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“Huge portions and fresh fish” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Simonis aan de Haven

Simonis aan de Haven
Ranked #12 of 1,222 Restaurants in The Hague
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Dutch, Seafood, European, Soups
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Good for: Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner, After-hours, Lunch, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
The Hague, The Netherlands
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72 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“Huge portions and fresh fish”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2014

The fish is very fresh and their dishes are very good. Portions are really big and service is fast and efficient. Prices are great compared to quality and portions. One of the best places for fish in the Hague.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Middleburg, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 150 helpful votes
“De beste visrestaurant!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2013

Every time we come to Den Haag to visit my brother and his family, a stop by Simonis would be a must - sometimes several days in a row! Invariably the same choices would be ordered:

1. Haring op toasts - freshly cut (...vers van het mes...) tender briny fillets eaten raw with toasts...
2. Slibtong baked in butter (...roomboter gebakken...) or dusted lightly with flour and pan fried...
3. Grote gamba's grilled to a succulent char on the outside and bitingly sweet and tender inside...

Sometimes we ordered a salad - which is quite big and should be shared - just to have some greens...

We go primarily to the location in Den Haag, there is one in Scheveningen.

Dutch only menu...

I have to say - it's our all time favorite seafood place: fresh, delicious, not expensive.
They sure do have de beste haring in de wereld!

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Minusio, Switzerland
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“Fresh Fish and large portions!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2013 via mobile

This place is located at the harbor side, There are two entry's one for the fish shop, a lot off fresh fish really nice exposed and a lot of fish products for taking home. The second door leads you in the busy fish restaurant, you order at the balcony and search a free place, when the food is ready they call your number and bring it to your table.
The quality was very good the portions are really huge, a lot of people get the alu paper and take the rests home ( doggy bag), not usual in the Netherlands but no problem here.
We really liked the food and next time will return, the price is worth every penny.

Visited October 2013
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The Hague, The Netherlands
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“Fish market restaurant in the harbor ”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2013 via mobile

Simonis is an institution in the harbor. One half is a little fish market, the other the restaurant with the same atmosphere. You order at the counter then wait for your number to be called. Casual and great for lunch. The food is mostly fried, served with fries and plenty of sauces, so not necessarily the healthiest option. And portions are huge - American-style!

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The Hague, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
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“If you like huge portions this is the place”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2013

Fast food approach to fresh fish. Quick service large portions, fish is of good quality and the price is very good for what is on offer. Go there when you are in Scheveningen.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank John P
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