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De Lachende Javaan

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Asian, Indonesian
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Frankestraat 27, 2011 HT Haarlem, The Netherlands
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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, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
original indonesian food

Easy location close to centre, airy building, asian taste, quick service, friendly people. Well serviced food.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Sassenheim / Holland
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Sassenheim / Holland
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128 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Easy location close to centre, airy building, asian taste, quick service, friendly people. Well serviced food.

Thank Brit056
Hoofddorp, The Netherlands
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145 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went to this restaurant with friends before we would go to the new james bond movie Spectre. Two of our friends had never been there before, but liked it so much that they will go back for more 😄 Since some off us are indonesian, we just ordered several dishes to share so everyone can enjoy a different dish... More 

Thank Tbirdt-bird444
Littlehampton, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Always great food with loads of choice . Met up with some old work colleagues, last time we were here must be at least 5 years ago. as good now as it was way back then.

Thank Carol R
Harrogate, United Kingdom
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190 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2015

Unfortunately for me (and the restaurant) this was the 2nd Indonesian in 2 days for me, after having one the previous evening having another one tonight wasn't in the plan, however my clients insisted so we decided to eat here, at least it wasn't the same one as last night. Its pretty big inside, much bigger than it appears from... More 

Thank TravelAnyTime999
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47 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2015

I have never had Indonesian food before but wanted to try it whilst in Holland. So, I can't say whether this is great Indonesian food or not but I can discuss other aspects. We went on a Friday evening and the restaurant was very full. We did get a table without a reservation but it would be a good idea... More 

Thank frantica
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

If you want to try some great Indonesian food than this is the place. My first time trying Indonesian food and this visit turned me on to it. When you order, Keep in mind you will be sharing the food. We were a big party so it worked out great for me. The advantage I have is that i went... More 

Thank Mar_le_mar
Monroe, Washington
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

Rijkstaffel..what type of food is this? Thai, Chinese, Indian curry? It was a pleasant surprise. Try it, you'll like it!

Thank Natalie W
Norwich, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015 via mobile

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.

Thank Ajhh2014
South Miami, Florida
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 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 

1 Thank miamilynn3
Willemstad, Curacao
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116 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 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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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
5:00 pm - 12:00 am

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