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De Lachende Javaan

Frankestraat 27, 2011 HT Haarlem, The Netherlands (Centrum)
023-5328792
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Ranked #16 of 179 restaurants in Haarlem
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Indonesian
Dining options: Reservations
Neighborhood: Centrum
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Neighborhood: Centrum
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Milan, Italy
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13 reviews 13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

We were friendly welcomed and assigned one of the last tables. The waitress took enough time to help us choose the right menu and it was very tasty! The vegetables remained fresh and were NOT overcooked and drowned in sauce. We had chicken and it was well flavored and tender. Very nice experience and definitely a top Indonesian restaurant...

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Azua de Compostela
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Excellent food, friendly and efficient service, have eaten here 5 times over the last 20 years and am pleased to see that they are able to maintain the original quality of the founder. Reservation is recommended!

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Washington DC
Top Contributor
134 reviews 134 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

We thoroughly enjoyed our rijsttafel for 4, shared among our families. Warmly welcomed by the owner/manager and service was prompt and friendly. There IS an English menu. The location is down a small side street, but well worth finding! Don't miss this experience in the Netherlands!

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Exeter
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26 reviews 26 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 via mobile

I visited with a friend in early July and was very pleased with the atmosphere, food and prices. I'd never tried Indonesian before but having sampled a number of dishes in their ricestaffle (not spelt like that!) I was able to try many and enjoyed them. The service was good and I looked the interior too. I'd definitely go back... More

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Nendaz, Switzerland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Pleasant , family owned Indonesian restaurant, very pleasant experience , excellent staff and attention , pleasant decor , food up to what we expected , good introduction to the Rice Tafel almost a national dish in Holland

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Urdorf, Switzerland
Top Contributor
203 reviews 203 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

Relatives, whom were in our group this time around had been here 5 years ago and were dieing to get back here as it was very good that time, apparently. However it seemed that things had changed in these 5 years. Beware, don't park on the main road nearby, it is poorly indicated but you are not allowed to park... More

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Vancouver
Top Contributor
72 reviews 72 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

We were staying in Harlem while visiting Amsterdam and the Netherlands. Many years ago my wife and I travelled to Indonesia but could not afford a rijsttafel (literally rice table - basically a buffet at your table of Indonesian food). So when in the Netherlands, we could not pass up the opportunity. This restaurant was authentic to the Dutch Indonesian... More

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Somerset, New Jersey
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28 reviews 28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

We visited Javaan during our trip to Haarlem. Food was well prepared and varied. Service was quite good. We also felt it was a good value.

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Old Hickory, Tennessee
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120 reviews 120 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

This was our second Indonesian restaurant of the trip and we had a better idea of what to expect and what we liked. The food was excellent and the service fine considering the size of our group. If you haven't tried Indonesian food, I highly recommend it for both the experience and the many interesting flavors.

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Brandon, Canada
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

We visited Haarlem for a day to visit the Franz Hals Museum, and to attend an evening organ concert in the cathedral. Happily, on our way to the church after the museum we came across this restaurant, and are we ever glad. The owner greeted us warmly and chatted for a while, and recommended for the three of us the... More

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