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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: Late Night, Dinner, Delivery, Reservations

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  • 25
    Excellent
  • 43
    Very good
  • 11
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  • 1
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  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Indonesian food dutch style taste

Steamed marinated mackrel with boiled rice and two types of vegetables. It was well cooked refreshing and nicely spiced

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 22, 2015
david w
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Neath, United Kingdom
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Neath, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Steamed marinated mackrel with boiled rice and two types of vegetables. It was well cooked refreshing and nicely spiced

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

By far the best Indonesian restaurant in the area. Today was the 3rd time we had dinner, in last 1,5 year. I can recommened this restaurant. Not really bad things to say about this place. The good stuff: - friendly staff - not to big, not to small. Always costumers. Better make a reservation if you want to eat here.... More 

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The Netherlands
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125 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 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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156 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 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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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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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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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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46 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
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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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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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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
  • Cuisine: Asian, Indonesian

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