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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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10:00 am - 2:30 pm
6:30 pm - 11:30 pm
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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, Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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  • 468
    Excellent
  • 175
    Very good
  • 55
    Average
  • 10
    Poor
  • 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 food and service

Fabulous location to watch the sun set. Great service and great food. Good selection of wine and beer and they do make a good Mojito (but be sure to ask for less sugar syrup if you dont like them too sweet). Mediterranean stuffed pork was delicious and the fish of the day was a very generous... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
Kiwiworldtravellers
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Wellington, New Zealand
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Romantic
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Wellington, New Zealand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Fabulous location to watch the sun set. Great service and great food. Good selection of wine and beer and they do make a good Mojito (but be sure to ask for less sugar syrup if you dont like them too sweet). Mediterranean stuffed pork was delicious and the fish of the day was a very generous serving. The Holumi and... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

We went here for lunch as on our last visit 3 years ago this place really impressed us to dine at but maybe we got it there on a off day as we were no where near as impressed this time. The service is good enough nothing like some of the other places we have dined at on the Island... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

A great place to find good food and entertainment live entertainment even my family and I come here for a treat once every month the atmosphere is always great situated in a old house turned to restaurant with beautiful French doors and balconies a great place for dinner and their Ika Mata is always ahead of the game

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Queenstown, New Zealand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Went here twice on this trip to Raro and still a great spot. I think they have put the prices up a little but still huge portions and delicious food! The dessert was stand out... a sticky lime toffee combination!

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Rangiora, New Zealand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

beautiful food in a lovely setting. i had blackened fish and my husband had the salad nicoise beautifully cooked with lovely combination flavours. really enjoyed our visit

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Kerikeri, New Zealand
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40 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

We know a lot of people who rave about this place and to be honest I just don't get it. Yes the location is nice, the history and the outlook (if your there earlier enough) is interesting, but the food is definitely just OK. I think they are trying to do it up slowly, I noticed new furniture from our... More 

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Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

We had our conference dinner here and enjoyed the location next to the beach, the colonial feeling, the service (unexpectedly good for a dinner for about 100) and excellent food. Tables were tastefully decorated - moderately up-market. We would definitely return for a meal there.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Enjoyed food, albeit lacking sophistication. Colonial surroundings. attentive service, Worth a visit

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Auckland, New Zealand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015 via mobile

This is our go-to-place when we want a good meal in Rarotonga. So it has been the restaurant we have our wedding anniversary at every year. We have been coming here for many years since Sue left Flame Tree. Love the garlic bread and the pork belly is delicious. Might need to give more crackling on the plate as everyone... More 

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Christchurch
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

Another wonderful meal at Rarotonga's best fine-dining experience. The location is perfect for a restaurant - almost on the rocky beach and perfect for a view or just the sound of the waves - it gets dark early in Rarotonga so don't count on a sea view! Wait staff seem to be Filipino these days. Very polite, professional and skilled... 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
  • Price Range: $ $ $ $
  • Cuisine: Thai, Pacific Rim

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Doing business, Romantic
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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