The 5 best spots for Indonesian food in The Hague
A gem, tucked away in a residential street of Duinoord. At Didong, traditional Indonesian food with a refreshing creative twist and very fresh vegetables is served. Try the famous Dutch-Indonesian rijsttafel (rice table), a combination of many small shareable dishes, or choose individual dishes from the menu.
2) Toko Toet
Toko Toet has been around since the fifties. Every day, fresh Indonesian food is prepared for take-out or to enjoy at one of its few small tables. On Saturdays, expect the place bustling with elderly ladies from the former Dutch Indies, sharing good food and childhood memories.
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3) Toko Frederik
This large toko has been a local favourite since 1984. The counter is filled with many tantalising and freshly prepared Javanese dishes. Toko Frederik is famous for its good and affordable rice tables (a combination of several small dishes), it even serves a vegetarian one.
4) Toko Sawa
The Hague is famous for its small Indonesian eateries, an inheritance of the Dutch colonial past. At places like Sawa, you can either sit and enjoy a meal at one of the few tables, or order at the counter for take-out. Sawa is praised for its affordable fresh Javanese and Balinese dishes. Alcohol is not served here.
5) Keraton Damai
This traditional restaurant with woodcarved wall panels serves enticing Indonesian dishes in an authentic East Javanese way. Order one of the rice tables (a combination of several small dishes), to get an impression of what this vibrant cuisine has to offer. It's a small and popular place, so book in advance!
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