Sumatra House

Nieuwe Beestenmarkt 14 2312 CH Leiden Netherlands Map
Average price €27.00
8,7 /10
191 reviews
131 reviews

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About the restaurant Sumatra House

In this Indonesian specialty restaurant the dishes are richly flavored with spices and herbs, the traditional Boemboes. From Indonesian fish soup and pie filled with chicken to chopped goat meat cooked in curry sauce and steamed mackerel in banana leaves: this is pure Indonesia. A must in Leiden!

Restaurant prices

Average à la carte price
€27.00
(average à la carte price based on a two-course meal excluding drinks)

Drink prices

  • €2.25
    Half bottle of mineral water
  • €4.50
    Bottle of mineral water
  • €3.50
    Glass of wine
  • €18.50
    Bottle of wine
  • €2.25
    Coffee
Prices and menu can change. Those prices don't take into account any promotion and are VAT included.

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Services

Fabulous
8,7 /10
Only clients who have dined at the restaurant, after booking on TheFork, can leave their opinion.
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    16
Food
8,8
Service
8,6
Setting
8,4
Value for price
Interesting
Noise level
Quiet
Waiting time
Fast
21/192 reviews
Carmen M.
Foodie
(30 reviews)
Average Rating
10 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 15 May 2019
Excellent as usual. Love the atmosphere and the staff. This time they were so kind to give my baby nephew some toys to plag while we were having dinner. One of my favorite places in Leiden for Indonesian food.
Tore I.
Adventurer
(1 review)
Average Rating
10 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 10 Apr 2019
Excelent meal and service. Highly recommended.
Jessica S.
Explorer
(2 reviews)
Average Rating
9,5 /10
Food
10
Service
8
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 22 Mar 2019
Gulai kambing and sate campur were very tasty! Friendly service and relaxed atmosphere.
Malcolm F.
Explorer
(3 reviews)
Average Rating
6 /10
Food
6
Service
6
Setting
6
  • Meal date : 17 Feb 2019
The food was ok plentiful with flavour. The location is not great next to a “coffeeshop” next to a bus stop. The initial greeting was good but overall the service was very slow. At the end of the evening we gave up waiting for the change after having paid, so they got a tip despite the slow service! The style of service is a little strange very happy when you have their attention, yet at the front of the menu were a list of rules! We overheard these being applied at another table where the diners were told to change their order.
Dinakar R.
(1 review)
Average Rating
8,5 /10
Food
8
Service
10
Setting
8
  • Meal date : 9 Jan 2019
The food was very good, though a little spicier than what I am used to. It was very tasty though. I had Nasi Goreng. I ordered some extra white rice to mix with the food so it was tempered some. In a way I loved it. The Indonesian beer I had was okay. All in all, I give a B+ grade, which is good for me.


The waiter who attended on me was very nice, friendly and prompt. He also explained well the differences between various dishes. The only thing I didn't like at the restaurant was that some patrons at one of the tables, two Dutchmen and one Indonesian woman, were really loud and talked non-stop during the entire time I was there. In the US there is this concept of a `restaurant voice' which the patrons are expected to adhere to. I now it is not the fault of the people running the restaurant, but I wish they had told the noisemakers to coll it down a bit!
Remko V.
Conqueror
(7 reviews)
Average Rating
9,5 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
8
  • Meal date : 25 Dec 2018
Great hospitality and food!
V.
(1 review)
Average Rating
7 /10
Food
8
Service
4
Setting
8
  • Meal date : 23 Dec 2018
We booked a table for four persons. When we arrived, we ordered several plates to share so that my parents would be able to taste different Indonesian dishes. The waiter then informed us that the management preferred that when we book next time, everyone should order at least one plate - but it's ok for this one time. I was very unpleasantly surprised by this comment: it was not communicated in the booking system, nor in the confirmation email. There was only one other table occupied on that Sunday evening in the entire restaurant, which made this remark particularly inappropriate as if it wasn't like we were taking up space from someone willing to spend more money. The food was delicious and the server was very helpful, but this one comment ruined the entire evening. If not for this regrettable policy and how it was communicated, we would have no other complaints.
Carmen M.
Foodie
(30 reviews)
Average Rating
10 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 28 Oct 2018
Amazing place and food
Jose L.
Foodie
(11 reviews)
Average Rating
10 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 20 Oct 2018
Wonderful food at very reasonable prices. The staff and owner always welcome you with a smile and make you feel at home. We keep coming back when in need of comforting time.
Angela S.
Explorer
(3 reviews)
Average Rating
9,5 /10
Food
10
Service
8
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 11 Oct 2018
The food this evening was amazing. We knew that the standard in Indonesian food in the Netherland is high and this definitely met our expectation.

The portions were very big and we almost couldn’t finish our food. The satay is one of the best I have tasted.

The service was a little slow but then they had a packed restaurant, you can definitely see that the place is popular. We would come again if we were in town again.
Damien C.
Adventurer
(1 review)
Average Rating
4 /10
Food
4
Service
4
Setting
4
  • Meal date : 4 Sep 2018
Very disappointing.....booked several days ahead, but they gave our table away. Waited 1hr outside in the rain for a table, to then be seated next to a large loud party where you couldn’t hear yourself think - let alone what your own guests were saying. Gave up at the 90mins mark and went next door for a hamburger. Disappointing.
Thomas A.
Adventurer
(1 review)
Average Rating
9,5 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
8
  • Meal date : 22 May 2018
Very very good authentic Indonesian food. Very fresh and not to spicy. One of the best in the zuid Holland
Tsuneo K.
Foodie
(68 reviews)
Average Rating
9 /10
Food
8
Service
10
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 6 May 2018
Nice Indonesian Restaurant! It was tasty yet delicate! Recommended!
Michael R.
Adventurer
(1 review)
Average Rating
9 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
6
  • Meal date : 29 Apr 2018
Very good food.
Dik T.
Conqueror
(5 reviews)
Average Rating
8,5 /10
Food
8
Service
10
Setting
8
  • Meal date : 27 Apr 2018
Very nice and personal service. The fokd is simply great of taste and nicely presented. I recommend this if you want a tast of real indonesian food
Feroze A.
Adventurer
(1 review)
Average Rating
3,5 /10
Food
4
Service
2
Setting
4
  • Meal date : 21 Apr 2018
Insufficient staff. Unbelievably slow service with little clue about what is in their menu items. Food was very disappointing with even standard Indonesian nasi goreng was made without the traditional egg.
Kiritkumar L.
Explorer
(2 reviews)
Average Rating
9 /10
Food
10
Service
8
Setting
8
  • Meal date : 16 Apr 2018
It is a small restaurant so booking advisable. The rijsttafel was very good and sufficient. The waitress was new and as a result lower rating for service. I would recommend this restaurant.
Liesbeth V.
Explorer
(3 reviews)
Average Rating
6 /10
Food
6
Service
6
Setting
6
  • Meal date : 2 Mar 2018
Kleine porties
Francesco T.
Explorer
(3 reviews)
Average Rating
10 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 13 Feb 2018
Very nice meal based on suggestions received from the owner. Booked via the Fork, we were seated at a table under the window and close to the heaters, which was very welcome to us. Chicken Satai and all kinds of curries were great. Good local beer.
Ohana T.
Explorer
(3 reviews)
Average Rating
7 /10
Food
6
Service
8
Setting
8
  • Meal date : 9 Nov 2017
Sumatra food is famous for the its spice but I felt that Sumatra House had adjusted food taste to Dutch visitors. I hope by reviewing the taste time to time, this restaurant try to change the taste to 'asli indonesia'.
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