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“Great seafood!”

Simonis aan de Haven
Ranked #12 of 1,232 Restaurants in The Hague
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Dutch, Seafood, European, Soups
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Good for: Dining on a budget, Kids, Large groups, Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Singapore
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107 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
“Great seafood!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 10, 2013 via mobile

Very interesting restaurant, something I have never seen before. The queue to order is constantly long. I didn't noticed the menu on the TV screen on top till after I ordered, but I guess the popular ones are on display already.

Had a good platter of fresh oysters. The herring was pretty good too. Has some fried fish, long shaped with bones. Very tasty! Next time I come I wanna try the kippling and the prawns! Oh yeah, thete is this awesome seafood salad. Must try and get the big ones?

Wave to them when they call you number! They'll bring it you you.

  • Visited June 2013
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  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Czech first
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
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English first
Stockholm, Sweden
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Rude personell and pre-fab sauces”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 30, 2013

Kibbeling - deep fried cod. Ok taste but they put on some kind of salt that tastes like it is full of E621 (glutamat).
We ordered a sea food platter, it was ok but NO taste what so ever. Very cold lobster - almost icy. The sauces served (you could get them from pumps) are pre-fab sauces, pre-fab mayonaisse. No good taste.
the Oysters and the Sushi was good.
A lot of tourists visiting the place so why can't they have a meny in English??? The personell, young rude girl behind the disk was rude and made me decide to never go here again. I understand SOME dutch as I work in the Hague and her comments about me understaning anything to her fellow colleauges was a pity to see.
I brought my husband and son for this restaurant as I had been here for lunch with colleagues before but we were soooooo dissapointed.

  • Visited May 2013
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The Hague, The Netherlands
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39 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“An institution!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 24, 2013 via mobile

If you want to experience Dutch fish, welcome! If you do not like huge fried fish pieces, opt for a Simonis soup or some MOESSELEN with grilled cheese. Another option is to go cold and take a 30 € plate oysters, crab etc...it is really worthwhile!
Come in a sunny day and stay on the terrace! Don't miss to try the varied sauces on your FRITJES and pay attention to the numbers (it is a kind of fast food, when your plate is ready the waiters scream the number and you have to wave so that they bring you your plates)

Visited January 2013
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Thank teacup-pofferties
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The Hague, The Netherlands
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Must vist”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 21, 2013

If you like fish you have to eat here! It doesn't matter if you're a local or tourist. However if you're not from the Netherlands then you should definitely experience this place! The owner is always present guarding the quality of the restaurant! Also take away.

Visited April 2013
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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64 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“The best seafood in the Netherlands”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 6, 2013

If you love seafood you will be in heaven. Seriously. They have the best stuff in Holland. You can also buy your food to go. You'll be not disappointed for sure.

  • Visited May 2013
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Thank AndrewBrooklyn
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