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“Lovely Little Hidden Cafe” 5 of 5 stars
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Apii Cafe
Follow round from Cooks Corner | opposite Bowling green, Avarua, Cook Islands
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Cuisines: Polynesian
Description: Apii Cafe was the best find for yum food and value in Rarotonga. New small cafe with outdoor tables. Beautifully cooked fish in coconut cream and coriander served with saffron rice, squash, salad and green banana($12) small size curried chicken but actually the size of a main for $6 served also with rice, salad and squash. Also cold meat sandwiches available at $6. Best value on island. Runs around the back of Cooks corner off main street, opposite the bowling green. Friendly people.
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Description: Apii Cafe was the best find for yum food and value in Rarotonga. New small cafe with outdoor tables. Beautifully cooked fish in coconut cream and coriander served with saffron rice, squash, salad and green banana($12) small size curried chicken but actually the size of a main for $6 served also with rice, salad and squash. Also cold meat sandwiches available at $6. Best value on island. Runs around the back of Cooks corner off main street, opposite the bowling green. Friendly people.
Tustin, California
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“Lovely Little Hidden Cafe”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2012

Apii Cafe has wonderfully delicate food in a lovely garden setting. The restaurant is on the road behind town -- go past Cooks Corner, turn right at the Computer Man sign and it's a little bit on your right. They have a little hut where you order. Then, take a seat in one of the covered picnic bench tables and they bring your food to you. The raw fish is amazing. Their coriander fish or curried chicken is really good. Make sure you get the freshly squeezed juice of the day. If it's the starfruit juice, it's your lucky day. Oh, and they have free bananas. :-)

If you're in a hurry, tell them. Sometimes, it takes a little while to get your food, but it's simply because it's a really small cafe. For those of us on vacation, time is never a problem.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Rarotonga, Cook Islands
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“Great flavors and real value for $”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2012

Excellent food, great environment, service on the ball - an all round great dining experience in Raro and real value for money.

Visited January 2012
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Avarua, Cook Islands
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“Fish lover”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2012

Had the ika mata with corianda and freshly squeezed coconut cream, just sublime. Highly recomended.

Visited February 2012
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Auckland
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26 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Gem of the island”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2012

A super place opposite the bowling club. The food is exceptional and the service friendly. A real cute little place - if we had found it earlier, it would have been the only place we'd have had lunch.

  • Visited April 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Arorangi
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“A little gem that's off the beaten track”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2011

Have been to Apii Cafe a few times now. Best to go on a sunny day. The raw fish is great / the curried fish supberb. He serves a lovely Ice Tea - must try. Nice touches with the food presentation always makes it a pleasure to go back. Keep up the good work.

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