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Vaima Polynesian Bar and Restaurant

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Polynesian, Vegetarian, International
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Vaimaanga | PO Box 1050, Titikaveka CK9999, Cook Islands
00682 26123
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Description: We are situated right on the beach. Imagine sitting on the beach with the...
We are situated right on the beach. Imagine sitting on the beach with the sun setting, sipping your favourite cocktail and enjoying some of the best cuisine on the island - how romantic! We also offer a pizza take away service - forget the cooking - enjoy our pizza in your room/hotel or just sit on the beach with your feet in the water enjoying the food. We can cater for small privet functions and weddings. Look forward to seeing you at the Vaima.
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  • 365
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  • 159
    Very good
  • 38
    Average
  • 16
    Poor
  • 6
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Does it well!

Beautiful location backing onto the beach, handy pickups and great food. On a night when we were 'fished out' after nearly a week in the islands, the Beef Wellington was unexpectedly good. I would have been more than happy paying top dollar for it in Sydney - beautiful piece of meat perfectly... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 24, 2015
DuncanandJuliet
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Sydney, Australia
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Takeout
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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Sydney, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

Beautiful location backing onto the beach, handy pickups and great food. On a night when we were 'fished out' after nearly a week in the islands, the Beef Wellington was unexpectedly good. I would have been more than happy paying top dollar for it in Sydney - beautiful piece of meat perfectly cooked. And washed down with a Matutu lager,... More 

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

Great location (we had a table on the sand before it started raining); very good food. Particularly liked the pickup & dropoffs.

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Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand
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7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

My partner and I drove past one day, while trying to find somewhere to eat. We came across Vaima and searched it on here to find out what the reviews were like. It was highly recommended, so we gave it a try and we were not disappointed. The food was beautiful, staff were lovely and we really enjoyed the cocktails.... More 

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Sydney
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26 reviews 26 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

the weather was bad both times we were at Vaima's but can imagine it would be idyllic eating out on the tables by the beach we liked the menu, the food quality and the service

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Wellington, New Zealand
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38 reviews 38 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

I also had the garlic prawns which were lovely. It was so nice that we went twice on our trip. Great service including the pick up and drop off to our hotel. Would definitely return.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Outstanding food (we'd recommend their seafood curry) and friendly, efficient staff. They also offer a pick up/drop off service which makes for a very easy and relaxed evening out. Their newly refurbished premises are lovely. This was our favourite restaurant during a nine day visit to the Cook Islands.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

We had been dining at Vaima before bt a total different experience in 2015.bigger n better resturant but the atmosphere is burial ground.all black and white as people mourning. Slow service and all the staffs came to our table to take orders ant we kept saying we hav orders.drinks were warm n upon asking the bar maid answer we got... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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39 reviews 39 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

We were the only people eating on the evening we visited - the food was delicious and the service flawless! We felt like we had our own private resort!

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Calgary, Canada
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39 reviews 39 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

We stayed just down the road, would have been awesome if you guys were up and running but not so much luck. Good luck with the new build and we will see you on our next visit!

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Matakohe, New Zealand
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

We were recommended this resturant by people who had been before, by the time we went to Rarotonga the original had burn't down. They had set up on the opposite side of the island while rebuilding. Well done the food was superb the prices were easy on the pocket will be looking forward to visiting you again next year .

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Vaimaanga | PO Box 1050, Titikaveka CK9999, Cook Islands
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Cook Islands  >  Southern Cook Islands  >  Rarotonga  >  Titikaveka
  • Phone Number: 00682 26123

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 9 - 32
  • Cuisine: Polynesian, Vegetarian, International

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget

Description

We are situated right on the beach. Imagine sitting on the beach with the sun setting, sipping your favourite cocktail and enjoying some of the best cuisine on the island - how romantic! We also offer a pizza take away service - forget the cooking - enjoy our pizza in your room/hotel or just sit on the beach with your feet in the water enjoying the food. We can cater for small privet functions and weddings. Look forward to seeing you at the Vaima.

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