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Asian, Indonesian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Business meetings
Royal Indonesian Rijsttafels and Candlelight Dinner Cruises for food connoisseurs and business groups of up to 200 guests.
US$16 - US$30
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, Drinks, After-hours
Asian, Indonesian
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 3 days ago via mobile

Came here on our last day in Amsterdam. It was a lovely experience, starting from the service to the food. The food was delicious and well presented. My husband had the Sultan Tinder Menu and I had the Vegan option instead. The last part of...the evening started to be a bit boring and slow as we waited too long for the dessert to arrive. For this reason we decided to skip the dessert (that was part of the menu) to leave. The owner was very kind and apologized for the delay and he didn’t make us pay for the dessert. We left happy for the experience after all. Lovely place, to try. General value: 8/10 Food value: 8.5/10More

Date of visit: June 2022
Reviewed 16 May 2022 via mobile

The concierge at the Marriott highly recommended this restaurant and it did not disappoint. We ordered the multi course meal. Everything was delicious and different than what we have eaten in the US. The staff was friendly, flexible with requests and helpful in explaining the...courses. We are at another Indonesian restaurant later in the week and The Blue Pepper was by far the better meal and experience. The restaurant is small so make reservations and then enjoy your evening meal.More

Date of visit: May 2022
Reviewed 28 April 2022 via mobile

I was really worried that this place would not live up to the hype, or that it had gotten tired, but I was so pleased to find out I did not need to be concerned! Every dish was wonderful! Inventive yet evocative of traditional Indonesian...food. We took our parents, who had never had Indonesian food and do not particularly like Thai or Indian food, and they LOVED it, as did we. And the service was warm, friendly, and prompt. Just a pleasurable experience all around!More

Date of visit: April 2022
Reviewed 15 April 2022 via mobile

My wife and I have been fortunate enough to travel and experience many parts of the world and try many different restaurants. So when I say this was one of our top two restaurant meals ever - which it was - I don’t say that...lightly. We had the Rijsttafel experience last night at Blue Pepper and it was nothing short of amazing. First, the vibe was super-chill, which is so nice after being in a busy city all day. The amberjack tartar was perfectly spiced, the seafood stew was silky and lemony in the best possible way. To this moment, I can’t get over the watermelon course. I’m not kidding. If you had told me it was a tuna steak, I would have believed you. The goose, the quinoa, the shrimp, the water buffalo, the dessert…I could go on and on. My compliments and thanks to the chef and owner who was 100% hands-on the entire experience. It’s a dinner we will never forget.More

Date of visit: April 2022
Reviewed 12 April 2022

I had a great experience at the Blue Pepper a few years ago and decided to return. Sadly, this restaurant is a shadow of its former self. I guess there has been a change of owner? First impressions were already ominous. The waiter who greeted...me was wearing a smart shirt paired with a Nike tracksuit bottom. Not that I particularly care (I'm here for the food), but come on. You are giving off the vibe "My boss told me to dress smart but I can't be bothered to put in any effort". The food itself I would describe as an equally half-hearted attempt at gourmet Indonesian cuisine. Pretentious presentation aside, it was perfectly edible but conventional and rather bland. Some of it seemed microwaved. Nothing you couldn't find for half the price at any low end Indonesian restaurant. The kids' meal was a joke. I was promised chicken sate with fried rice. Instead I got served the same boiled rice that comes with all the main courses, a huge dollop of fries with ketchup and mayonnaise, and one single tiny chicken skewer. Zero vegetables. They charged 20 Euros for this meal. Even 10 Euros would have been a rip off. I would have given 3 stars for the food and service, but will subtract one star because they are shamelessly charging gourmet prices for sub-gourmet food.More

Date of visit: April 2022
Reviewed 3 December 2021

Great place for authentic Indonesian cuisine. Great vegan options. Highly recommended! If you want authentic Indonesian food in Amsterdam this place is a must try. It's the perfect location also for a date. The place also looks beautiful and has a warm atmosphere.

Date of visit: November 2021
Reviewed 11 November 2021

Overall, food was decent and edible. Stopped here because it was close to my hotel and I didn't want to walk too far. Customer Service was great, and love that they followed COVID protocols. The fresh fish and seafood soup, with lemongrass and tangy citrus...was hot and flavorful. I enjoyed this dish. The spicy, classic slow-cooked Indonesian beef stew didn't wow me, and the rice side dish was overcooked and mushy. Prices were a bit steep too.More

Date of visit: November 2021
Reviewed 8 October 2021 via mobile

My second visit to this restaurant, two years after the first time. Very tasty food, original menu, nice atmosphere, professional service with a smile, great advice on the choice of dishes. I recommend the place to anyone going to Amsterdam. The place is easy to...find near Leidesplein.More

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 1 September 2021

I love Blue Pepper's refined cuisine. I really enjoy Indonesian food in general, and I love Blue Pepper especially. Lots of Rijs Tafel restaurants emphasize quantity and number of dishes instead of quality. Here is where Blue Pepper excels. The food is served in five...or six different courses instead of all at once and I appreciate that. The quantities are ample and the quality of the food is exceptional.More

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 4 March 2020

An overwhelming feast of fish, seafood, meat, game, not to mention a wide array of vegetables and tongue-tickling sorbets. Most noteworthy were prawns and goose, washed down with a tart but delicious German Riesling. One of our best dinners in a long time!

Date of visit: February 2020
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Stephanie H
21 March 2019|
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Response from Stephen T | Reviewed this property |
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.
21 July 2018|
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Response from DeVeganist | Reviewed this property |
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
10 July 2017|
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Response from A R | Property representative |
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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Blue Pepper Restaurant And Candlelight Cruises is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4