Hotspot Central

Stationsweg 30, Leiden 2312 AV
$$ Chinese

Hotspot Central is conveniently located near Leiden Central Station, 5 min walk to meet for lunch and dinner and travel home or to the next destination. After work drinks and leisure meetup in their restaurant (airconditioning), bar or enclosed garden terrace surprisingly quiet in a busy environment.
Connect - Eat - Explore - Drink, they want their guests to discover their menu as planting seeds wishing to explore more, relax and enjoy.
Here you experience hospitality extending to monthly activities, starting with weekly Monday International coffee mornings, Friday Happy Hours for full overview watch their Facebook page or website for more information. Please check the reviews on Google!

Reservations

Booking Notes:

Please keep your reservation up to date.

Business Info

  • Address: Stationsweg 30, Leiden 2312 AV
  • Cross Street: near Leiden Central Station
  • Cuisine: Asian | European | Hamburger | International | Mediterranean | Steak | Vegetarian |
  • Cost: | Inexpensive
  • Category: Casual Dining
  • Star Rating:
  • Reservations: Recommended
  • Dress Code: Casual
  • Meals Served: Breakfast | Brunch | Lunch | Dinner |
  • Parking: Public Lot | Car Park | Parking Garage |
  • Payment Options: VISA | Amex | MasterCard | Discover | Diners Club | JCB | UnionPay | Cash | Debit |
  • Corkage Fee: N/A
  • Phone: 071-5130966
  • Features: Full Bar, Late Dining, Catering Services, Live Entertainment, Organic Ingredients, Outdoor Seating, Prix Fixe Menu, Smoking Area, Takeout Available, Tasting Menu, Wheelchair Access, Happy Hours, Lounge / Bar, Healthy Options, Cooking Classes, Free Wi-Fi, Gay / Lesbian, Tea Service, Big Screen TV,
  • Occasion: Romantic Dining, Dining Alone, Business Dining, Meet for a Drink, Quiet Conversation, Quick Bite, Trendy / Hip,

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Business Hours

Reservations Available
Monday
All Day - Lunch and Dinner Inside 12:00 - 22:00
Valid between: April 28, 2021 - Dec. 31, 2024
Tuesday
All Day - Lunch and Dinner Inside 12:00 - 22:00
Valid between: April 28, 2021 - Dec. 31, 2024
Wednesday
All Day - Lunch and Dinner Inside 12:00 - 22:00
Valid between: April 28, 2021 - Dec. 31, 2024
Thursday
All Day - Lunch and Dinner Inside 12:00 - 22:00
Valid between: April 28, 2021 - Dec. 31, 2024
Friday
All Day - Lunch and Dinner Inside 12:00 - 22:00
Valid between: April 4, 2021 - Dec. 31, 2024
Saturday
All Day - Lunch and Dinner Inside 12:00 - 22:00
Valid between: April 4, 2021 - Dec. 31, 2024
Sunday
Closed
False

Customer Reviews & Ratings

4.56 out of 5 stars based on 649 votes

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jan 26, 2024
Elvis L.
Food is good and the service is awesome nothing to critic just

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Oct 19, 2023
Ferd v.
uitstekend restaurant met zeer deskundige eigenaar en bediening. Eten met een, voor Nederlandse begrippen, unieke kwalieit

Overall: 10/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Sep 14, 2023
Shuyu W.
Very good service

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 10/10
Sep 03, 2023
Antje J.
Een van de beste restaurant van Leiden. Heel goed eten, aardige mensen en super centraal gelegen, wat wil je meer.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 23, 2023
Jenny W.
We really enjoyed our lunch at Hotspot. The food was delicious, very proactive service and they thoughtfully put us outside in the sunny garden.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 01, 2023
Joreen W.
Always good and delicious food

