About the restaurant Blue Pepper

The luxury of Indonesian cuisine

You won't find extensive lists of dishes or something you can easily cook at home here. The owner Sonya is from an Indonesia of luxury and excess, so she knows very well how to bring together complex flavours into magnificent rijsttafels and a la card dishes. A big plus is the vintage saloon boat that floats through the beautifully lit canals of Amsterdam on saturday nights and special evenings.

Restaurant prices

Average à la carte price
€38.00
(average à la carte price based on a two-course meal excluding drinks)
Prices and menu can change. Those prices don't take into account any promotion and are VAT included.

How to get to the restaurant Blue Pepper

Opening time

Monday untill Sunday 18:00 - 22:00
- Dinner 18:00 - 22:00

Services

  • American Express , Credit Card , Mastercard , Visa
  • Privatisable (60 maximum number of guests.)
  • Air-conditioning , Can be privatized , Wifi
Fabulous
8,9 /10
Only clients who have dined at the restaurant, after booking on TheFork, can leave their opinion.
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  • 9
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    60
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    27
  • < 7
    33
Food
9,1
Service
9
Setting
8,5
Value for price
Correct
Noise level
Quiet
Waiting time
Fast
149/432 reviews
Samantha M.
Adventurer
(1 review)
Average Rating
5,5 /10
Food
4
Service
4
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 12 Oct 2019
The setting is lovely and I’m always interested to try a vegan set course menu, even if if it is pricier (€45 including dessert). We had high expectations and made a booking for 19:30 on a Saturday. Unfortunately, this was a very disappointing experience and we were not impressed with the food nor the service.

The vegan rice table (The Tiger Rijsttafel) seemed quite small for the price, compared to similar options at other finer dining Indonesian restaurants in the area, and also compared to the accompanying items on the meat/fish course (they are only €2-5 more expensive). The salad course was very dainty. The menu states that red rice was included, but this was absent. There was a sizable and rich soup course, not spicy whatsoever. The main course consisted of three very small ramekins (just big enough to set a whole egg inside) — two warm dishes, one cold — and a medium bowl of rice which unfortunately was dried out on top and not very warm. The cold item seemed to be missing its tangy sauce/nutty topping. The menu showed additionally a jackfruit curry, Javanese style, but this was also missing.

There was also a miscommunication on my partner’s order, which the staff eventually realized when we inquired about missing courses. They fixed this by sending out the courses as soon as possible, along with offering a discount for the mix-up. It is worth noting we ordered in English without realizing the server was not strong in English. In this case we would have pointed to the menu items or named them in Dutch, but it was not apparent at the time.

We asked the waitstaff if it was a busy night and they said it was not busy by their standards. However, we noticed that they were struggling to get food and drink to tables with smooth timing, or clearing off tables before the next patrons arrived.

I wonder if there was an issue happening behind the scenes that caused our meals to be disappointing, like new or missing waitstaff or kitchen staff. Best wishes to the restaurant, and hopefully they can keep an eye out to make the vegan menu and the diners’ meal experiences more pleasurable.
Ole Petter B.
(1 review)
Average Rating
10 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 6 Oct 2019
Really good food. Varoius dishes. With a lot of good Meat. The dessert was an explosion of taste. Starting with the lemonpepper???????? Recommended place to visit.
Lisa B.
(1 review)
Average Rating
10 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 21 Sep 2019
Great food, excellent service. Our first time experiencing Indonesian food did not disappoint!
Sarabeth S.
(1 review)
Average Rating
10 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 8 Sep 2019
Loved the variety of course menus containing small portions and then the pairings of wines with each course. Very enjoyable!!
Jessica G.
Conqueror
(5 reviews)
Average Rating
10 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 5 Sep 2019
Love it! Perfect balance of sweet, spice, and savory. The service was friendly and attentive. The restaurant happily accommodated my husband’s request for no shellfish.
Table of Michelle R.
Explorer
(2 reviews)
Average Rating
10 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 24 Aug 2019
Excellent. Excellent. Excellent.
Karl B.
Adventurer
(2 reviews)
Average Rating
10 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
10
Outstanding food. I had the four course menu. My wife a la carte. You can’t go wrong with either. The Lamb Sate was a treat. Thank you Blue Pepper. We’ll be back.
David S.
Explorer
(2 reviews)
Average Rating
9,5 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
8
  • Meal date : 1 Aug 2019
Wow...what a great experience. We have never had Indonesian food before. My spouse had the vegan/vegetarian five-course meal while I had the 4-course meal with meat dishes. Every dish was a new and delicious taste sensation that blended together perfectly . Can hardly wait to try it again.
Simone L.
(1 review)
Average Rating
8 /10
Food
8
Service
8
Setting
8
  • Meal date : 28 Jul 2019
It had a very nice modern atmosphere, small but wasn’t too loud or over crowded. Service was good and efficient. The food was good, lots of different flavours.
Susan M.
(1 review)
Average Rating
2 /10
Food
2
Service
2
Setting
2
  • Meal date : 17 Jul 2019
Blue Pepper cancelled my reservation for a private party. I was only in town for one night, so I was disappointed.
Frank G.
Adventurer
(1 review)
Average Rating
10 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 15 Jul 2019
This was a meal to remember! We loved every aspect - from the amuse-bouche to the desserts. And the wine pairing just took it over the top!
Nora J.
(1 review)
Average Rating
10 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 12 Jul 2019
One of the best meals I have ever had. As a vegetarian, most restaurant meals are fairly boring and predictable. This one exceeded my expectations by a long shot. The dishes were not just afterthoughts, with the animal protein removed, but creations in their own right - flavorful and unusual. There was so much to enjoy in this meal! I wish I had time to go back, before leaving Amsterdam.
Gidon A.
(1 review)
Average Rating
10 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 28 Jun 2019
Little charming restaurant. Best Indonesian food. Great service at very reasonable prices. The deserts were spectacular. It’s definitely worth a visit when in you’re in Amsterdam.
Ruth A.
Adventurer
(2 reviews)
Average Rating
9,5 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
8
  • Meal date : 28 Jun 2019
The food was a little spicy, but very tasty, with original dishes. We had a 5 courses menu, one regular and one vegetarian, both are recommended
Lillian M.
Explorer
(4 reviews)
Average Rating
10 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 21 Jun 2019
Top 10 best meal ever from the sautéed grasshopper savory amuse to the ending electric blossom buzz in dessert.
Stuart G.
(1 review)
Average Rating
10 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 16 Jun 2019
Great. Will go back
Sharon V.
Adventurer
(1 review)
Average Rating
10 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 11 Jun 2019
Staff were really helpful and the food was very good.
Harald F.
(1 review)
Average Rating
10 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 8 Jun 2019
Really good, delicious and friendly personal
Robert H.
(1 review)
Average Rating
10 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 6 Jun 2019
The cuisine is delicious and innovative with first-rate presentation. Lists of interesting dishes!
Rene D.
Explorer
(2 reviews)
Average Rating
9 /10
Food
8
Service
10
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 29 May 2019
Good experience but expensive !
Kathy M.
(1 review)
Average Rating
10 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 28 May 2019
Wonderful adventure in bursts of flavor. Great presentation
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