Indonesian cuisine restaurants

Fine restaurants that serve delicious Indonesian food

Only restaurants that serve freshly made food and have a good reputation appear on this list. They have good reviews and are visited by locals.

The Indonesian rice table (rijsttafel) is a Dutch invention that dates back to colonial times.

To impress their guests Dutch people in Indonesia served as many dishes on the table at once, with a lot of cooks and servants involved.

Rice table   Rijsttafel

White rice is the basis of a traditional Indonesian meal, partly because of the soothing and calming effect it has on spicy dishes. It ensures that you fully enjoy the luxury of a rijsttafel, with small vegetable, meat and fish dishes.

Typical Rijsttafel dishes are:

  • sambal goreng tempe   fried soya bean
  • babi kecap   sweet pork with soya sauce
  • nasi goreng   fried rice
  • emping   nut chips
  • pisang goreng   fried banana
  • gado gado   dish of fresh vegetables with peanut sauce
  • sate ajam   skewered chicken with a peanut dressing
  • sate domba   skewered lamb with a peanut dressing
  • ikan pepesan   spicy fish steamed in a bananaleaf
  • the best Indonesian restaurants in Amsterdam


    Kantjil & de Tijger    €€

    Nice restaurant offering very good selection of authentic, spicy Indonesian food specialities.

    Centrum / Spui


    Sama Sebo    €€

    One of the oldest and best Indonesian restaurants in Holland.

    Zuid / Museumplein

    vrouw met baard

    De Vrouw met de Baard     €€

    Living room serving soul food, mix of Asian fusion, French, old-school Indonesian and Indian dishes.

    Centrum / Haarlemmerbuurt


    Blauw    €€

    Authentic Indonesian dishes in a modern, red-coloured decor.

    Zuid / Oud-Zuid

    Lunchroom Lastig    €

    Neighbourhood lunchroom that feels like a living room.

    Oost / Watergraafsmeer

    Blue Pepper    €€

    Small, cosy restaurant near Leidseplein with good reviews that offers also dinner boat cruises.

    West / Oud-West

    Sampurna    €€

    Great eatery to go for a good Sate skewer, very authentic.

    Centrum / Spui
    mades warung

    Made's Warung    €

    Very good and affordable Balinese eatery with high quality food in a posh neighbourhood

    Zuid / Oud-Zuid

    Jun    €€

    Contemporary restaurant with large windows, white walls and stylish chandeliers.

    West / Westerpark

    Long Pura    €€

    Like eating out with a friendly Indonesian family, with waiters wearing colorful traditional clothes.

    Centrum / Jordaan

    Price categories
    €        Inexpensive < €35
    €€      Moderate spend €35-55
    €€€    Special occasion €55-90
    €€€€  Expensive > €90

    Avg. price for 2-course meal (starter + main course) for 1 person, excluding drinks
    All restaurants listed here are reviewed by the editors of this website, who visit anonymously and pay for their own meals and drinks.