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“Excellent” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Indonesia Restaurant

Indonesia Restaurant
409 Marine Parade, Napier 4001, New Zealand
+64 6-835 8303
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Ranked #2 of 126 Restaurants in Napier
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $5 - $27
Cuisines: Indonesian
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Good for: Special occasions, Large groups, Dining on a budget, Entertaining clients, Romantic, Families with children, Doing business
Dining options: Dessert, Dinner, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations
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...'
Wellington, New Zealand
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5 restaurant reviews
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“Excellent”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2013

Sitting in hotel room, mums face lit up and squealed , stated there is an Indonesian restaurant, so we went. Food was great, Kees was a very attentive waiter/owner. I could not say anything more than exceptional. Try supreme "rice table" very good, then have the goner hot chocolate.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Kees P, Owner at Indonesia Restaurant, responded to this review, February 9, 2013
It was very clear that your mum enjoyed her meal very much. To get the comment 'exceptional' is of course very much appreciated. Thanks for your lovely review and we're happy you enjoyed the 'ginger hot chocolate' as well...
Joss Lamers & Kees Peters (proprietors) and staff - Restaurant Indonesia - Proudly Celebrating 30 Years!
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Napier, New Zealand
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163 restaurant reviews
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71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
“Napier Hospitality legends..still legends”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2013

I am a regular here and it never fails to amaze me how consistent everything is here. The staff are always good for a laugh but always have great attention to detail. Like many great places its not fine dining, its fine food.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Kees P, Owner at Indonesia Restaurant, responded to this review, February 15, 2013
It's great to get a response like yours, acknowledging all our efforts to keep this place going strong resulting in celebrating 30 years. It is guests like you and other regulars who have kept us going... Thank you so much!!!
Joss Lamers & Kees Peters (Proprietors) and Staff - Restaurant Indonesia - Still going strong with oldies at the helm...
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Ohura, New Zealand
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“Awesome Authentic Indonesian Food!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2013

We had a lovely dinner at the restaurant. Service and atmosphere was great.
Most beef rendang dishes I have tasted in New Zealand were tough but not here!
Tender as, great food. Highly recommended to EVERYONE!!

  • Visited February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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IndonesiaNapier, Owner at Indonesia Restaurant, responded to this review, February 8, 2013
Always great to get those great recommendations from our customers. We're glad you enjoyed your dining experience at our restaurant. Thanks for your review!
Joss Lamers & Kees Peters (proprietors) and staff - Restaurant Indonesia - (Since 1983)
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Simply Number 1 in Napier”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2013

We love Indonesian cuisene & didn't expect to find much in NZ. Everything about this place was just right. It was busy early on a Sunday evening, but they found us a table. My wife likes a fruity medium white wine, rather than dry - they had exactly that, a local Gewurtz. I wanted a dark beer with taste, there was a superb locally brewed "porter" . We usually have the Rijstaffel, even if I can't spell it. There was a choice of veggy, fish or meat - but of course there was also a Supreme with examples of all dishes - which we had. Just brilliant. Service was attentive & friendly despite the full tables with a good explanation of everything. Prices were totally reasonable considering the quality of food on offer. Dank u wel.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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IndonesiaNapier, Owner at Indonesia Restaurant, responded to this review, February 8, 2013
It is very nice of you to rate us as the #1 restaurant in Napier. However, the final rating is different...
Great to read that you enjoyed it all: the food, the wine, the beer... It's what we try to achieve, a great experience to all our diners.
Thank you so much...!
Joss Lamers & Kees Peters (proprietors) and staff - 'Restaurant Indonesia' - Proudly Celebrating 30 Years delighting our customers!
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Wellington, New Zealand
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“A Must Do! :D”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2013

The atmosphere and service was second to none. Considering how busy it was, there was a nonintrusive and relaxed feel greatly aided by restaurant staff who took the time out to explain in great depth the menu and ideology behind it. Kees was very approachable and likeable further enhancing the whole dining experience and the interior decor was very authentic and cleverly pieced together. We tried the recommended Supreme 'Rijsttafel' between three people which comprised of a variety of interesting dishes and led to otherwise not tried before experimental flavour combinations, one of the most enjoyable and flavoursome meals i have had as of recently and i would recommend this restaurant to all open to trying new foods. :)
Table: 2 on the 2/2/13 at 6:30

  • Visited February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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IndonesiaNapier, Owner at Indonesia Restaurant, responded to this review, February 2, 2013
As always it's nice to see the fantastic reviews about our little restaurant. Also this time it was with delight to read your very favourable comments. We're always happy when our guests leave our place with great satisfaction on all aspects in hospitality: food, service, ambience...
Thank you so much for your time & efforts to share your experience.
Joss Lamers & Kees Peters (proprietors) and staff - Restaurant Indonesia - Only 30 Years young...
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