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Blauw

Amstelveenseweg 158-160, 1075 XN Amsterdam, The Netherlands
020 - 675 50 00
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Ranked #76 of 2,314 Restaurants in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Sun 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Fri 6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Indonesian
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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English first
New York City, New York
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25 reviews 25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

We showed up without reservations on a Tuesday at 830pm and were seated quickly at an upstairs window-facing bar, sitting side-by-side. Would definitely make reseravtions, though, if possible, or show up earlier to make sure you get seated. As in all other Dutch restaurants, they can close early if there isn't enough business. Service is young and eager to please,... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

We had the meat, fish and veg rijstaffel and it was really great! The staff were pleasant and the waiter that served us explained every dish on the table which was a relief! Enjoyed our visit immensely and would highly recommend to anyone keen to try an Indonesian speciality!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Very good place and food...if you like spicy foods, you need to try it!!! The only cons is price...it's not so cheap...

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Kelowna, Canada
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24 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Our first venture into Indonesian cuisine was a very good experience. Six of us ordered a variety of sharing dishes, some spicy, some cool and refreshing. Platters of rice "chips" and dips greeted us already on the table. The young server was very pleasant and knowledgeable. We ordered vegetarian, fish, and meat dishes, and all were tasty filling our table... More

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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43 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

It great menu .. We had a mix of tasting dishes.. The table was not big enough. Lovely intense food, highly recommended .. BUT sometimes more is less and the food is so intense with so many dishes it detracts and takes away the subtleties. It needs to be simplified a bit to become truly outstanding and the flavours a... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 via mobile

Overall the rice table experience at Reataurant Blauw is incredible. Must tries are the Dutch meatballs and goat skewers.

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Amsterdam is well known for it's ethnic food, especially Indonesian. Blauw is one of the best Indonesian restaurants. The food comes in dozens and dozens of small plates ranging from every food group you can think of. The tables have heaters to keep the food warm. It's truly a unique experience and very authentic. The service was also very good.

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Toulon, France
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4 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Nice decoration, very popular (you need to reserve). The starters were just excellent , with lots of different flavors. For the main courses, that's another story: we should have ordered more starters instead of the main courses as they were really disappointing: overcooked meat in a sauce with a side of rice and vegetables...Nothing really surprising, exciting compared to the... More

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London, United Kingdom
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11 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

We had been recommended this restaurant to visit while in Amsterdam and it didn't dissapoint! It is quiet an unusual layout if several floors and we had to walk through a small kitchen to get to ours!!! Great food, very friendly helpful service and great with kids

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Went to Blauw because I had read it was an excellent rice table restaurant. We didn't have a reservation but were seated immediately, despite the crowd. Our server was patient and helpful with some weary travelers, and with his guidance we had an amazing dining experience. The food was more varied than I had imagined it would be, the presentation... More

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