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De Lachende Javaan

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Frankestraat 27, 2011 HT Haarlem, The Netherlands
+31 23 532 8792
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17:00 - 00:00
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San Francisco, CA
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121 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We came for dinner and I'm giving it 4 stars because it took awhile to get our food and although the flavors were good, they were slightly on the mild side. We ordered a vegetarian rice table and there were so many dishes that it could've fed more than 1. I had the Soto Ayam and it was flavored delicately.... More 

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Thank bellakaye
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

Personell is a little strange, not very 'smiley' at all. You get the feeling they are rushing you through even though it was not very busy. Rijsttafel was okay but not very spicy, the meat dishes were all very similar. The person telling you what everything is does not seem to speak Dutch and just rambles off all the Indonesian... More 

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Thank burgertrut
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20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 April 2017

Nothing special, but they know what they are doing. Very yummy food. Friendly staff. Overall a good place to go to.

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Thank AtrejuA
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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87 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

The ambience is good and the service reasonable. We had the traditional meal of rice surrounded by various meat and vegetable dishes, explained well by the server. It was all fine but somehow mass produced and poured in by formula. If it was more hot and spicy I would have enjoyed it more.

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Thank Blackswanmalcolm
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70 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

A nice size restaurant in small street (no cars, no parking) in the center of Haarlem. Friendly staff, sometimes difficult to understand and not very forthcoming sharing information and explaining the dishes of our 'rijsttafel'. We asked twice about the dishes but nothing than a rapid fire of what we assumed were the names of the dishes. We liked the... More 

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Thank AMSGoonie
Weehawken, New Jersey
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 December 2016

the Indonesian food was lack luster. It was spicy enough, just not tasty. We ordered the smallest Rijst Tafel, which had more than enough food for 3 people. On a Tuesday evening the restaurant was full, which would mean that the food had something to recommend. We felt it below par and would not return.

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Thank bgkhan224
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118 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

I love Indonesian food but my partner had never tried it, so the "rijsttafel" is a great way of trying out lots of different things. The quality of the food was great, but the waiter was also really awesome. We asked some questions about the exhibition upstairs (it changes every so often) so he tolds us a bit about it... More 

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Thank Andrea v
Aurora, Illinois
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365 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016

We ordered a large spread in order to try a wide variety of dishes. Every dish was nicely prepared and the service was very good. We hadn't tried Indonesian food before, so this was a great place for an introduction.

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Thank Blabbott
Boston, Massachusetts
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Delicious! A bunch of interesting flavorful dishes. There was so much we couldn't finish! Lovely place very busy. Out of the main drag

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Thank lazy105
Doncaster, United Kingdom
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117 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

My Dutch friends Introduced us to this place last week. I love Indian and Thai food so this was a logical step. I let Nisa choose a selection of dishes for the four of us and was not disappointed. My favourite was the beef rendang but the whole meal was lovely. Family service from Grandpa down and very nicely decorated... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Asian, Indonesian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 00:00
Monday
17:00 - 00:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 00:00
Thursday
17:00 - 00:00
Friday
17:00 - 00:00
Saturday
17:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Frankestraat 27, 2011 HT Haarlem, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  North Holland Province  >  Haarlem>  > Centrum
  • Neighbourhood: Centrum
  • Phone Number: +31 23 532 8792

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?