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Saint Aagtenstraat 5, 2312 CA, Leiden, The Netherlands
+31 71 512 8846
Tue - Sat 17:30 - 22:00
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Leiden, The Netherlands
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97 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

And that goes for Crabbetje. Itś supposed to be here for ages already, and welcomes a mostly local clientele. Which is not surprising since it has been stuck away in a back alley between station and inner city. Not that itś atmosphere is not nice; it must have been redecorated not to long ago and looks neat and stylish. The... More 

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

When walking from the train station towards the centre of Leiden, there is no shortage of restaurants and take-aways. The difficulty is knowing which ones are the best. Thankfully before we arrived in Leiden, we picked the brains of a friend who regularly visits Leiden to work at the University. He reccomended that if we like fish, we should go... More 

Thank granitecityloon
Boechout, Belgium
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138 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016

Crabbetje is a bit tucked away in a side street and the restaurant itself is modestly furbished. What you get on the plate however is not: excellent quality fish dishes at reasonable prices. Good choice of excellent wines by the glass with a host that is very willing to help you make the right combinations. Nice place/

Thank DnA38
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160 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

Nice restaurant good service interesting menu and lots of fresh fish and not to expensive, they also have a good wine selection. And all in a nice ambiance.

Thank hallf
Pompano Beach, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

I ordered the 3 course chef special. Each course wastasty with a beautiful presentation. The staff was friendly and promote a relaxed eating atmosphere, no rushing.

Thank ddas2016
Rome, Italy
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45 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

The restaurant was suggested to me by a friend besides trip advisor. The resistano was very quiet because was may be too early. The Walter suggested the menù, I Made the big mistake to accept. What i received was small quantity of normal fish cooked well but nothing noticeable. I will give them another chance Next time going " alla... More 

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Vevey, Switzerland
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30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

Nice restaurant but a little dispointed with the 3 tiny miniscule oysters for €9.95 and apparantly the shrimp bouillon wasn't up to too much either Followed by dover sole which was good and well worth €34.50 Service a little over the top for this type of restaurant, why do waiters insist on telling you in great detail what s on... More 

Thank Daviduzbek
Melbourne, Australia
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83 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016

After a long business day, three of us decided to visit the Crabbetje Restaurant. Just a quick walk from our Hotel in the old town. A quaint restaurant with charm and very good service. You were made to feel comfortable the moment you walked in. We decided to choose the 4 course "Surprise" set from the menu and we all... More 

Thank Elizabeth W
Essex, United Kingdom
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213 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 May 2016

We visited mid-week and the restaurant was full by 8.00 pm. Staff were friendly and welcoming. Jolly, relaxed atmosphere. Everyone in my party enjoyed the food - the fish was fresh and tasty. We had the chef's special. Decent selection of wines. The tray of 3 ports is recommended. Very pleasant eating experience and would return if in the area.

Thank Caroline B
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57 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2016 via mobile

Fun atmosphere but the restaurant seems to prioritize quantity over quality. The first starter had 5 items, all of which were good but did not relate to one another in any way. The second course of scallops and couscous was better but the scallops were rather underseasoned. The main course had three pieces of fish fillet all basically cooked the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$14 - US$24
Dutch, Seafood, European, Gluten Free Options
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Open Hours
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Saint Aagtenstraat 5, 2312 CA, Leiden, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  South Holland Province  >  Leiden
  • Phone Number: +31 71 512 8846

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?