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The Yellow Hibiscus

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Vaimaanga, Cook Islands
68220002
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Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Drinks, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: Open-air restaurant open 7 days a week for Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner...
Open-air restaurant open 7 days a week for Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner. Casual dining at affordable prices. Reservations recommended for dinner. Ask about Friday Happy Hour and Sunday BBQ dinner.
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  • 32
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  • 13
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Long wait on the food, thankfully it was good!

We waited a fairly long time for our meal, until the older lady working in the place realized we still hadn't received it and started shouting for food to be brought to us. When it did come, we all enjoyed our meal. Didn't hang around for dessert.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 21, 2015
Carlukegirl
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San Jose, California
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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7 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

We waited about an hour for our food. However it was okay once it arrived. Average and a little flavourless but not bad. Reasonable serving sizes with side salads which were nice.

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San Jose, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015 NEW

We waited a fairly long time for our meal, until the older lady working in the place realized we still hadn't received it and started shouting for food to be brought to us. When it did come, we all enjoyed our meal. Didn't hang around for dessert.

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Blenheim, New Zealand
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015 NEW

The food was good, lots of choices and the setting is nice. We enjoyed the Sunday BBQ and the live music. Like most Cook Islanders, the staff are friendly, helpful and fun. The restaurant has nice garden views

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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

The food here is great! Ate here twice the first time we waited ages for our meals but that was soon forgotten with how great it tasted!! The second time was much faster and the food was just as good as the first time.

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Taupo, New Zealand
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

We really enjoyed our meals here and the place had a good atmosphere as well. Would definitely go back again.

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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

we had dinner here and booked at the last minute. The food was great and the atmosphere casual and relaxed, very enjoyable. And best of all, as we were staying in Titakaveka, they even came and collected us from where we were staying and when we had finished said just to let them know when we would like to be... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

We stayed at Palm Grove, so this was our local! The cocktails are great and they are certainly not skimping on the alcohol content - never saw a bar measure used!! We had a couple of meals here including the BBQ night and thoroughly enjoyed our meals. Not the most expensive on the island, but certainly value for money. Staff... More 

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Napier, New Zealand
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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Our 4th time (over 4 years) at the Sunday night BBQ & the standard is still amazing. Everything tasted amazing & the choice is unbelievable. To the cooks & the staff - keep up the great work - you are stars!!!

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Canberra, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Great restaurant at reasonable prices. staff really good and if something is sold out there is always an alternative word of caution watch for the cat! NB. It is quite normal in the Cooks for restaurants to have a cat or dog in the restaurant so don't get upset just go with flow.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

We stayed at Palm Grove and Christmas . The food at the Yellow Hibiscus was excellent value and yummy. You have to do the Friday night happy hour if you are staying at the property . Great live music and the happy hour is very happy !

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Address: Vaimaanga, Cook Islands
Phone Number: 68220002
Location: South Pacific  >  Cook Islands  >  Southern Cook Islands  >  Rarotonga  >  Vaimaanga
Average Prices: USD 8 - 25
Cuisine: International

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Vaimaanga, Cook Islands
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Cook Islands  >  Southern Cook Islands  >  Rarotonga  >  Vaimaanga
  • Phone Number: 68220002

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8 - 25
  • Cuisine: International

Description

Open-air restaurant open 7 days a week for Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner. Casual dining at affordable prices. Reservations recommended for dinner. Ask about Friday Happy Hour and Sunday BBQ dinner.

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