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Indonesia Restaurant

409 Marine Parade, Napier 4001, New Zealand
+64 6-835 8303
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Ranked #1 of 134 Restaurants in Napier
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $6 - $29
Hours:
Tue - Sun 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Cuisines: Indonesian
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Description: Celebrating 31 Years (established in 1983) 'Restaurant Indonesia' invites you to experience the unique dining experience of 'Rijsttafel'. We are the only restaurant in New Zealand providing this concept. 'Rijsttafel' (literally translated in 'rice table') is best described as a multitude of dishes (mostly served warm) served to your table and kept warm on candle powered heaters. 'Rijsttafel' gives you a great variety of Indonesian food and with the choice of Vegetarian, Meat, Fish or 'Supreme' (combination of Meat & Fish) options we are confident that we will tantalise your tastebuds... Apart from 'Rijsttafel' you can choose from Soups, Entrees & Mains. Indonesian food is vastly different from Thai, Indian and Chinese and is clearly a cuisine in it's own right. Very suitable for vegetarians, vegans and children. Our wine list features only local wines and is for sure the most affordable in our region! We are pretty confident that we are the only restaurant in New Zealand who has their menu available in German & French. We speak English, Dutch, German and French (un petit peu...) More detailed information can be found on our website. Why don't you check it out for yourself and visit 'the restaurant with the different taste...'
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English first
Southampton, United Kingdom
2 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

We were in town for the rugby and were just looking for somewhere quick & easy enroute to McClean. This place was a real find - fantastic service, and the staff were so friendly and personable. They really seemed to know their dishes and wines. We had a lovely Rijsttafel (our first), which was a great way to sample several... More

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Tauranga, New Zealand
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

We were a group of 2 families travelling through Napier and stopped here for dinner. We had 2 kids and a toddler with us. The food was incredible, we felt like we were in Indonesia, where we often travel to. The spread on the "Rijsttafels" was excellent and was truly authentic. We had the range of Meat, Chicken and Vegetarian... More

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Rotorua, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

The staff where very friendly, accommodating and helpful. We ordered the highly rated rijst-tafel which was great because you could try an arrange of dishes in tiny portions....tiny portions, especially for the price. The fish samples where delicious and i loved them! But I found the vegetables a little bland and seemed to be a bit of an after thought.... More

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IndonesiaNapier, Owner at Indonesia Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi Grace, Thank you for taking the time to review your dining experience at our restaurant. I am very sorry to hear, you walked away unsatisfied.... During your meal I or one of our other staff have been asking you if everything was to your liking? At the same time we also check the dishes if there is "enough" or... More

Brooklyn, New York
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Had an amazing dinner here on my birthday--unique, delicious, warm hospitality. Very highly recommended!

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IndonesiaNapier, Owner at Indonesia Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi Jessica, Thank you for your review, nice to hear you had a positive dining experience on your special day! It was lovely to serve the two of you. I hope you enjoy the rest of your stay in NZ and a safe trip back to the States. Kind regards, Hieke & Peter More

Auckland, New Zealand
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Every aspect of the Indonesia Restaurant was very near perfect at our first visit to try Indonesian cuisine. Parents taking adult offspring for dinner can sometimes be tricky, and we were all a bit tired and fretful after a day of sightseeing in the rain. But as soon as we walked in the door each member of staff seemed delighted... More

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IndonesiaNapier, Owner at Indonesia Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for reviewing your dinner experience at our restaurant. It helps others and encourages us to keep up our standards. We feel honored you picked our restaurant for celebrating your son's 30th Birthday. It is always nice to hear that our guests enjoy their evening with us as much as we enjoy serving them. We hope to see you... More

Bondi, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW via mobile

What a warm and welcoming restaurant, decked out in nick-nacks from around Indonesia. We selected the "rice table" banquet and weren't disappointed. It was a lovely tasting of many of the best dishes from the region. The staff we were helpful and friendly and didn't complain about the mess our 14 month old left all over the floor. You will... More

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IndonesiaNapier, Owner at Indonesia Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review your evening at our restaurant. It was lovely to serve the two of you and your little one. Off-course it's NOT a problem if children spill some food, that's their dining experience. I think it is lovely how you encourage your daughter to try and taste different types of food. They can... More

Springfield, Virginia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

The attention to detail of the decor as you first enter this warm, cozy place already sets the bar for what the cuisine has to offer. The staff and owner were warm and friendly and explained everything about the culture, customs and food they had to offer. For first-timers in eating Indonesian Cuisine, The Rijstaffel offers so many options, smaller... More

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IndonesiaNapier, Owner at Indonesia Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your positive review! I am happy you enjoyed your first-time experience with Indonesian cuisine at our restaurant. Your choice of Rijst-tafel lets you sample a variety of Indonesian dishes all made with fresh, local produce and imported Indonesian spices. We hope to see you back for your second-experiance. Kind regards, Hieke & Peter More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

I've been here a couple of times and I am happy to say that everything was excellent each time. Delicious and filling food and a great a selection of local wines make dining here a delight. Friendly staff running a smooth shift make it all the better. I am definitely looking forward to my next visit.

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IndonesiaNapier, Owner at Indonesia Restaurant, responded to this review

WOW You just wrote the 750th review on tripadvisor for Restaurant Indonesia in Napier! Thank you for taking the time of writing about your experience. It means a lot to us and helps other people to decide where to go for a delicious and filling meal. This is our 3rd review after our first week of running Restaurant Indonesia. We... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Services was very warm and friendly. Heard there was a change In ownership however you can't tell at all! Delicious meal and definitely exciting having the rijst-tafel as it's not just delicious but a fun way to eat! Also makes going there a bit more special than a normal meal out. Excellent prices to top it all off!

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IndonesiaNapier, Owner at Indonesia Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your lovely review. I am happy you enjoyed your evening at our restaurant. Thank you also for describing the Rijst-Tafel again, as this is very helpful for people searching tripadvisor, for an interesting dining experience. And a third thank you for mentioning the change of ownership and that the food, atmosphere and service are still... More

Rotorua, New Zealand
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014 via mobile

The best Indonesian food we had in NZ! The Rijstaffel "Supreme" is a must-try 😄 I am Indonesian myself and I felt like eating my hometown's best meals in this restaurant.

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IndonesiaNapier, Owner at Indonesia Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review your dining experience at our restaurant. What a wonderful compliment to compare us with your best hometown meals. We are trying to create a little bit of Indonesia in NZ like we have experienced the welcoming culture, lovely people and delicious food in your home country Indonesia. Teramakasi! Kind regards, Hieke More

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