Mama Makan Indonesian Kitchen

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93 reviews
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€31 to €50
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Indonesian
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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.
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J
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 9 January 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Took the vegetarian appetizer and dinner (springrolls/tofu), but taste was a bit plain and simple. I know several Indonesian 'Toko's' in Amsterdam that will serve more tasty vegetarian food. Place looks amazing though and service is great.

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SF
London
5 reviews
Dined on 4 January 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Friendly atmosphere. Great food. We had the special tasting menu. Well presented, delicious food. Too much for me but good value.

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RM
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had an amazing experience for our New Year's Eve dinner, a lot of different dishes to taste, many we wouldn't have thought we liked but .. we actually did :)

Service was excellent (many french speaking waitresses) and ambiance pretty nice for that special night.

Thank you again for this moment,
Romain.

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BB
1 review
Dined on 29 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Superb in every way. We had the tasting banquet and was delighted with the different flavours. We left after eating way too much and the bill was more than reasonable.

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w
London
17 reviews
Dined on 29 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The meal was very good. Unfortunately the service wasn’t quite up to the standard of the food. Basically not enough staff and everyone was very busy.

We had the rijstafel - which was excellent. Standout dishes were chicken satay, chicken curry, prawns, pal choi and fish.

I can recommend the chianti.

Would go back when we are next in Amsterdam, when there will hopefully be more staff.

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M
1 review
Dined on 27 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

I really liked the food. Missed a little bit more vegetables!

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FL
London
1 review
Dined on 25 December 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Food was OK but not enough authentic. Service was good and rather efficient.

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Berlin
1 review
Dined on 25 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing Christmas experience!!! 😍

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ST
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

We were with two persons and there was to many food; that's a shame. Thereby the food was not that great; the flavour was not always spot on.

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PV
1 review
Dined on 15 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very Nice restaurant, an indo toko at a modern and luxerious level. The food is very authentic and tasted Great.

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HH
1 review
Dined on 14 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Top, lekker eten en een leuke relaxte sfeer. Leuk om een meergangen menu voor meerdere personen te nemen.

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SH
1 review
Dined on 8 December 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

We had a pleasant evening.
Some of the Dishes where great, some I found dissapointingly low in taste compared to indonesia. Food was also not steaming hot. Perhaps heat the plates and the serving bowls? Service was good.

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O
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2018
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 2

Rather disappointing evening on the 30/11/18.
Website, pictures and reviews looked great online and on Instagram, and we were excited to try it out.. however;

1) When we arrived there was no one to greet us at the entrance, no offering to help with hanging up jackets.
2) Waiters were rushed and seemed unorganized, not much attention given.. no nice conversation. We waited a while to even get a menu.
3) The food was below average, the nasi goreng was presented on a big plate but a small portion. The rest of the plate was filled with Kroepoek (oriental chips) (From a packet!) and a measly little salad to fill the emptiness. A proper Indonesian restaurant will make home made Kroepoek.
4) Ordered chicken satay but they got the order wrong and brought us a different dish.. so we cancelled and left shortly after.
5) Ordered 1 vegetarian spring role for 3,50EUR which for the price was small, bland and nothing special.
6) On a positive note the decor is very nice.

Do yourselves a favor and have a proper Indonesian somewhere else, the nicest looking places don't always deliver quality.

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F
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food an very pretty restaurant. Price of food and wine was quite high though.. would still recommend it

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PV
1 review
Dined on 27 November 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

It's a very place. It looks vibrant and hip. I've eaten here twice now.

The first time I really loved the rice table. However this second time, the rice table fell a bit short. The quality of the food and the flavors weren't as impressive as before. Maybe they had an off-night. But it was a pitty.

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OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 24 November 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Service was good in the beginning, then they totally forgot us for the rest of our dinner, we asked twice for a bottle a water and it never came. Food is dull, the only dish we liked is the satay chicken. Nasi goreng is not the same Foch u eat in Bali. Disappointing and prices to expensive for what u get

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A
1 review
Dined on 24 November 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Nice Restaurant, good Service, good Food, good Price !
But avoid the bar because the barmaid doesn't know her job and the price of the drinks are way to high !

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SG
1 review
Dined on 24 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Very nice. Nice food, nice people. Indonesisch met net even een beetje meer.

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RT
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing service throughout, especially as it was booked for a birthday.
The food was incredible and authentic tasting.
You could see the kitchen and the cooks preparing your food which added to the authenticity.
I would recommend anyone to come here who is interested in Indonesian cuisine.

