Indonesian in Vondelpark & the South

Blue Pepper

This is one of Amsterdam's finest gourmet Indonesian restaurants, where Chef Sonja Pereira serves beautifully presented work-of-art Indonesian cuisine in an intimate white-walled dining room. The rijsttafel (Indones…
Indonesian in De Pijp


Named for the Indonesian word for 'village' (apt for this city, but especially this 'hood), Dèsa is wildly popular for its rijsttafel (Indonesian banquet). À la carte options include serundeng (spiced fried coconut)…
Indonesian in Southern Canal Ring

Tempo Doeloe

Cosy Tempo Doeloe, with white tablecloths, chandeliers and draped curtains, is among Amsterdam's best, if pittig (spicy), Indonesian choices. It's recommended for a rijsttafel (Indonesian banquet) comprising 20-plus…
Indonesian in Nieuwmarkt, Plantage & the Eastern Islands

Toko Joyce

With a few bar-stool seats, this cheap and cheerful choice is great for a quick bite. You choose from a selection of Indonesian-Surinamese food, with the 'lunch box' (you choose noodles or rice, plus two spicy, coco…
Indonesian in Vondelpark & the South

Restaurant Blauw

Blauw is always busy – reserve ahead. The New York Times voted it the 'best Indonesian restaurant in the Netherlands' and legions agree. Menu standouts include ikan pesmol (fried fish with candlenut sauce) and ayam …
Indonesian in Southern Canal Ring


Bojo was started by two cousins who'd worked on a cruise ship together more than 40 years ago, and is a good choice for some late-night, stomach-lining Indonesian food. It's surprisingly peaceful, given the location…
Indonesian in Vondelpark & the South

Toko Kok Kita

A humble Indonesian toko (shop) attracting queues for its authentic Indonesian dishes; diners choose either rice or noodles and then select their vegetables and meat from a pick-and-mix serving counter. Locals often…
Indonesian in Vondelpark & the South

Sama Sebo

Cosy Sama Sebo resembles a brown cafe rather than a South Sea joint, but the food is authentic enough to be a trip for your taste buds. The rijsttafel (Indonesian banquet) is a lavish 17 dishes, but you can get indi…
Indonesian in Nieuwmarkt, Plantage & the Eastern Islands

Café Kadijk

This snug split-level cafe has a big terrace with views across the water in summer, and is popular for its excellent, good-value Indonesian food, including a mini version of the normally gigantic rijsttafel (Indones…
Indonesian in Utrecht


Blauw is the place for stylish Indonesian food in Utrecht. Young and old alike enjoy superb rijsttafels (an array of spicy dishes served with rice) amid the reddish decor that mixes vintage art with hip minimalism.