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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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Hours:
Tue - Sun 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer
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
  • 32
    Average
  • 12
    Poor
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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
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There is a shared dish that allows you to experience the best that this restaurant has to offer. Make sure that you are hungry both in appetite and for a new experience when you order the house speciality. You can also purchase some of the restaurants own treats as well upon your exit.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 20, 2015
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Piha, New Zealand
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
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Piha, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

There is a shared dish that allows you to experience the best that this restaurant has to offer. Make sure that you are hungry both in appetite and for a new experience when you order the house speciality. You can also purchase some of the restaurants own treats as well upon your exit.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Food fantastic /Plus it's a BYO ;Very clean quick service .helpful we were told by winery staff to go there was not disappointed ,

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Palmerston North, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

We googled this place before our visit to Napier and as we love Indonesia Food and it had high ratings we thought this was a must! HOWEVER we were a bit disappointed. Their 'Rijsttafels dish which the restaurant is famous for, was average. You had to order a minimum of two of these but we said we couldn't eat two... More 

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IndonesiaNapier, Owner at Indonesia Restaurant, responded to this review

Just your heading would have been enough! By going in "negative" detail says more about you than it says about your dining experience and I feel an urge to reply. Going to a restaurant without an appetite, "been snacking all afternoon" you explained as you looked through the menu (for a long time) is not really the best scenario if... More 

Napier
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46 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

The six of us chose 2 of the RIJSTAFFEL options, either Fish or Meat at $30 a head. Seafood is my favourite, and we weren't disappointed. The waiting staff explain each dish as they bring them to the table, and place onto candle-heated trays. The extra condiments were an extra touch that we all enjoyed trying too. The wine and... More 

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IndonesiaNapier, Owner at Indonesia Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your lovely review and clear explanation of what to expect at our restaurant, once a teacher....always... so recognisable 👍 Great! Seeing a party having a great time with lots of laughter and of course enjoying their food makes my job very pleasant. So thank you for an enjoyable evening. Looking forward to a return visit!... More 

Hastings, New Zealand
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136 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

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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IndonesiaNapier, Owner at Indonesia Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for dining at our restaurant and writing a lovely review! (though it must have been the Tuesday, which was as cold, we are NOT open on Mondays) Looking forward to see you some time after our winter-break (from 1st September) to check out some newly acquired skills inspired by our revisit to Indonesia. Kind regards, Hieke & Peter... More 

Napier, New Zealand
1 review
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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IndonesiaNapier, Owner at Indonesia Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your short but very accurate explanation of your dining experience. We are happy to have contributed positively to your first introduction to the Indonesian cuisine. It was a pleasure serving you. Kind regards, Hieke & Peter (owners) and Staff Restaurant Indonesia ( Established 1983) More 

Napier, New Zealand
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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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IndonesiaNapier, Owner at Indonesia Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for returning to our restaurant again and sharing your experience on this site. This helps potential diners to make a choice where to go for a meal. At the moment we are having our anual break, which we use to revisit Indonesia to fine-tune, get more and new ideas for our restaurant in Napier. We are looking forward... More 

Napier, New Zealand
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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IndonesiaNapier, Owner at Indonesia Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review. Always a pleasure to serve an understanding and patient couple on a busy night like yours. On the bright side....we gave you plenty of time to plan your wedding;-) Wishing you a very special day and a happy future together. Kind regards, Hieke & Peter (owners) and Staff Restaurant Indonesia ( Established 1983) More 

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3 restaurant reviews
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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IndonesiaNapier, Owner at Indonesia Restaurant, responded to this review

Cozy, friendly, tasty.... Three ingredients for a nice evening out... Perfect description of the "Rijsttafel" too, spot-on. Thanks for dining with us and taking the time to share your experience on TripAdvisor. I like your style, Saying a lot with a few powerful words. Kind regards, Hieke and Peter (owners) and Staff Restaurant Indonesia (Established 1983) More 

Auckland
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 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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IndonesiaNapier, Owner at Indonesia Restaurant, responded to this review

What a lovely heading! Much appreciated! Thank you very much for dining with us and writing this review. We are happy you enjoyed your evening with us like we enjoyed serving you. Kind regards, Hieke and Peter (owners) and Staff Restaurant Indonesia (Established in 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 - 23
  • Cuisine: Asian, Indonesian

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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?