Amsterdam Travel

WARUNG SPANG MAKANDRA

Cheap & awesome Surinamese-Javanese restaurant 


LOCATION

Warung Spang Makandra is located in the De Pijp neighbourhood, super close to the famous Albert Cuypmarkt.


THE SPACE

A local Dutch Indonesian friend took me to this Surinamese-Javanese restaurant. It’s one of those places that’s unlikely to pop up in a travel guide, too random for a mainstream publication like Lonely Planet and well not ‘design’ enough for a Wallpaper guide. We went for lunch on the day I was leaving Amsterdam. The space is quite dark and the look of the restaurant is very basic; so it’s not the most aesthetically exciting place in the world but it delivers on food, so I was cool with that.


FOOD & SERVICE

I thought this spot was great and the service was really on point. I had a large plate of fried rice which was veering on the greasy but delicious nonetheless with spiced chicken that fell off the bone and a small side of green beans and a tomato and onion salad. When I head back to Amsterdam I will for sure be hitting up this bad boy again. Note: it’s a halal restaurant, so they don’t serve booze.


VIBE

It wasn’t very busy when we visited on a Monday afternoon but I expect it picks up in the evenings. It’s got a super relaxed vibe, with locals like my friend who’ve been coming to this restaurant for over 15 years!


MOOLAH

C.H.E.A.P. The prices, well in comparison to everywhere else I ate in Amsterdam, was ludicrously cheap at £6 for my very generous portion of rice, chicken and salad.


THE TAKE OUT

Fabulous cheap and cheerful Surinamese-Javanese restaurant 


Cuisine: Surinamese-Javanese 

Cost: €15 / £11 tops incl. a beverage!

Address: Gerard Doustraat 39, 1072 VK Amsterdam

Reservations: Don’t think so

Hours: 11am-10pm Mon-Sat and 1:30pm-10pm Sun

Phone: +31(0)20 6705081

www.spangmakandra.nl

LAST VISITED SEPTEMBER 2015

Image from rosiegohres.com

 

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