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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, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer
Good for: Special occasions, Families with children, Business meetings, Large groups, Romantic, Dining on a budget
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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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
Amazing experience and concept of dining

After arriving in Napier in the late afternoon we didnt have time to hunt around for a restaurant, instead we looked on trip advisor and saw the lovely reviews for this restaurant. This is not your usual dining experience however we thourghly enjoyed it and would highly recommend it to anyone. The... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

After arriving in Napier in the late afternoon we didnt have time to hunt around for a restaurant, instead we looked on trip advisor and saw the lovely reviews for this restaurant. This is not your usual dining experience however we thourghly enjoyed it and would highly recommend it to anyone. The food was of a high standard and the... More 

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Cochrane, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We just came back from Napier (4 nights) this place was next to the b&b we stayed at (Mon Logis- worth staying at). It may be one of the best meals we have had anywhere. Wonderful food and generous portions. We really like ethinic food and this was at the very top. We even went back on another night for... More 

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Thank RayK56
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great food, great service, great value all adds up to a really great evening. Love the place mats giving you details about Indonesia . Staff also know about the food they are serving all beatifully cooked.

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Thank Julia2557
Hamilton, New Zealand
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209 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Never had rijsttafel before but what a great concept! Lots of small dishes to share with the option of meat, vege and seafood (and mixed). It was so tasty and we had plenty. Rice keeps coming with no extra charge. We want to go again but it is a wee trek from Hamilton. The wine prices are very fair -... More 

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Thank Wayne K
Quincy, Massachusetts
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19 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I haven't had Indonesian since visiting Amsterdam ten years ago. This experience was excellent. The service was friendly and attentive. We ordered the supreme rijsttafel, which was an array of 12-14 different vegetarian, fish, and meat dishes, accompanied by sauces of varying heat and rice. Each bite was a different flavor experience, super delicious. If you are in or near... More 

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Thank raijav
London, United Kingdom
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93 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a very nice restaurant. We booked it in the UK, when we went it was very full. I would have requested a window seat as these were very nice. There is a back part and front part. It would be good be in the front part. Our motel was in the next street which was nice in terms... More 

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Thank VioletJ
Sydney, Australia
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were staying in the B + B next door in Napier and the reviews of the restaurant were all very good. The whole experience was memorable and we thought very good value. The service was excellent and the Rijsttafel was unique in its range of tastes and ingredients. We would certainly recommend this restaurant to anyone visiting Napier.

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Thank AllanIsmay
Hawke's Bay Region, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Title is a fair summary of our overall impression of this Indonesian restaurant and what we are prepared to do to return if necessary!! After a memorable talk to one of the inspirational owners Hieke Wijnsma it is easy to see why our dinner was delicious from eager start to purring finish. Hieke tolerated our Spanish Inquisition with grace and... More 

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Thank Kirkmay
Christchurch, New Zealand
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Friendly staff, great atmosphere, the Rijsttafel was an amazing experience, 13 different dishes, all so tasty, loved every bite!

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22 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stumbled across this place mainly due to its proximity to our hotel, but it was a great find. The food was lovely, and the portions were generous. Plenty of vegetarian options, such as gado gado, tempeh satay and an interesting spinach soup. We didn't get the banquet, but it looked amazing.

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Thank Laura P
IndonesiaNapier, Owner at Indonesia Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for "stumbling" by, dining in and writing a review. Nice to read you enjoyed your meal. Next time I would highly recommend the banquet, the so called 'Rijsttafel' as this also has a vegetarian version. A true feast, lots of little dishes brought to your table on candle heaters so the food stays nice and warm, while you... 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 - 24
  • Cuisine: Asian, Indonesian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Families with children, Business meetings, Large groups, Romantic, 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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