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Noordeinde 51-53, 2311 CB, Leiden, The Netherlands
+31 71 512 3524
17:00 - 23:00
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
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40 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 drinks, others had to wait) The wine was not brilliant but overall a good experience... More 

Thank Babs-maryse
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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles 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 and did not look fresh. There was not enough variety in the taste of the... More 

Thank Roger L
Melbourne, Australia
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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 small but all very tasty. They served a variety of prawn crackers as well. What... More 

Thank Elizabeth B
Munich, Germany
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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 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
Christchurch, New Zealand
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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, and plentiful. The service was extremely rapid. The large Groslch's were good, also helped with... More 

Thank antony f
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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160 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles 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
Kent, Ohio
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31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016

Four of us shared three orders of "RIJSTTAFEL SURAKARTA" along with an extra order of chicken sate and still had way more food than we could possibly eat. As typical for a rijsttafel meal--a banquet really-- an array of 18 small dishes were served on table-top heaters. Service was gracious and the atmosphere festive. A few dishes were a bit... More 

Thank Robin_from_Kent
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46 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2016

I come here almost every time I'm in Leiden and it never disappoints. It's a great place for Indonesian (obviously) and the atmosphere is relaxed. Can get busy on the weekends so best make a reservation.

Thank eheiser
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31 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016

Despite the dark pictures, is the atmosphere in the restaurant great, friendly personnel, with a good and not too extensive menu. The food we ordered was the Surakarta complete menu. As sort of started we got home made Badjak with krupuk, and the Badjak was really excellent. The menu consisting of fish, chicken, beef and veggies was really very good.... More 

Thank Tom v

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$36 - US$57
Asian, Indonesian, Vegetarian Friendly
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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