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PO Box 23, Vaimaanga, Cook Islands
68220002
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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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Good for:
Outdoor seating
Breakfast/Brunch
Reservations
Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 55
    Excellent
  • 47
    Very good
  • 27
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 9
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
The restaurant offers good and genuine dishes. The service was good. Music-entertainment.

The Yellow Hibiscus restaurant opened dinnerservice at 6 pm. It had been great if it had offered dinner one hour earlier.

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 5, 2015
margareta_andreen
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Vetlanda, Sweden
Good for:
  • Outdoor seating
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Vetlanda, Sweden
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

The Yellow Hibiscus restaurant opened dinnerservice at 6 pm. It had been great if it had offered dinner one hour earlier.

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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

I am sorry but I can't recommend this restaurant. We turned up and were ignored. We were the only people in the restaurant. Finally we got their attention and obtained a table. The service really wasn't any good. They weren't at all professional. The 'mean burger' was nice. The dessert was also nice. If they added some uniforms to their... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014 via mobile

Terrible service and downright rude management. A couple of meals were likened to chewing car tyres. Stood there for 5 minutes before we were noticed to be seated and took a further 15 minutes to order a drink. Sent constructive criticism back to the kitchen on two of the meals and this was met with abuse of all 7 guests... More 

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25 reviews 25 reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

We stayed down the road at Moana Sands Villas, so had lunch here a few times. Huge salads, yum! It was good food for reasonable prices! A good spot if you stay in the area :)

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Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Great selection of food and they have 'theme' nights which were very entertaining. Thanks. Will be back

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Calgary
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43 reviews 43 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

We have eaten at this restuarant several times,but you never know if it will change from year to year. We started with a cocktail during happy hour....the deal was bar tenders choice is what you get...the drink was a good size! And the fun people had with this was amazing... No two drinks were the same even at the same.... More 

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Saratoga NSW
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29 reviews 29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

We stayed at Palm Grove and breakfast at The Yellow Hibiscus was included in the tariff. There was a large selection of different cereals, fruits and breads as well as banana and lemon breads. It was all fresh and the breakfast room is big, airy and bright.

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Calgary, Canada
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39 reviews 39 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Yes the service is lacking just as the previous reviews state. Had to try it out not once but twice! I would give service about 4/10 but the food is tasty. Hubby got hooked on Pork belly.. I had the Parrot Fish one night, overcooked beyond belief.. I probably would go back if I was staying in the area again.... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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6 reviews 6 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

My wife and I went her the first night of our stay and it was good food and pleasant.a guy was on a guitar and we ordered a cocktail.we decided to go back the next night and ordered the same cocktail and it came out without lime,not a big deal but it did taste different.i approached the bar and was... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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36 reviews 36 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

We were staying at the Palm Grove Resort where this restaurant is located and were told by a couple who were staying there that they were "eating their way through the menu" as it was so good. Instead of having nibbles and wine on our deck, we decided to have dinner there and we were not disappointed. It was a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: PO Box 23, 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: Continental

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Outdoor seating

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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?