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Little Polynesian Restaurant & Bar

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International, Asian fusion, Pacific Rim
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PO Box 366, Titikaveka, Cook Islands
682 24 280
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Romance
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 64
    Excellent
  • 58
    Very good
  • 37
    Average
  • 18
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Very good!

We went there for lunch I had a burger and fries. I can't remember what my husband had but the burger I had was amazing! I never seemed to have any luck with cocktails...to me whatever I ordered from any restaurant in the cooks always tasted the same to me... But the service was excellent the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 7, 2015
Kalee A
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Alberta, Canada
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
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English first
Alberta, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

We went there for lunch I had a burger and fries. I can't remember what my husband had but the burger I had was amazing! I never seemed to have any luck with cocktails...to me whatever I ordered from any restaurant in the cooks always tasted the same to me... But the service was excellent the waitresses are very nice... More 

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Tauranga, New Zealand
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63 reviews 63 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

We went on the eve of our wedding, I had considered this resort as a possible accommodation so glad We chose elsewhere. The man who picked us up and dropped us off was lovely, the setting was lovely, the sunset...Amazing. That is all that was good about this restaurant. We were seated at a really average spot whilst here was... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

I have been to this spot many times over the years....beautiful setting. I was there in February and went for dinner on our first night as it was a short walk along the beach from our house. I have learned from past experiences that cocktail service is very slow, so we immediately ordered a bottle of wine and sat on... More 

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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Friendly & professional service with good food. They even picked us up and dropped us back home. We wouldn't hesitate to go back.

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Tauranga, New Zealand
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

We were here just recently and thought we would have lunch there. We were the only guests in the restaurant,. They got our drinks order wrong ( they just do not listen on the island ) which went back. The lunch we ordered took 40 minutes to come out and was was not even worth half of what they were... More 

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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

This was not only the most disappointing meal we had in Raro, but probably one of the worst dining experiences I have ever had. Upon arrival for our 6oclock dinner booking, we were told our table was not ready as it had not been cleared. Given that the restaurant was completely empty I'm not sure why such a task as... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

We were here 2 years ago when it was a highlight, but it now looking tired everywhere. Our meal was well short of its predecessor as well, the Asian sauces drowning out all other flavors in the pork, and, really sadly, the tuna was nuked!! It did, however, have the best Pina Colada on the Island.

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Switzerland
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223 reviews 223 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
786 helpful votes 786 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

If you’re in a hurry, don’t go to this restaurant. It must be the slowest service I’ve ever had anywhere in the world! We waited almost 20 minutes for two pre-dinner cocktails to be served (they were nothing exotic that could take time to prepare). The food didn’t get to the table any faster and almost ice cold. I can’t... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

This was our first dining on the island - a great place to choose after a long trip from the states. The view was amazing, the food was good, and we had a very nice romantic dinner.

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Zurich, Switzerland
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111 restaurant reviews
772 helpful votes 772 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

I don't like to be rushed for dinner. In many restaurants this is, unfortunately, the case. This place is on the other extreme on the "rush" scale: Things happen, yes, but very, very slowly. To wait for 20 minutes for your pre-dinner drinks is just not good enough. The food? Not very innovative - and everything arrives almost cold. Maybe... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: PO Box 366, 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 - 30
  • Cuisine: International, Asian fusion, Pacific Rim

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?