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Restaurant Blauw Amsterdam

#127 of 2,988 Restaurants in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence
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Amstelveenseweg 158-160, 1075 XN Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31 20 675 5000
18:00 - 22:30
Closed now
All hours
Sun 17:00 - 22:00
Mon - Fri 18:00 - 22:30
Sat 17:00 - 23:00
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New York City, New York
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89 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Based on all the reviews, we had high expectations for the Rijsttafel. It wasn't bad, but just not something we'd rush back for. For all the numerous plates on the "rice table," many of the things tasted similar, and even though they put the little plates on a heated area, the dishes got cold pretty quickly.

Thank Ihearttravel100
Costa Mesa
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40 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I had never had Indonesian before but one person in our party insisted on a Rijsttafel (Rice Table) and we couldn't have been more pleased. We had a 17:00 reservation and were seated promptly at that hour. As this was the first time for Indonesian in Netherlands for me I have nothing else to compare this to but it certainly... More 

Thank Weedspay
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I went to Blauw with my family & it had been recommended by a friend to get Rijsttafel. We were not disappointed! Between 5 of us, we got 1 meat & 1 fish Rijsttafel. It's a bit like tapas only there's about 10 little dishes in each. Delicious & the perfect amount. The wine was lovely too. Would highly recommended.... More 

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Lagos, Portugal
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97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Blauw was recommended by friends and we are so happy that it was. We selected the Ikan Rasa, which is the fish-heavy option. The set meal included fifteen dishes, all of which were very good. The only "nit" and it really is a little one, is that maybe a third of the dishes had the same dominant belacan flavor. Portion... More 

Thank Chipol
Toronto, Canada
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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Many small dishes, each with its own exotic flavour, accompanied by a large bowl of rice. A real adventure in eating. I can now see why it is considered by many to be the best Indonesian restaurant in Amsterdam. The service was a litttle slow, but the server offered an explanation of each of the multitude of small dishes set... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 182 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited Blauw following recommendations on the internet about the quality of the food. Having had very average, even poor Rijstafel in Amsterdam, we were keen to see if the establishment lived up to expectations. Having placed an early booking request in, we were seated very quickly- the decoration could be described as 'modern' or 'stylish' although it wasn't to... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

With two girlfriends we wanted to celebrate a long standing friendship. This was the perfect place since three of us truly enjoy good food, and two of us are great cooks too. That is not me unfortunately, we all loved Blauw!

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Burlington, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were looking for an Indonesian restaurant a bit off the tourist areas. Blaaw gave us a tasty, spicy (but not overly spicy) meal which was filling with tastes of beef, lamb and chicken in tasty sauces - they also have vegetarian options.

Thank harry w
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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113 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Being our favorite Indonesia restaurant, we went there for our daughters birthday. This time the visit did not live up to our expectations. We went for the Blauw rijsttafel, the most extensive one. The main issue was that most of the dishes were lukewarm by the time they were served, and since it had taken quite a while for them... More 

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Hertford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This restaurant has been voted top Indonesian in Amsterdam by the NYTimes no less but I was drawn to it by the very attractive photos of the rijsttafel on TA. It was less than 5 minutes walk from No 2 tram stop so not in the back of beyond-also a short walk from Vondelpark. The food was delicious but I... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Asian, Indonesian
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:30
18:00 - 22:30
18:00 - 22:30
18:00 - 22:30
18:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Amstelveenseweg 158-160, 1075 XN Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  North Holland Province  >  Amsterdam
  • Phone Number: +31 20 675 5000

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