Blue Pepper from the outside is very nondescript and you will feel surprise about what happens inside in terms of decor, service and cuisine. The chef Sonja Pereira grew up in Indonesia and in Blue Pepper, she recreates what a royal Indonesian feast tasted like. The food looks delicious and beautiful and this is a great choice venue for a special occasion. The owners also organise boat dinner tours on the Amsterdam canals.
Restaurant Max is a bright and colourful restaurant on the lovely Herenstraat. The food is a mix of Indonesian classics and some European cuisine, but it is mainly the former that gets the attention. Like the decor, the food is bright and exciting and it is also delicious. At Max there is a vast selection of wines to taste with you dinner. It only opens for dinner from Wednesday to Sunday evenings, so book early as it is popular.
Restaurant Blauw at the back of the Vondelpark is a place we all cycle by all the time, but it is recommended to go there and eat. The rice table is well known and popular for diners in a group. The classic Indonesian dishes are all the rage and the staff and service are second to none. You will not leave here hungry. There is also a Blauw in Utrecht if you are in that fine city too.
Long Pura is a wonderful Indonesian restaurant on the Rozengracht where the staff actually wear traditional attire which creates a really authentic atmosphere. The interior decor is also stunning. The main reason for coming to Long Pura is of course the food. There is a wide choice of traditional dishes being served up seven nights a week. The staff keep you informed about the heat or spice level of the dishes, so you get wheat suits you best. A great place to go as a couple or a group. they also do catering for large groups up to 130 people.