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De Lachende Javaan

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Centrum
Indonesian
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Frankestraat 27, 2011 HT Haarlem, The Netherlands
023-5328792
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5:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

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  • 42
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    Very good
  • 6
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  • 4
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  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Pleasant surprse

Immediately upon entering, we were overwhelmed by the beautiful interior what Dutch-Indonesian times were back than. What struck me was that there were many vegetable used, and there was a nice choice for the 3 vegetarians amongst us. Also try the rice-table (rijst tafel). Prices are well, service... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
yvonne w
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Willemstad, Curacao
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • German first
  • Indonesian first
  • Italian first
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English first
Willemstad, Curacao
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92 reviews 92 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Immediately upon entering, we were overwhelmed by the beautiful interior what Dutch-Indonesian times were back than. What struck me was that there were many vegetable used, and there was a nice choice for the 3 vegetarians amongst us. Also try the rice-table (rijst tafel). Prices are well, service is good and friendly. All in all a wonderful visit, a fresh... More 

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Brest, France
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

This Indonesian restaurant seems to be very popular in Haarlem - and it was indeed very crowded the night we were there. The food quality was OK but not much more than OK: frankly speaking, it all tasted disappointlingly plain, while we expected more subtle and original flavours. This may have to do with the number (and possibly the expectations?)... More 

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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

One of the Best indonesian rijsttafel when i came to holland. Nice decoration and ambience. Very traditional and authentic.. Indonesian character.. Very love pepes ikan and beef rendang.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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43 reviews 43 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

We had a delicious meal here (rijsttafel). One of our party is vegetarian and they made him his own vegetarian rijsttafel. The staff were friendly and helpful. Highly recommended.

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Boras, Sweden
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Being half Indonesian I have been eating Indonesian food all my life. De Lachende Javaan is serving Indonesian food as it should be. Reasonable priced, good service and tastes almost like if it was in Indonesia. If you want to try Indoneasian food or if you are an Indinesian food lover then I warmly recommend this restaurant in Haarlem. Try... More 

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Redon, France
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72 reviews 72 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Many years ago, I had a rijsttafel in Amsterdam and wanted to have it again in Haarlem. A Dutch friend told me that this little restaurant near the city center was her favorite, both for the food and for the family atmosphere. She was right: service was quick (and came with a smile) and the food was delicious. So many... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Delicious, beautifully presented, warm hospitality. Get away from the noisy, smoky, messy joints on the Grote Markt and do not miss this restaurant while in Haarlem!

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Auburn, Alabama
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45 reviews 45 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

We got the rijsttafel, and everything in it was amazing. The waiter was wonderfully helpful in telling us what to get, because we had never had Indonesian before. Nice atmosphere and conveniently located. Highly recommended.

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Bonaire
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89 reviews 89 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015 via mobile

the crew of this restaurants is getting a bit old and it shows. Drinks orders are not taking in the most accurate manner. Perhaps this minor issue adds to the ambiance of this great restaurant. Visit when you have time, avoid when you are in a hurry. The kitchen crew is up to standard and beyond. They serve you a... More 

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N. Idaho
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88 reviews 88 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

I visited this restaurant on the first night and first group dinner of Rick Steves tour. It was an awesome setting to get to know the folks I would be traveling with and the food was delicious and varied. I am vegan and although there were plenty of vegetarian dishes to choose from, they actually brought me out a few... More 

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Additional Information about De Lachende Javaan

Address: Frankestraat 27, 2011 HT Haarlem, The Netherlands
Phone Number: 023-5328792
Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  North Holland Province  >  Haarlem>  > Centrum
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Monday 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Friday 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Cuisine: Indonesian

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Frankestraat 27, 2011 HT Haarlem, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  North Holland Province  >  Haarlem>  > Centrum
  • Neighborhood: Centrum
  • Phone Number: 023-5328792

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Indonesian
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Monday
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Friday
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
5:00 pm - 12:00 am

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