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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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Good for:
Romance
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 64
    Excellent
  • 57
    Very good
  • 36
    Average
  • 18
    Poor
  • 7
    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
Tasty & friendly

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

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2015
HaggisNZ
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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182 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
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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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
23 helpful votes 23 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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221 reviews 221 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
765 helpful votes 765 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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187 reviews 187 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
726 helpful votes 726 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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Tauranga, New Zealand
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5 reviews 5 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

We tested a lot of resorts on the island over the past 10 days and we were really keen to try this resort. We were very disappointed. The location A1. We were the only visitors in the restaurant resort and we expected a better service regime that what we got. The food was absolutely stunning. The price was really good... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

We were attracted to the Little Polynesia firstly from the appearance (zipping past on our scooters) and secondly as it is advertised as a fine dining experience. We chose this restaurant as one of our special nights out. The staff didn't seem interested in us that night, and we arrived as the second couple for the night. I believe water... More 

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Huntington Beach, California
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

I ate here several times on vacation. The food was good but nothing special unfortunately. I stayed here years ago when the chef from Chile was here so I came back with very high expectations. Unfortunately, the menu and wine list drastically changed. When the old chef was there, he made an Ahi dish, which is to this day the... 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?