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“Great Indonesian food”
Review of De Lachende Javaan

De Lachende Javaan
Ranked #12 of 394 Restaurants in Haarlem
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Indonesian
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Dining options: Reservations
Neighbourhood: Centrum
Reviewed 1 June 2016 via mobile

Bit of a hike from the airport but had some time and wanted to go somewhere different.
Haarlem itself was quite a pleasant town, but this restaurant was a nice gem.
Very good authentic food served in a nicely set up Indonesian environment.
Both my Laksa and Beef Rendang were wonderful.
Service with a smile, and prices that equated to the quality quantity and service.
Very good.

Date of visit: June 2016
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Reviewed 20 April 2016

I have been coming here for the last 25 years. Of course the food has had its ups and downs in all those years. But the last time we ate here it was marvellous. The restaurant had expanded, but still managed to keep its intimate atmosphere, service was a bit slow, but the food was incredible. Mains 15 - 20 euro's, side dishes a few euro's, so fairly run of the mill pricewise. So if you like Indonesian food: go to De lachende Javaan!

Date of visit: April 2016
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Reviewed 18 March 2016

For one who likes spicy Indonesian dinners it's the place to be,
very good meals, tastefully, great variety of dishes, genuine cooking, friendly staff, nice restaurant in centre of Haarlem

Date of visit: September 2015
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Reviewed 8 March 2016

I ate here while staying in Haarlem to see the sights. I was greeted by the owner when I arrived, and since I wasn't familiar with the best option for a person dining alone as an alternative to rijstaffel, I asked him to recommend something. It was an excellent meal, a sort of rijstaffel for one, with great service all around. Couldn't have been a nicer place to eat.

Date of visit: February 2016
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Reviewed 17 February 2016

I came here for dinner many times and always loved it.

If you are a fan of Indonesian food, then this is the place to go to (in Haarlem).

I usually take their 'rijsttafel', which is a lot (of small dishes).

Date of visit: November 2015
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