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BB
1 review
Dined on 17 November 2018
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 2

Tasteless food prepared with mediocre ingredients. Dishes arrived cold. Not Indonesian food at all. By far the worst indonedisn restaurant experience in The Netherlands.
We booked a table at 19:30, when we arrived there was no table ‘available’ even though many table were empty!
Definitely will not go back.

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F
Amsterdam
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2018
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 2

Too much tables in a small area. Couldnt sit relaxed. Lot of noise. Food was ok, not authentic.

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HA
Houston
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

I love this resturant.. this is my second time here and I highly recommend it.
I liked all the meals I ordered except the chicken chili salad wasn’t that good.

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c
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great Food and friendly staff! Waiting time between meals was bit longer than usual but acceptable.

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C
London
5 reviews
Dined on 3 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were 10min late for the lunch and it was past kitchen closure time but they were kind to let us in and enjoy the meal without any trouble. Also they are very friendly with baby and children.

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CP
Berlin
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

The restaurant setting is beautiful and the rijstafel is very generous. We had some delay with the food because a waiter got confused about the order but the rest was amazing.

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JP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 20 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were only in Amsterdam for a few days and wanted to make the most of our visit. We had heard the reputation the city has her grade Indonesian cuisine. We asked around and read some reviews and chose Indonesian kitchen. From the minute we walked in we knew it was going to be a good choice. Small and cozy great atmosphere. And greeted by a really friendly staff.They answered all her questions about the menu and everything we ordered was incredible. We ordered some vegetarian and some meat dishes. And there is not one bad thing I can say about this experience. When you’re in Amsterdam I would not hesitate to recommend this place it’s amazing. We are still talking about it

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ER
1 review
Dined on 20 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good food, excellent service and beautiful decoration. I recommend totally this great place

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f
London
3 reviews
Dined on 18 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely ambient and a great recommendation for everyone wanting to enjoy some deliscious Indonesian cuisine.

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RA
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The food, rijsttafel, is great. What annoys me is, that no one speaks dutch...makes me feel that it is not really meant for people from Amsterdam...
But everyone is very friendly and attentive. The ambiance is well done, makes it fit for small groups and for more intimate dining and lunch.

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G
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2018
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 2

Only English speaking staff, not paying much attention. Food is good, but overpriced.

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A
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

The rice table for 2 never disappoints. Also a vegetarian option which is nice.

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J
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2018
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 2

Leuk opgezet alleen het eten is ver onder de maat en had niet erg veel met echt Indonesisch eten te maken. Jammer want kaart zag er leuk uit uitvoering zeer matig.
Bediening over het algemeen genomen attent en professioneel. Één uitzondering daargelaten, maar hij kwam gelukkig maar één keer bij onze tafel.

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SS
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

My girl and I had a great time! We had the rice table and Wine Pairing. De food was delicious and the wine tasted great with all dishes. We surely will come back for more.

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HG
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

It was not spectacular, not an Indonesian ambiance, the food was regular, dissapointing

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WT
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 23 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 1ambience 4

We typically don’t eat at hotel restaurants.
The food was ok but the service was terrible.

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DC
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 16 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really nice atmosphere and great tasting food!

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RR
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2018
Overall 4food 2service 5ambience 4

The service was very good, kudo's for the staff. The food was not good at all, it was not authentic Indonesian, I was very dissapointed. I am a passionate cook and very knowledgable about the Indoneaison cuisine, but this was not authenic Indonesian. Any take away Indonesian in Amsterdam is much better.

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CV
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2018
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 3

Het eten was lekker en goed, de service daarentegen echt een stuk minder. We hebben 4 keer moeten vragen waar het bestelde tafelwater bleef, de cocktails werden pas na een half uur na bestellen op tafel gezet. Het eten was in verhouding dan weer veel te snel. Mijn tafelgenoot had haar eten nog niet klaar en de volgende ronde werd al weer op tafel gezet zonder verdere toelichting. Eten was lekker, maar door de zeer slechte service en toch redelijk hoge rekening zal ik hier niet snel terugkomen!

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MM
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2018
Overall 3food 1service 2ambience 4

Het eten was koud, vrij flauw.
Service bij vlagen matig....

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SC
London
1 review
Dined on 2 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The food was really not bad, such a nice ambiance. The service was impeccable, we've had a kid with us and the staff was so attentive to his needs.

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