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Noordeinde 51-53, 2311 CB, Leiden, The Netherlands
+31 71 512 3524
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good48%
  • Average13%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“rijsttafel” (18 reviews)
“rice” (8 reviews)
“sate” (4 reviews)
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Asian, Indonesian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Noordeinde 51-53, 2311 CB, Leiden, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 4 January 2018

Tasty food. Cosy Ambiance Good Quantity Value for money Only complain had to wait for an hour to get our food.

Thank AviroopSen
Reviewed 18 November 2017

I eaten here many times over the years and the food is always excellent, likewise the service and it seems busy whatever day you go - so reservations are a good idea! Although the menu is quite broad we always seem to settle on the...More

Thank Bob S
Reviewed 29 October 2017

I've eaten here a number of times on visits to Leiden and always enjoyed the food and good service. Can be rather crowded and need to book, which speaks for itself!

Thank ProfPatLondon
Reviewed 19 September 2017

We have eaten here a number of times and always found the food excellent and the staff helpful. I recommend the rijstafel which consists of a large number of dishes to share

Thank Ric399
Reviewed 2 September 2017 via mobile

We each had a vegetarian set meal. It was very good food, the service was wonderful. Unfortunately when the bill came we were overcharged €3 each meal. When queried the lovely waitress agreed that we had been overcharged, then brought out the Dutch language menu,...More

Thank Buster033
Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

This was a great find in old Leiden - maybe a 15 minute walk from the central station. Service was prompt and polite. And the food was delicious - they have the classic rice dishes as well as lots of a la carte Indonesian dishes....More

Thank loveDCA
Reviewed 8 July 2017

The Surakarta is a relatively small restaurant (maybe around 40 seats) that in the weekend is almost always full.Next to it is the take-away part of the same restaurant. The food is genuine (statement from an Indonesian friend)and good. The service even when busy is...More

Thank zepedro99
Reviewed 18 June 2017

After 13 years away I was back again and it's great to see this restaurant still delivers. Their sate is just out of this world, so yummy and their rice table is fantastic. Order take out and you hear the cooks talk indonesian with each...More

Thank Hagar08540
Reviewed 29 May 2017

Down memory lane here. Haven't eaten here for about 5 years. Still lovely in that it has a family feel to it, and still has the happy, friendly staff I remember so well from previous times. The food is also still excellent, and my Beef...More

Thank crawfie
Reviewed 13 March 2017

I ate here for a dinner. The quality of food was mediocre including the atmosphere at large. Most of the food was pre-cooked and warmed up, including the rice was very bad. The overall quality of the dinner was for a fast or take away...More

Thank nopasaran846
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$36 - US$57
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Noordeinde 51-53, 2311 CB, Leiden, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  South Holland Province  >  Leiden
  • Phone Number: +31 71 512 3524
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