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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, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 68
    Excellent
  • 61
    Very good
  • 38
    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
Great Lunch, great vies

After struggling to find anything open for lunch around the general vicinity about 1pm on Saturday? We arrived at the little Polynesion about our 4th stop. Food was good, service was good staff were friendly and efficient. There are some great views from restaurants in Rarotonga this is one of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 28, 2015
Shane B
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Te Awamutu, New Zealand
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
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Te Awamutu, New Zealand
Top Contributor
209 reviews 209 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

After struggling to find anything open for lunch around the general vicinity about 1pm on Saturday? We arrived at the little Polynesion about our 4th stop. Food was good, service was good staff were friendly and efficient. There are some great views from restaurants in Rarotonga this is one of them. No complaints would go back.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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41 reviews 41 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

This is such a nice place to sit and watch the sea across the moon pool that the food is almost incidental. We stopped for coffee on a couple of circumnavigations of the island and on one day we had lunch. The food was excellent but would have scored another star had they had island fries and not palmed us... More 

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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

We thought this restaurant was one of our best dining experiences on the island. First off they provided free transfers to and from our villa (Sea Change) which was wonderful and convenient (and saved us $). The restaurant was very nice and clean. We had one of the most amazing views. The food was decently priced ($25-30 NZD) for a... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Nothing to dislike. The view from our table across the infinity pool to the ocean was breathtaking. Service was superb and the food was faultless.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Little Poly offered complimentary transfers which is a great service for tourists. All the tables provide a beautiful view of the lagoon and to have dinner while watching the sunset is absolutely magical. The food is superb with large portions - we couldnt even finish our meals. And the cocktails are giant to say the least. Great night

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Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

We stayed in a private holiday home and frequented the restaurant often. We had really good food along with great entertainment on the nights we went. Worth going to.

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LittlePoly, Operations Manager at Little Polynesian Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Kia Orana from the Little Polynesian Restaurant & Bar! Thank you for making the time to write such a beautiful review and we are happy to see that you enjoyed your dining experience at Little Poly. We hope that you will return in the near future to our beach-side and pool-side dining restaurant! Best wishes & kindest regards, Little Polynesian... More 

Vacaville, California, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

The food, service and ambience were excellant. For a romantic setting, this couldn't be better. When the owner/manager (Sam) asks how everything is, you know you are in the right place

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LittlePoly, Operations Manager at Little Polynesian Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Kia Orana from the Little Polynesian Restaurant & Bar! Thank you for making the time to write such a beautiful review and we are happy to see that you enjoyed your dining experience at Little Poly. We hope that you will return in the near future to our beach-side and pool-side dining restaurant! Best wishes & kindest regards, Little Polynesian... More 

Auckland, New Zealand
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

We enjoyed the setting and staff were friendly and meal fairly tasty but was not that well presented. It would be nice if there was a little more colour added to the meal & the components of the meal were neat & more attractive.

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LittlePoly, Operations Manager at Little Polynesian Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Kia Orana from the Little Polynesian Restaurant & Bar! Thank you for making the time to write such a beautiful review and we are happy to see that you enjoyed your dining experience at Little Poly, and we are also happy to advise you that the points highlighted in your review has been addressed with our team. We hope that... More 

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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LittlePoly, Operations Manager at Little Polynesian Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Kia Orana from the Little Polynesian Restaurant & Bar! Thank you for making the time to write such a beautiful review and we are happy to see that you enjoyed your dining experience at Little Poly. We hope that you will return in the near future to our beach-side and pool-side dining restaurant! Best wishes & kindest regards, Little Polynesian... More 

Tauranga, New Zealand
Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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LittlePoly, Operations Manager at Little Polynesian Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Kia Orana from the Little Polynesian Restaurant & Bar! Thank you for making the time to write this review, and we are also happy to advise you that the points highlighted in your review has been addressed with our team. We hope that you will return in the near future to our beach-side and pool-side dining restaurant! Best wishes &... 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 - 29
  • Cuisine: International, Asian fusion, Pacific Rim

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?