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Sumatra House

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Indonesian
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Nieuwe Beestenmarkt 14, 2312 Leiden, The Netherlands
071-512-0022
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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great Indo food

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 8, 2015
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Leiden, The Netherlands
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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  • 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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