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Nelayan Indonesian Restaurant

265 Swanston St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia (Melbourne CBD)
(03) 9663 5886
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Ranked #910 of 4,030 Restaurants in Melbourne
Cuisines: Indonesian
Neighborhood: Melbourne CBD
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Neighborhood: Melbourne CBD
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  • English first
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English first
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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
13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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
2 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
47 helpful votes 47 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
5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Adelaide, Australia
Top Contributor
181 reviews 181 reviews
151 restaurant reviews
151 helpful votes 151 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

Stumbled upon this place whilst looking for something to eat on a recent holiday to Melbourne. Nice-ish looking place with plenty of tables. Staff were nice and friendly. Bain-maries kept food warm for an instant meal or you could order from a menu. We opted for a freshly cooked mie goreng and nasi goreng, both very nice with authentic flavours.... More

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Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

Meal quite cheap, no need to book. I believe 3 combination plus rice was a good deal compare to wall menu. rempeyek is nice reminded me back home. the owner quite nice and their service was good. Overall it is excellent value

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Top Contributor
119 reviews 119 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2013

The food is not bad, almost authentic, but I can understand they have to adjust it to the Australian taste buds. I like eating here when I am in a hurry to eat a good meal. People are friendly and the service is very good. They also serve Indonesian desserts that make me come back to this place. During lunch... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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174 reviews 174 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

`This is an institution I believe as the food is well priced for 100% authentic Indonesian food. The rending is so tasty just thinking of it now makes me drool a little. You can have different combo dinners depending on how hungry you are. You will always have at least about 8 different vegetable or meat dishes to choose from... More

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