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Indonesia Restaurant

409 Marine Parade, Napier 4001, New Zealand
+64 6-835 8303
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Ranked #2 of 132 restaurants in Napier
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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  • Dutch first
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  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Sydney, Australia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Us two Dutchies - used to eating 'rijst-tafel' whenever we have a chance which is often as we spend on average six weeks per year in Indonesia, had a scrumptious meal at this Indonesian restaurant and enjoyed the lovely atmosphere and service enormously. Keep on keeping on ! Hope to be able to come back and do it again one... More

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Napier, New Zealand
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014 via mobile

Food is great and the owners provided a very personal friendly service. Had the set menu which comprised of a range of delectable food. A great night out.

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

We had an excellent meal and experienced new tastes. Service was very friendly and attentive. This spot comes highly recommended. You must try it.

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Napier, New Zealand
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

We had some excellent food, go for the rijsttafels, you'll get loads of different dishes. The wine was superb. We will definitely return with some friends. The guy who ownes the restaurant happened to be from the Netherlands so we had our conversation in Dutch (we're from Belgium).

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Wellington, New Zealand
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17 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

I came through from Wellington to revisit Hawke's Bay and managed to secure a table at my favourite restaurant. The food was to die for as usual and our requests of gluten free/vegetarian and space to bring a baby were catered for with no problems. The service was, once again, better than any service I've received in nz. A fun... More

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

We booked by online and had a quick responce from the restaurant. All the staffs are very friendly and kind. We had "RIJSTTAFEL" recomended and really enjoyed it because we haven't had the Indonesian meal before.

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

Your review of our restaurant is greatly appreciated. We are very happy to read you enjoyed your first experience of Indonesian cuisine. Kind regards Joss Lamers & Kees Peters (proprietors) and Staff 'Restaurant Indonesia' - Since 1983 More

New Zealand
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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

Once again Kees, Joss and staff have turned on warm, welcoming service, a great meal and a thoroughly enjoyable evening. The vegetarian and gluten-free members of the family were easily catered for and everyone left with satisfied taste buds and over-satisfied appetites. Indonesia Restaurant is truly an icon of Napier! Thanks guys

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

And again a big 'Thank You' to you for dining with us again and introducing new diners to our restaurant and our cuisine. And we're happy to read that once again you enjoyed yourself. Thanks and all the best. Joss Lamers & Kees Peters (proprietors) and Staff 'Restaurant Indonesia' - Proudly Celebrating 31 Years More

Napier, New Zealand
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014 via mobile

Thank you for a lovely dinner tonight, the meal was spectacular! We appreciated the wonderful service and friendly nature from all of your staff. Our little 18 month old was even given a little toy as a gift as we left, gorgeous :)

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

It was a very busy night last night but we managed to find you a table. And then to get a meal which you class as to be 'spectacular' is of course a compliment to us. Your little one was a delight to have as our youngest customer of the night and seemed to be in a good mood. Thanks... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014 via mobile

We had a meat selection to share which was a delight. Not like anything we had before. Everything was delicious and well cooked. Would highly recommend this to anyone wanting a change from any other traditional dining experience. We will definitely return when back in Napier

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

Being the only restaurant in New Zealand offering 'Rijsttafel' you can be sure to experience something different when dining with us. So you found out... We're happy you enjoyed dining with us and we appreciate you recommending us. Would love to welcome you back whenever in Napier again. Kind regards Joss Lamers & Kees Peters (proprietors) and Staff 'Restaurant Indonesia'... More

Napier, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014 via mobile

What a great night we had, the food here was so delicious, tasty, and delightful, complimented by outstanding service and a comprehensive wine list. A must do when you are in Napier. Thank you so much Joss, Kees and the Team

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

Thanks for dining with us and we're happy you enjoyed your evening with us. Thanks for recommending us to prospective diners. Kind regards Joss Lamers & Kees Peters (proprietors) and Staff 'Restaurant Indonesia' - Proudly Celebrating 31 Years More

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