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Tamarind House Restaurant

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$$$$
Thai, Pacific Rim
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Avarua Main Road, Avarua COK, Cook Islands
+68226487
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Today
10:00 am - 2:30 pm
6:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 2:30 pm
Mon - Sat 6:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Dessert, Brunch, Breakfast, Delivery, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 438
    Excellent
  • 163
    Very good
  • 49
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Superb

The most beautiful location, friendly service and the most fantastic food! A must if on island! We had limited time but had all the attention and care yet fresh and most delicious meals.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
Katalin R
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
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666 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

The most beautiful location, friendly service and the most fantastic food! A must if on island! We had limited time but had all the attention and care yet fresh and most delicious meals.

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Sydney, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW via mobile

What a fabulous and delicious night. The food was great and the company was good and the location fantastic. What more could you want ?

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Rarotonga, Cook Islands
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39 reviews 39 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

the service was fantastic, the curry was extremely yummy and very filling. the dessert selection was delicious and the view while dining is to die for... great use of colonial house..

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Woy Woy
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

If you love seafood - you must order the seafood platter - so reasonably priced and it was a veritable smorgasbord of the freshest tastiest seafood. We has tempura prawns, fish curry, scallop mornay, sashimi, salt and pepper calamari, shrimp and paw paw salad... yum yum yum. A must do place to eat.

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Nelson, New Zealand
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Delicious meal, we've been here twice now and great both times. The prawns are the juiciest a I've ever eaten! Lovely setting, and we spotted a whale last time we were here. Magical.

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Canberra, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Great way to round off a trip to Rarotonga. Elegant location with great food and service at very reasonable prices.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Finally managed to visit and enjoy a meal on our 3rd trip to Rarotonga which exceeded our expectations after reading all the great reviews. Beautiful and tasty food, great service and romantic setting :)

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Patumahoe, New Zealand
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Had a wonderful dinner at Tamarind, enjoyed the sunset and an amazing 3 course dinner, backed up by wonderful service. No wonder they couldn't keep Hillary Clinton out of there when she visted the island!

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

Our party of 12 had a fabulous meal at Tamarind House. The food and service were great and the setting is beautiful.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Lovely spot - wish we had gone during the day to enjoy the view. We had a few starters and shared the seafood platter for two;\ - the local seafood (ika mata, sashimi, fish curry) was delicious, but the rest of the seafood was (scallops, mussels, squid etc.) was frozen. Would have preferred to have less variety and just eaten... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Avarua Main Road, Avarua COK, Cook Islands
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Cook Islands  >  Southern Cook Islands  >  Rarotonga  >  Avarua
  • Phone Number: +68226487

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 25 - 100
  • Cuisine: Thai, Pacific Rim

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Large groups, Special occasions, Entertaining clients, Romantic, Doing business
Open Hours
Monday
10:00 am - 2:30 pm
6:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 2:30 pm
6:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 2:30 pm
6:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 2:30 pm
6:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 2:30 pm
6:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Saturday
6:30 pm - 11:30 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?