Mama Makan Indonesian Kitchen

3.9
112 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.

Special Offers

Father's Day: 3 courses plus complimentary all you can drink for €60 (Per person), from the brunch menu

 

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

Valid For: 1 - 9 people

Starts: 16 June 2019

Ends: 16 June 2019

Availability: Sun 12:30-15:30

Father's Day: 3 courses for €45 (Per person), from the brunch menu

 

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

Valid For: 1 - 9 people

Starts: 16 June 2019

Ends: 16 June 2019

Availability: Sun 12:30-15:30

Mother's Day: 3 courses plus complimentary all you can drink for €60 (Per person), from the brunch menu

 

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

Valid For: 1 - 9 people

Starts: 12 May 2019

Ends: 12 May 2019

Availability: Sun 12:30-15:30

Mother's Day: 3 courses for €45 (Per person), from the brunch menu

 

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

Valid For: 1 - 9 people

Starts: 12 May 2019

Ends: 12 May 2019

Availability: Sun 12:30-15:30

3 courses plus complimentary all you can drink for €60 (Per person), from the brunch menu

 

Terms and Conditions: Includes drinks. Excludes service. Includes VAT. Please note the offer is not available on these dates - 21 April 2019, 28 April 2019, 5 May 2019, 12 May 2019, 19 May 2019, 26 May 2019, 2 June 2019, 16 June 2019, 23 June 2019, 30 June 2019, 7 July 2019, 21 July 2019, 28 July 2019, 4 August 2019, 18 August 2019, 25 August 2019, 1 September 2019

Valid For: 1 - 9 people

Starts: 14 April 2019

Ends: 8 September 2019

Availability: Sun 12:30-15:30

3 courses for €45 (Per person), from the brunch menu

 

Terms and Conditions: Excludes drinks. Excludes service. Includes VAT. Please note the offer is not available on these dates - 21 April 2019, 28 April 2019, 5 May 2019, 12 May 2019, 19 May 2019, 26 May 2019, 2 June 2019, 16 June 2019, 23 June 2019, 30 June 2019, 7 July 2019, 21 July 2019, 28 July 2019, 4 August 2019, 18 August 2019, 25 August 2019, 1 September 2019

Valid For: 1 - 9 people

Starts: 14 April 2019

Ends: 8 September 2019

Availability: Sun 12:30-15:30

What 112 People Are Saying
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BJ
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love Mama Makan and it is one of the best Indonesian kitchens in Amsterdam!

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SW
1 review
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really nice place, with very good food. We would defenitely reccomment this place!

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KS
Amsterdam
1 review
Dined on 4 April 2019
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 3

The location as the interior and the ambiance are good to excellent. The service is cordial, polite and does it with a smile. The food has little to do with the authentic Indonesian cuisine. It is an anti-climax.

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OT
Amsterdam
1 review
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Het eten was heerlijk. Alleen jammer dat degene die ons bediende, een Italiaan was die Engels sprak, waar we niets van begrepen. Het stoort me enorm dat je als Nederlander in en restaurant in Nederland niet normaal met iemand kan communiceren. Maar dat zal wel komen omdat we oud zijn en we niet allemaal vreemde talen spreken.
Het geluidsniveau kan van stil naar levendig worden aangekruist, maar dat je het enorm hinderlijk vindt met vreselijke muziek, dàt kun je niet aankruisen. Waarom niet in plaats van levendig, hard of te hard?

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A
1 review
Dined on 27 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved it and the people who worked there were so nice. I would definitely come back!

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L
London
2 reviews
Dined on 24 March 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Not the most authentic Indonesian food I’ve had, but the ambiance makes up for some of this, although the restaurant was quiet for a Sunday night. I prefer an Indonesian Rijsttafel with all the different dishes served at once, instead of presented as a course dinner. Prices are steep for the quality you get, there are better Indische and Indonesian restaurants in town.

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G
1 review
Dined on 23 March 2019
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 5

We reserved a table for 7 on a Saturday night 2 weeks in advance. At the restaurant we were told that we could only order one of the three rice tables. A la carte would require long waiting times and was not recommended. I wish we were told beforehand.
Though the food was excellent, the portions were meager. For dessert, each guest got a mini glass of a traditional pandan dessert and 6 of us had to share six scoups of ice cream and a small platter of tropical fruit (the two people at the next table shared a plate between them, so giving one plate to 6 makes no sense).
The €36 per person was very expensive, even for Amsterdam!
We left unsatisfied and will not return, despite the quality of the food itself.

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Stuttgart Area
4 reviews
Dined on 17 March 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Anlässlich meines Geburtstags hatten wir einen Tausch reserviert und das 5-Gang Menü mit Weinbegleitung bestellt. Der Service war aufmerksam und freundlich. Das Essen kam, trotz Verwechslung des Tisches, zeitnah an und schmeckte gut. Allerdings waren die Speisen teilweise nur noch lauwarm. Alles in allem ein schöner Abend für eine Datenight, für einen besonderen Anlass ist noch Lift nach oben.

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SW
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on 13 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food, really friendly and attentive staff! Great vegan Rijsttafel

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San Diego
1 review
Dined on 6 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Great food accompanied with great service

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EO
1 review
Dined on 23 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and very very nice people working over there. Enjoyed it very much. This way of serving a rice table is a much better way than we were used to.

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CK
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a fantastic hidden gem in Amsterdam. The quality of food and staff attention to details absolutely superseded expectations.

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EC
Amsterdam
1 review
Dined on 12 February 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

Het eten is niet van goede kwaliteit. Rendang smaakte goed alleen vol keiharde grote stukken vlees. Gado gado was helemaal niet lekker, veel te veel tauge. Kip gerecht in rijsttafel was niet te doen zo vies. Ook weer een probleem met de kwaliteit van de kip zelf. Dit allemaal bij 2 bedienden aangegeven, maar er werd niets mee gedaan. Bij het afrekenen werd ook niet naar onze ervaring gevraagd. Toen ik zelf aangaf dat het zo tegenviel werd gezegd dat de manager nooit op klachten reageert. Ik werd verzocht op hun website een klacht in te dienen. Heel raar en onprofessioneel. De mensen die aan tafel kwamen bedienen waren overigens heel vriendelijk en snel met alles. Zo jammer, want ik dacht een goed eet adres in de buurt te hebben gevonden. Geen 2e poging voor ons.

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C
1 review
Dined on 3 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Attended for the brunch. The service was great. Welcoming at the door, quick to remove empty plates and refill wine glasses. The waitress we had was friendly and talkative. The food was decent. Great for a buffet style and what was nice was the kitchen had an open view to diners which is always reassuring. I would recommend trying the Bali brunch for a switch up on normal brunch.

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AR
1 review
Dined on 29 January 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Style is not 100% traditional but with a twist. Did not find traditional Indonesian dishes with authentic flavor. This might be ok for someone trying Indonesian food the first time but not for someone who is familiar with authentic Indonesian food taste.

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t
1 review
Dined on 26 January 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Qualiy and quantity below normal and definitely below expectations

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WL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great looking place, awesome Indonesian food. The saté, omg. Even just the nasi goreng was one of the best ones I’ve had ever. Perfect, would come here again any time.

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MP
1 review
Dined on 24 January 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

The service was very polite, but unfortunately the quality of food was not the best for the price we paid.

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EQ
1 review
Dined on 19 January 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Unfortunately your typical hotel restaurant food
I am quite familiar with Indonesian food, both in Indonesia as in the Netherlands. The food @Mama Makan was just okay, not very memorable. Won't be going back.

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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
7 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
18 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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