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Cafe Ariki

Back Road, Avarua COK, Cook Islands
+68222772
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Ranked #7 of 22 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
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English first
Mooloolaba, Australia
Top Contributor
101 reviews 101 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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
29 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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
2 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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Brisbane, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

Best "Ika Mata & Taro " Raro Styles, this cafe is tucked on the back road in town just pass the power station officers. You will not be disappointed by the size of your meals one of the better value meals we've had while in Rarotonga "Support the Locals"

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Yungaburra
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013

This cafe was recommanded by our hotel and it did'nt disappoint,the meals were excellent and so much of it, I had trouble finishing the meal, please go there with a big appetit

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013

We ate at Café Ariki after asking the locals where to eat. We found other restaurants on the island to be way over priced for family dining. The servings at Café Ariki were large and filling. The BBQ chicken with mushroom sauce was amazing. We ended up returning three times on our trip. If you are looking for delicious food... More

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Taupo, New Zealand
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22 reviews 22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

Had a great lunch with my three daughter here - all ordering cake! The cakes were huge and presented really well. My coffee was good, and the setting was very pleasant in the courtyard. Fantastic service also.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013

This is a local favorite big servings, but food pretty average, atmosphere ok at night. Our meal came with fly attack had to eat quick before food got away. would not recomend to my friends

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