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Kata Kita, Melbourne, AU-VIC

Kata Kita

4.5
4.5
114 Reviews
$40 and under
Asian

Kata Kita delivers a new layer of modern Indonesian dining, combining traditional recipes with luxe local ingredients and sophisticated flavours all designed to share with family and friends. Be prepared for flavour bombs of zesty lemongrass, tongue spiking chilli, homemade aromatic sambal underscored with zesty lemongrass, shrimp and sweet palm sugar, served tastily together on a plate!

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Booked 27 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Asian, Indonesian

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Thu 11:30 am–4:00 pm Tue–Thu 5:30 pm–10:00 pm Fri–Sun 11:30 am–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (03) 7064 5389

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Catering

    Kata Kita delivers a new layer of modern Indonesian dining, combining traditional recipes with luxe local ingredients and sophisticated flavours all designed to share with family and friends. Indonesian food culture is about sharing food that family and friends enjoy and Kata Kita intends to cater for groups of people, for celebrations and special occasions, as well as after work and lunch.

  • Private party facilities

    Currently, we are only able to accept bookings of up to 11 people. If you require more information please email hello@katakita.com.au

  • Neighborhood

    Melbourne CBD

  • Cross street

    La Trobe Street

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Full Bar, Late Night, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Experiences

  • Bottomless Boozy Lunch and Nasi Goreng

    A$60.00 per person

    Prepaid

    Multiple dates available
    Indonesian-Style Bottomless Boozy Lunch Kata Kita isn't any old eatery. It's the closest you'll get to Bali or Jakarta without leaving Melbourne! For one month only, Kata Kita, who pride themselves on sharing Indonesian food and culture, will be serving up a delicious and bottomless Nasi Goreng menu, alongside an array of free-flowing cocktails and Indonesian beer to match. WHAT YOU GET: - All-you-can-eat Nasi Goreng! - Bottomless Cocktails, Mocktails and Asian Beers CONDITIONS: -No alterations to dishes -Responsible service of alcohol applies -Everyone on the table must participate -No takeaway available -Food & beverage items must be finished before next round can be ordered -Strict 2-hour seating applies

Popular dishes

What 114 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.2Value

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  • City Centre

    Fit for Foodies

  • City Centre

    Neighborhood Gem

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  1. CM

    CourtneyM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The service was fantastic, very loud and busy restaurant with great atmosphere. Food was absolutely delicious, definitely recommend!

  2. L

    Lindy

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food5service4ambience5

    Yummy Indonesian food and drinks. Authentic taste.

  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    Celebrated my sister’s 10th bday, Baden was extremely kind to organise a special surprise with the help of a robo-waiter. Food was excellent too but the service was exemplary, we’ll be back

  4. CB

    CaitlinB

    Melbourne

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall3food5service3ambience3

    We made a booking for the correct number of guests, yet ended up having three people have to crouch on the floor for the entire seating. The table was not ready on time, and the staff did not offer to assist with the seating issue. However, the food was incredible and the drinks were delicious.

  5. BM

    BolehMakan

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food3service3ambience3

    Indonesian cuisine seems to be having a long overdue moment in Melbourne which is great for this often overlooked cuisine which has nuanced used of spices, herbs and technique which produces robust flavours (and it is not all about rendang which by the way is a great dish) The FOOD: The Ikan Bakar (grilled fish) was a highlight. Generous serve, simply done served on a banana leaf with a shrimp treacle sauce with cut chilli. The other dishes we ordered were similar in profile: reasonable to generous portions, tasty and fair value. The NOT SO GREAT: Kitchen could not accommodate in terms of changing quantity - we had three diners and wanted to add one stick of sate to the 5 sticks offered. Apparently this was not possible which was most strange. Still they accommodated with an extra chicken bao (another dish we ordered and which was tasty). The SERVICE: The serving staff were great and kept up their pace and friendliness on a very busy night. They were good at communicating too. Well done to them! THE VERDICT: Friendly service, noisy, bustling, family and groups and good food. TIP: Make a booking if you want to dine.

  6. d

    daveotoo

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great lunch, amazing coffee. This was a true taste of indonesia. Staff are friendly, the robot is effient and the food delicious.

  7. NB

    NaomiB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3

    We had a fantastic waiter. Food was fantastic, reasonably priced and tasted delicious. The only con is the acoustics. It got very loud in there when really busy. And then music was played loudly as well. Definitely will be back though

  8. A

    Angel

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food is out of this world... Get the Beef Rendang! Staff made our dining experience even better, as they were super helpful and friendly. 🌟 Shout out to Bayden 🌟

  9. PV

    PaulV

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3

    Quite nice place if a little noisy but lots of people seem to like that or don't mind. Nice variety of food.

  10. DR

    DhanyaR

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    The food was great and so was the service. We were served by both Almas and Baiden and they were amazing! Great customer service.

  11. D

    Dave

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Fabulous food and great service from staff. Would totally recommend

  12. TE

    TastyElf

    Victoria

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3

    Nice relax ambiance and attentive service. Delicious food overall. A few of the meat dishes were a bit dry. The ribs was the highlight. The most disappointing part were the drinks as they were mostly ice cubes and hardly any real drink. When I gave the feedback to the waitress, she said to just request for " no ice" next time!

  13. F

    Foodica2018

    Exclusive

    13 reviews

    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4

    Had a lovely dinner at Kata Kita last night. The service was great and the food was even better. We all really enjoyed the cocktails. You must order DADAR GULUNG CRÊPES….amazing!!!!!!

  14. H

    Hendrik

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Delicious food, friendly service, food came out fairly quick as well

  15. HP

    HelenP

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent modern Indonesian cuisine in a modern & vibrant space!

