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Straits Kitchen Restaurant

) #1 of 9 Restaurants in Taihape $$ - $$$ Asian, Malaysian,
59 Hautapu Street, Taihape 4720, New Zealand
+64 6-388 1753
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  • Excellent84%
  • Very good15%
  • Average0%
  • Poor1%
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Asian, Malaysian, Singaporean, Vegetarian Friendly, Halal, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
59 Hautapu Street, Taihape 4720, New Zealand
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Reviewed 5 days ago

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
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great service from the owner. Beef Rendang was very good. Lots of gluten-free and dairy-free options.

Thank Michael B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped here at the spur of the moment and I'm glad we did! The food was lovely and the staff were exceptionally friendly. Would definitely recommend as a meal stop if you're passing through.

Thank stairmo
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent flavours for Beef Rendang and Lamb Curry with just the right amount of heat for our liking. Friendly service, nice and warm on a cold night and good portions of food, good value for money.

Thank Tobias T
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Driving through Taihape on our way to Taupo we were looking for our regular and decided to try somewhere new. Delicious food, warm and very friendly service. We will definitely be back!!!

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Omg amazing food great staff and the restaurant is well lit. Great for family and friends dinning . We have even made times to come back and try more on the menu.

Thank Teresa S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

great service such friendly people , the food was great , we had an entree that not tried before and it was stunning, Main course was just as good, will be back/

Thank janisemike78
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was on my way home to Taupo and decided to stop for something to eat. Not wanting takeaways I decided to have subway instead. However, as I pulled up I noticed Straits Kitchen next door and decided to go in. Am I glad I...More

Thank annie0451
Reviewed 30 April 2017

Really enjoyed our dinner at Straits Kitchen. Great sounding menu, tasty food, good value and good service.

Thank robynwong
Reviewed 25 April 2017

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...More

Thank Muppity
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
US$4 - US$18
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
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, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
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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
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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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