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All 14 Arorangi Restaurants

Tumunu Tropical Garden Bar & Restaurant

Main Road, Arorangi, Cook Islands
682 20501
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Ranked #8 of 14 Restaurants in Arorangi
Price range: $20 - $25
Cuisines: Gastropub
Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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  • English first
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English first
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

This place is great! we sat outside amongst tropical gardens and had the seafood platter for 2. The service was really friendly. The platter was more than any person should eat. It was really big and was full of fresh seafood. I Cant remember everything in it but there were oysters, fish, prawns, mussels, scallops... plus more! At $80 for... More

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Christchurch, New Zealand
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

We enjoyed a lovely meal here while on holiday in Rarotonga recently. We had the seafood platter! More than enough for 2 people! Service good and setting lovely.

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TAMBA1954, Manager at Tumunu Tropical Garden Bar & Restaurant, responded to this review

Kia orana from Rarotonga Thanks so much for your review. Good, not so good, bad and even ugly - we show them all to our Tumunu family. It helps to improve upon ourselves. We are all happy that you enjoyed the food and surrounds of our Tumunu. Kia manuia The Team at Tumunu Garden Restaurant More

Whakatane, New Zealand
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

I have reviewed this restaurant before but feel it is only fair I do it again as we have just returned from our 8th trip to Raro. We had a steak meal with mushroom sauce, the steaks were cooked perfectly, the salad was awesome as was the Tumunu mash potatoes which are to die for. The meal serving was huge,... More

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TAMBA1954, Owner at Tumunu Tropical Garden Bar & Restaurant, responded to this review

Well Lynda from Whakatane! What can I say - your review is awesome. Eric is a crazy person and the staff are well trained by him -believe it or not he is actually a master chef and has been working in the hospitality industry since he was 14yrs old! I hope you return to Raro for he ninth time and... More

Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

This was our first night stop and we were not disappointed! it was recommended by friends as we really love seafood. At $80 for 2 for the seafood platter it was slightly pricey but we were not disappointed oh my gosh it was so much food and we actually had to leave some on our plate! Very friendly staff and... More

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TAMBA1954, Manager at Tumunu Tropical Garden Bar & Restaurant, responded to this review

Kia orana Thanks for the review. The staff and myself are really happy that you enjoyed the meal and the ambience. They are a good bunch and work well together. Many thanks again The Team at Tumunu More

Auckland, New Zealand
Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Our party of 8 (4 couples) had dinner here on a Sunday night. It was pretty quiet and the decor is hilarious. The wait staff were friendly and good for a laugh. The food was good without being great. This place is best suited for a group meal or drinks.

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TAMBA1954, Manager at Tumunu Tropical Garden Bar & Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your review. It is really neat that you took the time out to do the review. We all learn from our pluses and minuses. Meitaki Maata The Team at Tumunu More

Auckland Region, New Zealand
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Nice bar with friendly staff and the food was good, sat outside in the garden bar. Great to have bug spray on the table.

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TAMBA1954, Manager at Tumunu Tropical Garden Bar & Restaurant, responded to this review

Kia orana Thanks for the nice review and for taking the time to review. It is lovely in the garden area. It's my favourite place when the weather is fine. The bug spray is a must really as there is no escaping those dreaded mozzies at certain times of the year! Reviews, good or not so good, are always read... More

Tauranga, New Zealand
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 via mobile

Lovely meal and grounds, awesome place with lots of character. Great place to visit. A really cool place worth a look and stop for a meal. The cat in the bar was a dag.

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TAMBA1954, Manager at Tumunu Tropical Garden Bar & Restaurant, responded to this review

Oh My! The cat - I have to admit she doesn't quite have her meet and greet down to a fine art just yet - still a bit of a "princess" but definitely a dag as you say. Glad you enjoyed our Tumunu and hope to see you again one day. Kia manuia from The Team at Tumunu More

Blenheim, New Zealand
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Great food and cocktails - brilliant service, tidy and clean, great decor - be warned party bus stops on Wed and Fri nites so get in early!!

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TAMBA1954, Manager at Tumunu Tropical Garden Bar & Restaurant, responded to this review

Kia orana Thanks a lot for the great review. We - the staff - love to hear how you enjoyed us (OR??) didn't enjoy our Tumunu. It makes us work harder and improve upon what we have already established. You are quite right the party buses are noisy on those two nights but only during the peak of season, Hope... More

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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Well we went here on our last night and it was by far the worse place we'd been to. You pay a lot of money for nothing. Vegetarian platter was revolting, kids meals look like dog food and even though we were the only group there it still took an hour for the food to arrive, and even when it... More

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TAMBA1954, General Manager at Tumunu Tropical Garden Bar & Restaurant, responded to this review

Kia orana Welll! That was quite the scathing and exaggerated review. The chkldren;'s meals were nuggets and chips - nothing there that looked the slightest bit like dog food. There was virtually nothing left on the plates fo the group in general. Woudn't that be an indication contrary to your review? Perhaps you should have made your grievances known at... More

Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

if you love seafood, you have to check out the delicious seafood platter here. it is pricey but well worth it with all the variety you get. the decor and setting is really neat with loads to look at while you wait for your meal

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TAMBA1954, General Manager at Tumunu Tropical Garden Bar & Restaurant, responded to this review

Kia orana and thanks so much for taking the time to review our restaurant. The team at the Tumunu and myself are really pleased that you enjoyed our restaurant. I hope you enjoy the same experience when you next return. Kia manuia Julie and all the Team at the Tumunu Garden Restaurant More

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Additional Information about Tumunu Tropical Garden Bar & Restaurant

Address: Main Road, Arorangi, Cook Islands
Phone Number: 682 20501
Location: South Pacific  >  Cook Islands  >  Southern Cook Islands  >  Rarotonga  >  Arorangi
Average Prices: USD 20 - 25
Cuisine: Gastropub

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