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De Lachende Javaan

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Frankestraat 27, 2011 HT Haarlem, The Netherlands
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Montreal, Canada
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

Dutch friends told us to try a Rijstafel, a Indonesian-Dutch specialty, sort of a smorgasbord of various plates and tastes. We loved it! It was a great way to try several dishes, and learn about Dutch history at the same time. The staff was very friendly and helpful. A not-to-be-missed experience when in the Netherlands.

Thank Ellie H
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287 reviews
208 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016 via mobile

Bit of a hike from the airport but had some time and wanted to go somewhere different. Haarlem itself was quite a pleasant town, but this restaurant was a nice gem. Very good authentic food served in a nicely set up Indonesian environment. Both my Laksa and Beef Rendang were wonderful. Service with a smile, and prices that equated to... More 

Thank Oliver D
Haarlem, the Netherlands
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17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

I have been coming here for the last 25 years. Of course the food has had its ups and downs in all those years. But the last time we ate here it was marvellous. The restaurant had expanded, but still managed to keep its intimate atmosphere, service was a bit slow, but the food was incredible. Mains 15 - 20... More 

Thank annewiend
Haarlem, The Netherlands
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23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2016

For one who likes spicy Indonesian dinners it's the place to be, very good meals, tastefully, great variety of dishes, genuine cooking, friendly staff, nice restaurant in centre of Haarlem

Thank edbot
Eugene, Oregon
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2016

I ate here while staying in Haarlem to see the sights. I was greeted by the owner when I arrived, and since I wasn't familiar with the best option for a person dining alone as an alternative to rijstaffel, I asked him to recommend something. It was an excellent meal, a sort of rijstaffel for one, with great service all... More 

Thank thebob2016
Haarlem, The Netherlands
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109 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2016

I came here for dinner many times and always loved it. If you are a fan of Indonesian food, then this is the place to go to (in Haarlem). I usually take their 'rijsttafel', which is a lot (of small dishes).

Thank Tangobabe1
Sassenheim / Holland
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175 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2016

Easy location close to centre, airy building, asian taste, quick service, friendly people. Well serviced food.

Thank Brit056
Hoofddorp, The Netherlands
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212 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2016

We went to this restaurant with friends before we would go to the new james bond movie Spectre. Two of our friends had never been there before, but liked it so much that they will go back for more 😄 Since some off us are indonesian, we just ordered several dishes to share so everyone can enjoy a different dish... More 

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Littlehampton, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Always great food with loads of choice . Met up with some old work colleagues, last time we were here must be at least 5 years ago. as good now as it was way back then.

Thank Carol R
Harrogate, United Kingdom
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220 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2015

Unfortunately for me (and the restaurant) this was the 2nd Indonesian in 2 days for me, after having one the previous evening having another one tonight wasn't in the plan, however my clients insisted so we decided to eat here, at least it wasn't the same one as last night. Its pretty big inside, much bigger than it appears from... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Asian, Indonesian
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Frankestraat 27, 2011 HT Haarlem, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  North Holland Province  >  Haarlem>  > Centrum
  • Neighborhood: Centrum
  • Phone Number: 023-5328792

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?