We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Nelayan Indonesian Restaurant

Indonesian
Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Get directions
265 Swanston St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
(03) 9663 5886
Add hours for Nelayan Indonesian Restaurant and help diners know when to go.
+ Add hours
Dining options: Dinner

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 30 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 3
    Excellent
  • 19
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Tasty Indonesian food

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

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 15, 2015
Roy H
,
Jakarta, Indonesia
Add Photo Write a Review

30 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Indonesian first
  • Any
English first
Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
Top Contributor
99 reviews 99 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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...

Was this review helpful? Yes
Jakarta, Indonesia
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Jakarta, Indonesia
Top Contributor
192 reviews 192 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Melbourne, Australia
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
7 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Contributor
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Melbourne, Australia
Top Contributor
203 reviews 203 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
105 helpful votes 105 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Brighton, Australia
Top Contributor
141 reviews 141 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
100 helpful votes 100 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Malaysia
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Bangkok, Thailand
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Melbourne, Australia
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Nelayan Indonesian Restaurant also viewed

 
Melbourne, Victoria
Melbourne, Victoria
 

Been to Nelayan Indonesian Restaurant? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing
Improve this listing

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

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Nelayan Indonesian Restaurant staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?