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Straits Kitchen Restaurant

59 Hautapu Street, Taihape 4720, New Zealand
+64 6-388 1753
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  • Excellent84%
  • Very good15%
  • Average0%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“beef rendang” (10 reviews)
“roti” (7 reviews)
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Asian, Malaysian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
59 Hautapu Street, Taihape 4720, New Zealand
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A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 2 days ago 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 1 week ago 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 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 12 September 2017 via mobile

We were on our way to Taupo and decided to stop by for a dinner at Straits Kitchen. It was a great decision. The first moment we stepped inside, we could feel the warmth and cosiness of the place with Malaysian traditional music could be...More

Thank fareezfathurrahman
Reviewed 25 August 2017 via mobile

Called in here 8pm and made to feel very welcome.Food was good and seemed authentic!A lot to choose from and priced well

Thank MicMcMic
Reviewed 13 August 2017

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 12 August 2017

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 10 August 2017 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 10 August 2017 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$4 - US$18
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, Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 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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