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Sumatra House

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Asian, Indonesian
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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
Original Indonesian Food

Very good food, especially the sateh kambing (sateh van echt geitenvlees) was delicious. This was my fourth visit and all four visits were great. Good atmosphere, very friendly and helpfull staff, very very good and original Indonesian dishes. Fresh ingredients are used, very tastful. Also the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
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Leiden, The Netherlands
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Leiden, The Netherlands
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Very good food, especially the sateh kambing (sateh van echt geitenvlees) was delicious. This was my fourth visit and all four visits were great. Good atmosphere, very friendly and helpfull staff, very very good and original Indonesian dishes. Fresh ingredients are used, very tastful. Also the take away across the street is worth a visit.

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Singapore, Singapore
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40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

As the restaurant was closed, we went to the take-away located opposite. The service was just superb, Bapak Joni and Yanti were great to advise us on the Indonesian food, and are just super friendly. The beef rendang was one of my favourite, and yes..the portions are very sizeable. Definitely a place to go back, but it closes at 9... More 

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Bali, Indonesia
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23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Pak Jon (chef) has nice hands when he cook. The taste really Authentic foods. Yanti (his co-work) and him are really friendly and always offer their smiles to you. Rendang, gulai ayam and the yellow rice are perfect. Came here few times during my stay in Leiden. Reasonable price! Gonna miss them so much. Highly recommend this place.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

The restaurant being closed for annual holiday we went to the take away across the road, run by a member of the same family. Although the shop was about to close, the gentleman could not have been more polite or helpful, giving us different dishes to taste before we chose, free crackers and a sweet and advising us that 2... More 

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Leiden, The Netherlands
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Friendly service, nice setting and a good menu. Could use more variety since Indonesian cuisine is very diverse and great. I found the food lacked a bit of a flavor explosion which I'm used to but don't get me wrong I'd eat here again.

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Montreal, Canada
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15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

The food was very tasty. My wife and I highly recommend this quaint place. The staff were very friendly and helpful. For vegetarians interested in cooking for themselves during their stay in Leiden you can buy tofu (tahoe in Dutch) or tempeh in their store across the street.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

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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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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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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28 restaurant reviews
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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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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: Asian, Indonesian

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