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Saint Aagtenstraat 5, 2312 Leiden, The Netherlands
+31 71 5128846
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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great Food in a Relaxed Atmosphere

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 2, 2015
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Solihull, United Kingdom
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Solihull, United Kingdom
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199 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

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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New Delhi, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

i am a fish eater and the food here was excellent. tasted very fresh and the variety was nice... would go there again if i get chance

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Narva
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17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Went there due to the previous comments here. All good reviews are true in this case. Staff was friendly. After the meal I asked for more suggestions were to go for good food. I chose chef's surprise and it was really a good surprise. And the price was very OK for that kind of meal.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

I visited 't Crabbetje with a colleague and a couple of business partners for a meeting over dinner. The staff were extremely welcoming and attentive, and the food both simple and stunning. Wine recommendation was good, and the bill very reasonable. We all had the chef's 3 course tasting menu. The only downside was that there was a large party... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

I might have missed out on this restaurant if someone hadn't specifically recommended it. It's not on one of the main streets, so you could easily miss it if you are not looking for it. But my recommendation is: Look for it. I had a very nice dinner at this small (maybe 15 tables) and pleasant restaurant, where I was... More 

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Leiden, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Great food, esp. fish and crustaceans. Staff is knowledgeable and friendly. Meat is available for non-fish lovers.

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Leiden
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Nice food, good service and nice atmosphere, excellent wine card. Its laying on the nicest part from Leiden.

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

What great food, and good service. The best I have had in The Netherlands (which doesn't say much) and also stands with the best I have had anywhere. Great fish, fresh, well presented and well prepared. Balanced dishes with good appearance and good taste. Good service and pleasant well presented tables / decor. The only downside is the location which... More 

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Stellenbosch, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

We love fish dishes and look out for places that serve good fish when we are travelling. We had a very attentive waiter who explained the different dishes. Food was well presented and really tasty. We had starters, main course as well as a desert to share. The interior is stylish and we really enjoyed our evening

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Paris, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

The restaurant is situated in a quite street next to Leiden's old centrum. The interior is modern and bright, and a little loud when the restaurant is crowded. The menu boasts typical Dutch fish specialties such as smoked eel. The wine card is quite affordable.

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

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

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  • Cuisine: Seafood, European

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