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The Yellow Hibiscus

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, Vaimaanga, Cook Islands
68220002
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Drinks, 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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Visitor rating
  • 73
    Excellent
  • 61
    Very good
  • 34
    Average
  • 13
    Poor
  • 10
    Terrible
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
Excellent Value Casual Dining

Our group of (noisy) ten dined here in the evening. We were treated to excellent service, friendly staff who were well prepared for our booking, and great food. The restaurant doesnt have any views and is casual outdoor dining, but the food is worth it. With excellent value for money for the drinks... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 6, 2015
Melody H
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Napier, New Zealand
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English first
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

We ate here while staying in the resort and although the food at dinner was great the service wasn't so much. Nothing bad, just a little less than you'd expect. Still worth a visit but don't expect 5 star service

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Sydney, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Very rude service . Basic tasteless meals. Very poo variety of fruits and vegetables . Very disappointed .

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Food was really tasty, had pork and chicken and both were fantastic. Desert was the best tiramisu all week and the wine choices good. Service casual but friendly and meal came quickly. Really pleasant.

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Rotorua, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Highly recommend BBQ Sundays - the food is amazing! You do need to book though as it's very popular. There's live music too.

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Claremont, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

We came here one of our last nights on Raro. It was a Friday night, so we experienced their lovely 'live entertainment.' My #1 complaint is that the food took too long to arrive. Even on island time, it is painful to wait 1.5 hours for your food. Maybe try ordering before you arrive, so the food doesn't take so... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

We dined at the Yellow Hibiscus and loved it. Our food and drinks were spot on, sitting in the open air restaurant and listening to an acoustic guitar accompanied singer. Perfect evening. Would recommend eating there.

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Napier, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

Our group of (noisy) ten dined here in the evening. We were treated to excellent service, friendly staff who were well prepared for our booking, and great food. The restaurant doesnt have any views and is casual outdoor dining, but the food is worth it. With excellent value for money for the drinks and food, local produce is promoted well.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

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 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

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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Restaurant Details

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