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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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  • 41
    Excellent
  • 38
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Indonesian food as it should be

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 8, 2015
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Boras, Sweden
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90 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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  • Italian first
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English first
Cambridge, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
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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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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70 reviews 70 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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
20 helpful votes 20 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
42 helpful votes 42 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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86 reviews 86 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Visited this restaurant with friends from Lebanon December 2014. It is an excellent food, it is one of the best restaurant I ate in.

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Voorheesville, New York
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32 reviews 32 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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74 reviews 74 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 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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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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