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Indonesia Restaurant

409 Marine Parade, Napier 4001, New Zealand
+64 6-835 8303
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Ranked #2 of 138 Restaurants in Napier
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $5 - $27
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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Frizington, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

We were very disappointed with this restaurant as it had been highly rated by others. However, we found the food tasteless and uninspiring. There was no depth to the flavours in the food.

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IndonesiaNapier, Owner at Indonesia Restaurant, responded to this review

I am sorry to have disappointed you.....I wish we could have done better. Though I find it a pitty to only read 2 dining experiences of which ours is a negative one. Wishing you lots of tasteful and positive dining outings for the year 2015! Kind regards, Hieke Wijnsma, Restaurant Indonesia More 

Wellington, New Zealand
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Good food. Great service. Not particularly cheap, but worthwhile. Nice settings indoors. However, equally nice to get takeaway and eat on Napier beach. I'd call ahead as they were really busy the night we went by and we had to wait 15 minutes.

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IndonesiaNapier, Owner at Indonesia Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your review but I don't think we deserve the credit as we do not do take-away meals! You must be talking about another place....But feel welcome to have a meal at our restaurant one of these days......and maybe we can "deserve" your review. Kind regards, Hieke & Peter Wijnsma (owners) and Staff Restaurant Indonesia (Established1983) More 

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
Top Contributor
426 reviews 426 reviews
211 restaurant reviews
245 helpful votes 245 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

What a great experience...everything we ate was wonderful! The service was great...the owner was very friendly and informative...we got the table by the window and enjoyed our view... The dishes were exotic but nothing was too hot or too spicey...so glad we got a reservation as they are closed on Mondays...

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IndonesiaNapier, Owner at Indonesia Restaurant, responded to this review

Great review from a very, extremely experienced reviewer!!! It means the world to us and to all the fellow travellers to read feedback from people like you. It was a pleasure serving you and having an interesting chat.... And please know that my "personal rating" goes by individual experience and definitely not by global origin...... But Mexico has just risen... More 

Napier, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

We had a meal for four people with our Canadian friend Dorothy. It was a most enjoyable. Fabulous food. I was recovering from chemotherapy and this was just what the taste buds needed.

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IndonesiaNapier, Owner at Indonesia Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for dining at our restaurant and reviewing your experience. I am happy you enjoyed the variety of flavours after all that you must have been through in the past couple of months. I like to wish you a Happy and above all Healthy future! And if you like to have your "tastebuds"' tickled....you know where to find us!... More 

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8 reviews 8 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Thank you so much for a fantastic evening! The food was delicious, service awesome, and an experience I will remember for a long time to come. I highly recommend the Rijsttafel (supreme). Brilliant flavours and portion size. Will be back!

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IndonesiaNapier, Owner at Indonesia Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your raving review, just lovely and enthusiastic, It was a pleasure serving you. We are looking forward to your next visit ;-) Kind regards, Hieke & Peter Wijnsma (owners) and Staff Restaurant Indonesia (Established1983) More 

Auckland Region, New Zealand
Top Contributor
104 reviews 104 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015 via mobile

Wow Fantastic Dinner - we walked from our hotel in Napier centre (the Masonic) about 10 mins along the coast so a very enjoyable walk. We had a fabulous table with a massive window over looking the Napier harbour. The food is DEVINE & oh soooo TASTY - we had Rijattafel which is lots of small tasting dishes we has... More 

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IndonesiaNapier, Owner at Indonesia Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your Fabulous review. Lovely to get feedback from a seriously experienced food reviewer! You have no idea how helpful and how much appreciated these reviews are to us and to fellow travellers. Kind regards, Hieke & Peter Wijnsma (owners) and Staff Restaurant Indonesia (Established1983) More 

Toronto, Canada
Top Contributor
88 reviews 88 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

We are great fans of Indonesian Rijstaffel and thought that Napier's restaurant did a great job. Service was quick and friendly and our group of four thoroughly enjoyed our experience. We ordered two meat and two fish meals and there was so much food that we could not finish. It's a nice change for an evening out - highly recommended.

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IndonesiaNapier, Owner at Indonesia Restaurant, responded to this review

We are happy to read the four of you enjoyed your dining experience at our restaurant. It was a pleasure serving you. Kind regards, Hieke & Peter Wijnsma (owners) and Staff Restaurant Indonesia (Established1983) More 

Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand
Top Contributor
63 reviews 63 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015 via mobile

What sets the Indonesia Restaurant apart is the Rijsttafel menu - essentially a shared tasting of lots of different Indonesian dishes. We really enjoyed the experience (not being familiar with the cuisine so there was some adventure in it) and liked everything. This is great value and to be recommended. We recommend the supreme option which is a full meal... More 

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IndonesiaNapier, Owner at Indonesia Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for dining at our restaurant and reviewing your experience. It was a pleasure serving you and we hope to see you again sometime on your return visit to Napier. Kind regards, Hieke and Peter (owners) and Staff Restaurant Indonesia (Established 1983) More 

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20 reviews 20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015 via mobile

We went to this restaurant for New Year's Eve dinner and to ring in the new year! We had the rijsttafel which was recommended by the staff. The meat and seafood combo were both delicious and there was a ton of food to go around. The drinks were good and the value of food was good!! The staff was very... More 

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IndonesiaNapier, Owner at Indonesia Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review. I am happy we have made your last day of the year a memorable one. Wishing you all the best for a Happy and Healthy new year! Kind regards, Hieke and Perter Wijnsma (owners) and Staff Restaurant Indonesia (established 1983) More 

Wellington
Top Contributor
102 reviews 102 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
145 helpful votes 145 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

It was a new experience with the Rijsttafel Supreme and what interesting and tasty food, all nicely explained. The variety of dishes were all great and everyone were nicely presented.The service was swift and friendly. There is no need for an entree with this selection as there is plenty of food. Good on this restaurant for not putting the normal... More 

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IndonesiaNapier, Owner at Indonesia Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your visit and your review. Nice of you to mention our reasonable prices. We hope to see you again the next time you visit Napier. Kind regards, Hieke and Peter (owners) and Staff Restaurant Indonesia (Established 1983) More 

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Additional Information about Indonesia Restaurant

Address: 409 Marine Parade, Napier 4001, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 6-835 8303
Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Hawke's Bay Region  >  Napier
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
Average Prices: USD 5 - 27
Cuisine: Indonesian

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