Mama Makan Indonesian Kitchen

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€31 to €50
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Indonesian

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Good Vegetarian Options
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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RF
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

We had high expectations. It was a birthday celebration and the table was reserved a long time in advance.
The food was just ok and the service was not good. After the first two rounds of dishes, there was a long pause and when the next round was served the food was hardly warm as if it sitted and waited for a while for the waitress. The service was not friendly and the waitress English was hard to understand. Big disappointment...

j
Macau
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

it was my second visit to mama mayan, but it was a bad experience. this time we, 5 people, ordered the set menu. the waiting time was so long, the portion sizes were small and not enough for 5 people when they came as share dishes, skewers were over-cooked and tasteless, beef was difficult to chew, fruits were not fresh.... while the setting menu is not cheap at all.
I had a good experience for the first visit, but this second visit will be my final visit.

LS
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 2

3rd time I ate there. Disappointed bu the bald tastes. Really needed the sambal on practically every dish.
The desert fruit was largely not very ripe so too sour.
Fish sateh too salt. The bit of white fish in the rice table didn’t taste of anything.
Some things were alright but on the whole if it stays like this I’m not coming back.

KM
1 review
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

We had a really nice dinner. The food was good and very cheap. We choose different dishes for two persons and we were surprised when we had to pay the check. We thought they forgot something on the check but they didn’t. So for us it was a nice surprise.

AA
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a wonderful time with my wife on her birthday . The dishes were interesting and well cooked. Also liked the hospitality of the hostess serving our table.

ES
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on 23 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had such a wonderful time at Mama Makan getting Indonesian food for the first time. We got the fixed menu and it was incredible. Highly recommend!

OT
1 review
Dined on 23 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

Lekker eten van goede kwaliteit!

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JW
London
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely delicious food and wonderful service. The staff were attentive and polite. Loved the decor and ambience.

TS
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

The sauces did not live up to expectations. Chicken was raw.

We can not recommend visiting this restaurant. It is for tourists not those who have dined in an authentic Indonesian restaurant.

OT
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

Indonesian cuisine is my favorite but this was a bit disappointing to be honest. As a chef I may be too picky but the flavours were not how they should be in my opinion. The service was great, the people were very nice and welcoming!

IP
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on 16 September 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Nice but small portions and not a lot of variety for the price

TF
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

One of the best value Indonesian Rijstafel / Rice Tavel options in town: So many courses and plates per course that we were barely able to finish, yet each dish a little gem in itself: Shrinp coconut soup, slow-cooked beef, fish, scampi, lamb, veg, exotic fruit etc. - amazing! Altogether a little bit spicy - would be great if they had one entire menu non-spicy, much as they have a full vegan rijstafel menu. The ambiance is more stylish than cozy, but the friendly service makes you feel right at home. And the New Year's dinner - wow!!! Lobster as part of the Rijstafel and a never-ending dessert buffet - keep some space...

MF
1 review
Dined on 2 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mama Makan was great! Highly recommend the rijsttafel. Definitely worth the money - food was delicious and the experience is so much fun!

H
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We are Indonesian next went around Amsterdam to try different Indonesian restaurants. We believe this is the most authentic Indonesian food we tasted in the city. Good, fresh flavours and nice different courses. Excellent rendang and soto.

LS
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I thought the restaurant will serve a fusion Indonesian food but I was completely wrong. The taste is authentic. I know because I am Indonesian food. I have tried Indolicious platter and cava brut for lunch. Very nice!

A chic dining interior but the price is not expensive. I’m surprised. It’s clean and the service is excellent. Definitely will come back again.

TH
Hungary
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beutifull restarnt
Great service
Amizing food
Defnetly the best indonsian resrurant in amsterdam

OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Vero good Indonesian food.

A
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a lovely dinner. Great food and great service. Definitely recommended!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The satay were SO good!

G
London
1 review
Dined on 22 August 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Excellent ambiance. Great food. The tasting menu was interesting and plenty.

L
1 review
Dined on 18 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our 'rijsttafel' was a real treat! Wonderful and delicious! The ambiance was great and the crew was very friendly. I would highly recommend this restaurants to my friends.

AV
Detroit
15 reviews
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

After spending a day wandering Amsterdam was looking for a nice dinner. Found this gem via OpenTable. Wasn’t sure what to expect but chose the tasing menu (Mama’s Favorite Rijsttafel) to get a good sampling of food. This was absolutely fantastic. 14 dishes over 5 courses. Everything tasted wonderful and the service was fantastic. Would easily recommend this to anyone wanting a great dinner. Also have a vegan Rijsttafel so great for groups with mixed food requirements.

