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Surakarta

Noordeinde 51-53, 2311 CB, Leiden, The Netherlands
+31 71 512 3524
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Overview
  • Excellent36%
  • Very good47%
  • Average13%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“rijsttafel” (17 reviews)
“rice” (11 reviews)
“sate” (5 reviews)
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CUISINES
Asian, Indonesian, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
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LOCATION
Noordeinde 51-53, 2311 CB, Leiden, The Netherlands
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1 - 10 of 71 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was a great find in old Leiden - maybe a 15 minute walk from the central station. Service was prompt and polite. And the food was delicious - they have the classic rice dishes as well as lots of a la carte Indonesian dishes....More

Thank loveDCA
Reviewed 8 July 2017

The Surakarta is a relatively small restaurant (maybe around 40 seats) that in the weekend is almost always full.Next to it is the take-away part of the same restaurant. The food is genuine (statement from an Indonesian friend)and good. The service even when busy is...More

Thank zepedro99
Reviewed 18 June 2017

After 13 years away I was back again and it's great to see this restaurant still delivers. Their sate is just out of this world, so yummy and their rice table is fantastic. Order take out and you hear the cooks talk indonesian with each...More

Thank Hagar08540
Reviewed 29 May 2017

Down memory lane here. Haven't eaten here for about 5 years. Still lovely in that it has a family feel to it, and still has the happy, friendly staff I remember so well from previous times. The food is also still excellent, and my Beef...More

Thank crawfie
Reviewed 13 March 2017

I ate here for a dinner. The quality of food was mediocre including the atmosphere at large. Most of the food was pre-cooked and warmed up, including the rice was very bad. The overall quality of the dinner was for a fast or take away...More

Thank nopasaran846
Reviewed 27 January 2017

Surakarta is my go-to place when it comes to sate. Their Javanese sate platter has been my favorite since my first visit many many years back. This time around, it was wonderful, as usual.

Thank Stefan L
Reviewed 10 December 2016

I ate here as part of a group with Dutch friends. I found the food good, (we had a menu where we could sample lots of dishes) although i have had better rice. The service was ok, but a little haphazard (some of us got...More

Thank Babs-maryse
Reviewed 4 September 2016

The service was very friendly. We didn't have to wait very long for the dishes as we arrived early in the evening. We took the " rijsttafel" Surakarta. The quality was mixed: some of the dishes were very good, but the beef dishes were overcooked...More

Thank Roger L
Reviewed 16 August 2016

We chose the set price per head which was 23 euros per head. We chose it because we all wanted to try a variety of foods rather than one meal per person (there were 3 of us). They brought out around 10 dishes. They were...More

Thank Elizabeth B
Reviewed 10 August 2016

We had a lovely evening at Surakarta, my go-to restaurant when in Leiden. Brought some colleagues and we all share the Indonesian specialties of the house. Decent price and a feel-at-home feeling. Highly recommended for romantic or professional dinner !!

Thank AudreyG0202
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$ 36 - US$ 57
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 23:00
Monday
17:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 23:00
Thursday
17:00 - 23:00
Friday
17:00 - 23:00
Saturday
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Noordeinde 51-53, 2311 CB, Leiden, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  South Holland Province  >  Leiden
  • Phone Number: +31 71 512 3524
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