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Rendezvous Cafe

#113 of 280 Restaurants in Darwin
Certificate of Excellence
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Star Village 32 Smith St, Darwin, Northern Territory 0800, Australia
+61 8 8981 9231
10:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
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Mon - Sat 10:30 - 14:00
Wed - Fri 17:00 - 21:00
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Nelson-Tasman Region, New Zealand
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51 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The chicken laksa I ordered was nice but there was only chicken and noodles. The original laksa has mung beans and hard boiled egg. The nasi lemak my partner ordered was a little disappointing. The beef curry/rendang was a little watery and there wasn't any sambal that normally accompanies with this dish. The service was great and the food could... More 

Thank LifetimeJourneys
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31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Drove into the city just to try the laksa at the new location (NT House). Was hoping for more of a restaurant style, but seems more cafeteria like. Staff friendly and efficient. I would consider myself to be a bit of a laksa connoisseur, and this placed low on my list. The soup was only like warm and the meat/seafood... More 

Thank DarwinGirl1973
Darwin, Australia
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 March 2017

we have a lunch this week at new Rendezvous Cafe in Mitchell Street and order beef rendang. i live in Singapore for couple of years and travel to Malaysia sometimes. The taste of Beef Rendang at Rendezvous Cafe is far from close to what i use to know. the Sauce is not bathed in thick aromatic coconut sauce.

1 Thank bentthebent
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87 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2017 via mobile

Delicious cheap laksa, huge variety, BBQ pork, chicken, seafood, combination, wanton, the list is endless. Also specialise in other soups and Asian dishes. Quick service and always busy.

Thank Annie R
Phuket, Thailand
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59 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2017

Came all the way to Darwin to fan the flame for a Rendzvous Laksa, and was sorely disappointed. New premises, chaotic service, and ordinary laksa. Who puts cabbage in a laksa? 1 x half piece of tofu, cabbage instead of Bean shoots, and smaller bowls for an increased price. Feels like you've forgotten what made made you special - the... More 

Thank 1beachy2club
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139 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 February 2017 via mobile

The service was slow, the chicken penang (at $14) uninspiring and the spring rolls average. Sorry guys, got to call it like I see it. It was a busy lunch period and the service was friendly.

Thank Kane B
Darwin, Australia
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 10 February 2017 via mobile

Booked in for 1pm. At 1.20 pm we were seated at a table that had yet to be cleaned and no orders had been taken. Small group, clearly busy and not well run. 1 person serving. Not sure if the food is worth it, hard to say if you never actually receive it.

Thank syka86
Darwin, Australia
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

Went on Friday to check out the new premises. I hope it was an off day because it was the most ordinary Asian food I have had for a long time. On our table we ordered pandan chicken which was ok, nasi lemak and beef rendang (why did we bother?). The rendang was more akin to braised beef and lacked... More 

Thank bluemanna
Adelaide, Australia
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143 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2017

I went to this cafe because of the reviews saying it's the best laksa on Darwin. If this is the best it gets so close to Asia then I've missed the mark. I've had far better laksa in Adelaide. Service was however friendly and fast and the meal was not expensive.

Thank 284Cathyreview
Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia
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166 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 January 2017

Since Rendezvous moved to NT House it has lifted its game. The new venue is much more spacious. We had a work lunch here and many enjoyed their Laksas whilst I had Pandang Chicken. Service was also very prompt.

Thank Graham L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Asian, Malaysian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
10:30 - 14:00
10:30 - 14:00
10:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
10:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
10:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
10:30 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Star Village 32 Smith St, Darwin, Northern Territory 0800, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Northern Territory  >  Top End  >  Darwin
  • Phone Number: +61 8 8981 9231

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?