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“Fast-fish restaurant :)”

Simonis aan de Haven
Ranked #16 of 1,327 Restaurants in The Hague
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Seafood, Soups
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed April 23, 2014

Fast-fish restaurant the Dutch way! I've been there with colleagues from the capital whom I wanted to see some typical Dutch fish dishes. The place is cozy, been there also previously with other colleagues.

Upon entering you see some fruits of the sea and some fish products. There're also some menus you can choose. First you order, then pay and go and get your drink. Take a sit and wait until your number (that you received when you were paying) is announced. First they announce it in Dutch, in case you don't speak the language and don't get it, they'll shortly also announce in English.

You can pick up the order yourself or - in the case of larger orders - a waitress will accompany you and your food to your table.

As it's a fish restaurant, it's appropriately located in the Scheveningen harbour where the fish products are loaded on trucks. There's plenty of parking space (both reserved for the restaurant and unreserved), so no need to worry.

After a delicious dinner feel free to take a walk either in the harbour or on the coastline!

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Reviewed March 25, 2014

I'm a big fan of fish and chips, beer, and lively restaurants but I can't really get on board with the exceptional ratings of this place.... the portion sizes are just too big and felt very wasteful (and I am American...lol), the huge crowd was borderline stressful and we were scrambling to find a table until we had to enlist the help of a waitress. We went on Sunday, so perhaps that is the most packed day of the week. Make sure that if you are getting one plate of fish that you are sharing it between two people. I felt guilty because I could not eat nearly all of it and had to throw a lot of fish away. In addition I thought there was too much breading on the portions and the chips were nothing special. I probably wouldn't go back again except to the market area which looked like it had a great quality selection to cook at home.

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Reviewed March 12, 2014

excellent quality fish and rather different experience. the place is great to see and a must if you visit Scheveningen. it is rather popular and therefore busy. restaurant prices reasonable, buying fish rather expensive but worthed.

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Reviewed March 11, 2014

The restaurant is different to the norm ... you stand in a queue, order your dish then sit down. Wait for your number to be called out (so you have to pay attention). Good fresh fish, good portions. You just need to know what to expect.

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Reviewed March 11, 2014

The fish at Simonis is good, but don't expect anything else, the paella, te chips or the salad is of low quality/taste, clean your own table and chair before you sit down, if not you might stick to it.

The upside is a very good quality fish, fast service and low cost and a full belly when you leave.

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