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Kantjil & de Tijger

Spuistraat 291/293, 1012 VS Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31 20 620 0994
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  • Excellent29%
  • Very good44%
  • Average17%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
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Asian, Indonesian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Spuistraat 291/293, 1012 VS Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Tasty indonesian menu (available in English) with four different rijsstafel menus plus smaller one-plate versions and individual dishes. Great atmosphere, sophisticated casual, large dining room, central location, friendly staff. Good vegetarian options. Also recommended as a favorite from my B&B host and long-time Amsterdam resident.

1  Thank michelleann13
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Many friends told us to eat rijsttafel, we were thrilled to pick Kantjil and de Tijger for this delicious family style of dining. I didn't know what to expect, but the food was so tasty, I wish I could eat it more regularly. Go with...More

Thank cmlmls
Reviewed 6 days ago

We never got to sample what we ordered, so I can't offer an opinion on the food. We walked out after an hour because we were still waiting to be served the food we had ordered while other people who came in after us were...More

Thank Alan B
Reviewed 6 days ago

My favorite Indonesian restaurant. Been going here for years. My first stop in Amsterdam. Great food, great prices. Nasi goring rames is my number one dish. Love this place.

Thank Ed B
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is many tourist's first introduction to an Indonesian rijsttafel. But having sampled many others in this genre, I know that what you're getting here is closer to a takeway than a sit-down restaurant. Some of the dishes were just something meaty wallowing in peanut...More

Thank JonathanMarks
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have never had food with flavors like this. It was nice to try and you can try a little of everything.

Thank ccohen45
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Booked a table on a Saturday night. This was wise.. you can do it online. Tip for the food... The rijstaffel looks amazing, but if you are on a budget or less hungry but want a little taste of everything - go for the smaller...More

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Alfan A, Manager at Kantjil & de Tijger, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review! Saturday is a busy night for us, good tip to make a reservation in advance. And you are right, at our restaurant you can go festive with your order, but there are also many other options to every budget. We...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A friend of mine and me visited this restaurant because we where hungry and in need for Indonesian food. Upon arriving in the takeaway section of the restaurant we where happily greeted by the staff. However the guy behind the counter was slightly intimidating. Nonetheless...More

Thank Just v
Alfan A, Manager at Kantjil & de Tijger, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Just v, Thank you for your review. We developed our Kantjil To Go for those who wants Indonesian food in a simple, but yet delicious way. It's a meal for on the go, or when the weather is nice, you can take a sit...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice ambiance and first experience with rijsttafel. Food was very well prepared and servers were all friendly. Located in a great area. It's a little pricey (although no similar place to compare to). A little slow at the end as we had to ask three...More

Thank Mo649
Alfan A, Manager at Kantjil & de Tijger, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Mo649, Thank you for your review. We're really pleased to be your first Indonesian Rijsttafel experience. Glad you had a good intorduction to our cuisine, hopefully it wasn't your last time. Till next time we meet again. Sincerely, Alfan

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Got a dinner reservation here during a short stay in Amsterdam on a recommendation from a local friend. It did not disappoint. I'd never had Dutch Indonesian food before, but it was a great first experience. I'd say it is almost like SE Asian fusion...More

Thank Brandon H
Alfan A, Manager at Kantjil & de Tijger, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Brandon H, Thank you for your review. When the introduction of our Rijsttafel went well, it put a smile in our faces. It is our mission to let the world know about our food. We really appreciate your comments and hope to see you...More

Amsterdam’s buzzing hub, with its sprawling network of
tram rails and a seemingly constant flow of tourists
and commuters, yields convenient access to some of the
best sightseeing, shopping, and street life in Europe.
Closest at hand are the Royal Palace, the quaint shops
of Haalremmerdijk, the pedestrianized zones
Kalverstraat and Dam Square with popular neighborhoods
such as the Red Light District, and the Canal Ring
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11 April 2017|
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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
29 January 2015|
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Response from Alfan A | Property representative |
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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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
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Average prices
US$13 - US$41
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Spuistraat 291/293, 1012 VS Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  North Holland Province  >  Amsterdam>  > Centrum
  • Neighbourhood: Centrum
  • Phone Number: +31 20 620 0994
  • E-mail
Kantjil and de Tijger strives to give its guests that same senang-feeling. The feeling of being at ease, so that we can feel the same. Take a seat and discover the taste of the rich Indonesian flavours. Our dishes are prepared and presented with care, and are freshly made on a daily basis. Order lunch, dinner or visit Kantjil To Go. There’s a little bit of something for everyone, to get those tastebuds flowing. Our impassioned and welcoming personnel will happily help you choose dishes and drinks to your liking.
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