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Turfmarkt 9, 2312 Leiden, The Netherlands
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night

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  • 70
    Excellent
  • 13
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Just wonderful!!!!

Located in The center of Leiden this is by far the best restaurant I have ever been to. The service is perfect. The wine list is so extensive it looks like an encyclopedia - wonderful somalier. Who will be a pleasure to interact with The food is divine! My favorite restaurant by far. Just... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 18, 2015
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Araraquara, São Paulo, Brazil
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW via mobile

After read the reviews I didn't even think about, we book a table in this restaurant. The place is posh, serve nice wine and food is ok. They served some wired appetiser that I didn't like. I choose liver as starter, I didn't like, it was a bit red inside and I didn't like it. For main I had the... More 

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81 reviews 81 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Located in The center of Leiden this is by far the best restaurant I have ever been to. The service is perfect. The wine list is so extensive it looks like an encyclopedia - wonderful somalier. Who will be a pleasure to interact with The food is divine! My favorite restaurant by far. Just fantastic!

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Groningen, The Netherlands
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53 reviews 53 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

We went as a couple on a wednesday. It was not too crowded, and as a result service was swift. A bit too swift for the setting, at times, but the boys were pleasant and well-informed. A 4 course meal with according wines is what we ordered. After two glasses of non-named Cremant d'Alsace and a nice tidbit made of... More 

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Pocatello, Idaho
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

The food at this restaurant was brilliant. We had seven courses, each was a masterpiece of flavors, presentation and delight. The wines were perfect, the service impeccable. We had the American Express dinner club special and so the price was very, very reasonable.

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Bern, Switzerland
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

I stumbled on some reviews while looking for a nice place for dinner in Leiden - and I was not diasppointed at all. The place is nice and cosy. The fireplace was lit and gave even more atmosphere to the lean and classy inside. And then came the food. Good enough that my dutch company at the table helped me... More 

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Arnhem, The Netherlands
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

The food (chef's surprise menu) deserves a star, fabulous, in balance, surprising. The staff seems relaxed, enthousiastic, know how to approach every table. Great sommelier, great wine. Great place. If you want to celebrate and don't mind spending a little money: go. I think it is one of the best places in town.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

仲々、日本人好みのレストランに海外で 出合うことが少ないですが、 このレストランは凄い。 僕はロブスターの半分だけと デザートとしてチョコレートケーキをを注文したが、二つとも当たり。 特に 、ロブスターの付け合せの温野菜と冷野菜 が ソースとかコンソメの味とかが日本人に合う優しい味。 It's a great taste. I like warmed vegetables and cold vegetables that taste is suitable for Japanese. It's tender for me. I can't describe it. It's a most recommend restaurant.

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

I could not fault this restaurant. The staff were courteous, knowledgeable, attentive and friendly. The quality and presentation of the food was superb. I could not over emphasise the apparent imagination that must have gone into the menu choices both in terms of taste and visual impact of the food. I was lucky enough to be taken there for lunch,... More 

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Benicia, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

We are foodies from San Francisco who have high standards. We appreciate fresh ingredients, the use of unique ingredients and composition and presentation. We just happened upon IDD while walking in Leiden. We took a chance and we were blown away by our dining experience. I would have to say that from the hundreds of restaurants we have eaten at... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014 via mobile

Wonderful food, great service, very nice atmosphere. A true treat and a perfect night out with friends. We had the 4 courses surprise dinner and every course was delicious! I loved the wine pairings and hope to come back soon!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Turfmarkt 9, 2312 Leiden, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  South Holland Province  >  Leiden
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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