  16. NB

    NorthernBeachesExplorer

    Sydney

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent, the food tastes like the original but with contemporary spin

  17. A

    Aida

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great service, good vibes and an amazing selection of food and drinks.

  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Really lovely night out!

  19. CM

    CarolineM

    Deactivated - Far North Queensland

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5

    Good was delicious. We were a group of 5, difficult to talk because of background noise. Wait staff friendly & helpful. Overall a good experience

  20. CM

    CraigM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food and service would gladly recommend to all

  21. CQ

    CarlaQ

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience2

    Made a booking for 19:45 - got acknowledged at 20:00, seated at 20:30 and served at 20:45. Overall 45 minutes to get a seat. People doing walk ins got seated before us which was very rude. The staff were aware of our dissatisfaction despite maintaining very polite throughout and no compensation was offered. The vegetables we ordered were very oily, the pork was very very dry - the Beef Rendang was amazing though, highly recommend and the scallops were very nice as well. Cooked perfectly I would say. Unfortunately the experienced had already been jeopardized by the tardiness.

  22. A

    Anna

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Had never heard of this place, but found it though open table. It exceeded my expectations in every way. The food was amazing, such a fun twist on Indonesian food. Have never been to a restaurant in Australia that played with the flavour like they did. On top of the amazing food was the most outstanding service, by far the best I have every had in Melbourne. All the waitresses and waiter made the experience even more enjoyable Loved my dinner here, can’t wait to go back again!!

  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    The food was excellent, service a little slow but very friendly and food came fast when ordered. Great value, delicious. We’ll be back for sure

  24. AK

    AbbeyK

    Mexico City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Immaculate service and delicious food! Fun venue. Loved it for our big group.

  25. C

    Coffee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Super family friendly, with amazingly authentic and tasty Indonesian dishes. Will go back there again!

  26. BR

    BiancaR

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3

    First time at Kata and the service just wasn’t at the standard I would normally expect dining out Not sure if our particular server wasn’t having a great day but we can only see what we see at face value. Places an order, not even 2m later the wrong food was brought to our table. Tables were set up with spoons but when asked for knives we got given one. We ordered starters and mains however had to send the mains back because they came with our starters (noticed this was the same on the table next to us) the tables are small as it is, there’s no room. Self explanatory you don’t eat mains with your starters. Tables were so close together we might as well been on the same table with the people either side of us. Food was tasty but was spoiled by the overall experience.

  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Outstanding service from Michael

  28. C

    Carline

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Comprehensive menu, cocktail list and attentive service. The dish size was generous and the food very tasty. However, the restaurant was very noisy even though it was only 40% full.

  29. SC

    SamanthaC

    Melbourne

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The service and food were amazing. Love the dessert! A little pricey but I’ll be returning for more.

  30. SC

    SandiC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This place is awesome. Lovely young staff. Incredible food and vibe. Cocktails are delicious

  31. X

    Xiaohundan

    Vancouver

    23 reviews

    4.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5

    Drinks was great. Kang King was delicious but Kwey teow was soso. Some part of rendang was bit dry. Water wasnt served upon seating, only after asked twice. Maybe it was late Friday night.

  32. BC

    BruceC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food is of a consistently high quality and is delivered quickly and efficiently

  33. ML

    MichaelL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3

    Our first visit. Will definitely return. Thanks a lot

  34. SN

    SamanthaN

    Melbourne

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Pleasant surprise We ended up at this restaurant because the one we planned to go with was closed and just change upon an availability for us. Service was really friendly and the slight miscommunications were quickly rectified. Food was delicious, unfortunately we missed out on getting it delivered by the robot but that gives a great reason to return

  35. RH

    RichH

    Melbourne

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience2

    Had hardly anything available on menu at 8.00 on a Saturday night. Refuses to split the bill. Slow service

  36. SL

    ShentonLine

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience4

    Delicious food and great ambience, but service was very disorganised. May have been an off night, so I am giving the benefit of the doubt, but this certainly detracted from the experience. It seemed communication was also unclear between staff as there were frequent overlaps and food was sometimes sent to the wrong table.

  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience5

    The flavours weren't standing out in the dishes. The potato dumpling dessert needs a lot of improvement. The cocktails were average as well. Service and ambience were top notch but food needs massive changes.

  38. N

    Nana

    Melbourne

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great quality and delicious food in a lovely setting. Good food and drinks options. Wait staff very friendly.

  39. MD

    MelD

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It was amazing! Came here with a friend and the staff were so friendly and the food was so delicious!

  40. m

    missy

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    fast service reasonable price friendly staff food is awesome

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated
    • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
    • Staff temperature check required
    • Contact tracing information collected

FAQs

Kata Kita is rated 4.5 stars by 114 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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Booked 27 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Kata Kita

266 La Trobe St Melbourne, AU-VIC 3000

Additional information

  • Cross street

    La Trobe Street

  • Neighborhood

    Melbourne CBD

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Thu 11:30 am–4:00 pm Tue–Thu 5:30 pm–10:00 pm Fri–Sun 11:30 am–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Asian, Indonesian

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Full Bar, Late Night, Weekend Brunch, Wine

  • Phone number

    (03) 7064 5389

  • Catering

    Kata Kita delivers a new layer of modern Indonesian dining, combining traditional recipes with luxe local ingredients and sophisticated flavours all designed to share with family and friends. Indonesian food culture is about sharing food that family and friends enjoy and Kata Kita intends to cater for groups of people, for celebrations and special occasions, as well as after work and lunch.

  • Private party facilities

    Currently, we are only able to accept bookings of up to 11 people. If you require more information please email hello@katakita.com.au

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