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 8/10
Jun 06, 2023
Li-fan L.
Friendly owner and staff is an absolute plus!!!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 8/10
May 18, 2023
Graham R.
The food was outstanding, as was the service. The staff explained the menu well and advised us at our request. Their choices were perfect. The ambience is lovely: great atmosphere. The food was excellent: good ingredients, well cooked Chinese cuisine. I'd thoroughly recommend for a group or family dinner. The price is fair.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
May 11, 2023
Ronald H.
Great as always!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Mar 29, 2023
Sanneke B.
Ik was verbaasd over de kwaliteit van het eten en de geweldige service die we kregen. Super aardige bediening en een vriendelijke baas die ons graag hielp met het kiezen van een goeie wijn (waar ik zelf nog weinig ervaring in had). Het personeel raadde ons een andere vegetarische optie aan dan degene die we initieel wilde bestellen. We waren erg tevreden met de aanrading, het was extreem lekker. De sfeer in het restaurant was lekker ontspannen en gezellig. Ik kom zeker vaker terug

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Mar 20, 2023
Filiz C.
Altijd een zeer aangenaame plek.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Feb 16, 2023
Inzi S.
Very kind staff, it was busy on Valentines day and they were still super fast and Friendly!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Feb 04, 2023
Timi A.
Great food, super nice staff. It was my first time here, but definitely not the last one :)

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Dec 15, 2022
Ronald H.
Best Asian restaurant in Leiden! Although the menu is a mixture of kitchens like the Chinese, Vietnamese, Japanese etcetera, the taste is very authentic. The staff is really nice and helpful and makes you feel at home!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Oct 26, 2022
Mandy V.
Gezellig en rustig restaurant. Sfeer en eten zoals altijd heel goed. Meestal bestellen wij en laten wij bezorgen. En het eten is altijd heerlijk en vers.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 27, 2022
Elena v.
Food is great. So much to choose from! A lovely garden and nice people serving =)

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jun 03, 2022
Melissa C.
Als altijd genoten van de heerlijke gerechten en drankjes. Bovendien is de bediening vlot en altijd even vriendelijk.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Apr 01, 2022
Suzie M.
Hotspot Central NEVER disappoints; it was great!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 7/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Dec 07, 2021
claudia t.
I was missing food from HK and Google recommended me Hotspot Central -- it was a lovely place with clean and elegant interior design. The service was absolutely 10/10, they were kind and friendly. My phone was running out of battery and they kindly charged my phone for me and even lent me a charger so that I could use my phone at the table (for work). There was also free Wi-Fi , allowing me to send a few emails while waiting for the food, which didn't take long at all too! Food-wise, I tried the stir-fried beef horfun, spicy chili wanton and bubble tea. The first dish was delicious, albeit a bit too oily for me. Chili wanton was slightly disappointing as it was not spicy at all but with the majority of Asian restaurants overseas, they are diluted and suited to Dutch taste preferences. It was still yummy. Unfortunately, the bubble tea was absolutely disgusting. I was so excited when I saw the option, as they even named it after a famous bubble tea chain in HK. However, the tea was extremely sweet (from someone who usually takes 100% bubble tea) and the pearls were totally wrong. They were not chewy at all, was just mushy when you bite into it and the whole drink was just not okay. I forced myself to drink a few mouths but had to discard the whole drink away.. what a shame. Overall, I still liked the restaurant and would go back again to try other foods, when I'm craving for HK foods again.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Sep 14, 2021
Alex v.
Really love this place! Wasn't my first time, won't be my last!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 15, 2021
Martha R.
It was delicious!! Very kind service!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 13, 2021
seamus o.
A warm friendly place with a great variety of fusion foods.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 7/10
Value: 9/10
Oct 02, 2020
Ap P.
Great kitchen

