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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: Dessert, Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch, Delivery, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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    Very good
  • 50
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  • 9
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  • 9
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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
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Probably the best restaurant on Rarotonga ! fantastic setting Before or after dinner take a stroll in the garden This is the romantic spot on the island.

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
pialligonativeflora
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Canberra, Australia
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
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Canberra, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Probably the best restaurant on Rarotonga ! fantastic setting Before or after dinner take a stroll in the garden This is the romantic spot on the island.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

I have been to Tamarind several times over the years, and am still yet to have a disappointing visit. It is just superb! I have been there in a large group (10+) for family celebrations, with just my husband for date nites, and also with our 3year old son for a small family meal. Each time was exactly the same... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Eaten here a few times now. One of our favorite restaurants on the island. Consistently fine food and a beachfront atmosphere

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Warkworth, New Zealand
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

This is a lovely Restaurant and the meals were beautiful and certainly plenty of food as well as a lovely spot. Highly recommend.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

excellent food and atmosphere. Great staff. High end cuisine. at a good price and excellent wine selection. Would recommend for group dining or romantic

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

I have come back here two years in a row and have never been disappointed, they know their food and they know service! I brought a group of 45 pax here for lunch and it's safe to say everyone licked their plates clean. Their fish curry and chocolate cake is to die for. Stunning beachfront venue and a very friendly... More 

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New Zealand
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85 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

We found it quite difficult to locate the restaurant but did eventually find the correct driveway and entered the restaurant, only to find out that the staff are most reluctant to accept people who haven't booked in advance. Bearing in mind that only three small tables were occupied when we arrived and at least a dozen were empty, this was... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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33 reviews 33 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

Always great food - especially Sue's famous curries accompanied by excellent service, perfectly matching the gracious surroundings. A must visit when dining in Rarotonga. Also highly recommended are Sue & Robbie's restaurants at Muri Beach - the Rickshaw for Asian cuisine & La Casita if you fancy Mexican cuisine.

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Whakatane
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49 reviews 49 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

This is always the best dining experience in Rarotonga. Excellent Service, Excellent Food, Excellent Drinks list. I have been here several times and never had a bad dish nor drink. This is the BEST restaurant on the Island

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Burleigh Heads, Australia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

I spent dinner celebrating with my friends my 50th the food was amazing the service exceptional and my 50th birthday cake was beautiful. If you want to dine out at one place in Rarotonga this is it

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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: Large groups, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Doing business, Romantic, Entertaining clients
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?