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The Raffles

#132 of 1,132 Restaurants in The Hague
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Javastraat 63, 2585 AG, The Hague, The Netherlands
+31 70 345 8587
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Monday
Closed
Hours:
Tue - Sat 17:30 - 22:00
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29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

I always feel better after visiting Raffles. These people are wonderful human beings and this is a wonderful restaurant. We go here with friends, with family & with colleagues and everyone is blown away. Please go if you are ever in Den Haag

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Thank Paul D
Leiderdorp, The Netherlands
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

Yesterday i visited this lovely authentic Indonesian restaurant. A warm welcome from Frank, the owner, in an oriëntal atmosphere. Nice table-linnen for that extra restaurant-feeling. The food is a joy for the taste buds, Satay tasted very authentic and not burried under a bowl of Satay sauce. Very refined food, served by nice waiters. A good choice in wine. I'll... More 

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Thank Angelique K
Verona, Italy
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016

This small, family run restaurant service traditional Indonesian cuisine in a simple but friendly and cosy atmosphere. We chose the "rijsttafel", a mix of various dishes - all very tasty but none very hot. They have a good selection of wines too.

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Thank Gerben H
Leiden, The Netherlands
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 May 2016

Loved the calm "livingroom" atmosphere, personal and friendly staff and the taste of the food was great! Only minus point was that the portions were fairly small, after a 5 course dinner I still wasn't really full. And I'm not a very big eater.

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Thank T2165HXlindag
france
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218 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 March 2016

We had booked the special menu. 5 dishes for 32 euros. It was a very good deal with fish and meat, all differently spiced. The crab in banana leaf was maybe not very exiting but a lot of crab. Desert with ice cream and a coco "panna cotta" delicious. Wine reasonably priced and very nice. But almost 3 hours for... More 

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Thank FranceMartine
Krakow, Poland
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393 reviews
232 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 191 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2015

After writing around 250 reviews, this is the first time I need to warn you about the restaurant's staff. Let me write a short recap: We went in, sat down and got the menu (which by the way has some ridiculous prices, including 25Euro for a bowl of curry!). We were approached by a waiter to take orders. After two... More 

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Thank Panhirsch
Zoetermeer
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68 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2015

I have been coming here for over twenty years now and for a reason. The food has bold flavors but is elegant at the same time. The wine pairings are very good and surprising. The ambiance is nice, also because of the very personable service. This restaurant offer never became boring – on the contrary. My wife and I will... More 

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Thank Rob J
Netherlands
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70 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2015

We had a tasty diner. Because of a promotion there was 1 menu available for us, but it suited us well. The dishes were tasteful. The pace was a bit tooo slow, especially in the beginning. The restaurant has a somewhat colonial ambiance that felt good. Raffles can be recommended.

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Thank PimH
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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433 reviews
252 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 222 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2015

The food here is brilliantly authentic, and the staff are more than happy to help explain what each dish is and what it contains. We opted for a banquet and were treated to a variety of superbly cooked meats and vegetables, along with a very refreshing and exotic dessert. The price was quite high, but definitely worth it for the... More 

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Thank DC1190
Geneva, Switzerland
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352 reviews
206 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2015

After earlier visits to this great little restaurant in the "colonial" heart of The Hague (read Louis Couperus books about life in and around the Javastraat late 19th century), when I went alone or as a couple, this time a group experience. Service remains excellent and food was delicious, served at good intervals, and with some clear explanations about the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Asian, Indonesian, Seafood
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Seating
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
Tuesday
17:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
17:30 - 22:00
Thursday
17:30 - 22:00
Friday
17:30 - 22:00
Saturday
17:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Javastraat 63, 2585 AG, The Hague, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  South Holland Province  >  The Hague
  • Phone Number: +31 70 345 8587

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?