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Rasa Ria

1921 W Main St, Kalamazoo, MI 49006-3038
269-381-0788
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Ranked #29 of 285 Restaurants in Kalamazoo
Price range: $5 - $12
Cuisines: Indonesian, Malaysian
Most recent review
- Jun 20, 2014
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English first
Kalamazoo, Michigan
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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Marquette, Michigan
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86 reviews 86 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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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Kalamazoo, Michigan
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 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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Bay City, Michigan
2 reviews
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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Ionia, Michigan
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2012

This is why I love college towns--they attract YUM international foods. Rasa Ria, a total hole in the wall is no exception. Got the tofu redang and some vegetarian soup on carry out, lemon grassy, fragrant and creamy from the coconut milk. Huge portions and reasonable too.

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Battle Creek, Michigan, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2012

As other reviewers have stated, the location is small and in a strip mall. The owner is very nice and the food has been delicious both times I have eater here. I tried both the chicken and beef rendang and the curry puffs. The chicken rendang was my favorite and I got it very spicy which was nice with the... More

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Langley, Washington
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2012

I wish our experience matched the reviews on TripAdvisor, but it did not live up to the hype. The owner was rather nice, the server was helpful and the environs seemed clean, very humble and really small. Most diners seem to get their food "to go," and that might be preferable. But often the best Asian food seems to appear... More

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Denver, Colorado
Top Contributor
77 reviews 77 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2012

Kalamazoo's best kept secret. Don't be fooled by the outside this place is top notch. Try the Beef Rang Dang, its amazing with complex flavors (meat and potatoes) Owner operated and they are always there. Not exactly the most hospitable bunch but they do what they do great. Always filled with Indonesian students probably looking for mommas cooking and finding... More

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Detroit, Michigan
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26 reviews 26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2012

No matter what I get there, it always tastes great! Reasonably priced, lots of food. Do not be deceived by the outside, the food is top notch. My favorite is the tofu curried with coconut milk and lemongrass.

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