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“Rice table galore!”
Review of De Lachende Javaan

De Lachende Javaan
Ranked #21 of 376 Restaurants in Haarlem
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Indonesian
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Dining options: Reservations
Neighbourhood: Centrum
Reviewed 26 May 2017 via mobile

We came for dinner and I'm giving it 4 stars because it took awhile to get our food and although the flavors were good, they were slightly on the mild side. We ordered a vegetarian rice table and there were so many dishes that it could've fed more than 1. I had the Soto Ayam and it was flavored delicately. My son had the kids plate and his chicken skewer was so small, but he enjoyed the fruit on the side.

Thank bellakaye
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Reviewed 20 May 2017

Personell is a little strange, not very 'smiley' at all. You get the feeling they are rushing you through even though it was not very busy. Rijsttafel was okay but not very spicy, the meat dishes were all very similar. The person telling you what everything is does not seem to speak Dutch and just rambles off all the Indonesian names, not very helpful. All in all not bad, but not great, maybe a little expensive for what you get. Ambiance is nice though.

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Thank burgertrut
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Reviewed 22 April 2017

Nothing special, but they know what they are doing. Very yummy food. Friendly staff. Overall a good place to go to.

Thank NoraHaarlem
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Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

The ambience is good and the service reasonable. We had the traditional meal of rice surrounded by various meat and vegetable dishes, explained well by the server. It was all fine but somehow mass produced and poured in by formula. If it was more hot and spicy I would have enjoyed it more.

Thank Blackswanmalcolm
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Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

A nice size restaurant in small street (no cars, no parking) in the center of Haarlem. Friendly staff, sometimes difficult to understand and not very forthcoming sharing information and explaining the dishes of our 'rijsttafel'. We asked twice about the dishes but nothing than a rapid fire of what we assumed were the names of the dishes. We liked the food, it was portioned well, quick service from the kitchen and full of flavor. One of dishes (itchy itchy??) was spicy and the sateh was a bit dry. Indonesian cuisine is not big on desserts but they serve cendol (coconut drink) as dessert which was nice but too sweet and the spekkoek was also nice. Overall a nice restaurant to visit and nice flavorsome food to enjoy. But from our one experience we still rate the restaurants are in Rotterdam and Hilversum as much better. Having said, we wouldn't mind coming back.

Thank AMSGoonie
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