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“Very Good Indonesian Food”
Review of De Lachende Javaan

De Lachende Javaan
Ranked #13 of 391 Restaurants in Haarlem
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Indonesian
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Dining options: Reservations
Neighbourhood: Centrum
Reviewed 24 August 2018 via mobile

My daughter would like to have for dinner Indonesian Rijsttafel. Thanks to Tripadvisor that we found this Indonesian restaurant with the good advises that didn’t disappointed us. The restaurant is very beautiful in a old house with a good atmosphere. It was a long time ago that we had this kind of dish, but honestly this is the best we had ate up to now. The waiters are serious and polite, very helpful with the menu. The food was delicious and not very spice. For sure we will return to this restaurant.

Thank Onlily
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Reviewed 20 August 2018 via mobile

I love Indonesian food. We visited this reastaurant with my family more than 30 years ago when they just opened. The food was excellent then and I was not disappointed now. Same family owning the restaurant, so you can sure this is a good place. The ambiance is very nice and the service excellent.
Wish I could go here more often.

Thank Peter E
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Reviewed 15 August 2018

We came here in a large group for a rehearsal dinner.
The service was very friendly. They did ask often if we wanted our drink refilled, however there were sometimes times where we had to wait a bit. It was better when the food was served.
Food was served on heating elements. There were different curries, side dishes and vegetarian dishes. The food was delicious varying from different spice levels. Even the spiciest dish was not too spicy. We enjoyed it very much. It was nice that everyone shared the dishes and served themselves.
Would come here again!

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Thank Sarah W
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Reviewed 8 August 2018

We have dined here on many occasions during our visits to Haarlem. The rijsttafel variety delivered for even two people is well worth ordering. The owners and family, as well as the wait staff, are friendly and the restaurant decor is eclectic and colorful. Most importantly, the food is delightful.

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Thank VirginiaRick
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Reviewed 8 August 2018

With a friend, we are both from Haarlem originally, we visited Indonesian restaurant 'De Lachende Javaan'. This has become a tradition. We took the extended rice table and a palette of dishes was put on the table. It was medium spicy - they should have asked us for the whole table liked spicy ('pedis') dishes. On the whole, it was better than before and tasty. Note, the restaurant could have put in an extra waiter as the one helping us was too busy. As a result, refills took a bit longer.

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Thank dirk542
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