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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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435 reviews from our community

92% Recommend
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English first
New Zealand
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

Just a great place to eat and great with kids too. Food is fabulous and really tasty and staff awesome

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51 reviews 51 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

We ate at the restaurant once during our trip and we came away with the impression that the owners were new and still finding their feet. The host was convivial but we did get a but of a surly waitress, although see did warm up a little later and seemed to be one couple in the restaurant that upset her... More

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los angeles, ca
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53 reviews 53 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

We had dinner at the Kikau Hut our first night on the island. Our hotel arranged for transfers to and from the restaurant, and the owners picked us up - everyone was super friendly and the food was very good and reasonably priced. There was live music and we had a great welcome to the island! We will definitely return... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

We had a fantastic meal in July. The owners were very friendly and welcoming. Our dinner was delicious and good value for money. During our meal a very talented band were playing which made our meal even better. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone visiting Raro!

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Gisborne, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

Our experience in this Restaurant was absolutely tops, excellent food , (drinks the real thing), and with very engaging staff.Highly recommended

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Turin, Italy
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Great restaurant in Arorangi, excellent quality of the food (the mahi mahi is a must!) nice atmosphere, very friendly staff (one night the owner saw us coming by bus, and at the end of the dinner he gave us a lift to our hotel). Good choice of gluten free food.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

After going 2 years ago I decided I had to take my children to rarotonga and ensure we visited kikau hut! Fantastic service, Devine food and great host. With the new shuttle service back to our resort it made it a lovely, evening. Highly recommend and looking forward to going back before we head home!

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

we ate there 3 nights out of 6 - what more can I say!!! it was great and fresh food and great hosts!!!

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Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014 via mobile

Food was ok, nothing spectacular. Portion sizes small for the price. Felt like another trap set up for tourists. Charge them heaps for tiny, average meals. Service was lovely though.

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anniealden s, Owner at Kikau Hut Restaurant, responded to this review

Kia Orana Tarawera99 - thank you for taking the time to submit your review. Firstly thanks for the compliment about the service at Kikau Hut - we work hard in this area. With regard to our portion sizes - we have to say we are very surprised as we have always had positive comments about the size of the meals... More

New Plymouth, New Zealand
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63 reviews 63 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Went back to Kikau Hut this visit and was another great night. Meals were lovely and atmosphere is fantastic. Most noticeable this time though was the excellent service. Made an effort to learn names of each member of our group and were very helpful and informative. We felt very relaxed and welcomed making for an excellent night. My dads favorite... More

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