Mama Makan Indonesian Kitchen

4.1
46 reviews
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€31 to €50
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Indonesian
Top tags:
  • Good for a Date
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Special Occasions
A Culinary Tribute to Indonesian Delights in Amsterdam East
Inspired by the strong roots that bind Holland and Indonesia and are still alive in the Plantage, the hotel’s neighborhood, our restaurant and bar Mama Makan provides refreshing Indonesian flavors in food and drink that make a great start or end to your day. Explore and enjoy enticing traditional Indonesian cuisine or savor our signature rijsttafel, along with striking cocktails inspired by well-travelled spices, herbs and plants at Mama Makan.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Indonesian
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Hours of Operation
Mon–Fri 06:30–10:30
Daily 12:00–22:30
Sat, Sun 07:00–11:00
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Phone number
020 554 1250
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Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Smart Casual
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Cross Street
Sarphatistraat
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Parking Details
Free valet parking available for guests having lunch or dinner in Mama Makan. Only upon availability and no reservation possible.
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Public Transit
Tram number 7 and 10
Metro Station Weesperplein
Additional
Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 46 People Are Saying
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4.0
Dined 3 days ago

Could be more attention to their guests. Price/quality was bad.. Soto good, nasi goreng & Rendang was not authentic Indonesian. Design of restaurant was amazing.

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DB
4.0
Dined 5 days ago

Been there with friends. Had a high expectation because of the great ambiance. But the food was tasteless and overpriced.

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PS
London
3.0
Dined on 13 July 2018

Ok food, reasonable price, nice ambience / decoration.

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ZA
3.0
Dined on 24 June 2018

Normal resturant great design
the food wasnt thats good the shrimp was frozen
They have a good decoration but they need to close the street views and make the music littel loud and it would be perfect

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Berlin
4.0
Dined on 22 June 2018

Great place that breathes modern and cosy dining, whilst offering the comfort of Indonesian cuisine

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NN
San Francisco
4.0
Dined on 6 May 2018

The Place is pleasent and the service is very good, but the food is nothing to write home about.
We tried the rice table and it was nice to try different dishes. Some of the dishes were nice. Most of them were ok or not so good.
Quite disappointing, especially after reading such good reviews. And definitly not worth the high price. Sorry...

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D
4.0
Dined on 6 May 2018

I have came to quite some indonesian restaurants in the netherlands. and I found that menu Nasi goreng is the best in the Netherlands. It recalls me about my home country. The taste is so Indonesia! Everyone must try.
Soto madura is good but the soup is a bit thin. Grilled fish dabu dabu is also nice...it is not spicy, i would have order more spicy one next time (if it is possible).
But for you who dont like spicy, it is recommended.

The sambal that they serve with krupuk is not that typical indonesian sambal... and I wish I can find terasi next time there

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DA
Amsterdam
4.0
Dined on 29 April 2018

Lovely Restaurant with delicious Reistafel and moderate prices. Beer was also good :)
We had a nice evening and can recommend this restaurant to everyone.

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A
3.0
Dined on 28 April 2018

Quality is variable, last experience recently (out of four) significantly below par.
Will not return soon.

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MW
Nuremberg
1.0
Dined on 28 April 2018

the food was not good. It had nothing to do with Indonesian food. The tastes were even and uneventful. It was a big disappointment and we did cross you of our list

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AB
Chicago
4.0
Dined on 28 April 2018

Interesting space and open kitchen with very good Indonesian food. Service was OK but nothing special even during a slow period before the evening rush. For a hotel restaurant it was a very nice change and a very good meal. Early diners get a 20% discount and the 2nd diner’s Rijsttafel charge is half before 18:30

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J
London
2.0
Dined on 21 April 2018

Nice atmosphere and friendly staff but food was very disappointing. We were hoping for a good Indonesian experience, however the food was plain and missing the Indonesian flavor completely.

If you want real Indonesian food, don't go here! Plenty of restaurants in Amsterdam that serve significantly better food.

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JA
New York Area
1.0
Dined on 20 April 2018

I did not have the impression everything was cooked fresh... I think they put everything in the microwave to warm up before they serve it... Of all the Indonesian Restaurants I've been too this was not the best...

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MS
5.0
Dined on 6 April 2018

Food was tasty and perfect! The place looked amazing! The people were kind and the service was on point.

Grtz,

Maryan

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IF
2.0
Dined on 2 April 2018

The food was bland for Indonesian cuisine. Portions were not value for money. Was in a group of 8 people and we ordered 8 dishes to share, it was not enough. Would have ordered 2 extra dishes and 4 additional portions of rice. Deeply disappointed in the "authentic" experience since through their social media and online campaigns they kept saying they had an actual Indonesian chef, but the food was poor in taste, overall very bland. Although the stand outs were the Chicken Opor and Rendang. The Rendang had a very tender texture but flavor and portion could be better. Opor was on point on flavor, but a very small portion. My overall experience of this is that this restaurant had a great ambience and vibes, but failed poorly on flavor and value for money. A white washed Indonesian restaurant. If you don't like spicy food and food with strong flavors, this is the perfect restaurant for you.

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t
3.0
Dined on 1 April 2018

Dutch waitress was a shame! Food nothing special, two starters tasteless (chicken, tuna), lontong to spicy. Cocktails, ambiance ok.

