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The Yellow Hibiscus

PO Box 23, Vaimaanga, Cook Islands
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Ranked #1 of 1 restaurants in Vaimaanga
Price range: $8 - $25
Cuisines: Continental
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Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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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68% Recommend
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English first
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

With Vaima's burnt down this is the only place to eat around this side of the island but they havent relaxed & food is great! Amazing Raro prawns & seafood pasta. Biggest pours of wine on the island also so we came back night after night. Great staff & location so would recommend staying there also

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Rarotonga, Cook Islands
14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Wow - Have dined here three times in the last two weeks. Beautiful! The BBQ night on Sunday is great. Awesome array of salads. Had to come back for more! Loved the Kumera Stack. A+. Then went back again and had the Lemon Pork. YUMMY! Highly recommend this spot. Lovely friendly staff. Relaxed atmosphere. Everyone in my group loved there... More

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Papamoa, New Zealand
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27 reviews 27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

When we go to Rarotonga we always go to the Yellow Hibiscus barbeque. Beautiful steaks or Fish great selection of different sides from the smorgasbord table. Entertainment provided as well. I believe it to be good value.

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Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Very good meal, avoid Monday nights if you can they don't have a lot of staff on and it makes service very slow, even just getting a drink was tricky But the food was great the raw fish and curry tuna dish was awesome Recommended

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Hamilton, Waikato, New Zealand
15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

All the staff have been there a long time and are very friendly. The food was excellent and of good quantity. I would recommend this to everyone

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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

We ate here several times being guests at palm grove. We had breakfasts, lunches, drinks and dinners here. All were very good value. The dinners esp were huge. We learnt after the first dinner not to order entree and main as there is now way you can get through them both. I had an entree of prawns which is served... More

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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124 reviews 124 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Palm Grove is viewed favourably by my friends. I went for Friday night drinks. Nice setting, very good music, reasonable prices-including a cocktail special (bartender's choice)-and some nibbles. Have met a number of people who are staying/have stayed there and they speak well of the accommodation, food, and bar.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
18 reviews 18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

We ate a lot at the yellow Hibiscus as we stayed at Palm Grove Resort which is connected to this restaurant. The food is really good, good portions and reasonable priced! They have a BBQ on Sundays for $35 pp choice of steak or fish and a large table full of salads pasta bakes, beautiful! Dessert included in the price.... More

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wellington nz
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186 reviews 186 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We stayed at Palm Grove so as well as breakfast we had one lunch and two dinners here and the food was well priced and consistently good. Drinks were also very reasonable. The service at times was lacking and that would be our only minor complaint. Well worth a visit.

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Taradale, New Zealand
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

The Sunday night BBQ is a must. Fantastic food and lots of it. Have done this 3 times now and the last time was even better than we remembered. Great hard working staff & very friendly.

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