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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: Dessert, Dinner, 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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    Very good
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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
Beautiful authentic experience

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 5, 2015
KiwiPolski
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Napier, New Zealand
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Families with children
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dining on a budget
  • Doing business
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
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English first
Napier, New Zealand
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015 NEW

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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Canberra, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015 NEW

Read about this restaurant and that it was rated very highly. we were not disappointed Only problem was that there was too much of it though there was not too much difficulty eating it all . We have recommended it to the people at our hotel and I understand that they sent other patrons along to it.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015 NEW

I'm Dutch/Indonesian so was pleasantly surprised to find an Indonesian restaurant in NZ (not very common). I was in Napier for work so we informed the staff that we didn't have much time to eat before getting back to work. We ordered 2 rijsttafels and the food was delivered to our table so fast that we actually had a good... More 

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Delray Beach, Florida
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61 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015 NEW

Hospitable, comfortable, delicious. A real surprise. I've had Rijsttafel in a number of places around the world. Except for Amsterdam, most have been bland and "dumbed down" for people who don't know what to expect. This place did a great job with the seafood version that we ordered. Lots of variety. Tons of flavor. More than we could finish. And... More 

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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

We recently visited The Indonesia on a short visit to Napier, having seen it listed on Trip Advisor as the No 1 place to eat there. It certainly merited its rating - an attractive venue, wonderful food and excellent service. We were both attracted to the "Rijsttafel" which included a variety of meat dishes as well as an excellent range... More 

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Napier, New Zealand
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

A pleasant night, pleasant meal. We chose the 'Rijsttafel Supreme' which was recommended. Lovely dishes but the table was far to small and it became overloaded with all the dishes that go with this style of eating. The place was very busy, obviously very popular, but very overcrowded. I struggled to get into my seat and once there, there was... More 

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New Zealand
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8 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

excellent service,Meals rather large though for the average person but did find décor excellent and quick service

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Kerikeri, New Zealand
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55 reviews 55 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

This is a very pleasant restaurant on the promenade in Napier. It is warm and welcoming and offers some interesting food options. Main one of these is rijstrafell which is a large selection of small portions of the various dishes available. We had a very pleasant evening and left feeling satisfied. Please give it a go a specially if you... More 

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Hawke's Bay Region, New Zealand
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Indonesian Restaurant is one of those popular local restaurants we have been promising to get to but always ended up somewhere else. So this Saturday we made the effort. Making it part of our diner and movie 'date night'. The restaurant was pleasantly intimate; small rooms with few tables, candle lit subdued lighting, and a noise level that allowed for... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

I was hoping that recent ho-hum reviews were anomalies but I have to agree that the food was just okay. Service and setting were very pleasant.

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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 - 27
  • Cuisine: Indonesian

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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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