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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: Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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  • 463
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  • 169
    Very good
  • 53
    Average
  • 10
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  • 11
    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
Great meal and service

Lovely meal, best during or visit. Friendly staff and very accomodating. Gorgeous views and best kids menu on island.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 3, 2015
clarenicoleb
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Whangarei, New Zealand
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
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Whangarei, New Zealand
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

Lovely meal, best during or visit. Friendly staff and very accomodating. Gorgeous views and best kids menu on island.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

After reading many reviews on here, three colleagues and I decided to visit the 'best restaurant in Rarotonga". Unfortunately many aspects of the visit were met with utter disappointment. The service was utterly appalling, after asking for table water, the waiter found this idea disgusting and poured our glasses with utter contempt. Looking around, all four occupied tables had no... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

Tamarind House is a charming historic house set on the lagoon beach at Avarua in Rarotonga. The seafood platter I shared here is the best I have eaten anywhere. Each individual component was special in itself rather than just one more part of the platter and the fish curry was delectable. The food is fresh, the staff are attentive, the... More 

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Cooks Beach, New Zealand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

Setting was a restored colonial house overlooking the water. Great staff and the food was simply superb. We both had different fish dishes, fresh, local and delicious. Obviously popular and you should book. What more do want.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

The best restaurant on island. We went here three times. Amazing location, food delicious, well presented; service fast and friendly.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Fantastic restaurant with excellent service in a perfect setting. So beautifully presented in all ways.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

We arrived at be airport with 6 hours to kill. Unfortunately it was a parade day for the islands 50th anniversary. Basically everything was shut. We walked into town about 6kms to Tamrid House. Perfect timing for lunch at 11.30 - to be told it's not opening to 1pm because of the parade. But in a very nice gesture, they... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Exquisite setting right on the beach with sunsets to die for - excellent menu and food - after 5 weeks dining our way around Raro we all agreed this was the best overall restaurant.

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Adelaide
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

We dined at Tamarind House for dinner. We had high expectations after reading a lot of fantastic reviews about the food, unfortunately our expectations of the food were not met. I had the enchiladas it was good but nothing to rave about, the salad lacked dressing. My fiancé had the lamb shank and it was very average, the lamb did... More 

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Invercargill, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Our family of 9 had a fantastic meal. The food was as good as I have had any where. The staff were very good and a great view while dining. Will certainly be back.

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Additional Information about Tamarind House Restaurant

Address: Avarua Main Road, Avarua COK, Cook Islands
Phone Number: +68226487
Location: South Pacific  >  Cook Islands  >  Southern Cook Islands  >  Rarotonga  >  Avarua
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
Average Prices: USD 25 - 100
Cuisine: Thai, Pacific Rim

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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
  • Price Range: $ $ $ $
  • Cuisine: Thai, Pacific Rim

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, 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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?