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Sari Rasa Indonesian Restaurant

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by Meiri S (subscribe)
I'm a freelance writer. My passions are Art, Dining out, and quirky things. I enjoy uncovering hidden in plain sight gems.
Published January 6th 2019
Sari Rasa Indonesian Restaurant Darwin CBD
Sari Rasa Darwin CBD


Talk about being a hidden secret... This place only became known to me after a work colleague and I started to go out to lunch. I would have to say this is Darwin's best-kept secret. Sari Rasa also runs a small food truck at the Parap and Nightcliff markets.

Sari Rasa Indonesian Restaurant Darwin CBD
Sari Rasa Darwin CBD


I had already fallen in love with the Sari Rasa satay sticks at both the Parap and Nightcliff markets. And would habitually make a beeline for their delicious taste. They are to date the only satay sticks I've come across around Australia that all have that icky peanut butter sauce. I don't know what they do to those satays and the sauce but it is beyond delectable, and two is simply never enough.

Sari Rasa Indonesian Restaurant Darwin CBD
Sari Rasa Darwin CBD


On telling my work colleague about these Satay Sticks, I was told that they had a restaurant in the CBD. She then told me where it was and it took me a few months after that to finally find it. Talk about hidden!

Sari Rasa Indonesian Restaurant Darwin CBD
Sari Rasa Darwin CBD


Well, the day I finally found Sari Rasa in the CBD was well worth it. In a simple bain-marie, you'll find whatever is on offer for the day's food. You choose what you want and then you can either eat it in or takeaway. The décor is nothing to look at, the location is hard to find, but the place is always full at lunchtime. Doesn't matter what day of the week. I've been a few times with a work colleague and regardless of I've eaten, I've been always satisfied with the taste, spice and flavour.

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When: Thursday (Closed now) 11:30 AM - 2:30 PM Friday 11:30 AM - 2:30 PM Monday 11:30 AM - 2:30 PM Tuesday 11:30 AM - 2:30 PM Wednesday 11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Where: 800/29 Cavenagh Street, Darwin Northern Territory 0800
Cost: $5-$20
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