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De Lachende Javaan

Frankestraat 27, 2011 HT Haarlem, The Netherlands
+31 23 532 8792
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good36%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“rijsttafel” (27 reviews)
“rice” (7 reviews)
“spekkoek” (2 reviews)
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Asian, Indonesian, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Frankestraat 27, 2011 HT Haarlem, The Netherlands
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Reviewed June 2, 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 May 25, 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 May 20, 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 April 22, 2017

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

Thank NoraHaarlem
Reviewed April 16, 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 February 18, 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 December 19, 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 October 2, 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
Reviewed August 23, 2016

We ordered a large spread in order to try a wide variety of dishes. Every dish was nicely prepared and the service was very good. We hadn't tried Indonesian food before, so this was a great place for an introduction.

Thank Blabbott
Reviewed August 23, 2016 via mobile

Delicious! A bunch of interesting flavorful dishes. There was so much we couldn't finish! Lovely place very busy. Out of the main drag

1  Thank lazy105
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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
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Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids
Open Hours
5:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
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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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