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Batavia

Willemsplein 31 | Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/RestaurantBataviaArnhem, Arnhem 6811 KC, The Netherlands
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Ranked #5 of 133 restaurants in Arnhem
Cuisines: Indonesian
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • German first
  • Italian first
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English first
Arnhem, The Netherlands
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Holland has a tradition with Indonesian food, for Indonesia has been a Dutch colony for many years. There are many Chinese restaurants who also serve Indonesian meals, but it is not the real Indofood we like up here. This restaurant is very good, try the Saté menu. it is outstanding.

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Wageningen, The Netherlands
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

Been here twice to have dinner with some Indonesian and European friends. All of them loved the foods. At first we were blown away by the warmth of the javanese decoration in this place with the whole paintings, angklung, wayang, etc. Rendang and udang batavia were recommended menu to try. I was just wondering if they serve a real Padangnese... More

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Amsterdam
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57 reviews 57 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

We wandered in. He liked the decor, she liked the menu. We ordered two very different dinners and traded bites. We will go back. Note: People in a hurry may be disconcerted at the pace. Hungry people who want to sit and chat and pass an hour or two will enjoy themselves.

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Wageningen, The Netherlands
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

What I missed most from Indonesia after a few months away is the food, and I was very excited the first time I saw a familiar name of the restaurant. The staff was very welcoming and suddenly we found that the atmosphere was very homy since they use javanese decoration. The food was great, even though we think that it... More

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Cardiff
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89 reviews 89 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2013

We had not booked on a November Monday evening but the restaurant was not busy. It seems to be run by a family who are very welcoming and the walls are decorated with indonesian wood carvings. We had the 5 course menu which really was too much for us but means that you can taste many different dishes. Some are... More

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philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013

Following the ratings on TA, we chose Batavia for a friday evening dinner. I considered myself warned by the reviews about the restaurant being full and slow, so I made a reservation and prepared myself for the wait. But when we got there, our table was waiting for us with some fish cracklings on the table. Drinks were served right... More

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Healdsburg, CA
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91 reviews 91 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

After reading the great number of laudatory reviews, I made a reservation online, but got no confirmation. We went anyway. The place was less than half full. We ordered dinner, a rijstafel...and sat waiting with the expectation of a fine meal. The waiter was extremely friendly. Our drinks and chips came quickly. Then we waited...and waited. Finally he took our... More

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19 reviews 19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2013 via mobile

I have visited this restaurant many times over about thirty years. This was my first return for 9 years and I was not disappointed. The best rice table in Holland, probably Europe. Try it for authentic Javanese cooking in a friendly atmosphere.

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Taipei, Taiwan
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61 reviews 61 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013

Batavia, located in bustling Arnhem center, features not only tasty Indonesian food, but the service and staff are friendly and helpful. We ordered the set menu for 4 and got an array of dishes pleasantly arranged in small Indonesian platters -- like a tasting -- but very plentiful. There is an outside terrace and the interior is completely decorated in... More

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Eindhoven, The Netherlands
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136 reviews 136 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2013

Service is really friendly. You feel welcome from the moment you enter. The restaurant is beautiful decorated, with nice private corners. It is easy to park in de parking garage under the train station, which is across the street. They have a large menu with a lot of Indonesian choices. I made a reservation up front, which looked needed, since... More

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