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Straits Kitchen

$$ - $$$Asian, , Malaysian
59 Hautapu Street, Taihape 4720, New Zealand
+64 6-388 1753
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Overview
  • Excellent84%
  • Very good14%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“beef rendang” (12 reviews)
“roti” (7 reviews)
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CUISINES
Asian, Singaporean, Malaysian, Indonesian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
59 Hautapu Street, Taihape 4720, New Zealand
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This is a really nice restaurant that I was pleased to discover on my drive up north last week. so good that I already stopped back there a few days later on may way down. I will need to return to sample their deserts. Nice...More

Thank G D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wow, wow, wow - what a find! The most delicious, totally authentic Malaysian food, very reasonably priced and pretty quick. The children had a really tasty perfect kids sized Mee Goreng, the chicken laska was devine and the rendang was faultless - the best we've...More

Thank alexbH5837JU
Saifudin A, Owner at Straits Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hi Alex, thank you for your excellent review. We look forward to hosting your lunch or dinner again soon!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Ordered the Ayam Madak Lemak Cili Padi medium. Good heat, strong lemongrass taste and chicken was tender. Was hoping for a bit of veg in it but sadly not. Garlic roti... amazing! Service was nice. Decor isn’t really Malaysian... more an old bistro where a...More

Thank Michelle H
Saifudin A, Owner at Straits Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hi Michelle, thank you for your review. Just let our friendly staff know that you would like a bigger serving of vegetable salad on the side in future. We hope to host you and your family back here again!

Reviewed 25 October 2017 via mobile

An unexpected find. Needing a quick meal in Taihape we dropped in and found the food very much to our taste We had Beef randang and seafood curry, both were generous and delicious Staff are friendly and service good We will be back

Thank Phil W
Saifudin A, Owner at Straits Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hi Phil, thank you for your excellent review. We hope on your next visit, you could try something different!

Reviewed 24 October 2017 via mobile

My hubbie, kids and I stopped here on our way north for dinner and then again for lunch on our way home, it was delicious. We will definitely be back

Thank catherinebZ758AP
Saifudin A, Owner at Straits Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hi Catherine, it was our pleasure to serve your family! Hope to see you back again!

Reviewed 23 October 2017 via mobile

After going to Brown Sugar and seeing the ques and the menu (could not see any eggs on the menu) and the Auckland prices! Decided to come here. We had Nasi Goreng on the express menu $10 plus a fragrant lamb curry. It was delicious!...More

Thank molly p
Saifudin A, Owner at Straits Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hi Molly, thank you for giving us a try and so glad that you enjoyed your meals. We hope to host you again soon!

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Reviewed 20 October 2017 via mobile

This is my third visit now when traveling through and it's been great every time! Love the Beef Rendang, just the right amount of heat and great flavour. Super friendly service. Thank you, it was a real treat.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

Delicious authentic food. Very friendly service. Kids loved it as well. Stopped for dinner on the way back from skiing. Definitely make it the food stop for taihape next time.

Thank Paul K
Reviewed 6 October 2017

Nice halal place in the middle of middle earth. Only about a 45 minute drive from Ohakune. We loved the Laksa!

Thank Muneeb C
Reviewed 5 October 2017

I will take a day trip to eat here again. Apart from the friendly staff, the meal was the best I had on my trip up from Dunedin to Cambridge. It was an experience from the first bite to the last. Highly recommended and you...More

Thank RobbyPinfold
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
Average prices
US$3 - US$21
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 AM - 3:00 PM
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Monday
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday
11:30 AM - 3:00 PM
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Thursday
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Friday
11:30 AM - 3:00 PM
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Saturday
11:30 AM - 3:00 PM
4:00 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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Description
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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