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“Very nice Indonesian food”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Sambal

Sambal
Ranked #91 of 272 Restaurants in Willemstad
Cuisines: Asian, Indonesian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Description: phone 5999-738-9444 shockingly bad food. Behind the counter was a microwave and all the food came out of the fridge and got a 3 minute microwave treatment before being served. For 4 adults we paid $130!!! We have had Indonesian food in many places and this was simply horrible.
West Long Branch, New Jersey
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“Very nice Indonesian food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2011

Wherever we go, we are on a continuing quest for Indonesian food (we are foodies). We had read about this restaurant before leaving home, just did not realize it was so very far out of the tourist area. No problems, we rented a cab and it was worth the cab fare. I think the owner was the server that day, and we told her we had come a very long way after hearing about the food, and as always, we were looking for a rijsttafel. She was very accommodating, putting together two huge plates of food for us, with freshly made kropoek besides. The food was delicious. The restaurant is very small, perhaps ten tables, there is outdoor seating, but is is quite hot if you choose to sit outside.

After our delicious meal we asked the owner to call us a cab so we could return to downtown and get back to our ship. The owner told us that it was not necessary to hail an expensive cab, we could walk out to the main road and simply hail a little mini van that would cost around $3.00. Since we did not have any florin, she was very kind and gave us the change we would need to use the little mini vans. You basically stand at the bus stand, these small vans come barreling down the road, you hail them and they screech to a halt. Pay your fare, squeeze in with everyone else in the cab, and be prepared for a hot, bumpy, but cheap ride.

On a side note, the restaurant is at the end of a very small indoor, air conditioned mall that was filled with Dutch shops, including a Dutch book store and Da, a drug store chain in The Netherlands similar to our CVS. They sell "dropje", Dutch licorice there. It is a nice place to go if you want to get away from the touristy side of the island for a little while.

  • Visited April 2011
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Netherlands
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Fine Indonesian in the Caribean”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2011

The restaurant was recommended and it was only five minutes by foot away from my resort I went there on a Friday night. According to earlier contributions I feared there would be no table available any more but I was lucky. A rather small menu was provided but that made choosing a lot easier. I choose some Krupuk for starters and Bami Goreng Rames for a main course. All tasted very good and tasty.
Expect service with a smile here cause there's plenty apparently.

  • Visited September 2011
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Thank Dutch_Travllr
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Willemstad, Curacao
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
“Good Indonesian food at reasonable price”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2011

Located at zuikertuintje a good place to have dinner or lunch. There is limited seating inside for lunch this could be and issue because outside it can be very hot. At night outside seating is the best. Food is very good they have indonesian and thai dishes. thursday I know for sure is thai night. Saturday the serve satay from the grill.

  • Visited July 2011
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Thank huub9999
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Best Indonesian food on the Island.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2011

This is a typical restaurant where you want to go to for the food and service. If you are into Indonesian food this is definitely the place to be. Ask for Ram who is probably the best waiter on the island. If you don't expect a splendid view you and your wallet won't be disappointed!

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Thank Sarrus
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