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Blauw

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Springweg 64, 3511 VT Utrecht, The Netherlands
+31 30 2342463
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Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 95
    Excellent
  • 71
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Best Indonesian in Town

I have been to Blauw many times and alway enjoy the food and staff. I regularly cook Indonesian myself and was raised with Indonesian food so I believe I can judge the quality of Indonesian food quite well. No Chinese influences (we have many Chinese Indonesian restaurants in Holland..), excellent... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 31, 2015
roland b
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Utrecht, The Netherlands
Good for:
  • Entertaining clients
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
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181 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Utrecht, The Netherlands
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20 reviews 20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

I have been to Blauw many times and alway enjoy the food and staff. I regularly cook Indonesian myself and was raised with Indonesian food so I believe I can judge the quality of Indonesian food quite well. No Chinese influences (we have many Chinese Indonesian restaurants in Holland..), excellent traditional dishes!

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Miami, Florida
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31 reviews 31 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

This is the best place anywhere for great Indonesian food in a casual atmosphere with friendly attentive service. The wait staff (mostly young art students from nearby university) was terrific explaining the menu. To further help those with dietary issues, there is an index of 9 allergies on the back and every item is annotated. The food itself was amazing... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Eaten Indonesian many times but this was the best Simple choice - fish or meat. Choose both and 28 dishes appeared. Wow. And €30 for two Great food and service

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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 via mobile

Restaurant Blauw is known among Utrechters for its excellent Indonesian food, aka rice taffel. In the form of tapas, you can taste numerous (literally) dishes accompanied by rice. The ambiance is friendly, and the service is of good quality. Definitely recommended!

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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113 reviews 113 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Being here at Blauw the 2nd time I had the possibility to make a proper reservation this time. (They have a great booking system hosted by SeatMe) The place is not too big and you have the full attention of the Staff. We had a so called

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Brussels
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241 reviews 241 reviews
154 restaurant reviews
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

One of the best rijsttafels I already had... Very large choice with possibility to go for meat, fish or vegetarian. Large variety of tastes and all nicely prepared. Seating is a bit narrow and the very modern style is maybe a bit too flashy... despite name (blauw means blue) red is the dominant colour. Drink offer limited. Still, to be... More 

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Shoreview, Minnesota, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

We stumbled into Blauw as it was highly ranked on Tripadvisor, and we knew the Dutch have a history with Indonesia. We did not have reservations, which was a mistake. The place was fully booked. But, they do have seating for maybe 8 at a small bar/waiting area where we were allowed to sit and eat. We had the Rice... More 

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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378 reviews 378 reviews
194 restaurant reviews
228 helpful votes 228 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

We've been visiting Blauw (not often enough) regularly since we first came across it on our first trip to Utrecht 6 years ago. As ever the Utrecht Blauw is exceptional on all fronts. It is a small, intimate restaurant, with helpful staff and exceptional cuisine. Of late i've been pluming for the beef rendang, which has a wonderful flavour, but... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

What a great place. We booked after reading reviews, and we weren't disappointed. This is a small but cosy restaurant, with very friendly and helpful staff. We opted for the rice table as so many others had recommended it. We were presented with 6 meat dishes, 9 side dishes and 2 types of rice. The portions were just right to... More 

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Utrecht Province, The Netherlands
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

I have eaten at Blauw more than once, and I was never disappointed. I love spicy food and they are good at it, I especially love all the "side dishes" that come with your main dish order, diverse, exciting and tasty.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Springweg 64, 3511 VT Utrecht, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  Utrecht Province  >  Utrecht
  • Phone Number: +31 30 2342463

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 25 - 175
  • Cuisine: Indonesian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Entertaining clients, Romantic, Special occasions, Doing business

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