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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
Most recent review
Excellent Kumpulan in nice atmosphere

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 22, 2015
Salamaoegst
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Oegstgeest, The Netherlands
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Oegstgeest, The Netherlands
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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 reviews 21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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78 reviews 78 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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22 reviews 22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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38 reviews 38 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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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Dover, Delaware
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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

Ate this place based on Trip Advisor ratings and it didn't disappoint. Great food - we had rice table for 4 and had multiple different dishes - all were exceptional. Prices were very reasonable. New location -Nieuwe Beestenmarkt 5. Google was very close to the right place. Highly recommend this place!

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Leiden, The Netherlands
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

Warung means stall or eating shop in Indonesian. Usually selling the best of tasty food. "Sumatra House" is an upgraded warung, with the ambiance both of a restaurant and the best of food of a warung. Their "chicken satay" with black sweet soya sauce is yummy. Please order Sumatran Rendang (beef), shrimps with Petai Beans, and a spring beans vegetable... More 

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CHicago, IL
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013

This venue was across the street from our Hotel (Rembrandt) and the staff here is so pleasant and accomodating. We like ristaffel, but it is so much food. Here they had a mini version. 2 meats, 2 veg, salad and rice on one plate plus the shrimp chips. Every bite was delicious! Good value.

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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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