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Nelayan Indonesian Restaurant

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265 Swanston St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
(03) 9663 5886
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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Tasty and Economical Indonesian food

Just right in the center of Swanston street is Nelayan Indonesian Restaurant. Come here if you're looking for a cheap Indonesian working lunch. Otherwise, you're better off somewhere else Its economical as well so you can pick 2 or 3 dishes with rice for under $10. The food quality varies from... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 17, 2015
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Melbourne, Australia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Just right in the center of Swanston street is Nelayan Indonesian Restaurant. Come here if you're looking for a cheap Indonesian working lunch. Otherwise, you're better off somewhere else Its economical as well so you can pick 2 or 3 dishes with rice for under $10. The food quality varies from time to time but over all good. Things to... More 

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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Just love the variety of Indonesian cuisines they have here. Its a gem.. My children love eating here.. The servings are good. The people there are friendly.. The place is clean.. We went back there a few times.. Will defintely pop in here again when we are back in Melbourne.

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Melbourne, Australia
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204 reviews 204 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014 via mobile

location is a stones throw from Chinatown. Have been coming here now for over 7 years. The food is decent, tasty and good value. You can have a one plate wonder consisting rice with a selected vegetable dish or two and a meat dish or two with a can of drink for less than $15.00 per person. They do change... More 

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Brighton, Australia
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136 reviews 136 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

The smells are so reminiscent of Java eating house. Food is good and authentic, cakes likewise. Good for an in-and-out experience or take away.

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Malaysia
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36 reviews 36 reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

good family restaurant. Delicious and big portions of food at reasonable prices. Water is free. Lunch time could be busy. Will come again.

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Bangkok, Thailand
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Nelayan is a canteen-typed eatery which offers a great meal for anyone who likes Indonesian food. The meal price is cheap and the quality of the food is very good. It costs $6 for rice with one choice, $8.50 with two choices and $10.50 with three choices. Meal portion is very reasonable and their menu changes daily. Sometimes, when you... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

Good range option of menus and portion. Halal food. Cheap price and strategic place to find. A good option to stop by after shopping around melbourne cbd

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kuala lumpur,malaysia
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43 reviews 43 reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

Bought apam balik that had cheese and choc..still remember the yummylicious taste.I also tried the rice with fried chicken and vegetable...Nice!..Spent about $10/ meal

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Ipoh, Malaysia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

The food was good, environment clean, and friendly Indonesian speaking staff. Reasonably priced. Good location and easily accessible by trams.

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Jakarta, Indonesia
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2013

I came for a business trip + to meet one of my oldest friend in Melbourne just a couple weeks ago. At some point, I was feeling a little bit homesick coz i miss Indonesian food! My friend told me about Nelayan, so i went there and oh boy! was it good! They served authentic Indonesian food with reasonable price... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 265 Swanston St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne
  • Phone Number: (03) 9663 5886

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Indonesian

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