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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: Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
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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Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Large groups
Doing business
Special occasions
Entertaining clients
Dining on a budget

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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  • 683
    Excellent
  • 132
    Very good
  • 24
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
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
Most recent review
Fantastic Meal, Good Value

Service was lovely, view spectacular, but most of all, THE FOOD! Tastebuds were tantalized with the spices of each of the fantastic dishes. Many options for vegetarians and meat eaters. Homey atmosphere. Must go when in Hawke's Bay!

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
mattandbrooke
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Hawke's Bay Region, New Zealand
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dining on a budget
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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English first
Hawke's Bay Region, New Zealand
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

Service was lovely, view spectacular, but most of all, THE FOOD! Tastebuds were tantalized with the spices of each of the fantastic dishes. Many options for vegetarians and meat eaters. Homey atmosphere. Must go when in Hawke's Bay!

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IndonesiaNapier, Owner at Indonesia Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review and for dining at our restaurant. It was a pleasure serving you and we hope to see you again some time soon. Kind regards, Hieke & Peter (owners) and Staff Restaurant Indonesia (Established 1983) More 

Rotorua, New Zealand
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

I first went to this restaurant 30 years ago, the eating experience was wonderful then and is still of the same standard.

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IndonesiaNapier, Owner at Indonesia Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your return visit.......after 30 years! I am happy to read it is still as good as ever. Hope to see you again some time in the "nearer" future because I can't promise you I'll still be there in 30 years.......and I think, neither can you?! Kind regards, Hieke & Peter (owners) and Staff Restaurant Indonesia (Established 1983) More 

Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

It was absolutely perfect! We were walking along the beach when we noticed this lovely Restaurant tucked in the middle of beautiful buildings. It was too early for dinner but we decided to try our luck. The owner (a friendly lady) immediately welcomed us with a warm smile and seated us even though we didn't make a reservation. There were... More 

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IndonesiaNapier, Owner at Indonesia Restaurant, responded to this review

Terima kasih for dining at our restaurant and writing such a lovely review! Your words and your complements to the chef mean a lot to us! People who really know the Indonesian Cuisine and telling us they love the food!!! What more can we wish for. In a couple of months we will be returning again to Indonesia and hope... More 

London, United Kingdom
Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

Service was slow but it was busy and staff were very good when they did come to our table and very knowledgeable about dishes. Food was amazing and there was a lot of it. Finding it hard to find a good choice of vegetarian dishes on menus in NZ but this restaurant had more choice than most. One of our... More 

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Sydney, Australia
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

What a great meal. There were 4 of us & all agreed it was one of the best meals we had whilst visiting NZ We weren't sure what we should order & the hostess recommended the Rijsttafel which is a collection of many dishes. Tastes differ & some of us did not like an individual dish but always found others... More 

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IndonesiaNapier, Owner at Indonesia Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for dining at our restaurant and writing a review on such a powerful media as TripAdvisor. It truly flatters me to belong to the category of best meals you had in NZ. Thank you! You are right the Rijsttafel always has something for everyone, there being so many dishes it is obvious you can't like them all equally.... More 

Templepatrick, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
77 reviews 77 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

The flavours and the service were second to none. This is probably the best meal we have had while in New Zealand. It was fun and good value as well as being authentic. Thanks for a great night out!

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IndonesiaNapier, Owner at Indonesia Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your lovely words. It was a pleasure serving you. Kind regards, Hieke & Peter (owners) and Staff Restaurant Indonesia (Established 1983) More 

Canberra, Australia
Contributor
17 reviews 17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

What a surprise to find such a unique experience in sleepy Napier. But you must try the rijsttafels! Don't be boring and order from the a la carte. Yes if you are really picky, like some reviewers, of course you will like some dishes and not others, but with so many to try from and such outstanding value for money,... More 

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IndonesiaNapier, Owner at Indonesia Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for dining at our restaurant and writing such an enjoyable review! Spot on! Loved it! I always have to pick my wording very carefully, not to upset my guests.... You nailed it! Kind regards, Hieke & Peter (owners) and Staff Restaurant Indonesia (Established 1983) More 

Napier, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We really enjoyed our meal, too expensive for just regular dining. Service was great . Very nice welcome when we arrived. Dishes were explained well but next time not the banquet, maybe a single dish to enjoy.

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IndonesiaNapier, Owner at Indonesia Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for dining with us and taking the time to review your experience. I am sorry to read you find it too expensive for regular dinning.... Sometimes I wish I could just "give away" the meals at our restaurant because the pleasure and fun I have in serving guests and the praise and lovely comments are way more important... More 

Napier NZ
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

Good price, service, atmosphere.thought person at order desk could have been a bit more helpful instead of pointing to the menu which we already had.

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IndonesiaNapier, Owner at Indonesia Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for dining at our restaurant and taking the time to write something on TripAdvisor. Thank you for your positive review.....I will try to be more clear about explaining the menu next time. Sorry but I do not really understand "the order-desk" we only take your order personally, at the table. The only counter we have is where people... More 

Canberra, Australia
Top Contributor
144 reviews 144 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

The rijsttafel experience at this restaurant is quite a fun way to eat and provides a variety of tastes and textures, but in the end the quality of the food was uninspiring. We certainly had quite a number of better meals in the Napier area.

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IndonesiaNapier, Owner at Indonesia Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. I am sorry to have disappointed you We have given you our best to our ability, this is who we are....nothing more, nothing less. Please keep in mind that we do NOT rate ourselves Number 1 on TripAdvisor.... This is the honest opinion of guests who are willing to write about a positive experience as... 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 - 27
  • Cuisine: Indonesian

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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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