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Surakarta

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Noordeinde 51-53, 2311 CB Leiden, The Netherlands
071 512 35 24
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Dining options: Reservations, Delivery, Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 24
    Excellent
  • 36
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Very good food

A great menu with very good Indonesian food and a good atmosphere. Reservations are a good idea as the restaurant is small. Their take away / delivery service is good too.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 18, 2015
Adrian Y
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Leiden, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
via mobile
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72 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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The Netherlands
Top Contributor
98 reviews 98 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

I love most Asian foods, just discovered that the type of Indonesian food, simply didn't appeal to my taste buds. It all was very good, and authentic, but Javanese. Cozy restaurant and nice atmosphere.

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Krefeld, Germany
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Went there 3 times - everytime it was delicious. The Goat-Curry, the self-made peanut-paste, the fine dishes all in all just got me smiling the whole evening! They also sold me a small portion of the appetizer, very friendly staff. Small restaurant, but the food (which is the most important thing in a restaurant) is more than good!

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Leiden, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
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126 reviews 126 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015 via mobile

A great menu with very good Indonesian food and a good atmosphere. Reservations are a good idea as the restaurant is small. Their take away / delivery service is good too.

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2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

My wife and I enjoyed a great meal at Surakarta. The resturant was full when we arrived but the staff found us a couple of seats while we waited for a table. It was worth the wait. We shared the Taste of Indonesia starter and followed it with the Vegetation Rice Table. Everything was well cooked and delicious and there... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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51 reviews 51 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Came here with a relatively large party of colleagues (10), and booked only 15 minutes before we arrived. We were seated in various groups across the restaurant (4, 4 and 2). The drinks came fairly promptly, and the beer was not too pricy at all. I had chicken soup for a starter, which was very good! I had one of... More 

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

The food here was cooked a long time before we got there and was simply warmed up and served. Did not taste fresh and so recommend skipping this restaurant for other better places in town.

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Oegstgeest, The Netherlands
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36 reviews 36 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

Enjoyed an extensive compilation of meat and vegetable dishes with rice with my family at this restaurant. The meal was of excellent and enouth to satisfy our need, service was friendly and efficient. The restaurant is small and cozy, the only disadvantage is that there is little room between tables and because of a low ceiling it is rather noisy.... More 

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Wilmette, Illinois
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84 reviews 84 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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
8 helpful votes 8 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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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Noordeinde 51-53, 2311 CB Leiden, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  South Holland Province  >  Leiden
  • Phone Number: 071 512 35 24

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 36 - 57

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