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De Lachende Javaan

Frankestraat 27, 2011 HT Haarlem, The Netherlands
+31 23 532 8792
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good37%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“rijsttafel” (27 reviews)
“rijst tafel” (2 reviews)
“fried noodles” (2 reviews)
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Asian, Indonesian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Frankestraat 27, 2011 HT Haarlem, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We were doing a day trip to Haarlem and found this wonderful restaurant. We have been to 3 rice tables in the past 2 years and this was by far the best. The waiter, Coon, provided great commentary on what was included and the spiciness...More

Thank RJWhiteSoxfan
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Very nice place. Food is so delicious and tasty. Staff warm and smily. Prices are a bit expensive. But will recommend it if you want to have a great time and authentic indonesian dishes.

Thank sabsim
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have eaten here many times and can't believe I have not reviewed previously. We always order the "Rice Bowl" which is a smorgasbord of Indonesian dishes placed on warming trays. You can take as you wish and repeat as you wish. Order for one...More

Thank John W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've had several rice tables (rickestafel) from Amsterdam to Indonesia and this evening of dinning rated perfect. When you order a rice table...they are fixing LOTS of different foods and flavors; it takes time. If you are starving, order a starter! We order the Biasa...More

Thank AnnArborMHT
Reviewed 7 May 2018 via mobile

On a local’s recommendation we chose this place for our first try of Indonesian food. All the family, including small children keen to return. Great food. Helpful service. Nice setting. We had the “rice-table” for two which (on the manager’s advice) was plenty for all...More

Thank J&J88
Reviewed 30 April 2018 via mobile

We visited on the Saturday of a long weekend , the place was at capacity , but still had a good buzz . The decor was authentic Indonesian , and certainly added to the atmosphere . However , despite having a reservation , we waited...More

Thank David J
Reviewed 10 April 2018

This Indonesian restaurant came highly recommended. For our first experience of Indonesian food, this was extremely good. The variation in tastes was wonderful, from spicy to sweet and sour and more. We all chose the multi dish option which had some 14 dishes plus rice...More

Thank PhilipSmith54
Reviewed 6 March 2018

It is a fine restaurant with a lot of variety of indonesian food. The rices are really good and the ambience is very good

Thank 174Soares
Reviewed 14 October 2017

This was our first time for Indonesian food and was a nice experience. We had the Rice table and the Service Dinner. Food was flavorful, well presented, setting is calm, service is excellent and thought,value. There was a lot of food so be prepared with...More

Thank Venusalberta33
Reviewed 13 October 2017

I cannot believe that people eat this schlock and think that it's good, unless the only thing your sense of taste can discern is hot spice, cheap oil and sugar. The produce and ingredients they use are inferior and, no doubt, inexpensive. It's the typical...More

Thank robert s
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27 October 2016|
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Response from lazy105 | Reviewed this property |
It's pretty pricey but worth it if you want the "experience". The food is really good. It's pretty close to all the action in town center along the walkways
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Frankestraat 27, 2011 HT Haarlem, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  North Holland Province  >  Haarlem>  > Centrum
  • Neighbourhood: Centrum
  • Phone Number: +31 23 532 8792
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