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De Lachende Javaan


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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner


Asian, Indonesian
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
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All reviews rijsttafel rice nasi goreng pork indonesian restaurant great indonesian food lovely town spicy food vegetarian dishes side dishes slow service javan statues smorgasbord netherlands palate dutch
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We were told that as we didn't have a reservation our table for two might be a 15 minute wait ...we didn't mind ...but almost immediately we were told that it was a mere 5 minute wait! The menu is easy to understand with allergens...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Steve B
Reviewed February 10, 2019 via mobile

If you want to try the typical dishes from Indonesia this is the best place ! Delicious dishes, friendly staff, moderate price and tradicional Asian decoration. I really recommend it!

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank alballg
Reviewed January 23, 2019

My partner and I have been wanting to come here for ages already. We finally got around to it and we were more than happy! If you are looking for the best Indonesian restaurant in Haarlem you have definitely found it. We ordered the Rice...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank danana90
Reviewed January 20, 2019

great food, and authentic -as so it is called- Indonesian food that really tastes nice and fresh while being served with a lot of care and interest. worthwhile a wait or a de-tour

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank vikskio
Reviewed December 20, 2018

We had an absolutely amazing experience here. We decided to go with the platters of food to share and it did not disappoint. There were 4 of us and we had much leftover. The service was quick, the people were nice and I can't say...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Kailey T
Reviewed November 30, 2018

We went one evening for the rijstafel, in which every dish was delicious and obviously cooked with care. Excellent food, and excellent value at €24 a head for as much as we could eat. The staff couldn't have been more helpful. So we went a...More

Date of visit: November 2018
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Reviewed November 27, 2018 via mobile

A Superb Evening was had by a group of friends recently when we dined at De Lachende Javan in Haarlem City Centre. Two of our friends live locally & on recommendation we went along and choose the “ Indonesian “ Rice Table Menu at a...More

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank paulsF1068UB
Reviewed October 13, 2018 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

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank 408eranl
Reviewed October 6, 2018 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.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank 815ancad
Reviewed October 4, 2018

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

Date of visit: September 2018
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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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