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All 21 Avarua Restaurants

Cafe Ariki

Back Road, Avarua COK, Cook Islands
+68222772
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Ranked #11 of 21 Restaurants in Avarua
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $15
Cuisines: Barbecue, Dessert, Grill
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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English first
Hamilton, New Zealand
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Staff were friendly. The Chicken schnitzel is yummy. There were two big groups and not many staff but they handle it very well. The food was perfect. Would recommend it to anyone.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
Top Contributor
85 reviews 85 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Set between a Toyota dealership and a furniture store a few blocks inland from Rarotonga's Main Road, this gem of an open-air cafe has a fine hand with local fish. Although the prices here (as everywhere on the island) are steep, even at lunch, our serving of grilled local fish with paw-paw salsa, rice and a crisp slaw in a... More 

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Palmerston North, New Zealand
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014 via mobile

this was an awesome cafe on back road of Rarotonga. The food and wine was delicious and was great value. The service was fantastic.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

We started with garlic bread - yum. I had the crumbed chicken schnitzel and my partner had a steak. Very generous size meals, we also had a red wine each which was a generous glass. We finished with a very tasty passion fruit ice cream sundae. Whole meal was $69. Came away very pleased with our evening.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Have been to Rarotonga two times and am so glad that we discovered this first time round! We ate here 80% of the time because a.) The meals are so incredibly cheap b.) The portion sizes are huge! and c.) the service is outstanding. Anyone that I speak to who travels to Rarotonga I recommend this to them a hundred... More 

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Mooloolaba, Australia
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109 reviews 109 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

Everything on this island is pretty expensive when it comes to food and even more so when it comes to milk. This is because it is imported from NZ. . . but this place was great!

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

Nice meal was quick and tasty. It might have been a bit expensive and not very easy to find. However the meal itself was delicious. I was surprised they did not stock local beer?? I am not sure what that's about but it is a shame the local beer is really nice.

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Tugun, Australia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

Food is fresh filling and you just have to have cheesecake to finish. I always come back here when we go to the Cook Islands .

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Dunedin, New Zealand
Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

Walked there on the way to the airport, was not hard to find. From the outside it looks fantastic, inside it's quite dark (but loved the lit candles on shells in a glass). Food seemed reasonably priced, however the meat tasted very weird. A bit bland I suppose, which is a shame since the portions were very generous. It was... More 

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Tauranga, New Zealand
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2013 via mobile

Great service, great food, huge helpings, huge taste, friendly people. Superb atmosphere. Why go anywhere else ?????

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Additional Information about Cafe Ariki

Address: Back Road, Avarua COK, Cook Islands
Phone Number: +68222772
Location: South Pacific  >  Cook Islands  >  Southern Cook Islands  >  Rarotonga  >  Avarua
Average Prices: USD 10 - 15
Cuisine: Barbecue, Dessert, Grill

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