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Little Polynesian Restaurant & Bar

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International, Fusion, Pacific Rim
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, Titikaveka, Cook Islands
682 24 280
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Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations

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  • 73
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    Very good
  • 42
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  • 20
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  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great little restaurant and bar with fabulous views.

Great little restaurant. Foodwas priced mid-range and service really good. Visited twice in 10 days and they remembered us.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
DianaC19c
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Wellington, New Zealand
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
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Wellington, New Zealand
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12 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Great little restaurant. Foodwas priced mid-range and service really good. Visited twice in 10 days and they remembered us.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Service was extremely slow and the food was at best just average. We got a table set up for 4 sitting on the sand by the pool as the restaurant was booked out apparently. While it was nice of them to accommodate us, it was very dark and we couldn't really see what we were eating. The pork belly was... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

All the food was very delightful and fresh , extremely tasty. Would have know hesitation going back there.Also has great views and very friendly staff.

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Auckland, New Zealand
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Food selection poor, breakfast always seemed pre-cooked, dinner basic 5 choices and poorly presented - certainly NOT up to "boutique" quality.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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34 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Ate a couple of times for lunch as it was so good. The lunchtime staff were good the food was wonderful, and not badly priced. I tried a 5.15pm different staff, and left by 6.30 without diner. It was difficult to realise it was the same place.

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Burbank, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

We were told going in that the food was fabulous, but the pricing was out of sight but that didn't deter us. We were there for a 7pm dinner. The service and atmosphere was excellent, but seemed a bit over the top with the very casual lifestyle on Rarotonga. We had many questions for our waiter who was well informed... More 

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Papamoa, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand
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27 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

We really enjoyed the relaxed atmosphere, service and food at the Little Polynesian. We revisited it several times, for lunch and for dinner. One of the nights had live entertainment (Aaron Bloomfield) which was absolutely phenomenal; we ended up staying from about 4 till 10. As a bonus, happy hour was two for one while we were there.

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Clyde, New Zealand
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21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Raved about "Little Poly" on our last trip, but the standards have slipped badly. Still friendly service from the lovely Marilyn, but the food isn't what it was. Have actually never had chicken (no offer of fixing the problem) so overcooked and inedible and despite repeated requests, tuna was also always overdone. We kept returning for the setting and convenience... More 

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Nelson, New Zealand
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26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Paradise ! Beautiful location. Great staff. Very affordable food. Good portion size for lunch. Don't miss it.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

We decided to have dinner at the Little Polynesia Restaurant. We where in a group of eight. The staff where great nothing was a problem, always smiling and enjoyed friendly banter. The food was very good, all our meals came out together, the setting is just magical, sitting having our meal watching the amazing sunset. Finally we enjoyed the music... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: , Titikaveka, Cook Islands
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Cook Islands  >  Southern Cook Islands  >  Rarotonga  >  Titikaveka
  • Phone Number: 682 24 280

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 26
  • Cuisine: International, Fusion, Pacific Rim

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business, Special occasions, Romantic

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?