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Kikau Hut Restaurant

Aorangi, Arorangi, Cook Islands
0682 26860
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Ranked #1 of 16 restaurants in Arorangi
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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92% Recommend
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English first
Arorangi, Cook Islands
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

My Partner and I dined in during the Xmas holidays while our kids were in New Zealand....The service was great, very friendly staff and big beautiful smiles, We were even graced with the presents of the Owner who helped me choose a dessert, it was to die for.....I cant quite remember what it was called but it came with ice... More

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Wellington, New Zealand
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43 reviews 43 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW

Kikau Hut offers a wide selection of dishes to suit a wide range of tastes - the chicken dish in particular was just divine. We saved room for desert this time around due to so many positive reviews and we were not disappointed with the chocolate wontons - yummy. The staff were very attentive and made us feel very welcome... More

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Invercargill, New Zealand
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47 reviews 47 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW

Decided to try out Kikau Hut as we had never been before. It didn't disappoint. The trip advisor reviews were spot on. Was just lovely. The service was perfect, my only comment would be that the service was a little quick. We could've stayed much longer. The meal was fantastic. Perhaps if you are visiting tell them you are in... More

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Waipu, New Zealand
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37 reviews 37 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014 NEW

Came here after reading all the reviews on trip advisor. Building is lovely and staff are friendly but food was pretty average. We shared a derp fried cambenert for entree which was ok. Then we both had the steak. The steaks arrived almost as soon as we had finished our entree. The potatoes on my plate were cold and the... More

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Dunedin, New Zealand
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

We went 3 times during our stay of 5 days and although there was'nt a lot of choice for vegetarians, the food was very yummy and the desserts excellent. the staff were very attentive and friendly and going to "The Hut" made our holiday extra special.

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Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

We went back to this restaurant several times during our stay. The menu, while not large, was all enticing. The 5 of us ended up having almost all the things on the menu and they were all excellent. The desserts were also very good, my favourite being the gluten free almond orange cake (and I'm not gluten free!). Also the... More

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Mill Creek, Washington
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159 reviews 159 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
126 helpful votes 126 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

We drove by the restaurant several times before actually stopping...I don't know why we waited so long. The food and the service was fabulous, we chatted briefly with a couple from New Zealand who are staying here and we agreed that Kikau Hut was a real find. I wish we would have tried this place sooner...

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new zealand
11 reviews 11 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

The meals we had here were great and the beers were cold, but really topped it off was the owner (kevin) and his staff. Kevin & staff made us feel at home from the moment we walked in. He was only to pleased to tell us of other great places to eat & what the island had to offer, and... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

We went Friday night 6:45pm only a few people here, then they started rolling in , we enjoyed our meals & the cheesecake is to die for, Thank you Kev & the crew From Mike & Melody

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Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

Fortunately we happened upon Kikau Hut fairly early in our stay and ate four meals with Kevin as our gracious host. Thoroughly enjoyed his company and knowledge of the island as well as his food. I think among the five of us we tried almost everything on the menu - and it was all fabulous! From my experiences the chicken... More

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