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Straits Kitchen Restaurant

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59 Hautapu Street, Taihape 4720, New Zealand
+64 6-388 1753
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12:00 - 21:00
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Wellington, New Zealand
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We were passing through Taihape and looking for somewhere for dinner. Parking our car we were surprised to see a new restaurant. Giving it a go we were very happy. Our waitress Holly was very helpful, friendly and attentive. Based on our favourite dishes and her recommendations we were very happy with our laksa, beef rendang and triple layer teas.... More 

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Thank Muppity
Auckland, New Zealand
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Evan in Auckland hard to find this good quality authentic Malay cuisine. It's cheaper than Auckland too. Professional but very friendly staff. Suggest te anyone who passing Taihape. Definitely we'll visit again and again .

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Thank nztilak
2 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were suprised to find this great place in such a small town. Tasty amazing food, good value and big amounts. Great staff and the friendliest owner!

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Thank Milena M
Taihape, New Zealand
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5 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful food. Well presented, good prices and good menu selection. It is spicy so u need to like that kind of food. I have been back many times. Thoroughly enjoyed

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Thank Nat595
Las Vegas, Nevada
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65 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped here on our long drive from Taupo to Wellington for lunch. The food was outstanding and service top-notch. We are not very familiar with Malaysian cuisine but we found items to order that sounded delicious. We were not disappointed. Food was yummy and plentiful. We had the Curry chicken and the Beef rendang. The owner (we think) served... More 

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Thank krwilden
Wellington, New Zealand
2 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had the Meegorang as vegetarian and my co-worker had the Beef rendang - both were absolutely delicious and well presented. The roti and peanut sauce at the beginning was also delicious - this is definitely the new top choice for Taihape!

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Thank MKayleen
Waikato Region, New Zealand
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Well priced interesting menu. Friendly service. Fresh, well cooked and presented dishes. We will be back!

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Thank Irideon
1 review
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had delicous lunch at reasonable price here on our way to Taupo. No regret for stopping by. The three of us chose different menu and all of us left satisfied.

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Thank AbdRahman M
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a very delicious Nasi Lemak, Ayam Masak Merah and Chicken Curry..😊 recomended for all Malaysian craving Malaysian food. Great place to stop and nearby place to solat..alhamdulillah

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Thank sunbag
Napier, New Zealand
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62 reviews
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My partner and I ate here with friends while visiting Taihape on a steam train excursion from Paraparaumu. The food was very authentic and when I asked for Malay spicy that's what I received. My wife and I have traveled allot through Asia and we love the food. This was our first specifically Malaysian restaurant and while the satay was... More 

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Thank paulsmithun

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$3 - US$17
Cuisine
Asian, Malaysian, Singaporean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 21:00
Monday
12:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 21:00
Thursday
12:00 - 21:00
Friday
12:00 - 21:00
Saturday
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
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?