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Rob's Charcoal Chickens

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Café, Healthy
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Cooks Corner Complex | Situated at the Main Town Bus Stop, Avarua, Cook Islands
+682 27627
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Dining options: Takeout
Description: Rob's Charcoal Chicken offers a range of tasty meals, a range of yummy...
Rob's Charcoal Chicken offers a range of tasty meals, a range of yummy salads and hot dishes. Fresh fruit smoothies and milkshakes all at great value! You'll keep coming back for more!
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Good for:
Families with children

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Bonjour Mr Charcoal

Hitting the spot and tastes buds with awesome know how and wonderful people skills. Clever blend of spices and local delicacy.A must eat destination in Raro.merci beaucoup and bon appetite.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 23, 2015
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Avarua, Cook Islands
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Avarua, Cook Islands
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

Hitting the spot and tastes buds with awesome know how and wonderful people skills. Clever blend of spices and local delicacy.A must eat destination in Raro.merci beaucoup and bon appetite.

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ottawa
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Rob's restaurant doesn't serve just chicken - it also offers a choice of other tasty local foods: the fish curry is excellent. We learned about this restaurant from Rob's mother, Nima (our hostess at Tekou Coconut Lodge on the south side of Rarotonga). She also helps out at the restaurant and is a superb cook in her own right, occasionally... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015 via mobile

Food is great here if you can find it hiding near the bus stop in town. We went for peri peri wraps after getting sick of chips and battered foods and couldn't have been happier, a great chicken wrap with plenty of salad and sauce but the real standout was the value, 2 wraps and 2 drinks and you still... More 

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Auckland , New Zealand
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68 reviews 68 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

We wandered aimlessly into the little courtyard at Cooks Corner ( where the bus stops) right around lunch time on our first day in Raro and found Robs BBQ chicken. What a great find. We ordered 2 BBQ chickens, 1 peri peri wrap and 1 Portugese chicken.. wow.. what amazing tasty and traditional food. The hugest plates of food for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

Excellent chicken beautiful tasty juicy even went early one time just to wait for a chicken pack even get hot fries with chicken gravy as well awesome too much well done rob great food

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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31 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Easily located at Cooks corner in Avarua,just ask anyone robs chickens are just perfect for that picnic or dinner,he also has salad and pasta dishes along with a local delicacy called raiku (think thats how it spelt).There are meals you can eat there or take away. Chickens are $20 each but quite large.Do not get there late , as he... More 

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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

Omg Robs charcoal chicken was delicious!! It is so mouth watering...I thought the price was too cheap! Definitely recommend everyone to try it out! Cant wait to come back to raro and have some of robs charcoal chicken! :)

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Wellington, New Zealand
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Robs Charcoal Chicken you need a sign on the main street pointing to it! and possibly flyers at the resorts or a poster? I asked at least 3 locals when looking for this place on our first day, who said they didn't know where it was! They directed me to the two fried chicken joints near the round about of... More 

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Somerville, Australia
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

If you like your chicken & your on Raro this joint is the go.If you go @ lunch time which we did a couple of times you mite have a little wait.Hey when on island time you wont mind the wait.Tender, cooked all the way threw tame delicious. The only downer which has nothing to do with the shop are... More 

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Hamilton
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60 reviews 60 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

We walked past the tourist traps and followed the locals to this place. I had the vegetarian plate and it was all very tasty and cheap. Loved the rukau and papaya salad.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Cooks Corner Complex | Situated at the Main Town Bus Stop, Avarua, Cook Islands
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Cook Islands  >  Southern Cook Islands  >  Rarotonga  >  Avarua
  • Phone Number: +682 27627

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 2 - 50
  • Cuisine: Café, Healthy

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

Description

Rob's Charcoal Chicken offers a range of tasty meals, a range of yummy salads and hot dishes. Fresh fruit smoothies and milkshakes all at great value! You'll keep coming back for more!

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