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Indonesia Restaurant

409 Marine Parade, Napier 4001, New Zealand
+64 6-835 8303
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Ranked #2 of 126 restaurants in Napier
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $6 - $31
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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  • Japanese first
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English first
Napier, New Zealand
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

We had a surprise birthday dinner here for my Dad and the service was fantastic, the owner very obliging and funny. Made you feel very relaxed. The meal was really lovely, a banquet with tastes of all sorts of dishes. Wine was a full glass for around $6. Fantastic to see a restaurant give you a decent glass and not... More

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Napier, New Zealand
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

At the end of a day out, 30 of us descended on The Indonesian(planned & booked). It was brilliant, great service and food. The flavours were fantastic. Thanks Kees & Joss.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

I recently enjoyed a meal in this restaurant while on business in Napier. I went with a group of business associates and from the time we entered we were made to feel very welcome. It was a wild night outside and very comfortable inside. One of our group had been there before and had recommended the restaurant. The service was... More

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Napier, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

My partner and I have been huge fans of Restaurant Indonesia for a few years now. So I decided to take him there to celebrate his 30th birthday! I'm so glad I did - we were looked after so well! Great service, combined with great food and a warm and friendly atmosphere, just awesome! Kees and Joss always make you... More

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Kees P, Owner at Indonesia Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks Amanda for your kind words about our restaurant and particularly about Joss and myself. The night you dined with us we let you in on our little secret but we now can more openly let anyone know that we have sold our little restaurant. But don't think for one moment that we're disappearing completely because we will be staying... More

Napier, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

I completely agree with the other reviewers, the evening I spend with my friends in the Indonesia Restaurant was one of the best I had since I came to New Zealand! The food is absolutely beautiful and delicious! The half of our group ordered the Rijstafel and the other half Bami/Nasi Goreng and it was so so good. The Rijstafel... More

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Kees P, Owner at Indonesia Restaurant, responded to this review

What great accolades you're giving here to us. So much appreciated. This is to our knowledge the third review we've received of your party of nine guests which clearly demonstrates that you must have had a great time. Not many people manage to do desserts after a meal at our restaurant but if they do it's very often most appreciated.... More

Invercargill, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

Any person knowing Indonesian food will find themselves in heaven. Any person new to Indonesian food will find themselves exposed to a taste sensation. Delicious dishes, obviously prepared with knowledge of Indonesian cuisine, a love of cooking and a desire to please the diners. Served by most pleasant and helpful staff in a relaxed, unhurried manner. Much better as many... More

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Kees P, Owner at Indonesia Restaurant, responded to this review

All of us are very pleased with this fantastic review of our little restaurant. What greater compliment can we get then customers returning for the second time just a few nights apart. And even extended your stay in our lovely Napier to be able to do this. It was so nice to see you on both occasions being so happy... More

London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

We ate here on Sunday and this restaurant was without a doubt the best restaurant we have dined in since we started travelling the world 7 months ago. The service was outstanding with a number of different people serving us and filling us in on how the dinner experience worked. My boyfriend and I had the Meat Rijsttafel and every... More

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Kees P, Owner at Indonesia Restaurant, responded to this review

When you were leaving our place on Sunday you already made the comment to me that dining with us was at the best whilst traveling for the past 7 months. Of course we're really happy with such a statement. Going for over 31 years our little restaurant likes to give diners a different dining experience and we try to do... More

Glendale, California
Top Contributor
125 reviews 125 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

Apparently this restaurant is a real institution in Napier and it deserves to be. We went there because of TA reviews and were glad we did. The ambience is restful, the staff very pleasant and helpful and the food as good as any Rijsttafel (rice table) in Amsterdam. But So Much Food! We ordered the Superior Rijsttafel because it had... More

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Kees P, Owner at Indonesia Restaurant, responded to this review

Like you so many of our customers come to us based on reviews on TripAdvisor and/or by worth of mouth. A great way to find out about dining places. We're very happy to read that you enjoyed your dining experience at our establishment. Thanks for your review. Kind regards Joss Lamers & Kees Peters (proprietors) and Staff 'Restaurant Indonesia' -... More

Napier, New Zealand
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

We ate here as a group of 9 for one of our colleagues leaving party. I was very impressed with everything about the place. Food: Was excellent! Very different cuisine to most other restaurants and there was SO much of it, you can get a plate from anywhere between $20-$35 which should suit most varieties of budget. I had the... More

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Kees P, Owner at Indonesia Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks for your extensive review of our little restaurant. It was very clear to all of us that your group enjoyed the experience of dining at our establishment. We like it how you go in detail to comment about it all and break it down into the segments of Food (excellent), Staff (very friendly, humorous) and Atmosphere (very nice, relaxed... More

Aichach, Deutschland
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014 via mobile

From entering the restaurant until leaving, the staff did its best to make our dinner as good as possible. The nice atmosphere and the food of course made it one of the best dinners i had in nz. We had a table of nine people and 5 of us ordered the supreme rijstafel, which gives you the chance to taste... More

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Kees P, Owner at Indonesia Restaurant, responded to this review

You've clearly taken your time to write your review of our restaurant and this is much appreciated by all of us. Great to read that your meal at our restaurant has been one of the best you had in New Zealand. Kind regards Joss Lamers & Kees Peters (proprietors) and Staff 'Restaurant Indonesia' - the restaurant with the different taste... More

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