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All 21 Avarua Restaurants

Tamarind House Restaurant

Avarua Main Road, Avarua COK, Cook Islands
+68226487
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Ranked #2 of 21 Restaurants in Avarua
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $25 - $100
Hours:
Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 2:30 pm
Mon - Sat 6:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Cuisines: Pacific Rim
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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
Auckland Region, New Zealand
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2012

Great food and cocktails. Service a little hit and miss. Getting a taxi home a challenge. But overall a lovely spot for a special night out.

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Tauranga, New Zealand
Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2012

Go around sunset and get a window seat. My partner choose the seafood platter and that was definitley the winning dish and was big enough to feed both of us. I opted for a curry which was nice but not outstanding. Loved the setting in the old shipping captains house. Would definitely go back

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Auckland, Nz
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2012

Lovely meal, beautifully presented, overlooking the sea. Very pricey though.

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Whangamata, New Zealand
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2012

Lovely dinner, just a little on the more expensive side. Also went there for morning tea, massive, lovely muffins, highly reccommend. Don't really see the sea when sitting in the garden though

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idaho
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2012

Great food, the chef owner is amazing and both owners make you feel like you are their only guests. Fabulous setting. We had dinner there three out of five nights and we rarely go to a restaurant twice in a trip! Also, I had the best cocktail I'd had on the island. Don't miss this one.

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Yakima, Washington, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 29, 2012

Always great food and beautiful, relaxing ocean front dining.

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Rarotonga, Cook Islands
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2012

We have gone to this restaurant on a number of different occasions. They charge ALOT for their food and so one expects the same in quality, but it just doesn't deliver. We ordered steak and chicken and they are just not outstanding! Add more mushroom sauce!! Rather than just a small smidgen of a teaspoon on the side for the... More 

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Nelson, New Zealand
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35 reviews 35 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2012

This is an old colonial house restored to its former glory and one of the best (if not the best restaurant) in Rarotonga. We went with a group of 8. Service was attentive and prompt. They did run out of two of the beers we were drinking but that was not a game breaker. Menu selection is great as well... More 

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Rarotonga
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2012

The food here is of a very high standard. The staff are great and Sue and Robbie make you very welcome. Be sure to share the seafood platter...mmmmmmmmmmmmm

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New Braunfels, Texas
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2012

Open veranda for lunch with a nice view and ocean breeze. Varied menu. Everything we tried was well prepared and presented.

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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: Pacific Rim

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