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Indonesia Restaurant

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409 Marine Parade, Napier 4110, New Zealand
+64 6-835 8303
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17:30 - 21:00
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

We had the Rijstaffel supreme, food was fabulous, service was good, and the restaurant has a wonderful atmosphere.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Tried the Rijstaffel. It was very nice food and selection of condiments, and the service very good also.

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Thank Roger F
Hieke W, Owner at Indonesia Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for dining with us and review your experience. Kind regards, Hieke & Peter (owners) and Staff Restaurant Indonesia (Established 1983) More 

Wappingers Falls, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a special place! Whenever I visit Napier this is the one place I have to visit because of the incredible food!

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Thank waterdave1
Hieke W, Owner at Indonesia Restaurant, responded to this review

Nice to see you return again! Make sure you book and let me know how "important" the view of the South Pacific Ocean is to you....or you might end up in the back room😉 Kind regards, Hieke & Peter (owners) and Staff Restaurant Indonesia (Established 1983) More 

Napier, New Zealand
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our group of 4 had a mixture of rijstaffel, all nice and very interesting to get the different flavours. Very helpful waitress who explained the dishes well.

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Thank V2603ZVdonaldh
Hieke W, Owner at Indonesia Restaurant, responded to this review

Great-Short-Accurate-Thanks Kind regards, Hieke & Peter (owners) and Staff Restaurant Indonesia (Established 1983) More 

Sevierville, Tennessee
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 275 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We decided to eat here for dinner as it was just a few doors down from our hotel and we were exhausted. Got there right as they opened and they had tables available. After looking over the menu we decided to try the Rijstaffel banquet and all I can say is WOW! So much food it barely fit on our... More 

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Thank Gary M
Hieke W, Owner at Indonesia Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your "unexpected" visit. Unplanned for, just walking in and ordering a Rijsttafel banquet with a variety of flavours and calling it WOW is a great compliment from an experienced reviewer like you! Sometimes being a bit adventurous pays off and brings you great surprises! Kind regards, Hieke & Peter (owners) and Staff Restaurant Indonesia (Established 1983) More 

Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited this great little eatery overlooking the bay!Having eaten Indonesian food a lot overseas,this rijstaffel was a first.Authentic food and great service!

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Thank Tim M
Hieke W, Owner at Indonesia Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. Rijsttafel is a real Dutch way of eating Indonesian food, a bit of everything rather than a whole meal of one "thing". The history (colonial times) is printed on one of our placemats in the restaurant. Nowadays back in the Netherlands families/friends get together and all bring some Indonesian dishes to create a Rijsttafel. Or... More 

Halifax, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The owner of the restaurant explained to us the format of the banquet. It was wonderful - such an array of food and flavours all of which were delightful. If you are in Napier this is a MUST.

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Thank 503lesley
Hieke W, Owner at Indonesia Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your short and accurate review! Thanks for your recommendation! That's what TripAdvisor ir for! Apologies for the late response....(due to TripAdvisor site problems) Your review is very much appreciated! Kind regards, Hieke & Peter (owners) and Staff Restaurant Indonesia (Established 1983) More 

Hamilton, New Zealand
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310 reviews
176 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We returned to this little restaurant with a friend in tow as we had really enjoyed the experience last time that we visited Napier. Still a great wee place. It's popular, so do book. We had the shared dinner with small dishes of a variety of Indonesian foods. There was plenty of food and local wines could be bought to... More 

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Thank Wayne K
Hieke W, Owner at Indonesia Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for dining with us on this beautiful evening! It was one off these very special evenings where the temperature stayed high even during the evening, the restaurant was packed with "hot" people who were all eating hot and spicy food! It's very hard to get the temperature right to everyone's liking. We definitely feel the heat when running... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

After regretfully walking out of a very badly run restaurant just down the road, we decided to try some Indonesian cuisine (and Trip Advisor assured this place was good). Well this place is better than good and did not let us down; it was excellent in every way. My partner and I got the famous Rijsttafel banquet where your food... More 

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Thank Caroline K
Hieke W, Owner at Indonesia Restaurant, responded to this review

I am so happy we could still help make your husbands birthday a memorable one.(although the bad experience will do that for sure too;) I love the enthusiastic way you are describing your experience! Thank you for dining with us and we hope to see you again in the near future. Apologies for the late response....(due to TripAdvisor site problems)... More 

Christchurch, New Zealand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Restaurant Indonesia is a real treat. The excellent Rijstaffel banquet is a real highlight. Everything was cooked perfectly; well-flavoured and beautifully presented. The restaurant is casual and relaxed and the staff are friendly and knowledgeable. In a town of many excellent eateries, Restaurant Indonesia is one of the best.

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Thank Seismicscot
Hieke W, Owner at Indonesia Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for dining with us and leaving us with this lovely review! It was a pleasure serving you and we hope to see you again some time. Apologies for the late response....(due to TripAdvisor site problems) Reviews are very much appreciated! Kind regards, Hieke & Peter (owners) and Staff Restaurant Indonesia (Established 1983) More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$25
Cuisine
Asian, Indonesian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, View, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Cheap Eats, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
17:30 - 21:00
Tuesday
17:30 - 21:00
Wednesday
17:30 - 21:00
Thursday
17:30 - 21:00
Friday
17:30 - 21:00
Saturday
17:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 409 Marine Parade, Napier 4110, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Hawke's Bay Region  >  Napier
  • Phone Number: +64 6-835 8303

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?