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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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429 reviews from our community

92% Recommend
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1 review
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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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
Top Contributor
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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Hawkesbury, New South Wales, Australia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Very friendly staff and owner, great atmosphere with tropical decor. Nothing was too much trouble. Great restaurant to visit you get lots of food.

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New Zealand
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

This was the best eating experience we had. The food was good, the price was better value than any where else we ate and the service was exceptional. The owners took a real interest in our experience and wanted to ensure it was to our satisfaction. We had a pick up and return to our accommodation at no cost and... More

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Te Awamutu, New Zealand
13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Great meals always friendly staff and they will take you back to your accommodation when you have completed your meal . This is a real plus. Always reserve or you will miss out!

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26 reviews 26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

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
13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

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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