygeorget
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Los Angeles, California
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365 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 322 helpful votes
“Dry Restaurant”
Reviewed 27 April 2014 via mobile

Surinam is not dry and neither is Indonesia. This restaurant, however, is run by fundamentalist that don't like people consuming adult beverages.

So, I would likely choose another restaurant as I don't like someone else making the choice of beverages that I would like to consume.

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2 Thank LoyaltyLobby
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