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Sumatra House

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Nieuwe Beestenmarkt 3, 2312 CG, Leiden, The Netherlands
+31 71 512 0022
17:00 - 22:00
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Stockholm, Sweden
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

It's not ok at all, and maybe also a health hazard, to serve guests lukewarm (insufficiently heated/not carefully micro wave heated?) skewers of chicken meat. After the unwanted chew of lukewarm chicken meat, my plate of skewers was reheated. I have never before been served lukewarm chicken meat. We visited Sumatra House in Leiden April 29, 2017. Later, on May... More 

1 Thank Paresaigen
Llanelli, Wales
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50 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Dined here with my wife last Monday (8th May 2017). The restaurant, although quiet as we had chosen to eat early, had a warm, welcoming atmosphere and our waiter soon showed that he had a comprehensive knowledge of Indonesian cuisine. On his recommendation we had the fish soup as a starer and found it to be a light, superbly seasoned... More 

Thank Brian R
Oslo, Norway
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65 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

Can heartily recommend this restaurant. The service was very friendly and quick. The interior is lovely. But best of it all is the food. We had the rice table. Just excellent. This place is definitely worth visiting! Loved it!

Thank Sogning
Zurich, Switzerland
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3 reviews
Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

Very cozy and authentic place. I had a spring roll as starter and then mackerel seasoned spicy with coconut streamed in a banana leaf with rice and different vegetables. The food was great - really authentic and yummy! The service was great, really attentive and nice. The place is cozy and decorated in Indonesian style. Highly recommended.

Thank Lilihut
London, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 August 2016

We were looking forward to eating Indonesian food again after our last visit to Holland. This was, I'm afraid, underwhelming.

Thank PhilArnell
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56 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 June 2016 via mobile

I went to the Sumatra house with my girlfriend because in Netherlands there are many dutch people of Indonesian origin, so I expected to find some good Indonesian food. The food was ok, we took the big menu to taste a bit o f everything. I had never tasted real Indonesian food, but my feeling was that the food was... More 

Thank Matteo L
Columbia, Missouri
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718 reviews
401 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 268 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 May 2016

I wanted to like the Sumatra House more. It is a small, welcoming place with a very friendly staff. Sadly, I found the food the food underwhelming. Part of this is probably because Indonesian restaurants are not really set up to feed single diners. Often the best food is available in the "rijsttafels" (a selection of small dishes), available only... More 

Thank LMOverby
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 April 2016

We had a very tasty dinner here and our waiter did an excellent job, very friendly and calm. Each of our plates came with a variation of little of dishes which kept the dinner experience very interesting. The choice of herbs and spices used was excellent and gave the food a strong but well matched taste.

Thank WorldTravellerJo
Mons, Belgium
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584 reviews
278 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 February 2016 via mobile

We ate here based on other Trip Advisor reviews and its proximity to our hotel and we are so glad we did. We were seated immediately and the hostess/ waitress was so friendly and welcoming. Service was prompt and everything we ordered was delicious. Our favorites were the chicken satay with a delightful peanut sauce and the curried goat which... More 

Thank Zosia B
Magor, United Kingdom
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104 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 December 2015

Have visited Indonesian restaurants many times in the past 35 years but over the past 15 years the numbers do seem to have declined. Many becoming Chinese. Fortunately there are a few true Indonesian restaurants left around and this is one of them. Excellent food, good service and at a reasonable price. We had a the rijstafel. Would recommend.

Thank MrLlanmartin

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Asian, Indonesian, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Wheelchair Accessible
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Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Nieuwe Beestenmarkt 3, 2312 CG, Leiden, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  South Holland Province  >  Leiden
  • Phone Number: +31 71 512 0022

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