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Kantjil & de Tijger

Spuistraat 291/293, 1012 VS Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31 20 620 0994
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  • Excellent29%
  • Very good42%
  • Average17%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
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“rijsttafel” (289 reviews)
“rice” (121 reviews)
“nasi goreng” (22 reviews)
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Asian, Indonesian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
Spuistraat 291/293, 1012 VS Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Neighbourhood: Centrum
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Reviewed yesterday

I first went to Kantjil & de Tijger in 2005 and was blown away then by the food. Called in again in 2009 and enjoyed it just as much. So on Sunday night 21st May, my Birthday, I just had to go back and I...More

Thank bluestreety
Reviewed 1 week ago

Two of us had dinner here in May 2017. The service was good, but the food was only average, and it was certainly overpriced. We had the shared option between 2 people which was the speciality of the restaurant. It was not terrible - but...More

Thank lovegrublovegrub
Alfan A, Manager at Kantjil & de Tijger, responded to this review

Dear lovegrublovegrub, Thank you for your review. We're sorry we didn't meet your expectation. We are committed to provide the best in food and service. We have addressed the issue during our management meeting and will working on it to give our guests the best...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

I have a list of restaurants that I should be visiting in Amsterdam, but I keep coming back to this one. I have the same thing every time. A couple of Leffe Blondes, spring roll and dumpling combination for appetizer and the rice plate (comes...More

Thank Tara H
Alfan A, Manager at Kantjil & de Tijger, responded to this review

Dear Tara H, Thank you for your review. We are very pleased and honoured to know you are coming back again every time you are in town. Keep up the good work and looking forward to the next time. Sincerely, Alfan

Reviewed 1 week ago

We visit Amsterdam a couple of times a year to see friends and the highlight is always a meal here. The rijsttafel is the best I have had anywhere. The service is very efficient and the restaurant is always busy, with a great atmosphere.

Thank JonVanner
Alfan A, Manager at Kantjil & de Tijger, responded to this review

Dear JonVanner, Thank you for your review. So nice to hear you keep coming back for our Rijsttafel. We really appreciate your comments and hope to see you again on your next trip to Amsterdam. Sincerely, Alfan

Reviewed 1 week ago

Cozy and friendly atmosphere here. We enjoyed our first Indonesian rijsttafel—many small plates of food, a bit like tapas. Lots of fun to try different things. Service is the typical, somewhat aloof, Dutch style. All the diners at our end of the restaurant had difficulty...More

Thank Kristin P
Alfan A, Manager at Kantjil & de Tijger, responded to this review

Dear Kristin P, Thank you for your review. We're glad you enjoyed your first Indonesian Rijsttafel at our place. We hope it won't be your last one. We really appreciate your comments and hope to see you again one day. Sincerely, Alfan

Reviewed 1 week ago

We had lunch at Kanrjil on a recent visit to Amsterdam. It was recommended as not being too "touristy". It was a good choice. We made reservations online. It's an Indonesian restaurant. We wanted the rijsttafel experience, that series of small plates served with rice...More

Thank Bryce S
Alfan A, Manager at Kantjil & de Tijger, responded to this review

Dear Bryce S, Thank you for your review. You are right, to have a better impression of our cuisine, the Rijsttafel from the dinner menu will give you a wider range of flavours than the one you had during lunch. We really appreciate your comments...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

When we arrived the restaurant was half empty but the waitress made a point of deciding if she could seat us as we hadn't booked. We ended up being given a nice seat by The window. My fish satay was chewy and rubbery and I...More

Thank Davina T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very, very good food. Lot of different options in the menu. Super location and a nice interior and atmosphere

Thank Dominique V
Alfan A, Manager at Kantjil & de Tijger, responded to this review

Thank you Dominique V for your review! Hope to see you again next time. Sincerely, Alfan

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We initialy struggling to find the entrance (there are two entrances one of which closes after 9pm) we were glad we persisted. We had the variety plates rather than the more expensive banquet (there's a proper name which i can't remember). We still had more...More

1  Thank Steve2826
Alfan A, Manager at Kantjil & de Tijger, responded to this review

Dear Steve2826, Thank you for your review. So glad to know you had a good meal at our restaurant. We're sorry we couldn't meet your expactation about our service during your visit. We are committed to provide the best in service as we can. We...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We wanted to find a place to have rijstafel close to our hotel. We asked the local people where they would suggest we go. We found this place in no time and were very pleased with our meal and the service was excellent.

Thank Mary B
Alfan A, Manager at Kantjil & de Tijger, responded to this review

Dear Mary B, Thank you for your review. So nice to know you asked the local where to go. And we are more pleased by the fact that we didn't disappoint you. Till next time we meet again. Sincerely, Alfan

Amsterdam’s buzzing hub, with its sprawling network of
tram rails and a seemingly constant flow of tourists
and commuters, yields convenient access to some of the
best sightseeing, shopping, and street life in Europe.
Closest at hand are the Royal Palace, the quaint shops
of Haalremmerdijk, the pedestrianized zones
Kalverstraat and Dam Square with popular neighborhoods
such as the Red Light District, and the Canal Ring
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Hi Me and my friend have a 5 hour layover at Amsterdam from 8.20 am to 2.20 pm. Having read such good reviews about your restaurant, we are hoping for an early lunch of rijjstafel. Will we get it around 12.00 pm? How far is your restaurant from the Airport / Centraal Train Station? Can two people share one rijjstafel ? How much does this dish typically cost? Thanks in advance
12 April 2017|
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Response from Geraldine L | Reviewed this property |
Its a rush to get from airport to Central Station then 3tram stops unless you know exactly where you are going, its 15-20minute walk. Aborts are also unpredictable so I would not chance it. There is a very good restaurant in... More
Do they have handicapped accessible seating ? (tables rather than booths, chairs without arms)
30 January 2015|
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Response from Alfan A | Property representative |
Hi PsmokeyZ, If you let us know when you're planning to visit us, we'll make sure that we reserve a table for you to your convenience. Reservation can be made by phone or on our website. With your reservation please make... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$12 - US$39
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Spuistraat 291/293, 1012 VS Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  North Holland Province  >  Amsterdam>  > Centrum
  • Neighbourhood: Centrum
  • Phone Number: +31 20 620 0994
  • E-mail
Kantjil and de Tijger strives to give its guests that same senang-feeling. The feeling of being at ease, so that we can feel the same. Take a seat and discover the taste of the rich Indonesian flavours. Our dishes are prepared and presented with care, and are freshly made on a daily basis. Order lunch, dinner or visit Kantjil To Go. There’s a little bit of something for everyone, to get those tastebuds flowing. Our impassioned and welcoming personnel will happily help you choose dishes and drinks to your liking.