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Java Indonesian Rijsttafel

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455 7th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11215-5512
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4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Seating, Waitstaff

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
A fan for years!

We have been coming to this restaurant for years...the food is addictive and delicious and made to order. This is not your typical restaurant, but a unique trip to Indonesia and Amsterdam! Not a weak dish on the menu. A lovely and peaceful atmosphere with extremely friendly and accommodating... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed November 7, 2015
Brooklyn, New York
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Brooklyn, New York
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015

We have been coming to this restaurant for years...the food is addictive and delicious and made to order. This is not your typical restaurant, but a unique trip to Indonesia and Amsterdam! Not a weak dish on the menu. A lovely and peaceful atmosphere with extremely friendly and accommodating staff. If you have the time, try the rijsttafel, a wonderful... More 

Thank 64adrianl2015
Penrith, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015

We went as a family of 4. It is lovly and intimate as well as welcoming. The young teenagers both found a good dish to eat and as everything is cooked from fresh, they were able to specify how spicy or not they wanted it. Meanwhile we had the 50 dollars tapas (15) dishes menu for 2. It was gorgeous!!... More 

Thank 11Kerry
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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133 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015

Although we went to dinner at this restaurant for no other reason than proximity/convenience, we ended up recommending it within a day to many others. With only two people and little time, we did not order the full rijsttafel, which leaves us something to look forward to. We ordered a stuffed tofu appetizer to share (tahu isi--crispy and hot, but... More 

Thank carpathianarts
Houston, Texas, United States
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

My sweet Dutch husband and I stole away to NYC for a quick anniversary trip. I wanted to surprise him with some Bitterballen and Saucijzenbroodjes but couldn't find any Dutch restaurants. But I hoped he would be just as excited about a Rijsttafel. We went with a local friend, and had the Rijsttafel for 3 (you have two choices, one... More 

Thank Emily H
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 via mobile

Living in park slope there are a lot of restaurants around, but this is one of the best around. The food is spectacular and the service only helps!!! We will keep coming back!

Thank Matt W
Western Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

Special menu for birthday celebration catered with appetizers and 8 different main courses to choose from.

Thank Wendy C
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015 via mobile

We had the signature dish, 15 plates. Plenty of food. Great pace of food. The waitress/owner kept us topped off with drinks. Had never tried this type of food before, loved it. Between Indian and Thai. Really cool experience. Place is small, but no crowd. Brooklyn rocks!

Thank tupelolaw
New York City, New York
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

This Indonesian mom and pop restaurant opened it's doors in 1993 and as a Park Slope native I've dined here many of times. Java's ambiance is lovely, a tiny tranquil / intimate space where you can consistently enjoy a great meal overtime you visit. My favorite dish the Sambal Oreng Udan, I also love their Rijistafel sample platters with all... More 

Thank Glendah11218
Gainesville, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2013

We were looking for a restaurant close to our daughter's apartment and this venue fit the bill. It is on a corner of 7th Avenue and consists of a narrow facility with two rows of tables and a small serving station/bar in front of the kitchen. Our waiter suggested that the three of us share a Rijsttafel for two ($59)... More 

Thank tatliturk
Landisburg, Pennsylvania, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2013

The service here was very prompt and extremely courteous.The food was just average in quality and flavor, almost lacking in seasoning. For an Indonesian restaurant I expected the food to be more heavily seasoned or flavorful, it was not. I ordered the pastel appetizer and it was full of noodles but no vegetables. Peanut dipping sauce was okay, but I... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 455 7th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11215-5512
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Brooklyn
  • Phone Number: 718-832-4583

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Asian
Open Hours
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?