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Little Polynesian Restaurant & Bar

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International, Spanish, Fusion, Pacific Rim
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Titikaveka, Cook Islands
682 24 280
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Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 95
    Excellent
  • 78
    Very good
  • 48
    Average
  • 20
    Poor
  • 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
a cold drink

Called in on a hot day for a cold drink, service was stunning, recommend the Island Fries!! fantastic setting, great place to stop and hop off the scootter

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
jandbatkins
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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Melbourne, Australia
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Such a lovely setting and the staff are lovely. The menu reads delicious but unfortunately, the food is average and questionable whether it is worth the asking price. Cocktails however are good.

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Thank swinz
LitPol, General Manager at Little Polynesian Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Kia orana swinz, Thank you so much for your review. We're thrilled that you enjoyed the setting and the staff and the cocktails. Obviously, not so thrilled that you didn't enjoy your meal. We generally have a very positive response to our offerings but clearly let you down on this occasion. Please accept our apologies. It's a little difficult to... More 

Level Contributor
5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This beautiful, small restaurant on the beach has fantastic fresh food cooked beautifully. The staff are so friendly and accommodating. The accommodation looks awesome and the beach is one of the best on the island.

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Thank Alice V
LitPol, General Manager at Little Polynesian Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Kia orana Alice V, Thank you for taking the time to review your dining experience with us. We're so pleased you enjoyed your meal. We do aim to produce beautiful, fresh and tasty meals at all times. Combine that with our amazing staff and the stunning setting and you have an experience that is truly difficult to beat on the... More 

Whangarei, New Zealand
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The setting was really nice and the food was delicious. Well presented, well cooked and very filling. We tried 4 mains on the menu. All had something different and all very nice indeed.

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Thank Chumpstick
LitPol, General Manager at Little Polynesian Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Kia orana Chumpstick, We're so pleased you enjoyed your dining experience with us. It is a beautiful spot to spend over breakfast, lunch, dinner...cocktails! Come back again soon! Meitaki ma'ata. More 

Rotorua, New Zealand
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Came here with friend for breakfast- STUNNING view, hands down the best Eggs Benedict I have ever had in my life, lovely service and short wait time for the food. Pool is incredible, all round a beautiful place to eat/drink/swim and hang out for half a day. Highly recommend to anyone travelling in or to Rarotonga!

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Thank Becca M
LitPol, General Manager at Little Polynesian Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Kia orana Becca M, Thank you so much for your kind words. We are all so happy that you enjoyed your time with us. It is indeed a beautiful setting and I must admit the Eggs Benedict are a favourite of mine as well! We do hope you'll come back and visit again soon! Meitaki ma'ata! More 

Christchurch, New Zealand
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24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Called in on a hot day for a cold drink, service was stunning, recommend the Island Fries!! fantastic setting, great place to stop and hop off the scootter

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Thank jandbatkins
LitPol, General Manager at Little Polynesian Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Kia orana jandbatkins, Definitely the place to stop for a cold drink and a side of Island Fries! We're so pleased you enjoyed your stopover with us. Come back and have a swim next time! Meitaki ma'ata! More 

Canberra
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98 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was a nice small resort restaurant with good quality food. I had the fish of the day which was yellow fun tuna. Cooked to perfection however I had 4 different types of sauce on my plate! All of which tasted nice but we're not needed. Don't over complicate such a beautiful fresh piece of fish! It's a small menu... More 

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Thank Samantha C
LitPol, General Manager at Little Polynesian Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Kia orana Samantha C, Thank you so much for taking the time to review your visit. We've noted the comments on the service and too many sauces. We are in the process of reviewing all menus and I totally agree with you in terms of offering too many tastes - especially with fresh fish. We'd love you to come back... More 

Hamilton, New Zealand
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

My husband and I had dinner here on a lovely mild evening. The restaurant was very quiet, only 2 other couples dining. There was live music with a man singing and playing guitar, which was nice. Very friendly, accommodating staff. The food was very nice, not quite "wow" though. The view was stunning overlooking the pool out to the lagoon.

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Thank Janelle C
LitPol, General Manager at Little Polynesian Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Kia orana Janelle C, Thanks you so much for your kind review. It is truly a stunning spot to spend some time. We are in the process of reviewing the menu and adding some more options and bringing in that 'wow' factor! Watch this space! Meitaki ma'ata! More 

San Antonio, Texas
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29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

My wife and I visited the Little Polynesian several times on our trip to Rarotonga. We would stop in for drinks and enjoy the beautiful hotel and view before taking off to our next stop. The amazing blue pool blends into the ocean with palm tree view making for spectacular scenery.

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Thank jcatex
LitPol, General Manager at Little Polynesian Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Kia orana jcatex, Thank you so much for popping in so often on your visit to Rarotonga, we're so pleased you enjoyed your visits. It is an amazing spot to spend some time, isn't it! Come back again soon. Meitaki ma'ata! More 

Brisbane, Australia
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015 via mobile

Had a fantastic meal here, staff were great food and view breathtaking. A very exclusive resort focusing on quality not quantity.

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Thank leethelifter
LitPol, General Manager at Little Polynesian Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Kia orana leethelifter, Thank you so much for your kind words. We are all thrilled that you enjoyed your meal with us. We are in the process of changing the menu a little and adding some more great dishes - you'll have to come and try on your next visit! Meitaki ma'ata! More 

Christchurch, New Zealand
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31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

Booked in early for Dinner so as to take advantage of the Happy Hour on the cocktails. Son we were able to have two for the price of one, except for the Mocktails which were not discounted? The steak was excellent with a very good mushroom sauce. Made with corn flour. The only place, (cook) that seamed to understand Gluten... More 

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Thank 704RichardW2014
LitPol, General Manager at Little Polynesian Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Kia orana 704RichardW2014, Thank you so much for your kind words and we're so pleased you could enjoy a proper gluten free meal with us. We do aim to cater for all dietary requirements. Happy Hour is a stunning time to visit for sundowners on one of the prettiest beaches on the island! Do visit again soon! Meitaki ma'ata! 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 - 27
  • Cuisine: International, Spanish, Fusion, Pacific Rim

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Scenic view, Special occasions, Business meetings

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?