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Istana

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$$ - $$$
Zuidwal
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Wagenstraat 71-73, 2512 AR, The Hague, The Netherlands
+31 70 360 0997
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12:00 - 21:30
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Hours:
Sun 16:00 - 22:00
Mon - Sat 12:00 - 21:30
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34 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 unfortunately as vegetarian there seemed to be limited selection and mainly the side dishes -... More 

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Thank Jemimax123
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Istana is a family style Indonesian place in Chinatown. I have to admit that I found the food ok whilst not being blown away. I found that it was also a little overpriced compared to other places. The Satay was really good and the service was equally good.

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Thank BoBoder
The Hague
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122 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2017

Restaurant Istana, in the center of Chinatown, has been one of the established restaurants if it comes to 'real' Indonesian food. The interior take pains to present an impression of an Indonesian warung, it is decorated with murals of landscapes and other utensils. The menu shows the general dishes, like the various kinds of saté's (where they became famous from)... More 

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Thank buaya40
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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129 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 December 2016

The litmus-test for Indonesian food is to try their sateh kambing, the daging rendang and the lodeh. Won't keep you in suspense: Istana passed all of them. Great food, friendly attentive waiters and a very nice setting, out there in Den Haags Chinatown.

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Thank PVR2
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

Went several times with family and friends. Food is excellent, real Indonesian and Service with a smile! Real value for money!

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Thank Rob v
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28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 October 2016

Ate here with work colleagues on a business . The food was nice, the atmosphere was genial, service was fast and polite and it was conveniently located for my hotel but just enough off the main areas to mean it was reasonably priced.

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Thank Marcus R
Marco Island, Florida
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48 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

Recently visited this Indonesian restaurant with some work colleagues. We will visit again. We have found many restaurants in The Hague overpriced and far too slow. This restaurant was neither of those things snd it deserves it's good ratings. We were initially concerned by the back room table near the toilets but this turned out to not be a problem.... More 

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Thank Ken W
herzeliya
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53 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

On our last visit to Holland decided we wanted to have Indonesian food. We read reviews and opted for this one as it is right in the centre of town. Food was very good. We chose the meat rijstafel and the menu was in English so we just about knew what we were getting. Staff very friendly, place clean and... More 

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Thank Sigipooh
Bukittinggi, Indonesia
1 review
Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

The food was amazing! eventhough the people who works in here not indonesian but they really can make it taste so indonesia. Love it so muchh! 😍😍

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Thank dedek_mhd
brighton
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78 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 August 2016 via mobile

This was excellent value and very tasty. We had the fruit salad as a side dish which went well with some of the sweeter and spicier dishes. Next time we'll try the rijstaffel.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$31 - US$39
Cuisine
Asian, Indonesian, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
16:00 - 22:00
Monday
12:00 - 21:30
Tuesday
12:00 - 21:30
Wednesday
12:00 - 21:30
Thursday
12:00 - 21:30
Friday
12:00 - 21:30
Saturday
12:00 - 21:30
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?