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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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Melbourne, Australia
5 reviews 5 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2011

Decided to go out of our resort for a cooked breakfast one morning. This was not good the service was good I will say. I ate all the breakfast because we ere paying for it my husband made the right choice by not eating all of it. This was our second last day of our trip and I ended up... More 

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29 reviews 29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2011

We were staying at the Palm Grove and had dismal breakfasts at the Yellow Hibiscus. The server/hostess was quite bored with it all I felt. We did one dinner there as well, and regretted that decision. A few of the items were missing from the menu, and there was very little on the menu that was interesting. Nothing much at... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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77 reviews 77 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2011

We went to the Yellow Hibiscus for the Sunday night BBQ. The BBQ consisted of a choice of steak or fish, and a salad bar. My fish was pretty much cold even though it went straight from the BBQ to my plate. The salad bar was not bad, but the dessert was another disappointment. We thought we would go up... More 

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Houston, Texas
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90 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2010

The food choices might appeal more toward Aussies or Kiwis but definitely not Americans. The sausages are comparable to hot dogs and I felt the bacon and the eggs were undercooked. There was a drink bar set up in another room so you could refill your own juice or coffee as needed which is good because you may not see... More 

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Christchurch, NZ
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32 reviews 32 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2010

As it was our last day and we had run out of breakfast supplies, we rocked up to the Yellow Hibiscus around 9.30am without a reservation. The waitress was really chirpy and nothing seemed to be a problem but I suspect she had had a great night out on the town after overhearing her chat with some hungover guests who... More 

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Kapiti Coast
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31 reviews 31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2010

This was our first time at Yellow Hibiscus and I would certainly go back again. The menu was extensive with plenty of choices for all, service was relaxed and friendly and the food was very tasty. Three of our party had the lamb medallions with herb mashed potatoes and fresh steamed vegetables. The lamb was cooked to perfection and was... More 

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6 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2010

We chose this restaurant because we read great reviews in local Cook Island Magazines and news papers about it but we where bitterly disappointed. We where seated by a very inexperienced waitress who told us she wouldn't take our order for a while because the Chef was getting stressed and might explode. When she did take our order we waited... More 

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Sarnia, Ontario, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2010

We ate a few dinners here because we were staying at Palm Grove where the Yellow Hisbiscus is located. The menu isn't large and quite a few items were missing during our stay (?seasonal reasons), so it made it a little more limited, but we always found something to eat. Everything was delicious and the portions were very generous. Prices... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2008

Depends which chef is on, my last time there the food took hours and was very average, previously have had great steaks, chicken dishes etc. Also service poor because they took too many walk-ins at the expense of those that had made reservations.

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Additional Information about The Yellow Hibiscus

Address: PO Box 23, Vaimaanga, Cook Islands
Phone Number: 68220002
Location: South Pacific  >  Cook Islands  >  Southern Cook Islands  >  Rarotonga  >  Vaimaanga
Average Prices: USD 8 - 25
Cuisine: Continental

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