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AM
4.0
Dined on 23 March 2018

Lekker rijsttafel voor 2 personen gegeten in een mooi modern indonesisch restaurant . Erg mooi ingericht. Wel behoorlijk prijzig (4 eu voor een glas fris en 6,50 voor een glas wijn).

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DL
5.0
Dined on 16 March 2018

A great restaurant with beautiful food and outstanding, friendly service from the staff. A must visit restaurant.

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SS
Denver
5.0
Dined on 11 March 2018

This is a great place for and introduction to Indonesian cuisine. Very sensitive to American guests, as it's attached to an American hotel chain. Go here for dinner.

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M
4.0
Dined on 6 March 2018

Wij werden zeer vriendelijk ontvangen. Het was heel rustig in het restaurant, dus wij werden zowat in de watten gelegd door de bediening. Heerlijk eten, lekkere smaken en een uitgebreid menu. De rijst (nasi kuning en nasi putih) was heerlijk klaar gemaakt, net zoals de hoofdgerechten, de cocktails en ons toetje. Prijzen zijn aan de hoge kant, maar de service maakt dat meer dan goed. Zeer viendelijke bediening en er werd regelmatig aan ons gevraagd of alles in orde was. Wij hebben een geweldige ervaring gehad hier, dus wij komen zeker nog een keer terug voor de uitgebreide rijsttafel!

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EW
Amsterdam
4.0
Dined on 16 February 2018

The food was very delicious. Ambiance was great. Nice music at the background. And the people are very kindfull

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OT
Amsterdam
4.0
Dined on 14 February 2018

Nice venue. Service could improve, feels like a lot of unexperienced. Food was well flavoured and enough in quantity. Cocktails where nice.

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RB
Amsterdam
5.0
Dined on 13 February 2018

Varied menu, with spicy and not spicy food. Very original. Not the cheapest, but it is worth it!

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OT
Amsterdam
5.0
Dined on 11 February 2018

Super. Gerne wieder.

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RZ
Amsterdam
4.0
Dined on 3 February 2018

A lover of Indonesian food, I was happy to find this new Gem in Amsterdam. Mama Makan is part if the Hyatt Hotel, but it’s not your average “hotel restaurant”. It’s much cosier and less buisiness-like than that. The decoration and atmosphere are very nice and the food is great. We had the Rice table which was served in 4 courses. The flavors were teriffic and they even did their utmost best to make it less spicy for my partner. We really enjoyed it. The two ladies that served us in the restaurant were very friendly and took their time for us. We will definitely be back soon!

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OT
Amsterdam
2.0
Dined on 23 January 2018

Price/ quality was out of order. The food was not heated by "resots" The ambience is okay.
The service is poorly, only foreign ( I think Russian) waitresses. I wouldn't advicse it to my friends. It was an event we will not repeat. I'm sure I will never visit this restaurant again.

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OT
Amsterdam
5.0
Dined on 22 January 2018

Food was really delicious! The rice table was good value for money. Great variety of dishes.
Ambiance is also great!

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OT
Amsterdam
5.0
Dined on 5 January 2018

Delicious and original food; very good service. Good ambiance.

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B
London
5.0
Dined on 8 December 2017

Great food, great staff and great ambiance!

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j
Amsterdam
2.0
Dined on 5 December 2017

Uninteresting tasteless fish and the worst peanut sauce i ever had - watery and sour

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F
Amsterdam
5.0
Dined on 2 December 2017

Het was even zoeken naar dit adres. Wij waren zeer verrast door de mooie ambiance. De service was uitstekend. De gerechten waren heerlijk vers en "licht". Het dessert was een zeer mooie afsluiting. Origineel steeds wisselend en verschillend serviesgoed. Kortom een aanrader.

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OT
Amsterdam
4.0
Dined on 1 December 2017

We had a great time. The food was very good and the service outstanding. We will come back for a second time.

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OT
London
5.0
Dined on 14 November 2017

Great food. Had the set menu. Excellent. Manager was superb and talked us through every dish. Highly recommended!

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SL
London
4.0
Dined on 9 November 2017

Hands down the best service I've had in Amsterdam (although I don't frequent luxury hotels that often). It was so nice to have such attentive servers, at both the bar and restaurant, and feel that they were looking after your every whim (such as bringing over a candle when I was trying to read a newspaper in low light). The food was delicious, perfectly and subtly spiced, and great portions.

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OT
Amsterdam
5.0
Dined on 30 October 2017

Beautifull decor, lovely food, great service adjusting the rijsttafel for dietreasons.

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OT
Amsterdam
5.0
Dined on 28 October 2017

Great Indonesian food, very good and friendly service, modern but warm atmosphere.
Round table for family parties available.

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OT
Amsterdam
4.0
Dined on 27 October 2017

Gado gado was good. Can be more veggie options. Service was very good

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OT
London
1.0
Dined on 14 October 2017

The service was very slow even though we have made a reservation. There were not many customers so it should not have been slow. The food was not tasty, I love Indonesian food but this was the worst one I have tried.

I would not recommend this place to anyone especially when you are very hungry.

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OT
Amsterdam
5.0
Dined on 8 October 2017

I have had dinner here twice now. I love the atmosphere, the food, and the service. Everything was amazing! I can recommend the Rijsttafel!

They have a big wine menu and a really good bar with original cocktails as well!!

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Miami
5.0
Dined on 17 September 2017

Food was delicious and the service was excellent. We tried the pre-fix menu as a group of 15 and left so full and satisfied. Every dish was perfect. I look forward to returning here next year.

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