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Straits Kitchen

59 Hautapu Street, Taihape 4720, New Zealand
+64 6-388 1753
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Overview
  • Excellent85%
  • Very good12%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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CUISINES
Asian, Singaporean, Malaysian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
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LOCATION
59 Hautapu Street, Taihape 4720, New Zealand
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1 - 10 of 144 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago

The taste and flavour was just awesome. I have been to Malaysia many times and I was flawed to find this place and discover the quality of their fare and the friendly service. It was value for money too.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Peter S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went here for dinner, can't stop thinking about it. Food was just so good I just want to get back here. Price was very low, standard of food was so high, my mouth is watering as I write this review.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Scenic558911
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I had heard good things about this relatively new Malaysian restaurant in Taihape so was keen to visit. The mee rubus was authentic and tasty as was the asam chicken. Very good service and a cool pleasant seating arrangement. I would definitely visit again next...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Kevin G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We sought this restaurant out in view of it's many 5 star reviews. We should have been warned by how empty the place was(one table occupied) against the many people in other restaurants in the same street, but we decided that so many reviewers couldn't...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Barbet55
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped in for dinner here as were staying nearby - great authentic Malaysian food. Would highly recommend

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank tessmac7
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped by this restaurant by chance before heading to our farmstay in Mt Huia. The food here warms up our stomach and also gives us the energy to continue our journey. Special thanks to our savior, Saifudin.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Angela C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely amazing meal. The children absolutely love the food as do the adults. It's the best place to get a meal in Taihape. So delicious. A wonderful range. Fantastic fast. Very fast and great service.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Trinitymac
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Once you enter the restaurant, it feels like you're back home! After a week in NZ, we revived our taste buds.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank zibka93
Reviewed 12 December 2018 via mobile

We stopped by this restaurant on our way to Wellington. We tried chicken curry, nasi lemak, nasi goreng and found all are delicious. Excellent service by the waitress...quite chatty too...

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank AdriY9
Reviewed 12 December 2018 via mobile

Thumbs up to the owner (he was there during our visit) who previously Taihape town policeman turns a local restaurant owner. One of the restaurant I came across in northern part of NZ with Malaysian menu. Great range and variety of Malaysian meals. Read about...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank 83ashrafsh
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
Average prices
US$3 - US$20
Meals
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
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 AM - 4:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Monday
11:30 AM - 4:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday
11:30 AM - 4:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday
11:30 AM - 4:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Thursday
11:30 AM - 4:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Friday
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
3:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Saturday
11:30 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
  • E-mail
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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