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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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67% Recommend
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English first
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

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 NEW

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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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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114 reviews 114 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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
6 helpful votes 6 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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177 reviews 177 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
95 helpful votes 95 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
2 helpful votes 2 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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Sydney, Australia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

The Yellow Hibiscus Restaurant and Bar is located in the grounds of Palm Grove,Vaimaanga Rarotonga and provides generous and tasty meals in a relaxed family atmosphere.Bar and meal prices are reasonable and a highlite of the week is the Sunday BBQ with great slabs of Tuna or Mahi Mahi with huge platters of home-style salads and fresh fruit.You can sit... More

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Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

We visited the Yellow Hibiscus twice whilst at the Cook Islands. The first time we had our kids minded and headed for a nice dinner for the two of us. The restaurant had a few tables. The waitress was friendly and the music was nice Polynesian music. The food was delicious! When paying the bill the friendly man waved good... More

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

The food was great, the service good. And the guy singing to his accoustic guitar also brilliant and added to the atmosphere. Still don't know who he was though...

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