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Indonesia Restaurant

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409 Marine Parade, Napier 4001, New Zealand
+64 6-835 8303
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5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Sun 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Dessert, Late Night Food, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Celebrating 31 Years (established in 1983) 'Restaurant Indonesia' invites...
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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great food, superb service

A cold Monday night in Napier, we needed somewhere inviting to enjoy great food and Indonesia hit the spot perfectly. We were warmly welcomed and the various menu options were explained clearly and patiently - in the end we opted for the Rijsttafel, a great choice. It's like a mini smorgasbord of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
KentandMichelle
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Hastings, New Zealand
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
  • Doing business
  • Families with children
  • Special occasions
  • Large groups
  • Dining on a budget
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English first
Hastings, New Zealand
Top Contributor
135 reviews 135 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

A cold Monday night in Napier, we needed somewhere inviting to enjoy great food and Indonesia hit the spot perfectly. We were warmly welcomed and the various menu options were explained clearly and patiently - in the end we opted for the Rijsttafel, a great choice. It's like a mini smorgasbord of Indonesian classics, delivered to your table all at... More 

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Napier, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

I had never had the traditional Indonesian Rijsttafel before. A multitude of small dishes kept warm on candle heaters. Expertly explained what each one was by a lovely warm Dutch lady. Lovely atmosphere and traditional decorations.

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Napier, New Zealand
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3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Over the years we keep going back to this restaurant on an occasional basis. We love the more homely feel of the restaurant and the friendly atmosphere which seem to rub off on others dining there. And the food! - that's what leads us back there. So much to choose from, so many tasty dishes. It's hard to choose so... More 

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Napier, New Zealand
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

My Fiancé and I had the pleasure of dining here recently. We really enjoyed the personal service and the atmosphere in this restaurant, It was a busy night but the way the restaurant is laid out means you get the best of both worlds in terms of enjoying the atmosphere but also having privacy to talk and enjoy the meal.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015 via mobile

We had a great dining experience with friends! Cute and cozy atmosphere, friendly & accommodating service, we had the buffet style dining right @ our table, great variety & plentiful selection! Make the meals as mild or hot as you like by adding your own selection of chilli sauces provided so suitable for all :-)

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Auckland
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

This restaurant right on Marine Parade is certainly worth going to.The food is tasty and authentic and well presented.Staff very friendly and the decor is interesting.It was very busy the night we were there and I would think it would be the same most of the time.Highly recommend it if you are in Napier.

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Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

30 years of eating and 15 years of cooking Indonesian food... The restaurant and menu are of Indonesian theme but the food is not authentic. It's not bad food, it's just not authentic perhaps they've changed the ingredients and flavours to suit the Kiwi's palate. The dining experience is a little awkward as the host hovers around us just a... More 

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IndonesiaNapier, Owner at Indonesia Restaurant, responded to this review

I don't know what to say... I don't even want to start with an apology. It is just hard to please everyone... To sweet, to mild, much or to little attention....whatever? But terms like "awkward" and "hovering around" are just hurtful, nasty and unnecessary. It seems some people seem to take pleasure in bringing others down. I have no doubt,... More 

1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Really surprised, decent yprice, amazing food a great service, will be definitely back !!.........................................

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IndonesiaNapier, Owner at Indonesia Restaurant, responded to this review

Eh...Thank you! Will see you back! Kind regards, Hieke and Peter (owners) and Staff Restaurant Indonesia (Established 1983) More 

Sheffield, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Very pleasant and efficient hostess and staff. We had the 'rice table' (rijstaffel) which was an amazing multitude of dishes - which we struggled to finish - so best to go with a big appetite!

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IndonesiaNapier, Owner at Indonesia Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for dining at restaurant Indonesia and giving feedback on TripAdvisor. I'm sorry you find the meals to big but likeI explained in several replies earlier a Rijsttafel does not have to be completely finished.... There should always be enough food served even if people are not to keen on all the dishes and decide to leave some. Of... More 

Napier, New Zealand
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

A great evening out, at a fantastic restaurant. The service was excellent and the staff were friendly and very helpful. The food was very good and very filling, and it was a great sample of Indonesian cuisine.

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IndonesiaNapier, Owner at Indonesia Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review. I am happy you enjoyed your evening at our restaurant. We are looking forward to your return visit .Kind regards, Hieke & Peter (owners) and Staff Restaurant Indonesia (Established 1983) More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 409 Marine Parade, Napier 4001, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Hawke's Bay Region  >  Napier
  • Phone Number: +64 6-835 8303

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 26
  • Cuisine: Indonesian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Entertaining clients, Doing business, Families with children, Special occasions, Large groups, Dining on a budget

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...'
Open Hours
Sunday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?