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Dutch, Seafood, European
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Saint Aagtenstraat 5, 2312 CA, Leiden, The Netherlands
+31 71 512 8846
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Tue - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Boechout, Belgium
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134 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Crabbetje is a bit tucked away in a side street and the restaurant itself is modestly furbished. What you get on the plate however is not: excellent quality fish dishes at reasonable prices. Good choice of excellent wines by the glass with a host that is very willing to help you make the right combinations. Nice place/

Thank DnA38
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143 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2016

Nice restaurant good service interesting menu and lots of fresh fish and not to expensive, they also have a good wine selection. And all in a nice ambiance.

Thank hallf
Pompano Beach, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2016

I ordered the 3 course chef special. Each course wastasty with a beautiful presentation. The staff was friendly and promote a relaxed eating atmosphere, no rushing.

Thank ddas2016
Rome, Italy
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45 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 22, 2016 via mobile

The restaurant was suggested to me by a friend besides trip advisor. The resistano was very quiet because was may be too early. The Walter suggested the menù, I Made the big mistake to accept. What i received was small quantity of normal fish cooked well but nothing noticeable. I will give them another chance Next time going " alla... More 

Thank Giorgio V
Vevey, Switzerland
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27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2016

Nice restaurant but a little dispointed with the 3 tiny miniscule oysters for €9.95 and apparantly the shrimp bouillon wasn't up to too much either Followed by dover sole which was good and well worth €34.50 Service a little over the top for this type of restaurant, why do waiters insist on telling you in great detail what s on... More 

Thank Daviduzbek
Melbourne, Australia
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82 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2016

After a long business day, three of us decided to visit the Crabbetje Restaurant. Just a quick walk from our Hotel in the old town. A quaint restaurant with charm and very good service. You were made to feel comfortable the moment you walked in. We decided to choose the 4 course "Surprise" set from the menu and we all... More 

Thank Elizabeth W
Essex, United Kingdom
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210 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 10, 2016

We visited mid-week and the restaurant was full by 8.00 pm. Staff were friendly and welcoming. Jolly, relaxed atmosphere. Everyone in my party enjoyed the food - the fish was fresh and tasty. We had the chef's special. Decent selection of wines. The tray of 3 ports is recommended. Very pleasant eating experience and would return if in the area.

Thank Caroline B
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57 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 24, 2016 via mobile

Fun atmosphere but the restaurant seems to prioritize quantity over quality. The first starter had 5 items, all of which were good but did not relate to one another in any way. The second course of scallops and couscous was better but the scallops were rather underseasoned. The main course had three pieces of fish fillet all basically cooked the... More 

Thank Kurosaki_Ichigo
Singapore, Singapore
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 12, 2016 via mobile

We have no regrets dining at Crabbetje, our only dinner at Leiden. We had the 3 course degustation menu which started with 5 petite portions of fish-- tuna sashimi, salmon mousse , shrimp and a very interesting Glad of fish soup. Main was 3 good-sized portions of catfish, sea bass and halibut . All were done exceptionally. Dessert was a... More 

Thank HA2720
Saint Louis, Missouri
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24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 19, 2016

Based on other reviews, we were ready for an amazing meal. Perhaps we should have chosen something else. We chose a chefs choice, 3- portion meal. Portions were small. The fish was not seafood, but rather river fish. The presentation of the food was beautiful. Service was good.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$14 - $24
Dutch, Seafood, European
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Special occasions, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Saint Aagtenstraat 5, 2312 CA, Leiden, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  South Holland Province  >  Leiden
  • Phone Number: +31 71 512 8846

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