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De Lachende Javaan

Frankestraat 27, 2011 HT Haarlem, The Netherlands
+31 23 532 8792
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good38%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“rijsttafel” (33 reviews)
“beef rendang” (4 reviews)
“spekkoek” (2 reviews)
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Asian, Indonesian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Frankestraat 27, 2011 HT Haarlem, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was our baptism in Indonesian/Rijsttafel and enjoyed it although I found it to be way too food. Our waiter was a friendly Dutchman who guided us through the experience which we greatly appreciated.

Thank Constant_Discovery
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

On my recent holiday to the Netherlands I'm so happy we went here for dinner it was definitely one of the highlights. I cannot praise this restaurant enough the food, wine and service was excellent. Four of us went we had a total of 17...More

Thank caza1982
Reviewed 2 June 2017 via mobile

Great food! We had a rijstafel and then spekkoek for dessert. Everything was cooked to perfection and an absolute flavour sensation! Excellent service. Would 100% recommend 😁

Thank Ross W
Reviewed 25 May 2017 via mobile

We came for dinner and I'm giving it 4 stars because it took awhile to get our food and although the flavors were good, they were slightly on the mild side. We ordered a vegetarian rice table and there were so many dishes that it...More

Thank bellakaye
Reviewed 20 May 2017

Personell is a little strange, not very 'smiley' at all. You get the feeling they are rushing you through even though it was not very busy. Rijsttafel was okay but not very spicy, the meat dishes were all very similar. The person telling you what...More

Thank burgertrut
Reviewed 22 April 2017

Nothing special, but they know what they are doing. Very yummy food. Friendly staff. Overall a good place to go to.

Thank AtrejuA
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

The ambience is good and the service reasonable. We had the traditional meal of rice surrounded by various meat and vegetable dishes, explained well by the server. It was all fine but somehow mass produced and poured in by formula. If it was more hot...More

Thank Blackswanmalcolm
Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

A nice size restaurant in small street (no cars, no parking) in the center of Haarlem. Friendly staff, sometimes difficult to understand and not very forthcoming sharing information and explaining the dishes of our 'rijsttafel'. We asked twice about the dishes but nothing than a...More

Thank AMSGoonie
Reviewed 19 December 2016

the Indonesian food was lack luster. It was spicy enough, just not tasty. We ordered the smallest Rijst Tafel, which had more than enough food for 3 people. On a Tuesday evening the restaurant was full, which would mean that the food had something to...More

Thank bgkhan224
Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

I love Indonesian food but my partner had never tried it, so the "rijsttafel" is a great way of trying out lots of different things. The quality of the food was great, but the waiter was also really awesome. We asked some questions about the...More

Thank Andrea v
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26 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, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
17:00 - 00:00
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17:00 - 00:00
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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