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Nelayan Indonesian Restaurant

Asian, Indonesian
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265 Swanston St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
(03) 9663 5886
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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Now everyone can eat Indonesia food

If you are an Indonesian (or Indonesian student) this restaurant is recommended for you when you miss Indonesian food while you are in Australia. The price is cheap so you would saved lot of your money. The taste? As an Indonesian I can say it's average one. Partly because of lack of seasonal... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 16, 2015
Donny W
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English first
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

If you are an Indonesian (or Indonesian student) this restaurant is recommended for you when you miss Indonesian food while you are in Australia. The price is cheap so you would saved lot of your money. The taste? As an Indonesian I can say it's average one. Partly because of lack of seasonal attribute in Australia ( cannot blame them... More 

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Singapore
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

The restaurant serves Indonesian food, something I am familiar with, but for some reason, the food didn't really taste authentic. My husband and I didn't really enjoy our meal. Service could be inproved.

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

I loved this place during unidays and I visited last year in Melbourne Swanston street. Bored of thai food so I wanted to try Indonesian suggested by Indian friend. You must try their Beef dishes and soups and I loved the seafood noodles. Nasi Goreng A must try dish. Highly Recommended- Cheers mates...

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

It serves auntenthic Indonesian food, their 'beef rendang' is a must try. they serve different menu everyday.

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

Located in the heart of Melbourne city. It offers variety of precooked Indonesian food. You can have mix of 2 or 3 dishes with rice. The taste is good and it is very suitable for lunch or non luxury dining.

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 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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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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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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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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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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Address: 265 Swanston St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
Phone Number: (03) 9663 5886
Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne
Cuisine: Asian, Indonesian

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Asian, Indonesian

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