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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%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“rijsttafel” (32 reviews)
“beef rendang” (4 reviews)
“spekkoek” (3 reviews)
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Asian, Indonesian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Frankestraat 27, 2011 HT Haarlem, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 14 October 2017

This was our first time for Indonesian food and was a nice experience. We had the Rice table and the Service Dinner. Food was flavorful, well presented, setting is calm, service is excellent and thought,value. There was a lot of food so be prepared with...More

Thank Venusalberta33
Reviewed 13 October 2017

I cannot believe that people eat this schlock and think that it's good, unless the only thing your sense of taste can discern is hot spice, cheap oil and sugar. The produce and ingredients they use are inferior and, no doubt, inexpensive. It's the typical...More

Thank robert s
Reviewed 18 August 2017

what a great surprise in Haarlem. I felt like if I was in Indonesia. a mix of emotions hard to explain and share. ........... very personal ......... but the food was great . we asked for a nasi goreng the way we know and like...More

Thank cbfj
Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

All is in the title. You have so much choices so either go for the Javaan menu (a well served mix from starter to desert) or ask the waiter/ers to help you. The choice of wine is not impressive but well picked. There is a...More

Thank Worldtriper_Max
Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

Bad place, poor staff. Don't go there if you want to have a diner. Staff is very rude and meals are the same in supermarkets...

Thank ManuetFlo
Reviewed 3 August 2017

We loved this place - the food, the art, the staff. Very authentic Indonesian and excellent rijsttafel. Ask for the owner to show you his beautiful Indonesian art - vintage travel posters and modern Indonesian artists.

Thank Harold C
Reviewed 29 June 2017

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 26 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
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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, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 12:00 AM
5:00 PM - 12:00 AM
5:00 PM - 12:00 AM
5:00 PM - 12:00 AM
5:00 PM - 12:00 AM
5:00 PM - 12:00 AM
5:00 PM - 12:00 AM
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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