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“Best Food and Great Hospitality”
Review of De Lachende Javaan

De Lachende Javaan
Ranked #20 of 379 Restaurants in Haarlem
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Indonesian
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Dining options: Reservations
Neighbourhood: Centrum
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Best Indonesian Food. Some even tasted better than what I ever tasted in Indonesia. I can also tell they use fresh ingridients and authentic recipes. Great hospitality and service also. Unforgettable!

Thank John C
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were doing a day trip to Haarlem and found this wonderful restaurant. We have been to 3 rice tables in the past 2 years and this was by far the best. The waiter, Coon, provided great commentary on what was included and the spiciness of each dish. The owner showed us his collection of Indonesian artifacts on the second floor which was very fascinating. We will sure visit this restaurant again when we are back in Holland

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Thank RJWhiteSoxfan
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice place. Food is so delicious and tasty. Staff warm and smily.
Prices are a bit expensive. But will recommend it if you want to have a great time and authentic indonesian dishes.

Thank sabsim
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Reviewed 30 May 2018

I have eaten here many times and can't believe I have not reviewed previously. We always order the "Rice Bowl" which is a smorgasbord of Indonesian dishes placed on warming trays. You can take as you wish and repeat as you wish. Order for one less person, there is plenty to enjoy. The waiters are very helpful as well, so ask. There are chicken, beef, pork, egg, noodle, rice, string bean, potato dishes plus salad. Some have more spice, some are more savory. However, all are beautifully seasoned and prepared. We dine there every visit, which is at least twice a year.

Thank John W
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Reviewed 25 May 2018

I've had several rice tables (rickestafel) from Amsterdam to Indonesia and this evening of dinning rated perfect. When you order a rice table...they are fixing LOTS of different foods and flavors; it takes time. If you are starving, order a starter!
We order the Biasa rice table for two; loved the Gado gado, sate, Babi kecap, ayam mentega... well just about everything was delicious and prepared with great care.
Service was fantastic; the hostess who took our order specifically asked how hot and spicy we wanted the food and adjusted/substituted to meet our needs. The food was excellent, spices delicate and so much to eat for two!

The restaurant is atmospheric and obviously has been decorated with great care. Beautiful art work, collection of masks, statues, Garuda statues and vintage posters providing a wonderful feel to the restaurant.

When we left the restaurant, I was surprised to find us in Haarlem ... not Sulawesi, Indonesia. Highly recommended!

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Thank AnnArborMHT
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