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 15, 2020
Frans v.
De plek is een streling voor je smaakpapillen zeker als je aan de gastvrouw verteld wat je wel en niet lekker vind. Verrassende gerechten uit Azië en speciaal China. ook hebben zij een bijzonder lekkere IPA van Nederlands-fabricaat op de tap namelijk Lowlander IPA. Echt een aanrader voor wie goed gezond en lekker uit eten wil gaan.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 25, 2020
iris v.
goed eten en bijzonder eten! echt een bezoek waard. De eigenaars denken met je mee , ze laten je dingen proberen en ze zijn ontzettend aardig. Nog nooit zoiets gegeten en ik kom zeker terug!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 22, 2020
Suzie M.
It is really one of the best restaurants in Leiden. They put love on the food and are superfriendly and attentive.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 01, 2020
Knut H.
As always, good service good food!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jun 25, 2020
Cristina F.
The best Asian cuisine in Leiden, amazing dishes and friendly staff.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jun 24, 2020
Romy O.
Lovely place

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jun 18, 2020
Bev W.
This is an excellent restaurant. Staff are amazing. They explain the menu so well and the dishes and combinations of ingredients are divine! My favourite was the lamb and cumin dish and the creme brûlée infused with lemon grass and lime leaves

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jun 13, 2020
Monika S.
Absolutely great food!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 7/10
Value: 10/10
Jun 12, 2020
Richard T.
Great freshly made food in a very central and easily accessible location. Even with the new social distancing and hygiene protocols in place, it was a great business lunch. Would be good to see more diners in the restaurant eating and supporting this great local business, hence the lower ambiance score.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jun 10, 2020
Richard B.
Excellent, as always!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jun 05, 2020
Ellie P.
Lovely food, so nice to be able to try a variety of dishes since they could be made gluten free. I will definitely be back!

Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 9/10
Jan 15, 2024
Michelle G.
Very tasty food, good service, nice restaurant and enough different dishes!

Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 10/10
Jan 14, 2024
Andre W.
Great food even better stories about the food. Origional mix of what asia has to offer. We will be back.

Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 7/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 9/10
Dec 01, 2023
Reem C.
I wish the service was more informed about vegan options and knew the difference between vegan and vegetarian. It also wasn't always clearly labelled in the menu. But the food itself was delicious and the manager came to our table to help clarify what can be made vegan. On top of that, the vibe of the place was really great.

Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 9/10
Oct 27, 2023
Dhr. bc. Simon Lucas v.
Delicious food and good service! Only the cocktail was disappointing.

Overall: 9/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 8/10
Sep 25, 2023
Nathalie K.
Great family evening. Yummy food, good service, overall a wonderful experience. One of our family favourites. Can definitely recommend it.

Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 9/10
Sep 01, 2023
Ryuji C.
One of our favorite discoveries. Especially the chinese dishes are very tasty (and closer to authentic) than most other places. The flavors are subtle and not just salty.

Overall: 9/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 7/10
May 30, 2023
Ellora B.
A bit expensive, but overall the food was delicious and the service was amazing!

Overall: 9/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 10/10
Oct 13, 2022
Sietse B.
Great good, very friendly people and good value for money. Recommended!

Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 8/10
Aug 22, 2022
Geertje L.
Heerlijk gegeten en zeer gastvrij restaurant

Overall: 9/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 8/10
Jul 26, 2022
Corine K.
Excellent service

Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 10/10
May 08, 2022
Eric D.
Nice place with authentic Chinese food

Overall: 9/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 10/10
Apr 02, 2022
Donnica F.
Lovely atmosphere and friendly (professional) employees.

Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 9/10
Nov 24, 2021
Frank R.
Goede aardige bediening, de kwaliteit van de gerechten was prima.

Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 9/10
Sep 05, 2020
Anita N.
We had a great lunch! Good service. We will be back.

Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 7/10
Value: 9/10
Aug 23, 2020
Sa Jing C.
Ronghua served us a special Menu with home-Made dumplings, porc belly and Peking duck! It was extremely tasty!

