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Royal Indonesian Rijsttafels and Candlelight Dinner Cruises for food connoisseurs and business groups of up to 200 guests.
PRICE RANGE
$25 - $81
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner, Drinks, Late Night
CUISINES
Asian, Indonesian
FEATURES
Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Street Parking, Gift Cards Available
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Reviewed November 7, 2023

This is an amazing restaurant. It's not the rijstaefel I expected--it's far more elegant and highly crafted. Every part of the meal was exquisite--perfectly seasoned, perfectly cooked, and different in the most interesting, satisfying manner! The service is amazing--the owner himself explained each dish and...was eager for our comments. Because of where I was sitting I could see the kitchen and it was impressive how much of a fine team it was--everyone seemed very kind to, and respectful of, each other. That's such a meaningful expression of values. In short, we highly recommend this restaurant to all (actually all adults, I wouldn't take children there--it's fine dining, and therefore slow-paced (meaning relaxing!). We will definitely return here on our next trip to Amsterdam--it was a memorable meal!More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed September 9, 2023

The dinner was fantastic, We had their signature dish which is a sample menu. All choices were tasty and delicious and the host was extremely friendly. Highly recommend the restaurant

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed August 13, 2023

Amazing experience! Very creative without losing it's authenticity from the beginning til the end. East Javanese tamarind seafood soup, Grilled watermelon with kemangi foam, Gulai kambing lamb stew, Ginger & lime pannacotta all winners! Definitely worth the price!

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed August 2, 2023 via mobile

The food was good, but not great and quite expensive. The service was obsequious. The waiter presented the bill creating a most uncomfortable pressure for tipping. Would not recommend.

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed July 31, 2023

Superb from start to finish! The food is so special and deliciously authentic. The service is excellent with a personal touch. We‘ll come again.

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed July 17, 2023 via mobile

This is probably on my top 5 worst restaurants that I have come across. The food is horrible. The rice wasn’t even cooked properly. It was expensive. I couldn’t find anything good to say about the food and the quality of the food.More

Date of visit: July 2023
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A Raychaudhuri, Owner at Blue Pepper Restaurant And Candlelight Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded July 19, 2023

We're sorry to read this. It's a bit strange because, if you can't handle spicy food, why did you come to an Asian restaurant? And then you selected the spiciest option from our menu - it's called Oooh Aaah for a reason! This is a...More

Reviewed July 15, 2023 via mobile

Vegan options were incredible, hopefully you like spicy!! Must do the specialized wine pairing; Mo has the best recommendations. Only complaint is he has better hair than me 😅

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed July 14, 2023

A bit of a hole-in-the-wall, the spicy Indonesian-inflected food served here is packed with flavor and variety. You can order a la carte or opt for a tasting menu. We enjoyed the 5-course tasting menu (Sex, Lies, and Videotape – A Rijsttafel – 75E )...and found all the items to be excellent.More

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed July 13, 2023

Thanks to the whole team for organizing a great business outing / dinner cruise with amazing food, drinks and atmosphere. Abu and team setup and organized everything which was greatly appreciated and also catered carefully for food allergy and food preferences! Thanks to all for...a great evening!More

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed July 5, 2023

This was our second family dinner at Blue Pepper and both the food (a modern take on Indonesian cuisine - highly recommend the seafood soup) and the service were excellent. We will be eating here again!

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed July 3, 2023 via mobile

This is a small intimate restaurant serving different Indonesian flavoured food. The starters were good except for the roasted water melon. For me water melon is tasteless and roasted, it wasn’t any better. The sea bass with spices was excellent. The deserts were a pleasant...finish. The service here is excellent with the staff explaining what was being served. This is not a cheap place, but I have to temper my comment by realising we were in Amsterdam, which compared to our home in Spain, where eating out in quality restaurants is about half the cost, but nevertheless, a lovely experience.More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed June 14, 2023

I ate here twice. It’s supposed to be a contemporary take on Indonesian food and the service was good. On my first visit, I enjoyed the lamb stew that had a bright, tasty flavor. On my second visit I enjoyed the chicken entree. However the...chicken satay appetizer was weird. It was not chicken but chicken sausage. It did not taste like chicken and the peanut sauce barely tasted like peanuts. It was disappointing. My impression is that the restaurant tries too hard to be a little different, which does not always work out well for the food!More

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed May 25, 2023 via mobile

I had the rijsttafel, which included an amuse-bouche, a deliciously fragrant seafood broth, a light intermediate course, three mini-mains (chicken, prawn, and lamb), and dessert (lemongrass panna cotta, mango sorbet, fruit, all arranged on a bed of blue, flavourless jelly). The flavours were all there,...the service was very friendly and attentive. But overall, there wasn’t the attention to detail that I was expecting based on the great reviews and, indeed, the price. E.g., the panna cotta was grainy and rather solid; several plates were decorated with beetroot sprout, which didn’t fit in with the other flavours. The space is quite small, decorated in dark colours, and feels a little but tired.More

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed April 18, 2023 via mobile

We were not really inpressed by the food - nothing exceptional or really delicious - we had the 5 courses menus and feel that it was not worth the price. Nice service - average quality food

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed April 3, 2023 via mobile

Absolutely one of the best meals, food was fantastic, service excellent at a very good Price. Restaurant was nicely decorated with interesting art work. Staff were brilliant and very informative on what was being served and advice on complimentary drinks.

Date of visit: April 2023
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There is no dress code - we were very casual and very wet due to a downpour on the way there !! He'll love the food and service.
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Sorry it took so long to find your question. I HOPE you've been able to go since July. I always wear jeans, and there's never been a problem. I'm of the opinion that my money is worth the same as people dressed more... More
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Many thanks for the enquiry. We typically offer a plate of satés (€3,50 per piece of saté) and big bowl of fried rice (€6) for kids who want a nice big meal; kids and very small ones who eat very little can have whatever... More
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  • Food: 4.5
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  • Value: 4.5
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