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Tamarind House Restaurant

Avarua Main Road, Avarua COK, Cook Islands
+68226487
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Ranked #2 of 22 restaurants in Avarua
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $25 - $100
Cuisines: Pacific Rim
Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
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English first
Norwich, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

We enjoyed this place for dinner. Good food but for the money could have been better. I imagine a trip here for lunch makes all the difference as the view was not quite as good in the dark!

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Whangamata, New Zealand
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 NEW

Last minute decision on somewhere to dine for dinner. Arrived at restaurant , friendly greeting and asked if they could do four with no booking. No problem. Our friends arrived, the boys decided on the Seafood Platter for two. We are platter experts, this was one of the better ones we have had. Some standard, but some very different dishes... More

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Christchurch, New Zealand
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 NEW

This place was recommended by a friend in the restaurant industry. She'd been there for dinner a few years ago and still remembers the meal. We were quite disappointed with the evening. I had the chicken coconut curry with totally inappropriate plating for a 'fine dining' restaurant - no taste of coconut, no flavour, no life! My friend had the... More

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Waikanae, New Zealand
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 NEW

we all loved the tamarind, we thought the platter was the best value $80.oo but would feed four people cant wait to go back there next year

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Inverloch, Australia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014 via mobile

Magnificent setting, but the food was just ok. If you are going for dinner make sure you get there 30 minutes from sunset so you can enjoy the view.

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Auckland
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

The location and atmosphere were amazing - we had booked for dinner for 4 of us and the service and attention to detail was fantastic. Many cocktails later our food arrived - vegetable lasagna, oxtail and the seafood platter (serves 2). Beautifully cooked and tasted wonderful - no complaints at all. I would highly recommend and we plan to go... More

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Hawkesbury, New South Wales, Australia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

This is the second time here & it is a lovely place to visit. We went during the day to take advantage of the view. The daily special was good value & delicious. I recommend you book!

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Melbourne
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

My Husband and I were recently married at Tamarind House and have for the most part wonderful things to say about our experience. Julie was the lady I delt with from beginning to end and she was just lovely and seemed to make me feel at ease with everything. The location on the decking over looking the beach for our... More

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Dunedin, New Zealand
Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Tamarind has a reputation as one of the best restaurants in Rarotonga. Whilst it is good, it isn't exquisite and there are better. The atmosphere and location are unrivalled. One of the original homesteads, you sit in the large verandah looking out over the lagoon. The service is attentive, the drink menu fine. Fish chowder - nice but not 'full'.... More

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Te Awamutu, New Zealand
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

A great place to go for any meal but this trip we went for brunch and once again not disappointed .Lovely location lovely meal. A must to visit if in the Cooks!

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