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Straits Kitchen

59 Hautapu Street, Taihape 4720, New Zealand
+64 6-388 1753
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  • Very good12%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“roti” (14 reviews)
“beef rendang” (13 reviews)
“mee goring” (2 reviews)
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Asian, Singaporean, Malaysian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
59 Hautapu Street, Taihape 4720, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I asked for the most popular meal, paid for it to take away. Quick cooking time. When I decided to eat in they were accommodating, friendly and the meal was on point, delicious. I ordered the homemade lemon iced tea. Best ice tea I've ever...More

Thank KimM5904
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great delishous food warm friendly service and environment. Our fav food stop en route our frequent trips up and down the island

Thank mspolarbear
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Just stopped in for lunch on the way through Taihape - absolutely delicious! Amazing and authentic flavours, very quick, and the yummiest roti's I've had in years. Tempted to buy some garlic roti to take home for the freezer (of I can!). We had mee...More

Thank Kerry F
Reviewed 7 August 2018

Stopped in for dinner on our way down south. Satay sauce with meats and Roti my favourite. Husband enjoyed the conversation with Saifaden(sorry if I have mis spellt his name) and it was a warm and comfortable environment. Stopped in 5 days later on Sunday...More

Thank vbteara
Reviewed 1 August 2018 via mobile

Lunch was delicious. The Roti Canai was one of the best i've had in a long time. The roti was super light and fluffy with the perfect amount of slightly chewy crispyness. Coming from Wellington where we have a lot of great Malaysian restaurants I...More

2  Thank speedy m
Reviewed 31 July 2018

We had the most wonderful Malaysian meal at Straits Kitchen recently. We are vegetarian, so can only speak for those options, but the three dishes we had were all among the best Malaysian food we'd ever had in New Zealand. The owner served us and...More

Thank RoseO1026
Reviewed 29 July 2018 via mobile

A meal with a lot of taste. Great service, and warm environment. A very pleasant visit. Would definelty reccomend this halal place to all.

Thank raihaandalwai
Reviewed 15 July 2018

Spent one night in Taihape and chose the restaurant because we saw the TripAdvisor sign outside. They had no problem cooking for me although I have food allergies and I felt perfectly safe eating there. Both my husband and I got wonderful and tasty dishes...More

Thank Anette12345
Reviewed 14 July 2018 via mobile

Love the food, beautiful atmosphere, good selection of food options that bring back travel memories. Highly recommend the beef rendang! This will be our number one go to from now on.

Thank nurene
Reviewed 18 June 2018

We stopped over Taihape for a night and was recommended this restaurant. Operated by a Singaporean with Malaysian chefs, the food just taste like home. The staff are friendly and we had a good entertaining chat with the boss since we came from the same...More

Thank motiver2018
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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
US$3 - US$20
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
10:30 AM - 4:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
10:30 AM - 4:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
10:30 AM - 4:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
10:30 AM - 4:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
10:30 AM - 4:00 PM
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3:00 PM - 9:00 PM
10:30 AM - 4:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 59 Hautapu Street, Taihape 4720, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Manawatu-Wanganui Region  >  Rangitikei District  >  Taihape
  • Phone Number: +64 6-388 1753
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Generations dated back to the Sultanate era of authentic Halal Malay cuisine. Carefully imported ingredients from the straits prepared and served high up in the mountains of Rangitikei, New Zealand. Straits Kitchen, A Peninsula's appetite to please the Sultans
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