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Noordeinde 51-53, 2311 CB Leiden, The Netherlands
071 512 35 24
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Ranked #38 of 183 Restaurants in Leiden
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $36 - $57
Dining options: Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
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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43 reviews 43 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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73 reviews 73 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 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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299 reviews 299 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
238 helpful votes 238 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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231 reviews 231 reviews
178 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 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
18 helpful votes 18 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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Address: Noordeinde 51-53, 2311 CB Leiden, The Netherlands
Phone Number: 071 512 35 24
Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  South Holland Province  >  Leiden
Average Prices: USD 36 - 57

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