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Sama Sebo

P.C. Hooftstraat 27, 1071 BL Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31 20 662 8146
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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good38%
  • Average14%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible6%
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“rijsttafel” (208 reviews)
“rice” (86 reviews)
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Asian, Indonesian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
P.C. Hooftstraat 27, 1071 BL Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Servers were warm and friendly, the indonesian food was also very much to my liking. However i wish they had an English menu or one with more descriptions about the item. Place was also really crowded so be sure to make a reservation!

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank riceheidi
Reviewed 5 days ago

Terrific bar - all staff very welcoming and friendly. Always happy to help you choose the best beer. Great food in a cosy atmosphere. A favourite for locals - highly recommended

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank 60John1952
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I have visited Amsterdam before and enjoyed the rice table menu at Skrikandi very much. On this visit, with our adult children, we decided to try Sama Sebo, which was the Indonesian restaurant Rick Steves had on one of his programs about...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank 501susanned
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Came back to show my daughter the sites sounds and taste from a past life and had dinner here to complete my memories of the past to have rijsttafel. Totally happy and blown away. So happy with service and food.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank mbravojr
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Having decided on the set menu for €33 each we were very disappointed. Most were mere accompliments like peanuts and gherkins with only 3 very small saucers containg a miniscule amount of meat between two people. This restaurant has obviously came up with the perfect...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Nomad37851982373
Reviewed 1 November 2018 via mobile

First experience in an Indonesian restaurant for the family and it was a total success. We went for the lunch menus: rise one (Nasi Rames) and noodles one (Bami Rames), both good and a little bit spicy. Both recommended though. Service was Indonesian and very...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank lobacchus
Reviewed 23 October 2018 via mobile

We went for early dinner and were offered a selection of dishes rather than ordering à la carte. The selection came in one big dish, piled up on each other. The main flavour was white pepper - a shame. I thought there would be lots...More

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank Sam R
Reviewed 12 October 2018

This restaurant was walking distance from our hotel and we went specifically to enjory a classic rijsttafel meal in Amsterdam. It did not disappoint ! The waiters were also very fun and friendly. Go there !

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Tim W
Reviewed 11 October 2018

Great food with the variety of different dishes. There were Indian Brahmins in the group, they find something great to eat to. The way of ordering is interestiong, you are ordering the "table" big or small, than drinks. The restaurant serves good wine at the...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Sidretella
Reviewed 2 October 2018

Looking for a special evening last night in Amsterdam, this was recommended by a tour guide as a "don't miss it while you're here" option. For $33 (euros) we both got the rice plate which includes many varieties and samples of meat, vegetables, rice, etc....More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank mcovington1
Museum Quarter (Museumkwartier)
Top sites to see in this attractive and affluent part
of town include the Rijksmuseum and the Van Gogh
Museum, to name but two of the highly acclaimed
museums of the aptly named Museum Quarter. And if you
need a break from all the fantastic art, there’s the
Neoclassical Concertgebouw music hall and Vondelpark,
the city’s largest park. Shopaholics and luxury brand
connoisseurs will love exploring the high-end shopping
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15 May 2018|
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Response from DGSE | Reviewed this property |
Hi ! You can take two, to share for four. ;)
13 April 2017|
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Response from cckone | Reviewed this property |
Call; this place can be very busy as so close to Rijksmuseum. If you will be in Amsterdam a few days before your meal, you can stop in OR have your hotel call them. You don't want to be turned away on a busy evening and then... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$35 - US$141
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: P.C. Hooftstraat 27, 1071 BL Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  North Holland Province  >  Amsterdam>  > Museum Quarter (Museumkwartier)
  • Neighbourhood: Museum Quarter (Museumkwartier)
  • Phone Number: +31 20 662 8146
  • E-mail
Restaurant Sama Sebo is the oldest Indonesian Specialize Restaurant in the Netherlands. The ricetable is famous and well known. You can also contact us for: Lunch and diner for groups of 20 till 25 persons. For business, private or special occasions.
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