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Surakarta

Noordeinde 51-53, 2311 CB Leiden, The Netherlands
071 512 35 24
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Ranked #27 of 167 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
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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280 reviews 280 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
234 helpful votes 234 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
68 helpful votes 68 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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47 reviews 47 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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94 reviews 94 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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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47 reviews 47 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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Ossining, New York
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67 reviews 67 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2013

We wanted to experience a rice table during our visit to Leiden and Surakarta had good reviews here. The restaurant welcomed the two of us, a local friend and our two children. The owner/manager was very attentive and made sure we were happy with everything without being annoying or pushy. Because the rice tables are often huge, we asked if... More

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