Mama Makan Indonesian Kitchen

4.1
43 reviews
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€31 to €50
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Indonesian
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  • Good for a Date
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Tasting Menu
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
Mon–Fri 06:30–10:30
Daily 12:00–22:30
Sat, Sun 07:00–11:00
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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
Reviews from verified diners
43 reviews
4.1 out of 5 stars
Outstanding
47%
Very Good
35%
Good
7%
Fair
6%
Poor
4%
4.0
food
4.2
service
4.3
ambience
3.8
value
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78% of people would recommend it to a friend
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ZA
3.0Dined 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
4.0Dined 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
4.0Dined 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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4.0Dined 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
4.0Dined 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
3.0Dined 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
1.0Dined 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
4.0Dined 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
London
2.0Dined 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
1.0Dined 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
5.0Dined 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
2.0Dined 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
3.0Dined 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
4.0Dined 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
5.0Dined 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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Denver
5.0Dined 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
4.0Dined 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
4.0Dined 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
4.0Dined 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
5.0Dined 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
5.0Dined on 11 February 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Super. Gerne wieder.

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RZ
Amsterdam
4.0Dined 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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OT
Amsterdam
2.0Dined 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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OT
Amsterdam
5.0Dined 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
5.0Dined on 5 January 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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

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B
London
5.0Dined on 8 December 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great staff and great ambiance!

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j
Amsterdam
2.0Dined on 5 December 2017
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

Uninteresting tasteless fish and the worst peanut sauce i ever had - watery and sour

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F
Amsterdam
5.0Dined on 2 December 2017
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Het was even zoeken naar dit adres. Wij waren zeer verrast door de mooie ambiance. De service was uitstekend. De gerechten waren heerlijk vers en "licht". Het dessert was een zeer mooie afsluiting. Origineel steeds wisselend en verschillend serviesgoed. Kortom een aanrader.

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OT
Amsterdam
4.0Dined on 1 December 2017
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

We had a great time. The food was very good and the service outstanding. We will come back for a second time.

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OT
London
5.0Dined on 14 November 2017
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Great food. Had the set menu. Excellent. Manager was superb and talked us through every dish. Highly recommended!

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SL
London
4.0Dined on 9 November 2017
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Hands down the best service I've had in Amsterdam (although I don't frequent luxury hotels that often). It was so nice to have such attentive servers, at both the bar and restaurant, and feel that they were looking after your every whim (such as bringing over a candle when I was trying to read a newspaper in low light). The food was delicious, perfectly and subtly spiced, and great portions.

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OT
Amsterdam
5.0Dined on 30 October 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautifull decor, lovely food, great service adjusting the rijsttafel for dietreasons.

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OT
Amsterdam
5.0Dined on 28 October 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Indonesian food, very good and friendly service, modern but warm atmosphere.
Round table for family parties available.

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Amsterdam
4.0Dined on 27 October 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Gado gado was good. Can be more veggie options. Service was very good

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London
1.0Dined on 14 October 2017
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

The service was very slow even though we have made a reservation. There were not many customers so it should not have been slow. The food was not tasty, I love Indonesian food but this was the worst one I have tried.

I would not recommend this place to anyone especially when you are very hungry.

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Amsterdam
5.0Dined on 8 October 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have had dinner here twice now. I love the atmosphere, the food, and the service. Everything was amazing! I can recommend the Rijsttafel!

They have a big wine menu and a really good bar with original cocktails as well!!

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Miami
5.0Dined on 17 September 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious and the service was excellent. We tried the pre-fix menu as a group of 15 and left so full and satisfied. Every dish was perfect. I look forward to returning here next year.

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L
Amsterdam
4.0Dined on 17 September 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Great place! Not overcrowded and very wel organised and designed..

Service was perfect untill it got a bit bussier. Just to little personel present at the peak moment. Could be that a certain review caused them to downscale the team?? Bit misplaced if you ask me. Well trained people on the floor aswell in the kitchen.

Food was on time and very well balanced..

Coming back for shure

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BD
Philadelphia
5.0Dined on 19 August 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding restaurant with phenomenal staff, top notch quality and highly authentic Indonesian cuisine, and a wonderful atmosphere. Our table of 6 tried almost every main course and, without exception, were impressed! We also met the head chef whose authentic Indonesian experiences clearly show in the cuisine.

Kudos to the management team, Fabio, Hannah and their colleagues, who left every guest feeling treated like royalty. We would be delighted to return to Mama Makan.

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F
Amsterdam
1.0Dined on 6 August 2017
Overall 1food 2service 3ambience 2

Mama makan implies by name an informal restaurant but it was very formal and stiff without any passion for what they were making or serving. The place is modern but directly you smell the kitchen and not in a positive way. We ordered the 'Rice table'. First the amuse was served, ordinary 'Kroepoek' you can't be serieus. Than it took about 1,5 hour to get 3 small starter and the restaurant was only 20% occupied.
The soto Ayam, chicken soup, was tasteless.
The rice table took another hour, most of the small dishes were salty and not very warm. The explanation of every dish was below poor. Some of the dishes were okay but nothing was really blowing away.

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