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Surakarta

Noordeinde 51-53, 2311 CB Leiden, The Netherlands
071 512 35 24
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Ranked #26 of 170 Restaurants in Leiden
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $36 - $57
Dining options: Reservations, Delivery
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Dining options: Reservations, Delivery
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Wilmette, Illinois
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63 reviews 63 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We keep going back! Great rijstafel and also a good selection of other main course entrees if that is not what you want. We have found the food to be very flavorful and well presented! Of course we need to try something new but we like this place a lot. Close to a canal so good for a walk around... More

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Manila, Philippines
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Since my dad is very old (87) but still a lover of good food, we decided to get a "rijsttafel" for take out! First of all, the order was ready at the time we requested, which seems to be noteworthy nowadays!! When we got home, we had a serious buffet! With a Indonesian-descent mother having a feast, it was simply... More

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Malaga, Spain
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

I visited Surakarta with my son and I am sorry to say that I was very disappointed with the rijsttafel we ordered.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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279 reviews 279 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
233 helpful votes 233 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

We were lucky to get a table in this busy restaurant, which is the only Indonesian we could find in Leiden. Food was very good, and they readily helped me find dishes to match my gluten free requirements (no filo pastry, no soy sauce). I particularly liked the Lemper Ayam, chicken-filled rolls using sticky rice instead of filo - delicious.... More

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Lawrence, Kansas
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218 reviews 218 reviews
170 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014 via mobile

A group of us visited Surakarta during our stay in Leiden. We wanted something different and were not disappointed by Surakarta. The restaurant has a quaint atmosphere, somewhat cozy feel to it, and the staff was very welcoming. The menu was fascinating especially since many of us had not tasted Indonesian food. We settled on a Rice table and some... More

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Leiden, The Netherlands
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37 reviews 37 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014 via mobile

Ok restaurant. Interior a bit outdated. Food is above average, service ok. Not a bad restaurant, but nothing special either. Not the best indo food in Leiden.

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Omaha, Nebraska
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50 reviews 50 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

The restaurant had an intimate Indonesian atmosphere. The Rice Table dishes were amazing as well as their presentation of the food. Good service, very responsive to customers.

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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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115 reviews 115 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013

It doesn't look like much from the outside, but step in and enjoy great spiced food and a relaxed atmosphere. Mixed crowd, good staff Not too pricey either. Had a great meal here. Recommended.

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Leiden, The Netherlands
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48 reviews 48 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

I can be very short here. This is a very good Indonesian restaurant in Leiden, within a 10 min walk of central station and the old City Center. I found the Sateh saus a bit too sweet and the Rendang to greasy, but other than that it was great. I didn't put excellent as a rating cause I'm a picky... More

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Houston, Texas
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56 reviews 56 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

This was the best restaurant we ate at in 30 days in the Netherlands. The flavors of this Indonesian cuisine were out of this world delicious.

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