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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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417 reviews from our community

93% Recommend
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  • English first
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English first
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

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
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

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

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

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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114 reviews 114 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 NEW

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

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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Auckland Region, New Zealand
20 reviews 20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

We went to Kikau Hut on our first night in Rarotonga and thought it was fantastic. They picked us up and dropped us home (all 8 of us). The service was excellent. The waitress was very friendly and made a point of taking all of our names which we really liked. The food was top class. We had one vegetarian... More

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Christchurch, New Zealand
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Went as so highly rated and as we went in some people coming out told us it was amazing food so high hopes. We had a pleasant 3 course meal, nice portions but not outstanding food. Think its abit over rated, possibly by people who visit from the resorts and haven't tasted the other food available on the island.

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Edinburgh, Scotland
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41 reviews 41 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

My wife & I dined at the Kikau Hut a couple of times during our recent stay on Raratonga and really enjoyed both meals we had. On our first visit we both had Mahi Mahi with banana - excellent, as was the chicken dish we had on our return visit two nights later. Kikau Hut has live music on Monday... More

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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

After several rather disappointing experiences whilst seeking out a fine dining experience on Rarotonga I finally lucked in on the Kikau Hut. As luck would have it a local with whom I was indulging in a couple of Matutu Pale Ales (a fine local brew) gave me the wheeze saying “ try Kikau Hut for a better class of dining”.... More

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Adelaide, Australia
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34 reviews 34 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

We recently had dinner with a large group of people at the Kikau Hut and the service was excellent, staff were very friendly and helpful and very good with children. The food is amazing. It was so good we went back a second time, can highly recommend this restaurant. Steak was cooked to perfection and the Island fish was a... More

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