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De Lachende Javaan

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Centrum
Asian, 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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Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

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  • 43
    Excellent
  • 39
    Very good
  • 7
    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
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
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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
Norwich, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Evening meal. Went for the more expensive rijsttafel. Very nicely spiced and cooked but served on cold plates and the candles made little difference underneath. Service ok though and the restaurant was well presented. Toilets not signposted.

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South Miami, Florida
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015 via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed our rijkstaffel at this well appointed Indonesian restaurant. We had more than enough to eat and each dish was exceptional. Our server explained each dish and in tslking found out we would be in Rotterdam in the future. So she gave us the name of a place ther that would also offer this special entree. We would... More 

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Willemstad, Curacao
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100 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

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
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 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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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
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 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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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 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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77 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 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
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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
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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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: Asian, 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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