Mama Makan Indonesian Kitchen

4.0
74 reviews
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€31 to €50
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Indonesian
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  • 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
Breakfast
Mon–Fri 06:30–10:30
Sat, Sun 07:00–11:00
Lunch
Daily 12:00–14:30
Dinner
Daily 17:30–22:30
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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

Special Offers

Christmas Season: 5 courses for €68 (Per person), from the christmas set menu

 

Terms and Conditions: Excludes drinks. Excludes service. Includes VAT.

Valid For: 1 - 9 people

Starts: 26 December 2018

Ends: 26 December 2018

Availability: Wed 17:30-22:15

Christmas Day: 5 courses for €68 (Per person), from the christmas set menu

 

Terms and Conditions: Excludes drinks. Excludes service. Includes VAT.

Valid For: 1 - 9 people

Starts: 25 December 2018

Ends: 25 December 2018

Availability: Tue 17:30-22:15

New Year's Eve: 5 courses for €68 (Per person), from the new year's eve menu

 

Terms and Conditions: Excludes drinks. Excludes service. Includes VAT.

Valid For: 1 - 9 people

Starts: 31 December 2018

Ends: 31 December 2018

Availability: Mon 17:30-22:15

Christmas Eve: 5 courses for €68 (Per person), from the christmas set menu

 

Terms and Conditions: Excludes drinks. Excludes service. Includes VAT.

Valid For: 1 - 9 people

Starts: 24 December 2018

Ends: 24 December 2018

Availability: Mon 17:30-22:15

3 courses plus complimentary all you can drink for €45 (Per person), from the brunch menu

 

Terms and Conditions: Includes drinks. Excludes service. Includes VAT.

Valid For: 1 - 9 people

Starts: 4 November 2018

Ends: 28 April 2019

Availability: Sun 12:30-15:30

3 courses for €35 (Per person), from the brunch menu

 

Terms and Conditions: Excludes drinks. Excludes service. Includes VAT.

Valid For: 1 - 9 people

Starts: 4 November 2018

Ends: 28 April 2019

Availability: Sun 12:30-15:30

What 74 People Are Saying
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4.0based on recent ratings
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73% of people would recommend it to a friend
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BB
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
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
11 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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JH
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was very good, the food was very tasty and lovely served. The atmosphere was lovely, all in all it was a great dinner.

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OT
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined on 25 August 2018
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 3

Should have done more research on the restaurant. After booking a meal at Sampurna last night, we really wanted Indonesian food again. This was no worth it. The chef should visit Sampurna for a few lessons.

We had the same vegetarian chef combo recommendation. The flavors were flat and just not that appetizing.

We have booked literally hundreds of meals through OpenTable and this was a disappointment.

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SC
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

I was very disappointed with this meal. The restaurant itself is nice; it's comfortable and not too noisy. The service, however, was extremely poor. When we were seated no one brought us menus - we eventually had to go get them ourselves. Others who were seated after us had food coming out way before us. The food itself was fine. But it wasn't very hot and certainly was not worth the money as it was quite basic. We wanted to see dessert/drinks menus after our main course and were once agin left waiting. We had to go to the register to ask for our bill after not receiving any service for quite some time. I wouldn't revisit or recommend.

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RW
1 review
Dined on 16 August 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

Great hospitality but we expected more grom the menu. It was okay, but we've had better

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Guadalajara
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

Half of what we ordered was fantastic, the other half...not so much, we know indonesian food quite well and definetly some of our selection lacked substance.

However the restaurant decor is beautiful and the service was quick and very attentive.

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SG
1 review
Dined on 5 August 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

We arrived 15 minutes after our booking time and received a cool reception. The food tasted great, the waiter gave good service. Overall it was a pleasant restaurant with tasty food at a reasonable price.

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MB
1 review
Dined on 19 July 2018
Overall 4food 3service 2ambience 3

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
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2018
Overall 4food 2service 3ambience 5

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
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Ok food, reasonable price, nice ambience / decoration.

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ZA
1 review
Dined on 24 June 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

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
1 review
Dined on 22 June 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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

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NN
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 6 May 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

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
1 review
Dined on 6 May 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

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
1 review
Dined on 29 April 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

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
1 review
Dined on 28 April 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

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

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MW
Nuremberg
1 review
Dined on 28 April 2018
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 4

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
53 reviews
Dined on 28 April 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

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
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on 22 April 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I don’t have much experience with Indonesian food. What I had was excellent

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J
London
1 review
Dined on 21 April 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

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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