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“Great night out!” 4 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 134 Restaurants in Napier
Price range: $5 - $28
Cuisines: Indonesian
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
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...'
Hoi An, Vietnam
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“Great night out!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2013 via mobile

A very enjoyable night out with friends.
Great food, service and wine.
We had the Rijsttafel for 4.
The food all arrived at once and was nicely presented and each dish was described to us.
We had a very nice HawkesBay Crab Farm Riesling 2011 to go with our meal.
In all, a great night out, we will be back!

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Kees P, Owner at Indonesia Restaurant, responded to this review, February 25, 2013
That's what it is all about: 'Great food, service and wine...' And we are glad that we managed to deliver all of it. Thanks for your review.
Joss Lamers & Kees Peters (proprietors) and Staff - 'Restaurant Indonesia' - Established 1983
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  • French first
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English first
Charlottetown, PEI
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“An epic meal served by great staff”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2013 via mobile

My wife and I had an amazing meal (Rijsttafel). The owner and staff were knowledgable, super friendly, and great to deal with. The restaurant serves only local wines but given their region it is not a limiting factor.

Great wine, fantastic unique food, amazing service. Five stars!

    • 5 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 22, 2013
Technology... When we got home last night - after yet another extremely busy evening with lots of happy guests - your review of our restaurant was already posted. Thank you for your comments and the posting of the photo is greatly appreciated.
Joss Lamers & Kees Peters (proprietors) and Staff - Restaurant Indonesia - Established 1983
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Wellington, New Zealand
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“Tasty!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2013

Yum yum yum! Right on the parade, this restaurant offers a unique experience. The only Indonesian restaurant in New Zealand, this one is a must-try. Accommodating service, tasty food, and excellent (but affordable) wine selection. Also very good for vegetarians!

  • 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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Kees P, Owner at Indonesia Restaurant, responded to this review, February 21, 2013
Thank yo so much for taking the time and effort to write your review. We - and our staff - always appreciate it to get these great comments...! And yes, we will keep our prices on our wines at a very affordable level.
Joss Lamers & Kees Peters (Proprietors) and Staff - Restaurant Indonesia - Established in 1983
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Helmond, The Netherlands
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“Great Indonesian cuisine”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2013

Indonesia restaurant has a great cusine. The rijsttafels are lovely. It is very special for New Zealand. You get great value for money.
It is situated on the boulevard with views over the beach and the sea.
Service is good as well.

  • Visited January 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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Kees P, Owner at Indonesia Restaurant, responded to this review, February 20, 2013
Glad to read that you enjoyed your evening with us. And also great to read that you enjoyed your meal at Mint Restaurant and had a great stay at Motel de la Mer. Thanks very much.
Joss Lamers & Kees Peters (proprietors) and Staff - Restaurant Indonesia - Celebrating 30 Years
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Napier, New Zealand
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“Excellent experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013

All our requirements were meet; from a last minute reservation to top service and food. A great experience for our party of Kiwis and overseas visitors, all of whom enjoyed the occassion.

  • Visited February 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 21, 2013
The Art Deco Weekend has been a huge success. And of course we're happy that we have contributed to your Art Deco Celebrations by providing you with a late meal... Whenever we can we try to oblige. We'd love to see you back...
Joss Lamers & Kees Peters (proprietors) and Staff - Restaurant Indonesia - Celebrating 30 Years
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