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Travellers' Choice2023
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PRICE RANGE
$12 - $47
CUISINES
Asian, Healthy, Indonesian
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We were walking into town for dinner and were enticed in by the ambiance emanating and the lush smells! It was 7.15pm, no booking and with a 6 year old. Very glad we went in and very charmed by the wonderful accomodating hosts! Food was...delicious and filling-tried food we hadn’t had before and the 6 year old was catered for and happy too. Lovely to have the owner so passionate about their food and restaurant. Will definitely recommend to anyone we come across and will return again ourselves.More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have frequently Restuarant Indonesia periodically for over 20 years..the 2024 visit found her back to her best again, a great culinary experience with true Indonesia highly quality service..

Date of visit: April 2024
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Riza Ambadar, Owner at Restaurant Indonesia, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Miles, thank you for visiting our little restaurant, really glad you enjoyed the culinary adventure. Looking forward to having you back soon. Hopefully, we can stay in business for another 41 years at least. Stay safe and take care.

Reviewed 5 March 2024 via mobile

Walked in without booking but got the last table - would recommend booking. Food was good and service pleasant. About a mile from downtown art deco.

Date of visit: March 2024
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Riza Ambadar, Owner at Restaurant Indonesia, responded to this reviewResponded 7 March 2024

Thank you Suie, we are glad we can still serve you, thank you for taking the time to write us the review, I hope we can visit you one day in Ohio. Stay safe.

Reviewed 16 February 2024 via mobile

Until September 2018 a Dutchman used to own this restaurant. We did not experience it then but if the Indonesian food was anything like it so often is in the Netherlands I would not be giving this place five stars. The Indonesian family who now...run it are absolutely charming. The food is excellent. We had an enjoyable and chatty evening. If I have one recommendation to make it would be to forget the desire for alcohol and drink the Indonesian cold tea. Goes better with the food and is delicious. Lots of other places in Hawkes Bay where you can satiate the need for wine more appropriately. Forget the 2024 date. Wish been in Napier then but write this a while ago,More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Riza Ambadar, Owner at Restaurant Indonesia, responded to this reviewResponded 7 March 2024

Hi Jt, thank you so much for your visit and for the 5 bubbles review. We are so glad you enjoyed the culinary adventure, and looking forward to having you back soon. Stay safe and take care.

Reviewed 8 February 2024

This spot is great for a casual value for money night out. As a bonus it is byo for wine. The hosts were extremely welcoming, especially on our second night in a row. We would certainly recommend it as a “must visit” if you are...looking for a meal in Napier.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Riza Ambadar, Owner at Restaurant Indonesia, responded to this reviewResponded 7 March 2024

Hi, thank you so much for visiting our little place and for taking the time to write us the 5 bubbles review, much appreciated. We look forward to having you back soon. Safe travels and take care.

Reviewed 1 February 2024 via mobile

We heard about this on our travels around New Zealand from a couple while we were in Dunedin, so we tried it more than met our expectations. Lovely friendly and helpful staff, good range of well cooked authentic food. Thoroughly recommendMore

Date of visit: February 2024
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Riza Ambadar, Owner at Restaurant Indonesia, responded to this reviewResponded 3 February 2024

Hello, Thank you for your visit and for taking the time to write us the 4 bubbles review, we are so glad you decided to come and try our culinary adventure. We hope to see you again soon, and hopefully we can wow you and...More

Reviewed 10 January 2024

Fifth time eating at this establishment. Great atmosphere and service. Food is wonderful. A real cultural experience.

Date of visit: January 2024
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Riza Ambadar, Owner at Restaurant Indonesia, responded to this reviewResponded 12 January 2024

Thank you for your visit and for taking the time to write us the 5 bubbles review, means a lot to us. Looking forward to having you again, stay safe and take care.

Reviewed 10 January 2024

We opted for the RIJSTTAFEL which let us sample a ton of different menu items. All were excellent and the service was great. Highly recommend this beach road restaurant/hidden gem.

Date of visit: December 2023
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Riza Ambadar, Owner at Restaurant Indonesia, responded to this reviewResponded 12 January 2024

Hi Alex, Thank you for your visit and for trying our culinary adventure, hope to see you again soon. Thanks for writing the review and recommendation, much appreciated. Stay safe.

