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Tahiti Cafe

Polynesian
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Main Road | Maraerenga Village, Avarua, Cook Islands
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Dining options: Lunch

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  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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Loved this place so much, I ate there 3 times during our stay. They only open if they've caught fresh fish, and it was tuna where we were there - served various way, salads sashimi/cerviche etc. style - great flavours. Would definitely recommend eating there.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 20, 2015
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Sydney, Australia
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Loved this place so much, I ate there 3 times during our stay. They only open if they've caught fresh fish, and it was tuna where we were there - served various way, salads sashimi/cerviche etc. style - great flavours. Would definitely recommend eating there.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

If you like sashimi, this restaurant/cafe is the place for you! We went 3 times, and every time is was delicious! Best food we ate on Rarotonga. A must try! YUMMO!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

We came here twice on our holiday when we felt like something light for lunch and dinner. The raw fish was amazing, Each version, sashimi, with soy, coconut cream and with the herb mix, were all delicious. The fish was so incredibly fresh.

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New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 via mobile

Tahiti Cafe was disappointing this time as this was my favorite in 2013, the platter was ok but not as fresh and tasty as it seemed last year, plus the price had gone up 25% which was a surprise.

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Hamilton New Zealand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Aww, had lunch here wirh two friends... we each bought a different dish each to share amongst us. Ika mata, japanese ika mata and sashimi.... absolute yum! Sashimi (sliced tuna) with soy and grated cabbage was heaven...

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014

Love laughing and having a good time the people are friendly and down to earth I come back for more specially the drivers at Tahiti village n buffet and the hospitality it's awesome but you guys need to give him buffet more money good guy and a class act

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014 via mobile

We were most impressive by the fresh fish available here. Although quite pricey, the portions are very generous! We all had the sashimi tuna done four different ways which was brilliant.

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Los Angeles
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013

If you find yourself on Rarotonga, please make sure to get to Tahiti Cafe. It is very simple, very basic but in that, what they do is amazing. Just do yourself a favor and get the Fisherman's Platter. It has several sauces and different ways of serving sashimi that you will salivate over thinking of the memory of it. Be... More 

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Rarotonga, Cook Islands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2013

lovely casual location. just beautiful and fresh food. Can B.Y.O so if your looking for a really well priced tasty meal this is the place to go. delicious and good for you. so many styles of fish. recommend the fisherman's platter!

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013

Stopped at Tahiti Cafe for a late lunch and was pleased I did. The Fisherman's Platter was fresh, tasty and good value. One point off because the service was slow (the place was empty), although they were apologetic about it which helps. They only do fish from memory but if that's your thing then don't miss it.

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Address: Main Road | Maraerenga Village, Avarua, Cook Islands
Location: South Pacific  >  Cook Islands  >  Southern Cook Islands  >  Rarotonga  >  Avarua
Cuisine: Polynesian

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  • Address: Main Road | Maraerenga Village, Avarua, Cook Islands
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Cook Islands  >  Southern Cook Islands  >  Rarotonga  >  Avarua

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Polynesian

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