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Kikau Hut Restaurant

Aorangi, Arorangi, Cook Islands
0682 26860
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Ranked #1 of 15 restaurants in Arorangi
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: European, Vegetarian, Pacific Rim, Family Fare
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Description: A small intimate restaurant. The relaxed atmosphere, local art, beautiful gardens combined with excellent service give it a special ambience for all diners. European food with island flair, gluten free and vegetarian options along with a childrens menu and transfers by arrangement make Kikau Hut special.
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Newcastle
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26 reviews 26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Liked being able to leave our booking on the blackboard at the front. The food and service were very good.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Oh my gosh, I dont even know where to start. Well first of all my husband ordered a Crown Lager and it was flat and warm, he didnt say anything to me till afterwards, I wondered why he didnt drink it, but thought he just didnt want it, then my daughter-in-law ordered the seafood chowder, that wasnt chowder, just had... More

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Auckland, New Zealand
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40 reviews 40 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Just a minute walk from where we were staying on the Sunset side of the island. We had to book it was that popular, when we got to eat there we realised why.Food was excellent as was the service. Restaurant is set up in a pavilian style with big open windows that allows the breeze to flow through. Certainly on... More

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Nice to get great Island Service and Food on this Trip. Great friendly people who enjoy there work. Prices ok for both Food and Drink. Go and check it out.

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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 via mobile

Love going to Kikau Hut Restaurant. Went three years ago & returned again this July to find it's still as good as ever. Highly recommend it.

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Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

There wasn't a restaurant that we wanted to go back to except for this one - very happy with the meal service and venue, of note this is probably the only place with free ice cold filtered water , excellent steak meal and best apple crumble!

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Ashburton, New Zealand
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Owned by a NZer. Only place to give complimentary water with meal. Awesome Banana and Chocolate Won Ton dessert.

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Sydney
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

a Kiwi owns the place so has a great affinity to the Kiwi travellers who frequent. the food was so tasty - explained in depth before ordering. simply delicious - dessert to die for especially the wontons!

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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121 reviews 121 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

An extremely hands-on, well-run restaurant with great food. We went here for a post-wedding meal. Kikau Hut had been recommended on a previous visit to Rarotonga, but we hadn't tried it. This time, prior to going, we got an unexpected high recommendation from a well-known, local artist when we visited her studio. She strongly recommended the deep fried Camembert entree... More

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Whakatane
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

10 of us for dinner this night, we thought the waitress asking our names with the order was quite funny, but for the rest of the night every time she came to the table she called everyone by their name. It is amazing the difference that makes. Well done Kikau Hut, you are unique, and the food was great too

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