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Straits Kitchen Restaurant

59 Hautapu Street, Taihape 4720, New Zealand
+64 6-388 1753
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  • Excellent86%
  • Very good13%
  • Average0%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“beef rendang” (8 reviews)
“rotis” (7 reviews)
“noodles” (3 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 - 21:00All hours
Asian, Malaysian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
59 Hautapu Street, Taihape 4720, New Zealand
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We stopped here for dinner on a cold and wet night. There was little open in Taihape but this place was welcoming with an open fire, good music and nice lighting. Having just returned from 10 years living in SE Asia we were a little...More

Thank Philip P
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had chicken korma with cashews - delicious, the beef rendang was great too. Interesting variety of desserts so tried the sago cooked in coconut milk with banana - delightful. Great value for dollars spent I reckon. Service is prompt and friendly. A real jem for...More

Thank Esther A
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We found this place on trip advisor and were glad we stopped in for lunch. Really friendly service and delicious beef rendang wraps.

Thank JeffRuth
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped in en route between Wellington and Hamilton. I am so pleased that we decided to try Straits for lunch. The portions were just right for us, and the flavour of the beef rendang wrap was superb. Topped it off with a nice flat...More

Thank Laura I
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

was passing through taihape and stopped here for dinner, very impressed! friendly staff, great food and reasonable prices.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What an unexpected but great find today. Really good food. My new go to for lunch on my dive from wgtn to Auckland. I'm not usually a noodle fan but the seafood noodle was great. Particularly in a small town like this getting genuine Malaysian...More

Thank MarkHackshaw
Reviewed 12 July 2017

I had the beef rendang with a roti and some soy milk. The beef was very tender and tasty and the roti delicious. I was so impressed that I extended myself to a little dessert which was also great. The service was very friendly and...More

Thank Gilles B
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

Stopped in there on our way north, had a great meal with the prawn entree. It was all lovely, the owner was friendly and attentive without being overbearing. The food was tasty and cooked quickly. Would definitely stop there again.

Thank Scottym1966
Reviewed 7 July 2017 via mobile

They offer unique delicious menu in the area. The staff is friendly too. If you're looking for a place to stop and eat in Taihape, go to Straits Kitchen.

Thank Sharain Rose B
Reviewed 23 June 2017

We stayed overnight in Taihape and had dinner here. Very tasty food, comfortable environment, and lovely friendly service. Will definitely return here again.

Thank limolly
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$4 - US$18
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
Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
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
  • E-mail
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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