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Sint Aagtenstraat 5, 2312 CA, Leiden, The Netherlands
+31 71 5128846
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Tue - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Melbourne, Australia
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63 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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190 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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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45 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars 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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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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.

1 Thank PatM208
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34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2016 via mobile

Nicely decorated place and a very warm welcome from one of the owners! You feel at home straight away. The 2-3 course menu was suggested and delicious! Starter was a mix of shrimp, soup and fish, lovingly decorated with lots of different tastes! The main was three different fillets of fish, again very nicely presented! Great place for fish lovers... More 

Thank Vbowi
London, UK
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46 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015

I was taken here by clients while on a work trip. The food was delicious, beautifully presented, and extremely good value. What makes this place stand out even more though is the care and commitment that goes into both the cooking and the serving. You can tell this is a business that the owners and staff really care about. I... More 

Thank britchick73
Auburn, Alabama
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

We were in Leiden for a week attending a neuroscience conference. The 2nd night, based on TripAdvisor reviews, we tried 'T Crabbetje and were delighted with the food, service, and ambiance. It is small but has still has several separated dining areas so that quiet conversations are possible. The kitchen is visible and the creations coming out of there were... More 

Thank JBAuburn
Voorschoten, The Netherlands
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164 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 201 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

Surprisingly, Het Crabbetje is not by the sea, but in a pretty quiet back street of Leiden. This is one of the few seafood restaurants in the area that ONLY serve seafood - so no pancetta with your scallops! We went during dining week - a special offer menu, but also an opportunity to show off the food, so a... More 

3 Thank Leiden_food_lover
Essex, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2015

A really special fish restaurant with excellent fresh fish prepared within your view and a "market" menu of seasonal delights. Excellent service

1 Thank CorFclass

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$15 - $25
Seafood, European, Dutch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Special occasions
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: Sint Aagtenstraat 5, 2312 CA, Leiden, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  South Holland Province  >  Leiden
  • Phone Number: +31 71 5128846

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?