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Nieuwe Beestenmarkt 14, 2312 Leiden, The Netherlands
071-512-0022
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Ranked #32 of 187 Restaurants in Leiden
Cuisines: Indonesian
Dining options: Reservations, Delivery
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Dining options: Reservations, Delivery
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  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
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Lille, France
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21 reviews 21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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77 reviews 77 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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
1 review
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 via mobile

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
7 helpful votes 7 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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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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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Wemmel, Belgium
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

At first sight this restaurant seems quite nice. This restaurant is situated just a few meters away from the main market place with the all the restaurants and animation. However it is also situated just beside a coffee shop (shop which sell drugs) which draws a lot of people and noise till 10 PM. The food was not to my... More 

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

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