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“"Taste Sensation"”

Indonesia Restaurant
Ranked #3 of 201 Restaurants in Napier
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $6 - $22
Cuisines: Indonesian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups, Families with children, Business meetings
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
Description: Temporarily Closed We are on our annual winter break at the moment. Open again on the First of September. We are sorry for the inconvenience.
Invercargill, New Zealand
1 review
“"Taste Sensation"”
Reviewed April 4, 2014

Any person knowing Indonesian food will find themselves in heaven. Any person new to Indonesian food will find themselves exposed to a taste sensation. Delicious dishes, obviously prepared with knowledge of Indonesian cuisine, a love of cooking and a desire to please the diners. Served by most pleasant and helpful staff in a relaxed, unhurried manner. Much better as many a meal experienced in Holland. The reason for staying an extra day in Napier in order to enjoy a second meal at this terrific restaurant.

  • Visited April 2014
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Thank Juons
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Kees P, Owner at Indonesia Restaurant, responded to this review, April 7, 2014
All of us are very pleased with this fantastic review of our little restaurant. What greater compliment can we get then customers returning for the second time just a few nights apart. And even extended your stay in our lovely Napier to be able to do this.
It was so nice to see you on both occasions being so happy with what was served to you and it seemed that licking of plates crossed your minds...
No doubt we will see you again whenever back here in Hawkes' Bay and thanks for recommending us to prospective diners.
Kind regards
Joss Lamers & Kees Peters (proprietors) and Staff
'Restaurant Indonesia' - Proudly Celebrating 31 Years
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London, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Best meal we've had since we started travelling 7 months ago!”
Reviewed April 2, 2014

We ate here on Sunday and this restaurant was without a doubt the best restaurant we have dined in since we started travelling the world 7 months ago. The service was outstanding with a number of different people serving us and filling us in on how the dinner experience worked. My boyfriend and I had the Meat Rijsttafel and every single dish was delicious - I now have a new found love for corn fritters! We dined for 2 hours and not once did we feel rushed. Was completely full at the end of the meal, no room for desert! You can buy some of the sauces at the end of the meal aswell which we did!! I would recommend this to everyone!!

  • Visited March 2014
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Thank Malyssa W
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Kees P, Owner at Indonesia Restaurant, responded to this review, April 3, 2014
When you were leaving our place on Sunday you already made the comment to me that dining with us was at the best whilst traveling for the past 7 months. Of course we're really happy with such a statement. Going for over 31 years our little restaurant likes to give diners a different dining experience and we try to do this with great service as well. Thanks for your very kind words and we like to take the opportunity to wish you all the best with the remainder of your journey... Make the most of it! And let us know if anyone manages to be better then us... .... .....!?

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'Restaurant Indonesia' - Proudly Celebrating 31 Years
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Glendale, California
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“So Much Food”
Reviewed April 2, 2014

Apparently this restaurant is a real institution in Napier and it deserves to be. We went there because of TA reviews and were glad we did. The ambience is restful, the staff very pleasant and helpful and the food as good as any Rijsttafel (rice table) in Amsterdam. But So Much Food! We ordered the Superior Rijsttafel because it had so much variety, and while we finished it we were totally stuffed. Unless you are very hungry, order one for two or order one of the smaller versions!

  • Visited March 2014
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Thank joerussin
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Kees P, Owner at Indonesia Restaurant, responded to this review, April 3, 2014
Like you so many of our customers come to us based on reviews on TripAdvisor and/or by worth of mouth. A great way to find out about dining places. We're very happy to read that you enjoyed your dining experience at our establishment. Thanks for your review.

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Joss Lamers & Kees Peters (proprietors) and Staff
'Restaurant Indonesia' - Established in 1983
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Aichach, Deutschland
2 reviews
“A special kind of dining - highly recommended”
Reviewed April 2, 2014

From entering the restaurant until leaving, the staff did its best to make our dinner as good as possible. The nice atmosphere and the food of course made it one of the best dinners i had in nz. We had a table of nine people and 5 of us ordered the supreme rijstafel, which gives you the chance to taste a huge variety of indonesian food. On top of that, it all came in little dishes, heated on burners, so that our food always was hot. Brilliant idea! And the fact that you share the dishes with your friends at the table gives you a bit of a family dinner feeling.
Tasted very good, try the fishcurry!
Also the dessert menu was out of the ordinary! Loved that place and would definitely recommend it as it is very good value for money and you never dined like this before!

  • Visited March 2014
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Thank mowoe
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Kees P, Owner at Indonesia Restaurant, responded to this review, April 3, 2014
You've clearly taken your time to write your review of our restaurant and this is much appreciated by all of us. Great to read that your meal at our restaurant has been one of the best you had in New Zealand.
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Joss Lamers & Kees Peters (proprietors) and Staff
'Restaurant Indonesia' - the restaurant with the different taste...
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Amazing food!”
Reviewed March 30, 2014

When we arrived at the restaurant we were greeted by friendly staff & atmosphere. We decided to order the rijsttafel supreme. It's many small dishes that give you a great taste of Indonesian food. It was delicious! It was also very affordable. You definitely need to book, but it is a must for dining experiences.

  • Visited March 2014
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Thank Travellerlis
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Kees P, Owner at Indonesia Restaurant, responded to this review, March 31, 2014
Thank you so much for your review of our little restaurant and we're pleased to add you to our long long list of extremely happy diners. It is always great to receive this positive feedback because it motivates all of us (proprietors and staff) to continue providing a great dining experience matched with attentive service.
Kind regards
Joss Lamers & Kees Peters (proprietors) and Staff
'Restaurant Indonesia' - Celebrating 31 Years
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