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Sumatra House

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Nieuwe Beestenmarkt 14, 2312 Leiden, The Netherlands
071-512-0022
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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
Excellent!

I saw from looking at table next that their nasi goreng probably could feed three people. Since I was alone, I ordered their chicken soup and an appetiser, which in terms of portion was perfect. They were both delicious and the staff is very friendly. The place was packed despite the fact I went... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
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UK
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20 reviews 20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

I saw from looking at table next that their nasi goreng probably could feed three people. Since I was alone, I ordered their chicken soup and an appetiser, which in terms of portion was perfect. They were both delicious and the staff is very friendly. The place was packed despite the fact I went quite early, 6, and it was... More 

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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

We stumbled across this little restaurant whilst trying to decide on somewhere to eat. The main waitress was really friendly and the inside of the restaurant was smart and clean, with simple decor. The only negative point was that the menu was only available in Dutch. We took a chance on the set menu (9.50 euros each) which turned out... More 

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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

do let appearnce fool you thsis a very good restauarnt that althogh quite plain inside - serves very good indonesioan food - all the uasual favorites wahed down with bintang beer. very pleasanrt and courteous service too.

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Oegstgeest, The Netherlands
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21 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

We had a diner at this small restaurant with a group of people who once lived in Indonesia. Most of us ordered a different composition of Rijsttafel Sumatra House with Satés and the food was delicious. Service by Miss Nelly and het staff is excellent. Recommended for anyone wishing to enjoy the original Indonesian cuisine!

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Lille, France
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

Decades ago in Amsterdam, I had some very bad nasi goreng. I have had much better since, but never quite good enough to exorcize the ghost of that former meal, until now. Tonight's nasi goreng rames was perfect in every way. Balanced flavours and textures, sufficient spice, tender meat ... my senses reel. The menu was entirely in Dutch, which... More 

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Wilmette, Illinois
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Crowded when we were there but we thought the service could be quicker. Food was tasty but we felt like we have had better variety elsewhere. It is small and quaint and probably draws a crowd. Friendly service.

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

The foods taste original like back home in Indonesia. you won't regret it. The service lady is warm hearted.

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

Great food, with great service. Chanced upon this restaurant when in Leiden. Food and taste are Very authentic and easily one of the better Indonesian food anywhere.

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Denton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Great food and service, good value. If you've never had a rijstafel before, Sumatra House is a perfect introduction.

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

We booked here for a party of five after checking out the reviews on various sites. Being Dutch myself I know my Indonesian food, and this little gem of a restaurants does not offer the bland flavours and overlarge portions you often find in the Dutch-Indonesian restaurants. The food was plenty but we wasted nothing; the flavours are proper Asian... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Nieuwe Beestenmarkt 14, 2312 Leiden, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  South Holland Province  >  Leiden
  • Phone Number: 071-512-0022

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Indonesian

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