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De Lachende Javaan

Frankestraat 27, 2011 HT Haarlem, The Netherlands
+31 23 532 8792
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good36%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“rijsttafel” (28 reviews)
“rice” (7 reviews)
“spekkoek” (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 1 week ago via mobile

We were invited by rsltives eho live in the srea and sang the prsises of this place. They proved to be right. The food -although generally better suited for meat eaters - was excellent, well balanced in tastes (for a non-Indonesian palate, I suppose), and...More

Thank 408eranl
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were there with friends who had never tried Indonesian food before: host was very welcoming and made great recommendations on what to try from the menu given each induvidual taste in spicy food.. excellnt dishes prepared by Indonesian people: a family business owned place.

Thank Anca D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were well received, the interior decor was pleasant. There was big choice on the menu, we opted for the Rice Tafel, and the dishes served were delicious, quality was excellent and quantity was more than we could eat. We were looked after by lady...More

Thank jhangood
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited on a whim with mum, while on holiday.. Not familiar with the unexplained indonesian dishes on the set menu, we explained my mother's small appetite and presumably ordered so.. what arrived was a large banquet fit for a king.. waay more food than was...More

Thank smallwombat
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had been here in 2010 with a Rick Steves Tour group and had a great sampling then. Our travel friends wanted to visit Amsterdam and we were traveling with them and suggested Haarlem as a location outside of expensive Amsterdam. We all wanted Indonesian...More

Thank George O
Reviewed August 24, 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...More

Thank Onlily
Reviewed August 20, 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....More

Thank Peter E
Reviewed August 15, 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...More

Thank Sarah W
Reviewed August 8, 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...More

Thank VirginiaRick
Reviewed August 8, 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...More

Thank dirk542
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October 26, 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
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Open Hours
5:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
5:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
5:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
5:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
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5:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
5:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
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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