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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: Dinner, Dessert, Breakfast, 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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    Very good
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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
great food and a lovely spot

This restaurant serves very delicious food in a lovely beachside setting. The staff are really pleasant as is the very amenable manager.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
Frances R
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Newcastle, Australia
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Large groups
  • Romantic
  • Dining on a budget
  • Entertaining clients
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
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Newcastle, Australia
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38 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

This restaurant serves very delicious food in a lovely beachside setting. The staff are really pleasant as is the very amenable manager.

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Morrinsville, New Zealand
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41 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

A group of 8 of us went here for dinner and everyone had a fantastic meal and the staff were so super friendly and lovely. We enjoyed our meals so much that 4 of us went back another night as everything on the menu was outstanding. The best meal we had on the island.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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67 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

We went to Vaima twice and had excellent main courses and starters. The Peking Duck entree was yummy as were the Wantons. We also had Pizza, and our only gripe was that we didn't want to eat too much and wanted to share a pizza, but were told we had to buy one each! We couldn't eat it all and... More 

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Kianga, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Called in on the way past to have a look. Didnt have a booking but was warmly welcomed by the staff. Got a table on the beach and had a terrific meal and a few cold beers. Very clean restaurant including the toilet. Will go back for sure.

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Gilbert, Arizona
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

We had dinner at Vaima one night. I had the pork belly and my wife had a seafood dish but she mentioned that the shrimp and fish tasted as if they were previously frozen. We were not displeased with the meal but were expecting more based on other reviews and the recommendation by our resort owner.

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

We had a fantastic meal here at Vaima, there was a band playing too which added to the whole experience. The food was excellent. My Wife had the Beef Wellington which was huge, my fish dish was fantastic too. Local beers, friendly staff and excellent night, Thankyou Vaima :)

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Qualicum Beach, Canada
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

Be sure to sit as close as possible to the beach. Lovely to sit with your feet in the sand. Both visits to Vaima the food was excellent. Delicious drinks too. They offer pick up and delivery to where you are staying.

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Rarotonga, Cook Islands
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

We went for Dinner with a friend who is visiting from New Zealand. I ordered the Cheesy Pizza base to start and the Steak for my main. My partner opted to have 2 entrees (Calamari, and Scallops), as did our friend (Duck Pancakes, and Ika Mata). Unfortunately there was some mistake and my entree didn't turn up until 5 minutes... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

We decided to go there after we had a early dinner at our villa. So we just turned up for dessert and cocktails. They sat us outdoors near the beach and water. As we were only there for desserts you would think that we might be ignored. But we were more than happy with the happy staff and the service.... More 

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Porirua, New Zealand
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Would recommend this place to everyone coz the food is exceptional. I had the pork belly and it was made in heaven it was so delicious. I also had the ikamata and that was amazing too. Then to top off the night we had 1 dessert with 6 spoons coz we were so full. My friends and i had an... More 

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Additional Information about Vaima Polynesian Bar and Restaurant

Address: Vaimaanga | PO Box 1050, Titikaveka CK9999, Cook Islands
Phone Number: 00682 26123
Location: South Pacific  >  Cook Islands  >  Southern Cook Islands  >  Rarotonga  >  Titikaveka
Average Prices: USD 9 - 32
Cuisine: International, Vegetarian, Polynesian

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

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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