Part of the new breed of Asian restaurants in The Netherlands, De Blauw may serve traditional Indonesian dishes but its minimalist decor and service from the beautiful, charming wait staff are thoroughly 21st century. There’s even a decent wine list—a rarity in Indonesian eateries! It’s filled to the rafters on two noisy floors every night of the week and even then people line up for the chance of a table. The rijsttafel consists of an amazing 17 plates, including pickles, fried and sticky rice, pork balls, plantain, satay, and chili-laden beef, pork, chicken, and fish dishes. Other tasty mains include chicken cooked with lemongrass and tamarind, or slow-braised beef in coconut sauce. Heaven! Remember to book ahead.
Our Rating Neighborhood Oud Zuid Hours Mon–Thurs 6–10:30pm, Fri 6–11pm, Sat 5–11pm, Sun 5–10:30pm Transportation Tram 1 to Overtoomsesluis Phone 020/675-5000 Prices Rijstaffel €30–€35, mains €22–€25 Cuisine Type Indonesian Web site Restaurant Blauw
MapAmstelveenseweg 158–160 Amsterdam
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