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Straits Kitchen

59 Hautapu Street, Taihape 4720, New Zealand
+64 6-388 1753
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  • Excellent84%
  • Very good13%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“roti” (14 reviews)
“beef rendang” (14 reviews)
“mee goring” (2 reviews)
Open Now
3:00 PM - 9:00 PM Hours
Asian, Singaporean, Malaysian, Vegan Options, Halal, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
59 Hautapu Street, Taihape 4720, New Zealand
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Reviewed 6 days ago

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 1 week ago 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 4 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 9 June 2018 via mobile

Excellent service with wide selection on menue and the dishes all well cooked and authentic and value for money

Thank Jverry
Reviewed 8 June 2018 via mobile

Used Trip Adviser to see what was in Taihape apart from the usual burgers etc and happened upon this little gem. Delicious Malay food and warm service. Outstanding roti.

Thank Robyn P
Reviewed 5 June 2018

On our way back from Wellington for the long week-end we drove through Taihape and found this 'little' gem . . . After eight years working in Malaysia we still miss the cooking, the varied food and the fantastic taste . . . but we've...More

Thank SingaporeVulture
Reviewed 2 June 2018 via mobile

We ordered the chicken satay skewers to start followed by a couple of Curry’s. They were both very authentic and held beautiful flavours.

Thank Guavadog
Reviewed 30 May 2018 via mobile

Amazing food... Huge portions. Flavours wow!, super friendly and cheap... The fish roti chenai was amazing... The flavours authentic. Totally recommended it...

Thank Mary P
Reviewed 21 May 2018

I went for lunch on Saturday and ordered the lunch combo. For just $10 I got a roti chicken satay wrap, 5/6 bits of fried chicken and tempura kumera chips. It was all cooked amazingly and very fulling. What a great price for an amazing...More

Thank sarahporter94
Reviewed 2 May 2018 via mobile

I had this spicy dish. Hot for me although called medium but it was very different to the usual fare. Seems to be run by owners. Very friendly. The place was warm - Taihape can be cold - so very welcoming

Thank sala5000
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
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, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups
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
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
10:30 AM - 2:00 PM
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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