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About Blauw


At Blauw we cook culinary Indonesian.

Over the years we have become famous for the authentic spices, flavors and colors of the food our chefs prepare. From spicy stews to fresh salads and sweet treats.

Here you’ll experience the best of Indonesian cuisine.

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Over Blauw


At Blauw we cook culinary Indonesian.

Over the years we have become famous for the authentic spices, flavors and colors of the food our chefs prepare. From spicy stews to fresh salads and sweet treats.

Here you’ll experience the best of Indonesian cuisine.

Indonesische rijsttafel Restaurant Blauw

Indonesian rice tables


Our lavish Indonesian rice tables are widely known, even far beyond our Dutch borders. For example, Lonely Planet wrote: ‘Blauw is the place to go for stylish Indonesian food‘.

We also received 13 points from Gault & Millau in 2020. And we are proud to be among the 500 tastiest restaurants in the Netherlands.

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A rice table is nothing less then a celebration on a table. Dozens of small plates filled with a rich palette of smells, colors and flavors. Ideal for sharing with everyone that came along.

Our inspiration


Indonesian cuisine is rich and diverse. With such a large country and so many different islands, that is of course not surprising. The dishes therefore differ per region.


  • In West Sumatra, for example, people cook very spicy and many curry-like dishes, due to the influence of Indian cuisine.
  • The Javanese dishes are a bit milder and sweeter, but here too there are differences between East and West.
  • In North Sulawesi people eat a lot of fish and fresh spicy dishes.
  • And in Bali many vegetables and dishes with pork come to the table.


And at Blauw? At Blauw, we are inspired by the entire Indonesian archipelago and you will find the very best of the whole of Indonesia in beautiful combinations and surprising variations.

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The secret of Blauw


The secret of Indonesian cuisine at Blauw lies in:

  • The use of many herbs and spices
  • Taking the time to cook (dishes often have to stew for hours)
  • The use of authentic, fresh ingredients

Our secrets unraveled


Unlike other cuisines, Indonesian dishes are rarely recorded in books, but instead passed down from generation to generation. A lot of cooking is done by feeling. We think that’s wonderful, but at the same time a shame. That is why we have our own cookbook and we also share our recipes here on the website.

In our (Dutch) cookbook you’ll find 70 signature dishes. This way you can also enjoy it at home.

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Sambal workshops at Blauw


Do you also love our homemade sambals? Come and make them yourself with us, the best chefs in the Netherlands. We organize sambal workshops a few times a year.

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Our team


At Blauw we work with ordinary people with an unusual love for Indonesian cuisine. Obviously, it doesn’t matter whether you have Indonesian roots or not. The chefs at Blauw are very modest, but also very proud of their dishes. Everything has to be good in taste and in balance. “Follow your gut and trust your sense of taste,” they often say. The essence of good food is cooking with attention and love for the products. And then enjoy it together with your friends or family.

Experience Indonesian cuisine at its best

We take you on a culinary journey full of taste sensations, right through the Indonesian archipelago.