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Blue Pepper

Nassaukade 366, Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Vondelpark)
020-489-7039
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Ranked #342 of 2,244 restaurants in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Indonesian
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Vondelpark
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Vancouver
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70 reviews 70 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

This review is long overdue, as we were in Amsterdam in June, but you all know how it goes... Out lovely hotel in Amsterdam (the Ambassade) strongly recommended The Blue Pepper, and we were delighted they did: if you wish to experience Indonesian/cuisine nouvelle at its best, this is THE place to go. It's a tiny boite of a restaurant,... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

This is my returning visit and was a disappointment,the service just wasnt the same as it wasnt good this time round.

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Zurich, Switzerland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

The service is excellent as is the food. The ambience is very good. The different spices make the meal an adventure. It is hot even if you take the mild menu so be aware but it's a meal you'll never forget! Delicious

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Short hills, nj
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 via mobile

Having never had Indonesian food, we were eager to try it. We ordered the rijktaffel or rice table which is a tasting menu of numerous courses. We liked some dishes better than others. However, overall we felt the food was decent, not fantastic. We specifically asked our concierge for an authentic Indonesian experience, but this seemed to be a place... More

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

in holland you can eat really auhentic indonesian food in many restaurants since this used to be a part of holland for 300 years. so if you will go to amsterdam dont miss this kind of food,only be carefull that you go to the right places.the best is to look on tripadvisor for revieuws from people from holland,bacause they know... More

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A R, Owner at Blue Pepper, responded to this review

Johannes van Dam, perhaps the most influential Dutch food critic, rated Blue Pepper 9+ out of 10, the highest ever for any Indonesian restaurant. The Indonesian Embassy in the Netherlands agrees and Blue Pepper remains one of their top choices when they want to showcase authentic, top-class Indonesian cuisine in a top-class setting to visiting dignitaries. Blue Pepper’s kitchen is... More

Wellesley, Massachusetts
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57 reviews 57 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Very tasty and well presented food. Ordering focuses on choices of different tasting menus--we went the traditional route and were very pleased with our 5 course meal. Food was well prepared and stylishly presented and our kids (10 and 14) enjoyed it as well despite never having Indonesian food before (they are good eaters however). Nice wine selection as well... More

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Brentwood, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

This is cooking at a very high level. We all had the set rijstaffel and it was excellent. It was quite spicy but that is what you want. 5 courses left us full. The staff were very friendly chatting to us despite being busy.

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Palm Beach, Florida
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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

This isn't just any indonesian restaurant. The tasting menu was fantastic. We enjoyed every course. I'm uploading the menu so you can make your own judgements. We loved it. Especially the soup.

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Berlin, Germany
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

I was here the 2nd time and still more than satsfied. The food is excellent. Not just Indonesian dishes but a blend of traditional cuisine with own modern creations. The staff is very attentive and natural, not that stiff like in other fancy places. All together, a place where you can enjoy a relaxed good qualty dinner. It's not a... More

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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28 reviews 28 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

the food is made for american tourist who never had indonesian dishes. I guess that all the costumers are there via hotel concierges. very tasteless food allover. at the end you pay 100 euro per person,and the waiter will ASK for his tip!!! believe me never go here,when you can choose from so many great indonesian restaurants in amsterdam.

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