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Rasa Ria

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Asian, Chinese, Indonesian, Malaysian
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1921 W Main St, Kalamazoo, MI 49006-3038
269-381-0788
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Dining options: Lunch, Takeout

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Great for take out

We were staying at a nearby hotel and picked up food to go. We also wanted a bottle of wine and they gave us directions to a great wine shop just down the road. The food was wonderful - wish it was closer so we could go there more often.

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 21, 2015
MN-BlueLoon
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015

We were staying at a nearby hotel and picked up food to go. We also wanted a bottle of wine and they gave us directions to a great wine shop just down the road. The food was wonderful - wish it was closer so we could go there more often.

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Three Rivers, Michigan, United States
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66 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 via mobile

I was not familiar with this style of food, so I went something safe.. Next time I'll try something more adventuresome. My friend had a spicy item and she likes spicy, it was spicy enough for her.

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Thank Diana D
Kalamazoo, Michigan
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26 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015 via mobile

The food was great! We had it catered for a party and the food retained its great taste! The restaurant did really well with quality control on this big order! Everyone loved the food! And the party went very well! Would cater again! And highly recommend to others!

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2 Thank APTravel01
Michigan
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

My friends and I love rasa ria! It's so great that this place exists in Kalamazoo. It's so nice to have a more rare cuisine available to us. The food is delicious and comes in good portion sizes , the prices are crazily low, and the staff/owners are so friendly! Great Malaysian and Indonesian food. Small area for seating, but... More 

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1 Thank kla123
Eaton Rapids, Michigan
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122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

Just tried this place out with my son and his friend and I will go back to try other dishes. We all loved the curry puffs as an appetizer. This is 'storefront' style dining, so go pick out your own beverages from the cooler; order a really reasonably priced appetizer, and then start reading the fairly extensive menu. My son... More 

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1 Thank LJo-12
Kalamazoo, Michigan
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

A friend who had eaten Malaysian food in New York city referred us to Rasa Ria saying he liked it as much as at any Malaysian restaurant there. We did. We've gone there once weekly for years. We love as an appetizer the roti kanai with chicken curry. Don't forget the "pulled tea" to go with. My favorite dish is... More 

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2 Thank Bruce H
Marquette, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

The food was excellent and priced well. The servings were huge. I would recommend the Vegetable Lodeh and the pancake appetizers.

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Thank auryan
Kalamazoo, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2013

I definitely recommend this place. The restaurant is really small with maybe just 6-7 tables. Food was definitely delicious. My favorites are the beef rendang, buttered fried chicken, sticky rice with coconut, and chicken and beef satay (only served on Saturdays). I gave them a 4/5 because the service is pretty bad. The servers never really smile. They make you... More 

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1 Thank Dhendhen J
Bay City, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2013

Good food, though I've been to Indonesia and this was a different taste. Maybe more Americanized? Still good, though. Service left a lot to be desired.

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Thank WillieBWright
Ionia, Michigan
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2013

We carried out, ordering the curry puffs, butter fried chicken, and the Beef Renang (sp?). Every bit of it was fabulous. I am now in love with Indonesian food. The beef dish had actual chunks of cinnamon bark, anise seed pods, and other fresh, whole seasonings I could not identify in the sauce. If you like Indian food or other... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1921 W Main St, Kalamazoo, MI 49006-3038
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Kalamazoo County  >  Kalamazoo
  • Phone Number: 269-381-0788

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 12
  • Cuisine: Asian, Chinese, Indonesian, Malaysian

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