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Tjing Tjing

#1,261 of 3,180 Restaurants in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence
€€ - €€€
De Pijp
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Cornelis Trooststraat 56-58, 1072 JH Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31 20 676 0923
16:00 - 03:00
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Sun 17:00 - 01:00
Tue - Thu 16:00 - 01:00
Fri - Sat 16:00 - 03:00
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Showing 41: English reviews
Chicago, Illinois
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545 reviews
233 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 287 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 October 2016

I came here for dinner with colleagues in September. We made a reservation a week in advance. The restaurant has many tables, so a reservation is not absolutely necessary. Don't be discouraged by the menu on the website, which has nothing to do with the actual menu. You can find many exotic meats here, such as kangaroo and ostrich. I... More 

Thank pingaroo
London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

Since discovering this little gem of a restaurant I visit several times each week I am in Amsterdam. The staff are incredibly friendly, the ambience relaxing and the food... it has that "WOW!" factor. It's not just what's on the menu. It is prepared so beautifully and artistically it is food from chef Michael's heart. If the weather is good... More 

Thank Nicholas M
London, United Kingdom
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93 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 July 2016 via mobile

Tucked away in a quiet side street in De Pijp in Amsterdam is this gem of a place. If anyone wants to experience proper South African hospitality and just the yummiest food - go no further. I went here for the Sunday Braai (BBQ) and it definitely did not disappoint. ALL the food was just amazing and I will surely... More 

Thank ShaunJCLondon
Northville, Michigan
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509 reviews
313 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 May 2016 via mobile

We learned about Tjing Tjing by reading through some stories from a recently published book called Flavors of Life, which describes the personal stories of a very diverse group of restaurateurs who have all ended up in Amsterdam, coming from all corners of the world. We were interested to visit some of the restaurants, and have been very happy with... More 

Thank BHartMich
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42 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 May 2016

I went there a few times during my trips to Amsterdam and the hospitality is amazing and the food is incredible. The last time I was there I had the chilli steak and it was out of this world. Michael, the owner and chef is always around to help and recommend.

Thank ShawnV
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139 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 May 2016

We ate here on our first night in Amsterdam. Very friendly staff welcomed us as we entered. We were given a plate of very nice small herb bread rolls and soft cheese to eat while we selected our order. The only African meat they had was Ostrich, and my wife was offered kangaroo which she found to be a bit... More 

Thank mypointofviewis
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2016

excellent varied and traditional menu, Chef most ably managed to feed 15 revelling guests each with their own menu requests. service was slick and staff were extremely attentive. This calls for a return visit time and time again

Thank Christine K
Beverwijk, The Netherlands
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170 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2016

This establishment has been around for several years and is a firm favourite among the Southern African community in Amsterdam, and also attracts many locals - all down to its authenticity. The decor is an eclectic mix of contemporary and slightly zany African style. The menu offers a wide range of traditional South African dishes, as well as classics adapted... More 

Thank andrewmbnl
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 December 2015

Have been here several times now. Every time is joy. In Summer time they have a braai (bbq) in their garden also music performances. Their products are always fresh. They bake their own bread. And the staff are lovely!! a Must go!

Thank Tara G
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19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 October 2015

Had another excellent meal here. The restaurant is in a quiet street in an old part of Amsterdam ("De Pijp"), about a 10 minute walk from the Concertgebouw (and Rijksmuseum). The small restaurant is simply, but tastefully, decorated. South African dishes include Cape Malay, rural dishes, and game (ostrich, springbok, kudu). All dishes are well prepared. The wine list is... More 

Thank Jan J

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$39 - US$95
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly
Open Hours
17:00 - 01:00
16:00 - 01:00
16:00 - 01:00
16:00 - 01:00
16:00 - 03:00
16:00 - 03:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Cornelis Trooststraat 56-58, 1072 JH Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  North Holland Province  >  Amsterdam>  > De Pijp
  • Neighbourhood: De Pijp
  • Phone Number: +31 20 676 0923

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in De Pijp

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De Pijp
Bustling Albert Cuypstraat serves as the main drag through De Pijp and the location for Albert Cuyp Market, the largest and most famous of Amsterdam’s many outdoor markets. Beyond this sometimes-frantic thoroughfare, tiny lanes beckon urban explorers in search of the latest trends and hidden gems. Nearly half the residents living in De Pijp are foreigners and a good number of them are students. Here you'll find a multitude of ethnic restaurants, great cafes and bars, and a brilliant array of locally owned shops, all catering to a broad range of budgets and tastes.
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