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Vaima Polynesian Bar and Restaurant

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International, Vegetarian, Polynesian
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Vaimaanga | PO Box 1050, Titikaveka CK9999, Cook Islands
00682 26123
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Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Dessert, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations, Takeout
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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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
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They provide return transfers, which is great if you both fancy a drink. Found servings a little too large but enjoyed every morsel. Couldn't pass up the Key Lime Pie, delicious. Good service, friendly staff. Little noisy though.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 4, 2015
dink_45
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Sydney Australia
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Large groups
  • Families with children
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Dining on a budget
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
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Sydney Australia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015 NEW

They provide return transfers, which is great if you both fancy a drink. Found servings a little too large but enjoyed every morsel. Couldn't pass up the Key Lime Pie, delicious. Good service, friendly staff. Little noisy though.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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85 reviews 85 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015 NEW

When we booked I asked to be seated out the front so it was a real treat to be at a table on the sand - very romantic setting. The only recommendation I would make to the restaurant is that the tables located closest to the beach do need a bit more lighting as my husband couldn't see his food... More 

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Opotiki, New Zealand
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015 NEW

Beautiful restaurant. Great setting. Fabulous food. Staff warm and friendly. Would definitely return to this restraurant.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015 NEW

Vaima was recommended by one of the great staff at the resort we were staying at. The restaurant was first class and we loved dinning in the front by the beach with sand amongst our feet. The pork belly dish was fantastic, pavlova yummy and the other dishes the other three diners had couldn't be faulted, we just only wish... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015 NEW

We had a lovely meal here. The pork was delicious and the serving is quite large. Awesome Crème Brulee and the Paw Paw Daiquiri was to die for! Great staff and nice live music. A new building so it's super clean!

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NZ
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33 reviews 33 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015 NEW

Went here last week with a group of about 25 people, called and made booking about 1/2 hour before we were due to go there, it was no problem at all for them! Really impressed with all the food, it was all delicious and all meals came out at the same time. Good selection menu to choose from and lovely... More 

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Rarotonga
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Vaima Restaurant has been rebuilt after a fire, and the result is very pleasing. Its design provides relief on a warm summer evening because it is breezy, and you can choose to have drinks beachside, or sit at a picnic table just outside the main restaurant, or inside. My friends had steak while I had pan-fried prawns - wonderful service,... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

My wife and I really enjoyed our meals here, very good food and amazing presentation. The tables on the beach are a real novelty to winter-crazed Canadians. Unforgettable!

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

The environment was very good, staff most helpful & friendly and quality & presentation of the meal excellent. The staff were most attentive to the needs of the guests and we had a most enjoyable evening.

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Blenheim, New Zealand
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

We visited Vaima on our first night due to its courtesy car. We relaxed with a cocktail at a beach table which was great to start with but as the light faded we couldn't see what we were eating as the only lighting was candles and they wouldn't stay lit due to the breeze. My mahimahi was lovely although a... More 

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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: International, Vegetarian, Polynesian

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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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