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Saint Aagtenstraat 5, 2312 CA, Leiden, The Netherlands
+31 71 5128846
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Hours:
Tue - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

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  • 48
    Excellent
  • 34
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Very good Fish!!!

Nicely decorated place and a very warm welcome from one of the owners! You feel at home straight away. The 2-3 course menu was suggested and delicious! Starter was a mix of shrimp, soup and fish, lovingly decorated with lots of different tastes! The main was three different fillets of fish, again... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Vbowi
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25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nicely decorated place and a very warm welcome from one of the owners! You feel at home straight away. The 2-3 course menu was suggested and delicious! Starter was a mix of shrimp, soup and fish, lovingly decorated with lots of different tastes! The main was three different fillets of fish, again very nicely presented! Great place for fish lovers... More 

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Thank Vbowi
London, UK
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46 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015

I was taken here by clients while on a work trip. The food was delicious, beautifully presented, and extremely good value. What makes this place stand out even more though is the care and commitment that goes into both the cooking and the serving. You can tell this is a business that the owners and staff really care about. I... More 

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Thank britchick73
Auburn, Alabama
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

We were in Leiden for a week attending a neuroscience conference. The 2nd night, based on TripAdvisor reviews, we tried 'T Crabbetje and were delighted with the food, service, and ambiance. It is small but has still has several separated dining areas so that quiet conversations are possible. The kitchen is visible and the creations coming out of there were... More 

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Thank JBAuburn
Voorschoten, The Netherlands
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138 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

Surprisingly, Het Crabbetje is not by the sea, but in a pretty quiet back street of Leiden. This is one of the few seafood restaurants in the area that ONLY serve seafood - so no pancetta with your scallops! We went during dining week - a special offer menu, but also an opportunity to show off the food, so a... More 

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1 Thank Leiden_food_lover
Essex, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2015

A really special fish restaurant with excellent fresh fish prepared within your view and a "market" menu of seasonal delights. Excellent service

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1 Thank CorFclass
London, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 via mobile

Really enjoyed our visit this week. We had the three course tasting menu where the courses are supplied by the chef. Really good and some interesting wines. Recommended

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Thank fiona w
Woerden
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

This is the best seafood restaurant in the region. The little street where it is situated is a bit shabby but do not let it fool you for the inside of the restaurant. Very cosy friendly atmosphere with a delicious menu with lots of choises.

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Thank Jeroen F
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 via mobile

Great place for business gatherings. Sophisticated menu with high quality ingredients; off-the-boat-delicious. The wine list however was not impressive.

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1 Thank Iliana Y
Twickenham, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

We booked on the recommendation of the Hilton Concierge when asked to recommend the best seafood restaurant in or close to Leiden. The outside is somewhat understated but inside it is very tastefully decorated. The staff (including one of the two owners who was cooking) were incredibly friendly and welcoming. The menu is full of choice but we did not... More 

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2 Thank Chris R
Solihull, United Kingdom
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311 reviews
248 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 155 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 via mobile

This specialised fish restaurant is located close to the centre of Leiden in a small side street. The immediate surroundings are not the most beautiful part of this town but please don't let that put you off. I had a wonderful cod dish and my partner had a superb dish of two soles. Both were served with vegetables and accompanied... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Saint Aagtenstraat 5, 2312 CA, Leiden, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  South Holland Province  >  Leiden
  • Phone Number: +31 71 5128846

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 25
  • Cuisine: European
Open Hours
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm

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