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Surakarta

Noordeinde 51-53, Leiden 2311 CB, The Netherlands
071 512 35 24
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Ranked #29 of 153 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
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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281 reviews 281 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
231 helpful votes 231 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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203 reviews 203 reviews
162 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 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 Interior a bit outdated.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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41 reviews 41 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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81 reviews 81 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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44 reviews 44 reviews
28 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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55 reviews 55 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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
22 helpful votes 22 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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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2013

We enjoyed the "rice table" which offered two types of rice (white and saffron) with 12 side dishes - from beef satay to tiny shrimp - a satisfying meal in both quality and quantity (we couldn't finish it all!).

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