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Sumatra House

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Nieuwe Beestenmarkt 14, 2312 CH, Leiden, The Netherlands
+31 71 512 0022
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14:00 - 22:00
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Sun 15:00 - 22:00
Mon - Sat 14:00 - 22:00
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London, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

We were looking forward to eating Indonesian food again after our last visit to Holland. This was, I'm afraid, underwhelming.

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Thank PhilArnell
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26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2016 via mobile

I went to the Sumatra house with my girlfriend because in Netherlands there are many dutch people of Indonesian origin, so I expected to find some good Indonesian food. The food was ok, we took the big menu to taste a bit o f everything. I had never tasted real Indonesian food, but my feeling was that the food was... More 

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Thank Matteo L
Columbia, Missouri
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671 reviews
377 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 259 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2016

I wanted to like the Sumatra House more. It is a small, welcoming place with a very friendly staff. Sadly, I found the food the food underwhelming. Part of this is probably because Indonesian restaurants are not really set up to feed single diners. Often the best food is available in the "rijsttafels" (a selection of small dishes), available only... More 

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Thank LMOverby
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 April 2016

We had a very tasty dinner here and our waiter did an excellent job, very friendly and calm. Each of our plates came with a variation of little of dishes which kept the dinner experience very interesting. The choice of herbs and spices used was excellent and gave the food a strong but well matched taste.

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Thank WorldTravellerJo
Mons, Belgium
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509 reviews
243 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2016 via mobile

We ate here based on other Trip Advisor reviews and its proximity to our hotel and we are so glad we did. We were seated immediately and the hostess/ waitress was so friendly and welcoming. Service was prompt and everything we ordered was delicious. Our favorites were the chicken satay with a delightful peanut sauce and the curried goat which... More 

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Magor, United Kingdom
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60 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2015

Have visited Indonesian restaurants many times in the past 35 years but over the past 15 years the numbers do seem to have declined. Many becoming Chinese. Fortunately there are a few true Indonesian restaurants left around and this is one of them. Excellent food, good service and at a reasonable price. We had a the rijstafel. Would recommend.

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Thank MrLlanmartin
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2015 via mobile

Good Food, very good service. Nice athmosphere and location. Creditcards was not working so thats why rating so bad, otherwise good.

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Thank Joni Y
Stockbridge, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2015

There is a formal restaurant and a take-away place with seating for a few people. I was the only one there for dinner. Delicious food, even if it was microwaved to heat it. Large portions and a great experience. I am no expert on Indonesian food, but I sought this place out based on TripAdvisors reviews and I am thrilled... More 

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Droitwich, United Kingdom
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56 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2015

I was the only diner. I was looked after by the restaurant owner. I went for the 'nasi goreng' which was well made and served piping hot. I tried rambutan for dessert which looked like lychee, but had a different taste and texture. Note that they have a 4 Euro surcharge for using credit cards and do not accept American... More 

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Thank NJain1967
Groningen, The Netherlands
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161 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2015 via mobile

If anything, the foods are not hot enough to our taste. Sambal was provided but it rather sweet than hot. We tasted Soto (5 out of 10), mie baso (4 out of 10), sate babi (maybe 5 out of 10). The owner and the chef are Indonesians. We had a nice chat with them.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Asian, Indonesian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
15:00 - 22:00
Monday
14:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
14:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
14:00 - 22:00
Thursday
14:00 - 22:00
Friday
14:00 - 22:00
Saturday
14:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Nieuwe Beestenmarkt 14, 2312 CH, Leiden, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  South Holland Province  >  Leiden
  • Phone Number: +31 71 512 0022

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