Reviewed 15 November 2023 via mobile

An excellent meal at this busy restaurant. We had booked in advance but due to a number of reasons - flight delay, problems getting out of the airport - we were almost an hour late arriving which wasn’t a good start. However the staff greeted...us warmly and we were shown to a little private area and our drinks arrived promptly - we were really in need of a drink by then! We ordered the rijsttafel so we could try a selection of dishes and we were so pleased with our choice. About fourteen different dishes, plus condiments, served all together with rice so we could make up our own banquet - very tasty indeed and very well priced. I would certainly recommend this restaurant and hope to be able to visit it again to try some of their other dishes - although it would be hard to go past the rijsttafel.More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Riza Ambadar, Owner at Restaurant Indonesia, responded to this reviewResponded 20 November 2023

Hi Lyn, Thank you very much for your visit to our little restaurant, and for taking the time to write us a 5 bubble review and recommendation, really appreciate that. Glad to know you enjoyed your culinary adventure and it was our pleasure to serve...More

Reviewed 22 October 2023 via mobile

Really enjoyed the dinner experience A to Z … very friendly welcoming, the menue with a “trial plate” (as of 2) that allowed us to try a bit of everything and really good deserts. The food was of high quality but some of the dishes...not as special as what I’ve tasted e.g. in Singapore. Net 4.4 rating vs. a full 5 but definitely the right choice in Napier and a place I’d go back … same is true for the rest of the family.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Riza Ambadar, Owner at Restaurant Indonesia, responded to this reviewResponded 23 October 2023

Hi Jurgen, thank you for your visit and review, much appreciated. We look forward to having you back, and hopefully, we would be able to wow you and get the 5 bubbles next time. Safe travels and take care.

Reviewed 18 October 2023

Absolutely outstanding food. You have to try this. I was in Napier for work and had Restaurant Indonesia the first night of my stay, but as the food was so amazing I had to have it again the second night. Staff are so friendly and...welcoming, when you have your first meal you will want to return the second night as the staff are just so lovely. Highly recommend Restaurant Indonesia as everything was spot on.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Riza Ambadar, Owner at Restaurant Indonesia, responded to this reviewResponded 23 October 2023

Hi, thank you so much We are really glad you enjoyed the culinary adventure, and thank you for taking the time to write us the 5 bubbles review and recommendation. We look forward to having you again. Stay safe and take care.

Reviewed 5 October 2023 via mobile

The very sweet server didn’t have great understanding of English or the need to be gluten free. She had to keep going back to the chef to ask what was in certain dishes. My choices became more and more limited. I asked about the duck...dish - she went back to ask. I was told I couldn’t have the roast duck as it had soy sauce ( like most other dishes) so I asked about no sauce - she said the chef had told her he would do duck in bbq sauce. I didn’t want bbq sauce! So I ended up having Nasi lemak which was a big dollop of congealed rice with a few veg added. Not nice and really lacking in taste . There was chilli on the table which I added. I was told in the nicest possible way, that I was very difficult. I wanted - Indonesian tastes ( which shouldn’t be based on soy sauce! I wanted sauce! So to me the menu was very limited . My husband who is not coeliac said his was ok.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Riza Ambadar, Owner at Restaurant Indonesia, responded to this reviewResponded 5 October 2023

Hello, I am so sorry you didn't get a pleasant experience at our little restaurant, there are only a few numbers of our dishes that are not good for Coeliac (Lamb Semur, All Grilles dishes, (cooked with our famous Kecap Manis), Corn Fritters, Crackers) I...More

Reviewed 3 October 2023 via mobile

The service in the restaurant was wonderful, very helpful staff. My food choice wasn’t necessarily the best, so I can’t comment on the food overall but the owner and the service we received was fantastic. The restaurant was busy and the vibe was great.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Riza Ambadar, Owner at Restaurant Indonesia, responded to this reviewResponded 5 October 2023

Hi, thank you for your visit and for the review, I wish you had told us and we could have easily replaced the dish you ordered with something else, please let us know the next time you are back, we look forward to having you...More

Reviewed 9 September 2023

Well worth returning after a long time. Very nice atmosphere, great friendly personnel service. Lunch/brunch menu was great with not too many choices and at a reasonable price with generous serving.

Date of visit: September 2023
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Riza Ambadar, Owner at Restaurant Indonesia, responded to this reviewResponded 21 September 2023

Thank you for your visit and for taking the time to write us the 5 bubbles review, much appreciate it. Looking forward to having you back soon, stay safe and take care.

Reviewed 11 July 2023 via mobile

Lovely food, wonderful food and a great atmosphere. We felt really welcomed and the restaurant was cosy and nicely lit. We will be back.

Date of visit: July 2023
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Riza Ambadar, Owner at Restaurant Indonesia, responded to this reviewResponded 21 September 2023

HI, thank you for your visit to our little restaurant. So happy to hear you enjoyed the culinary adventure. Hope to see you again soon.

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Hi, thank you for your question, yes it is possible. However, one Rijsttafel is usually enough for one person. You can always add some entree or other main dishes if one is not enough, I guess it depends on how hungry you... More
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Restaurant Indonesia is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5