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Noordeinde 51-53, 2311 CB, Leiden, The Netherlands
+31 71 512 3524
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good46%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“rijsttafel” (17 reviews)
“rice” (11 reviews)
“sate” (4 reviews)
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Asian, Indonesian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Noordeinde 51-53, 2311 CB, Leiden, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 6 days ago

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 3 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 27 January 2017

Surakarta is my go-to place when it comes to sate. Their Javanese sate platter has been my favorite since my first visit many many years back. This time around, it was wonderful, as usual.

Thank Stefan L
Reviewed 10 December 2016

I ate here as part of a group with Dutch friends. I found the food good, (we had a menu where we could sample lots of dishes) although i have had better rice. The service was ok, but a little haphazard (some of us got...More

Thank Babs-maryse
Reviewed 4 September 2016

The service was very friendly. We didn't have to wait very long for the dishes as we arrived early in the evening. We took the " rijsttafel" Surakarta. The quality was mixed: some of the dishes were very good, but the beef dishes were overcooked...More

Thank Roger L
Reviewed 16 August 2016

We chose the set price per head which was 23 euros per head. We chose it because we all wanted to try a variety of foods rather than one meal per person (there were 3 of us). They brought out around 10 dishes. They were...More

Thank Elizabeth B
Reviewed 11 August 2016

We had a lovely evening at Surakarta, my go-to restaurant when in Leiden. Brought some colleagues and we all share the Indonesian specialties of the house. Decent price and a feel-at-home feeling. Highly recommended for romantic or professional dinner !!

Thank AudreyG0202
Reviewed 13 July 2016

I was in Leiden on a work trip, and a friend who lives here took a group of eight of us to Surakarta for dinner. He ordered a 'set menu', multiple dishes arrived which we all shared, and the food was sensational. Really varied, flavoursome,...More

Thank antony f
Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

My colleague wanted to try Indonesian. Ok experience if you want to try Indonesian. Too many fatty fried and flavorless dishes. Not worth the hour wait for service and nearly endless wait to pay. I would not repeat.

Thank TooBlueVilla
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$36 - US$57
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Takeout
Good for
Open Hours
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
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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