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“Excellent”

Indonesia Restaurant
Ranked #3 of 195 Restaurants in Napier
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $25
Cuisines: Asian, Indonesian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Dining on a budget, Kids, Large groups, Families with children, Scenic view, Business meetings, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Wellington, New Zealand
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15 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Excellent”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 8, 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
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Thank Marian E
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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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Ohura, New Zealand
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Awesome Authentic Indonesian Food!”
5 of 5 bubbles 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
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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Simply Number 1 in Napier”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 2, 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
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Thank Chris B
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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 bubbles Reviewed February 1, 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
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Thank Tyrone C
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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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Rotorua, New Zealand
2 reviews
“amazing dinner alround”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 31, 2013

wat a lovely evening had by my partner and i, the great food and atmosphere was amazing couldnt ask for better on such a wonderful night and the service was outstanding, highly recommended :) and the ethic decorations to make it more enjoyable topped it off over looking the seaviews and only a stroll away from our hotel, marvellous :):):) and wine and beer great too and great prices, definitly a 'supreme' night ,u will know what i mean once u go there... do it :):) u wont be disappointed .

  • Visited January 2013
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Thank niccalrm
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IndonesiaNapier, Owner at Indonesia Restaurant, responded to this review, February 1, 2013
... your review made us :):):):):) BIG TIME!
And we're delighted to read that you and your partner enjoyed the food, the atmosphere, the service, the sea views and the well priced beverages from our beer/wine list. That's what's all about, being entertained in all aspects of hospitality...
Joss Lamers & Kees Peters (proprietors) and staff - Restaurant Indonesia - Proudly Celebrating 30 Years in Napier, Hawke's Bay...
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