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Istana

Wagenstraat 71-73, 2512 AR, The Hague, The Netherlands
+31 70 360 0997
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Overview
  • Excellent52%
  • Very good32%
  • Average14%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“satay” (8 reviews)
“rijsttafel” (14 reviews)
“kambing” (2 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 PM - 9:30 PMAll hours
CUISINES
Asian, Indonesian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
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LOCATION
Wagenstraat 71-73, 2512 AR, The Hague, The Netherlands
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1 - 10 of 58 reviews

Reviewed 1 January 2018 via mobile

We had dinner and ordered curry chicken, sambal tofu and petai and tempeh. We recommend a trip to Indonesia for the cook(s?). The curry chicken tasted like some standard curry powder was used and the tofu had no sambal in it whatsoever. Including taste. The...More

Thank Christine_sing
Reviewed 17 December 2017 via mobile

Typical Indonesian low budget restaurant. Not bad but really nothing to remember. Not everything tasted good and nothing excelled. Just another fast food type of restaurant.

Thank Otto M
Reviewed 20 October 2017 via mobile

Had a great meal here with my Indonesian born mother. Great food, and very attentive service. Highly recommended.

Thank RomboutL
Reviewed 19 October 2017 via mobile

Found this lovely restaurant on my Chinatown walk. At first, I was a bit afraid of the quality since there are not many other asian restaurants in the surrounding, but was quickly calmed down. Place was almost full at the time of my visit, meaning...More

Thank Ronsky1970
Reviewed 16 October 2017 via mobile

If you're in The Hague and looking for a good Indonesian restaurant look no further. Istana offers an excellent menu of delicious, well cooked quality food, and living in South East Asia we know the difference. We found their chicken and beef particularly tender.

Thank Ron C
Reviewed 13 October 2017 via mobile

Centrally located, nothing too fancy but good food and attentive service. Good for both lunch and dinner.

Thank Omar L
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

In the Chinatown of The Hague, with parking lot not too far, tasty typical food from Indonesia + the Dutch version = Rijstaffel (rice table). For 2 is really sufficient for 3 adults. Enjoy !

Thank philhellich
Reviewed 14 September 2017

Just came back from having shared an incredibly "lekker" (meat) Rijsttafel at the Istana. I can't judge how authentic it is, since I never had the joy of an original one in Indonesia, but it was extremely varied in shapes, taste and textures, extremely rich...More

Thank Trip_Input_12
Reviewed 14 June 2017

I go there once in a while more than 10 years. They used to have very good lunch sets, price was small and quality and amout were big. But, when I went there last time for lunch, it was good tasty as always, however they...More

Thank 85maaaa
Reviewed 25 March 2017 via mobile

Attended for a meal with friends. We ordered the rijsttafel. Initially had a starter of spring rolls which were quite average. Next came a large tray with many different dishes on - food was not very warm. There was a large range of meat dishes...More

Thank Jemimax123
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$31 - US$39
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Monday
12:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Tuesday
12:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Wednesday
12:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Thursday
12:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Friday
12:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Saturday
12:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Wagenstraat 71-73, 2512 AR, The Hague, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  South Holland Province  >  The Hague>  > Zuidwal
  • Neighbourhood: Zuidwal
  • Phone Number: +31 70 360 0997
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