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“Overpriced given quality”

Indonesia Restaurant
Ranked #3 of 211 Restaurants in Napier
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$6 - US$21
Cuisines: Indonesian
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Good for: Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Delivery, Reservations
Description: Temporarily Closed We are on our annual winter break at the moment. Open again on the First of September. We are sorry for the inconvenience.
Reviewed 3 May 2014

I loved the Rijistifaal (apologies for spelling) concept but the blend of flavours could have been much much better. The quality of meat was cheaper cuts, relying on the sauces and spicy condiments to compensate. The $72 for the Supreme Rijistifaal was overpriced given the spectrum of flavours was not broad enough for Indonesia cuisine. Service was good. Sorry but overall I felt the experience was a little underwhelming given the price tag.

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Thank pinitia
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Kees P, Owner at Indonesia Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 May 2014

Thanks for your review. It's always a pity when people are not enjoying themselves and feel that they don't get value for money. $36 per person for a meal consisting of approx. 20 different items, al made on site... Okay, of course we use cheaper cuts of meats used in Rendang (beef) or the Kurmah (lamb stew). Don't expect anything else from Indonesian/Malaysian cuisine for these dishes. All items - including the sauces and condiments - are made on premise. You write that the service was 'good' but don't follow this up in the rating.
We strive to please each and every customer but are also aware that this is not always possible. Disappointing that your one and only feedback of any restaurant in the world has to be a negative one...
Joss Lamers & Kees Peters (proprietors) and Staff
'Restaurant Indonesia' - The only Indonesian Restaurant in NZ, Celebrating 31 Years



loved the Rijistifaal (apologies for spelling) concept but the blend of flavours could have been much much better. The quality of meat was cheaper cuts, relying on the sauces and spicy condiments to compensate. The $72 for the Supreme Rijistifaal was overpriced given the spectrum of flavours was not broad enough for Indonesia cuisine. Service was good. Sorry but overall I felt the experience was a little underwhelming given the price tag.

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Reviewed 1 May 2014

From the moment you walk in, you feel like you are entering another world. We loved the service, the artwork and the unique experience of the meal. Kees was a superb host, topping up our wine, offering advice and giving us privacy. We loved the 'Rijsttafel' concept and the food was awesome. Thanks Restaurant Indonesia - we will be back!!! :-)

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Thank Kelly744
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Kees P, Owner at Indonesia Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 May 2014

Thank you so much for your review of your dining experience at our restaurant. Reading your contribution it's very evident you enjoyed your evening with us. That's what it is all about. We'd love to see you back!
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Joss Lamers & Kees Peters (proprietors) and Staff
'Restaurant Indonesia' - Proudly Celebrating 31 Years

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Reviewed 30 April 2014

The service was relaxed and friendly. The food was delicious and it was great trying so many little seafood delights. The alcohol was cheep which was great.

Thank Karlene H
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Kees P, Owner at Indonesia Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 May 2014

Thanks for your review of our little restaurant. Glad you enjoyed it. Also nice that you noticed that our drinks menu is very affordable. That's how we want it to be...!
It seems you had a great time visiting Napier. Good!!!
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Joss Lamers & Kees Peters (proprietors) and Staff
'Restaurant Indonesia' - Since 1983

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Reviewed 30 April 2014

Wow this was the first Indonesia Restaurant we found in NZ and it is a good one. Very friendly staff that goes the extra mile to keep our kids happy. The traditional Rijstafel was very Lekker (nice). Good value for money and very good location and atmosphere. I wish we had a restaurant like this in the Bay of Plenty. Thanks for a lovely evening.

Thank FvdHPapamoa
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Kees P, Owner at Indonesia Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 30 April 2014

It goes without saying that we appreciate your time to write about your findings dining at our restaurant. Happy to learn that all of you - including the kids - did enjoy it.
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Joss Lamers & Kees Peters (proprietors) and Staff
'Restaurant Indonesia' - Celebrating 31 Years

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Reviewed 27 April 2014

Enjoyed the experience of dining in this restaurant during my recent weekend getaway to Napier! Food was awesome, dining environment was great, host was friendly and welcoming. Being a spicy food lover, the hottest chilli padi served with the banquet Indonesian meal added so much flavour to the already-fabulous food. Too many "wow" factors - a highly recommended and must-visit restaurant in Napier

Thank Qiqi C
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Kees P, Owner at Indonesia Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 28 April 2014

And yet another very happy diner we can add to our long long list of extremely pleased customers. To all of us very motivating to get reviews like this. So thanks for that.
Appreciate you recommending us to future diners.
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Joss Lamers & Kees Peters (proprietors) and Staff
'Restaurant Indonesia' - Proudly Celebrating 31 Years

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