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Sumatra House

Nieuwe Beestenmarkt 3, 2312 CG, Leiden, The Netherlands
+31 71 512 0022
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good29%
  • Average5%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
Travelers talk about
“rijsttafel” (8 reviews)
“yellow rice” (3 reviews)
“rendang” (3 reviews)
Open Now
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM Hours
Asian, Indonesian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Nieuwe Beestenmarkt 3, 2312 CG, Leiden, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Cold or partially heated food. Bland tasting vegetables. Just not good Indonesian food, of which I have eaten many times. This was just not good at all.

Thank furniturerep2018
Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I had dinner here tonight. I had Satay chicken in peanut sauce which was delicious. My wife had Satay Goat in ginger sauce which the waitress said was actually lamb. I thought it tasted somewhat rancid. My wife also had meatballs and...More

Thank John16752024
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very good and special. Spicy but not to hot. Very tasty. Cozy place. Terrace at the street side. Very friendly service and prices are reasonable . Also take-home possibilities.

Thank Jan-Auwke D
Reviewed May 1, 2018 via mobile

I had good expectations based on trip advisor reviews but unfortunately I was very disappointed. Expensive meal considering Leiden has other Indonesian generous meal offerings at around €10 Mark. Portions were small and food not memorable. Staff were very friendly but overall would not recommend...More

Thank sylvia k
Reviewed April 27, 2018

It is a small family restaurant in the centre of the city. Always full, make a reservation. We loved the food and the atmosphere and you could drink Bintang beer also. The dishes are really authentic, all of them were perfect. Probably the choice in...More

Thank Gábor P
Reviewed March 21, 2018 via mobile

When compared to other Indonesian restaurants I visited in the past, it is very good but not the best one. The food was flavory but not spicy. The staff was very friendly. The prices were moderate.

Thank Tomasz S
Reviewed March 12, 2018 via mobile

Nice cosy little restaurant, with a good selection of dishes. Particularly liked the goat curry, and the satay entree. All the serving sizes were more than adequate. Annoyed to have to pay for water though when we were already buying meals and wine.

Thank Steve_M_88
Reviewed February 25, 2018

Very nice meal based on suggestions received from the owner. Booked via the Fork, we were seated at a table under the window and close to the heaters, which was very welcome to us. Chicken Satai and all kinds of curries were great. Good local...More

Thank Pacodettofranz
Reviewed December 23, 2017 via mobile

Searching as usual as a high maintenance Asian foodie for good restaurants. This time our goal was Indonesian dinner. With my Indonesian roots and hubby raised around Indonesian kitchen goddesses it was quiet a quest. Then we found Sumatra House!!! Don’t let the front or...More

1  Thank Ict78
Reviewed December 20, 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed Sumatra's rijsttafel for two. The dishes were a delightful match of spicy, piquant, and calming with a lovely mix of textures and flavours. Service was friendly and personable and we thoroughly enjoyed our evening there.

Thank Martin S
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Delivery
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Romantic
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Nieuwe Beestenmarkt 3, 2312 CG, Leiden, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  South Holland Province  >  Leiden
  • Phone Number: +31 71 512 0022
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