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“Great food and location, service a bit lacking..”

Restaurant Blauw Amsterdam
Ranked #184 of 4,134 Restaurants in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Indonesian
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed February 5, 2013

This won't be the first review where service lets it down during my trip to Amsterdam. It was generally lacking in what we have become used to when you are paying the kind of prices we were paying during our stay. The welcome was as ever very warm, and we were shown to our table on the upper level via the back of the bar (an interesting opportunity for nosy restaurant girls like us), and we were then left for sometime before we were able to order a drink, and get menus. We ordered everything at once, fortunately they leave bottles of water on the table. It was incredibly warm in the restaurant, too warm, and the food was delightful. We were informed that as they were so busy we would be expected to leave when we had finished our meal, but I felt that even in London you get 2 hours, so my experience was marred when the most attention we got was when it was obvious that it was time for us to go. Not cheap, but certainly worth a visit.

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Reviewed February 4, 2013

We dined at Blauw twice during our stay in Amsterdam. Be advised that this is a popular spot, and reservations are recommended. On our first visit, we ordered a selection of items ala carte, and everything was well prepared. I ordered draft beer on both visits, and found it was always poured short (well below the line indicating the volume level on the glass). This is a pet peeve of mine, ad likely due to rushed or inattentive staff and it didn't really detract from our enjoyment. Service was generally pleasant, courteous, and fast.

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Reviewed February 4, 2013

This Indonesian offers excellent food at fair prices for such a restaurant.
The ristafel is ample to generous and comprises fish, deliciously spiced, and meats
as well as vegetarian options.
The food is well prepared and presented by enthusiastic staff in a small but very busy setting,
offering two sittings per night.
Well worth looking for. This is not the Michelin starred Blauw about 150 metres away so do not
be misled.

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Reviewed January 25, 2013 via mobile

We came here for dinner during our vacation in Amsterdam and tried the rijstafel. It was just OK. The food came with some varieties, but they tasted almost similar from one dish to another. We were expecting varieties in taste as well. Other than that, the place atmosphere and service were great.

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Reviewed January 24, 2013

After a long tram ride from the city center, and then puzzling over street numbers, we were delighted by the welcome, the service, the decor, and most of all the delicious and exotic rijstafel dinner. An excellent place to discover and explore this signature, legendary Dutch/Indonesian cuisine.

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