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Simonis aan de Haven

Visafslagweg 20, 2583 DM The Hague, The Netherlands (Transvaalkwartier-Noord)
70 350 00 42
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Ranked #41 of 696 restaurants in The Hague
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Seafood, Soups
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Transvaalkwartier-Noord
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Transvaalkwartier-Noord
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83% Recommend
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Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Norwegian first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Bangalore, India
Top Contributor
94 reviews 94 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

It was very busy, but tables for all and service too. great fish, mine was too much... but good. Fun, busy atmosphere, and lots of history esp in this setting.

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Brooklyn, New York
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21 reviews 21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Had the opportunity to eat here during a recent business trip to The Hague. The seafood is incredibly fresh (The baby herring a must when in season). The setting is informal and atmospheric. Great spot.

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Zurich, Switzerland
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46 reviews 46 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

We found this place by chance. later I've seen some road signs to direct you to the restaurant, but we did not have a clue when we walked in. Looking from outside, I mention to my husband I would rather not stay. On the inside, is so vivid and busy, a bit like a bingo room (not that I have... More

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Singapore
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014 via mobile

Heard about the place before but this was our very first time and jeez... I was impressed ! Not only by the place, in and outdoors, but by the whole set up. The food/fish was good and fresh, nothing to complain about. However I would want to point out 2 things when going to eat there... Firstly, as you need... More

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

Usually I get my "kibbeling" (fried cod fish) from another place in Scheveningen, but they were closed due to a rebuilding. My son from Berlin visited me and wanted kibbeling, so I went to Simonis, because it was always packed, so I thought the quality would be good. The price seemed 50% higher than at the place I normally go,... More

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Delft, The Netherlands
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35 reviews 35 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
122 helpful votes 122 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

First impressions may not be positive - in an industrial area off the harbour, plastic plates/cutlery, help yourself to sauces etc, it is constantly busy and you order from a menu behind the service tills and then need to get their attention when your number is called (in Dutch as well as English). Go elsewhere if you want linen tablecloths,... More

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Den Haag, Niederlande
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34 reviews 34 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

Fast-fish restaurant the Dutch way! I've been there with colleagues from the capital whom I wanted to see some typical Dutch fish dishes. The place is cozy, been there also previously with other colleagues. Upon entering you see some fruits of the sea and some fish products. There're also some menus you can choose. First you order, then pay and... More

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

I'm a big fan of fish and chips, beer, and lively restaurants but I can't really get on board with the exceptional ratings of this place.... the portion sizes are just too big and felt very wasteful (and I am American...lol), the huge crowd was borderline stressful and we were scrambling to find a table until we had to enlist... More

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The Hague, The Netherlands
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

excellent quality fish and rather different experience. the place is great to see and a must if you visit Scheveningen. it is rather popular and therefore busy. restaurant prices reasonable, buying fish rather expensive but worthed.

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

The restaurant is different to the norm ... you stand in a queue, order your dish then sit down. Wait for your number to be called out (so you have to pay attention). Good fresh fish, good portions. You just need to know what to expect.

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