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Straits Kitchen

$$ - $$$Asian, , Malaysian
59 Hautapu Street, Taihape 4720, New Zealand
+64 6-388 1753
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  • Very good12%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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Asian, Singaporean, Malaysian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
59 Hautapu Street, Taihape 4720, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Enjoyed a lovely meal here whilst staying in Taihape. Restaurant features central fireplace and has a good range of authentic Malaysian food. The deserts were a particular highlight and very different from the usual New Zealand range

Thank Adrian H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Thank you so much for excellent curry and good travel tips. This was a really nice lunch-stop on our way south.

Thank HenRaSch
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a tasty authentic Malaysian meal in authentic Taihape building all delivered with a smile. Thank you

Thank Secniv
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Having been told this place was great we decided to take a visit. We were not disappointed. Delicious simply does not go far enough to describe this place. Yummo! Definitely on our list to return to soon.

Thank kelbill42
Reviewed 4 October 2018 via mobile

Stayed a night in Taihape on the way to WOW (World of Wearable Art) in Wellington and had a fabulous meal at Straits Kitchen in the Main Street. (Also described as Authentic Halal Malay Cuisine) run by a Malaysian family. The proprietor used to be...More

Thank grayalison18
Reviewed 1 September 2018 via mobile

I asked for the most popular meal, paid for it to take away. Quick cooking time. When I decided to eat in they were accommodating, friendly and the meal was on point, delicious. I ordered the homemade lemon iced tea. Best ice tea I've ever...More

Thank KimM5904
Reviewed 23 August 2018 via mobile

Great delishous food warm friendly service and environment. Our fav food stop en route our frequent trips up and down the island

Thank mspolarbear
Reviewed 18 August 2018 via mobile

Just stopped in for lunch on the way through Taihape - absolutely delicious! Amazing and authentic flavours, very quick, and the yummiest roti's I've had in years. Tempted to buy some garlic roti to take home for the freezer (of I can!). We had mee...More

Thank Kerry F
Reviewed 7 August 2018

Stopped in for dinner on our way down south. Satay sauce with meats and Roti my favourite. Husband enjoyed the conversation with Saifaden(sorry if I have mis spellt his name) and it was a warm and comfortable environment. Stopped in 5 days later on Sunday...More

Thank vbteara
Reviewed 1 August 2018 via mobile

Lunch was delicious. The Roti Canai was one of the best i've had in a long time. The roti was super light and fluffy with the perfect amount of slightly chewy crispyness. Coming from Wellington where we have a lot of great Malaysian restaurants I...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
US$3 - US$21
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, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings
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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