Mama Makan Indonesian Kitchen

4.0
57 reviews
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€31 to €50
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Indonesian
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  • Creative Cuisine
  • Good for a Date
  • 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
What 57 People Are Saying
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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
50 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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JA
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 20 April 2018
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 3

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
1 review
Dined on 6 April 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

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
1 review
Dined on 2 April 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 5

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

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

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AM
1 review
Dined on 23 March 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

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
1 review
Dined on 16 March 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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SS
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on 11 March 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

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
1 review
Dined on 6 March 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

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
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

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
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

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
1 review
Dined on 13 February 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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

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OT
Amsterdam
1 review
Dined on 11 February 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Super. Gerne wieder.

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RZ
Amsterdam
1 review
Dined on 3 February 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

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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Amsterdam
1 review
Dined on 23 January 2018
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 4

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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Amsterdam
1 review
Dined on 22 January 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
1 review
Dined on 5 January 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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

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B
London
28 reviews
Dined on 8 December 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great staff and great ambiance!

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