HC
1 review
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

The food is pure Indonesian, fresh base products well prepared and represented, the portions are measure to the number of persons at the rice table and are not over presented, the only thing i missed was the Kroepoek and extra pot of home made sambal and bottle of ketjap manis with the dishes. Maybe you have to ask for it? the overtone of the service was english in the language that the personal use, but seeing that it is attached to a hotel it's understandable, for only dutch speaking people it may be a bit of a hinder but not insurmountable for the sphere and good eating, excellent beer and wine selection is also present.

FM
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food has a WOW effect ferry good and nice price for the plate i had 15 euro! good service
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MH
1 review
Dined on 30 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice ambiance, great food and formal but friendly staff. I would definitely recommend this restaurant to others.

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 28 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The waiter was very kind and welcoming they offered a variety of food and a suitable amount of food for the price, the place is very nice and the environment is cozy and casual.

BL
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 2food 1service 5ambience 2

In the restaurant the volume of the music was too high for any decent dinner conversation.

The food was only of average quality whereas the prices were in the upper range. We might have got these dishes cheaper in other Indonesian restaurants in town.
The fancy architecture influences the prices in a negative way.

In spite of all the negative criticism, it has to me mentioned that the waitresses were extremely friendly and helpful.

A
1 review
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 4

Pricy for what you receive, the queality of the food and the service. They try to avoid you to choose "á la carte" and you order rijstaffel

C
1 review
Dined on 9 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had the extended rice tafel and we had the 3 course botanical beer pairing and the 3 course wine pairing respectively. It's all recommended!

LN
1 review
Dined on 9 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

we enjoyed the place. The food (rejstaffel) was nice and good service. can recommend the place for larger group of people

A
1 review
Dined on 1 July 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

Not a bad restaurant per se, but there are so many better (and cheaper) Indonesian restaurants in Amsterdam. The food lacks the full flavours and spiciness that I expect from real Indonesian cooking

F
New England
3 reviews
Dined on 26 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A tremendous amount of delicious food. Multiple courses, courteous staff, pleasant atmosphere

J
1 review
Dined on 23 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Good food, good location, good service. Recommendation for sure

OT
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I decided to come here for Father’s Day. This place is wonderful. Delicious food without making you feel extremely stuffed. I like the pre-fixed menu for family sharing. Great variety and definitely creates a unique experience for all first-time visitors.

IG
1 review
Dined on 14 June 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Didn't realise it was a hotel restaurant, as it was not advertised as such on the website, which probably accounts for its inflated prices. Portions were very small for the price charged. The food was very mediocre, considering how many good (and much cheaper) Indonesian restaurants can be found in Amsterdam. The vegan food contained egg, and salad (gado-gado) was smothered in peanut butter. On the plus side, the staff were very pleasant, although they did get our order wrong twice. On balance, a very disappointing experience.

WW
1 review
Dined on 13 June 2019
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 3

Delicious Indonesian rijsttafels / rice table (much, MUCH better that your average Dutch “Chinees-Indisch restaurant”) and not just very, but indeed EXTREMELY friendly staff.
However, the two things keeping me from what would have been a full five stars overall rating are:
1] The background music being too loud (not overwhelming, just pointlessly slightly too loud)
and MUCH more importantly, the same ailment many restaurants suffer from:
2] Tables WAAAAY to close to each other – I’d estimate 40-50cm at most. Dear excellent staff of MM’s, please note: THAT IS TOO CLOSE. In our case, an English speaking woman at the table next to us almost completely ruined our diner+evening with her high-pitched and overarticulated voice. But even if she hadn’t been there, it’s simply UNCOMFORTABLE & UNEASY having complete strangers sitting too damn close to your own table. That’s what’ll keep us from both referring friends to to you, and coming back ourselves. As far as we’re concerned, not enough privacy is a dealbreaker for any restaurant, and in that respect, sadly, MM violates our personal standards.

VN
1 review
Dined on 11 June 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Service and ambient are great! Nice (International) staff and realy good service. We ordered the rijsttafel (€36,50) and the start (soup) was great. Then the sate and main course was not in line with my expecatations. Not the taste and flavors I had in mind from visits to other Indonesian restaurants.
We had a nice evening but I will not return.

PO
Hong Kong
4 reviews
Dined on 9 June 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

Really tasty food. Great value for tasting menus. Service is friendly but strangely forgetful. Desserts need work.

VO
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice rijsttafel, different dishes than usual and great flavours. Do wish they would also offer an a la carte menu. Also I’d recommend starting dinner with a cocktail at the bar!

R
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Mama Makan is een sfeervol restaurant met goed en lekker eten. Het personeel was vriendelijk, attend en benaderde ons persoonlijk. We hebben genoten!

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