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All 199 Haarlem Restaurants

De Lachende Javaan

Frankestraat 27, 2011 HT Haarlem, The Netherlands (Centrum)
023-5328792
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Ranked #20 of 199 Restaurants in Haarlem
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Cuisines: Indonesian
Neighborhood: Centrum
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations

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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • German first
  • Indonesian first
  • Italian first
  • Any
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Voorheesville, New York
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32 reviews 32 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

We have tried Indonesian food in the past but have never had a full rijsttafel until we visited De Lachende Javaan. It was a fun and tasty way to get more acquainted with a wide variety of Indonesian dishes. The food was well prepared, attractively presented and the service was good. We could have hoped for a few more vegetable... More 

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Roswell NM
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68 reviews 68 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

We were with the Rick Steve's Best of Europe tour, and we got to spend our first meal together here. The traditional rice table (rijsttafel) is an Indonesian meal brought to the Netherlands. We sampled rice and many different toppings - so many that I couldn't count them all. There is a heated tray that ran the length of the... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

I had dinner at this restaurant with three friends in June 2014. We had spent the day at the nearby shore, and stopped at Haarlem to have a brief look at the city and to have an early dinner. We asked a few locals to recommend an indonesian restaurant and we were directed to De Lachende Javaan. We were not... More 

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Tacoma, Washington
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91 reviews 91 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Our group met for dinner at "The Laughing Javan", and we were glad we did so! First class cuisine, in more than sufficient quantity and variety. Wait staff was friendly, helpful, and highly competent. I especially liked the heated serving "rail" down the middle of our tables, which kept the many dishes warm and tasty during our long meal. Beverage... More 

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Victoria, Canada
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81 reviews 81 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Thank you Trip Advisor reviewers. We love Indonesian and having scoped out two lesser options on our walks, decided to look up Javaan before venturing in. The food is absolutely delicious: just what I was craving. We were well looked after by the owner but I can see that some reviewers could have a point about slower service on some... More 

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Lathom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Best ever chicken and lamb satay. Followed by delicous beef rendang. A very nice bottle of house white for a very reasonable price. Great service so very impressed

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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
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137 reviews 137 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 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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28 reviews 28 reviews
24 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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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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