Overall: 9/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 8/10
Jul 10, 2020
Dorus L.
We waren er vrij vroeg dus het was nog erg rustig, wel heerlijke pokebowl gegeten met wat hapjes vooraf en twee drankjes erbij. Prima bediening en snelle service. €90 voor drie personen.

Overall: 8/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 8/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 9/10
Mar 11, 2023
Babette v.
Really good food! Great choice. Love the decoration and the service

Overall: 8/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 5/10
Value: 8/10
Mar 03, 2023
Monique R.
Me and my family enjoyed every dish and had an beatiful evening.

Overall: 8/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 7/10
Value: 8/10
Jan 29, 2023
Jane D.
The food is excellent and the service as well.

Overall: 8/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 8/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 8/10
Jan 20, 2023
Jacqueline H.
Het eten was erg lekker en de bediening vriendelijk. Iemand van het gezelschap was minder enthousiast vanwege het lams- en buikspekgerecht. Ze had van te voren aangegeven die gerechten niet lekker te vinden.

Overall: 8/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 8/10
Dec 17, 2022
Wilco M.
Prima restaurant dicht bij het station. Prima eten van een toch wel uitgebreide kaart. Porties zijn ruim voldoende en zeer smakelijk.

Overall: 8/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 9/10
Oct 30, 2022
Marijke H.
Good food, nice place! Glutenfree options were great and safe! Kind and helpfull service

Overall: 8/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 8/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 8/10
Oct 02, 2022
Jonathan S.
Very good indeed!

Overall: 8/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 6/10
Ambience: 7/10
Value: 8/10
Aug 19, 2022
Martin H.
Food was great, getting double the amount of dumplings that we ordered because of miscommunication wasnt great and getting them on the table the same time as our main course wasn't great either. Overal still a good experience and we hope to try again some other time with more normal spacing and portioning ;)

Overall: 8/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 6/10
Ambience: 7/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 05, 2022
Annemieke m.
Het was jammer dat we niet goed aan het einde werden bedient. Was rond 21.00 uur. Toen ging het personeel eten en wij zaten daar. Er werd niet gevraagt voor een toetje of koffie of iets dergelijks. We moesten zelf om de rekening vragen. Heel lief personeel alleen het einde waa wat minder eten was ook goed

Overall: 8/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 7/10
Value: 7/10
Feb 04, 2022
Dorien v.
Geweldige gastvrouwen/bediening, vriendelijk, behulpzaam en gastvrij. Vond de hoofdgerechten iets aan de prijs, zeker omdat je noodles of nasi er apart bij moet bestellen. De sfeer/inrichting vind ik persoonlijk niet heel erg gezellig maar kan ermee door. De tonijn met sesamkorst was heerlijk en precies goed bereid.

Overall: 8/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 8/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 8/10
Jun 25, 2021
A. H.
The food was very tastfull. We enjoyed eating there.

Overall: 8/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 9/10
Jun 02, 2021
Franz S.
Heerlijke lunch, een onontdekt pareltje in Leiden !

Overall: 8/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 8/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 22, 2020
Sipke v.
Hotspot Central combines the fine art of cooking original and delicious Chinese food with a modern concept of meeting and exchanging (travel)stories and experiences. I consider moving to Leiden, what a treasure in this City!

Overall: 8/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 8/10
Ambience: 7/10
Value: 8/10
Jun 07, 2020
Terry L.
Goede service in ontspannen sfeer en opnieuw heerlijk gegeten. Smaakvolle en mals lamsvlees met komijn en krokante kip. Ook genoten van de dim sums vooraf. We komen er terug.

Overall: 7/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 8/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 5/10
Jun 20, 2023
Loes N.
The food we ordered ( Chinese dishes) tasted all the same: sweet. There was lack of variation in the dishes.

Overall: 7/10
Food: 7/10
Service: 7/10
Ambience: 7/10
Value: 7/10
Apr 26, 2022
reina z.
good quality ingredients, well prepared food, pleasant seating