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Restaurant Blauw Amsterdam

#112 of 2,860 Restaurants in Amsterdam
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Amstelveenseweg 158-160, 1075 XN Amsterdam, The Netherlands
020 - 675 50 00
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5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Sun 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Fri 6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Denver, Colorado
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33 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This was our first experience in an Indonesian restaurant. We ordered the vegeterian sampler entree. It was excellent, but we were not sure what exactly we were eating. The wait staff was friendly, but not too attentive. After a while, there was a sameness to our dishes. We would probably not return here.

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Monmouth Junction, New Jersey, United States
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

One of our 6 traveling companions had tried to eat at this restaurant during a prior trio to Amsterdam and was unable to get a table. So we made a reservation in advance and had a culinary adventure. The rice table menu has two options: a meat menu and a vegetarian menu with about 5-6 small "dishes" on each. We... More 

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Dublin
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94 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I was really looking forward to the meal, I love Indonesian food and it did not dissappoint. The staff were lovely and very helpful in advising you on what you may like. The Rijstafel for me was wonderful and they can adjust the spiciness on many of the dishes according to your need.

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Ireland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Perhaps my expectations were too high after reading such excellent reviews, but I must admit I was somewhat disappointed. We booked online via the website which was very convenient. First impressions were good - we were warmly welcomed and our coats and umbrellas were taken. The place was packed but mostly with tourists and business people. Our table was not... More 

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Paris, France
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Last table to be served on a Sunday night. 1) Horrible service - table not cleaned, not set. I had to asked for the table to be cleaned up when the waitress (blue/blond and short hair) obviously saw that it was dirty. She said "yes" wearing the fakest smile of all time. The other table had to ask for the... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Oh my god... When I saw all the excited reviews, I couldn't think they were that wrong. We went there with my Indonesian girlfriend who wanted me to discover some of her country dishes. And what a disappointment! There is no Indonesian mood there. Nothing Indonesian in the furnitures. We had to wait to be seated. Then they offered a... More 

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Windsor, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

What is striking as you enter this restaurant is its modern, hip decor. Staff is extremely friendly, even though the place bustles from early to late evening. We ordered the rijstafel, which I love to order whenever I done in an Indonesian restaurant, because you get to taste all kinds of different dishes. The restaurant is on the pricey side,... More 

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West Palm Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went for my birthday (make reservation ahead) meal. Never had Indonesian food before so this was a treat. A cross between Indian & Chinese food is the closest way to describe it. The presentation of 18 small plates of eye catching food that tapped into a variety flavours and taste was spectacular! Staff was polite and efficient and helped with... More 

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Bethesda, MD
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our concierge told us that in his opinion Blauw served the best Indonesian food in all of Amsterdam, and so, while the restaurant was a bit out of the way for us (we stayed in the Western Canal area and the restaurant is east of the Museum District), we had to try it. And boy are we glad we did.... More 

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The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I took some foreign business connections here to show them 'Holland's best cuisine', being colonial Indonesian chow. We took some Rijsttafels as a good introduction, but the experience was a bit mixed. The meat-based rijsttafel was good, but nothing special (except perhaps the plates). On the other hand, the fish-based rijsttafel was great, which persuades me to go back to... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Asian, Indonesian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available
Good for
Families with children, Large groups, Romantic, Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Thursday
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Friday
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Amstelveenseweg 158-160, 1075 XN Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  North Holland Province  >  Amsterdam
  • Phone Number: 020 - 675 50 00

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