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“Lovely Atmosphere” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Tamarind House Restaurant

Tamarind House Restaurant
Avarua Main Road, Avarua COK, Cook Islands
+68226487
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Ranked #2 of 21 Restaurants in Avarua
Price range: $25 - $100
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
UK
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Lovely Atmosphere”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2009

Blink and you will miss this little gem whilst on the night bus going around the island. All we could tell was a little red sign which we finally saw at the last minute!!
Lovely location, and the food was superb, especially the mango and coconut tart!!!. The staff were very attentive without being intrusive.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Karaka
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4 reviews 4 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“A Wedding to Remember”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2009

My brother got married here on the 1st Sept. What a stunning backdrop, Super Service, Wonderful food. Sue keep up the great work!!!

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Blenheim, New Zealand
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54 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 56 cities Reviews in 56 cities
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
“Good Vegetarian options”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2009

Had a fantastic meal at Tamarind which catered more than adequately for vegetarians. My husband who is not a vegetarian also had a fantastic meal and on top of this the service, ambience and location made this our favourite restauant of our stay.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Hamilton, NZ
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4 reviews 4 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Just Divine!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2009

We arrived to this lovely restaurant in the rain, unfortunately, so we didn't get the full effect of the view, but could tell that on a lovely night it would be fantastic. We were seated promptly and our drinks order taken - it was a nice touch to have a dedicated "drinks waiter". Once our food order was taken the entrees were brought out at lightning speed, and the tuna sashimi was melt in the mouth delicious - the best I have had. For my main I had the Pacific Seafood Ragout and my husband the swordfish - again, faultless meals. The food, wine list, service - all outstanding, and the staff were also keen to have a bit of a laugh which made for a nice relaxed environment. This restaurant would have to be the best on the island, and we thoroughly recommend it.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
“Beautiful setting, nice food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2009

We had lunch here and would definately of gone for dinner if we were staying closer.
The setting is superb and appears to be fairly sheltered from the winds. The staff were attentive and helpful and the food sensational....just missed by a few hours apparently 7 whales with their calves that had cruised by.
Great coffee as well as good selection of drinks and beatiful beach and garden setting.

Buy the cook book for $45, some beautiful but easy dishes inside this treasure!!!

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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