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Jul 7, 2010 06:08 AM

Amsterdam Eats

Anyone have a favorite spot for Indonesian in Amsterdam? Looking to sit down to a rijsttafel and experience some serious small plates. Thanks, ZOT

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  1. both our resident dutch experts, dutchgrub and eat_amsterdam recommend blauw an de wal.

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    1. re: linguafood

      Although blauw de wal looks like a great spot (which I am adding to my list), it looks like Mediteranean cuisine. Anyone out there have a reccomendation for Indonesian?

      1. re: prizat

        Blauw IS an Indonesian restaurant, and it serves rijsttafel....

        maybe I confused two different spots. if so, my bad.

        1. re: linguafood

          I think Blauw aan de wal is on Zeedijk or Oudezijds Achterbergwal. Dutchgrub's post links to a restaurant on Amstelveenseweg, way over on the other side of Vondelpark away from the Centrum.

          FWIW, there are a lot of posts for Indonesian. My only experience is at Tujuh Mahret on Utrechtsestraat, which was very good (although I didn't have the rijsttafel) and I would recommend. I've posted before I've heard it called touristy, but I did not find it to be so.

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      1. FWIW, don't let them convince you to order a bottle of wine w/out asking the price.

        While we were quite happy with our rijsttafel, we were offered a 2 ltr. bottle of rosé (we were 6) which was nothing special, but quite drinkable. So we had another bottle.

        Turns out they charged us 65 Euro for each bottle, tacking on a hefty extra 130 Euros. Bit of a rip-off, if you ask me...

        1. Just another name to throw out into the mix.... Samo Seba. We had a very good rijstaffel there a few years ago. The waiters explained each dish to us, and I thought it was delicious.

          1. I'll be in Amsterdam this fall and am also looking for a good rijsttafel restaurant. The only recommendations I've seen on the blogs are for Blaw aan de wal and Sama Sebo which both seem a little pricey. Anyone suggest something a little cheaper??