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Melbourne’s Best Authentic Indonesian Restaurant

Pondok Rempah: translated as ‘House of Spices’ is an Indonesian restaurant based in Melbourne, Australia. Located in the heart of Melbourne CBD, on the bustling Elizabeth Street, our restaurant is only a stone’s throw from Queen Victoria Market. Our restaurant offers a unique experience of authentic Indonesian cuisine in Melbourne, brought to life by our passionate chefs, hailing from all over Indonesia. They bring with them their rich experience and passion for introducing delicious Indonesian cuisine into the Melbourne food scene. Take some time out of your hectic day and take your taste buds on a journey to South East Asia for lunch or dinner – open seven days a week.

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South Asian Halal Restaurant Melbourne

At Pondok Rempah, we believe in making our menu inclusive and accessible for people from all walks of life. That’s why our menu has a range of gluten-free and vegetarian options and uses strictly halal meat. Indonesian cuisine is one of the most colourful and vibrant cuisines in the world and is full of intense flavours. Over the years, different cultures have left their mark on the delicious cuisine, including Indian, Cuisine, Arab, Portuguese, English and Dutch. Indonesian food is often compared to Malaysian food due to shared qualities, such as explosive flavour and fresh ingredients. New to Indonesian cuisine? Why not try one of one most famous dishes, such as nasi goreng, grilled satay, oxtail soup or sweet and sour fish? As a popular lunch spot for university students, locals, tourists and Melbourne’s business community – our cheap and delicious Indonesian cuisine is a hit with everyone. For fresh, unique and flavourful Indonesian dishes, right in the centre of Melbourne – look no further than Pondok Rempah.

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  • Al Ameen H.
    I have yet to be disappointed whenever I come here. The food always presented nicely, and with just enough spice to have that Indonesian authenticity. Service are great too.
    Al Ameen H.
  • Anna Setiyani
    When you’re missing Indonesian foods so much with a reasonable price. Big portion too! Try rendang
    Anna Setiyani
  • Gavin M.
    Nice Indonesian eatery near Victoria market. Recommend and very likely to visit again
    Gavin M.
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Melbourne Functions Venue

Got an upcoming event, like a birthday or staff party? Here at Pondok Rempah, we can cater to small-medium sized groups for functions in our Melbourne CBD based restaurant. We love sharing our delicious dishes with people and will ensure your event goes off without a hitch. We can cater to all dietary requirements, including vegetarian and gluten-free. To learn more about our functions, get in touch with us today!

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