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Vaima Polynesian Bar and Restaurant

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Seafood, European, Pacific Rim, Gluten Free Options, New Zealand
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Vaimaanga, Titikaveka CK9999, Cook Islands
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Mangawhai, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We visited recently for dinner.We both had the local Pork Belly. To die for! The Cocktails weren't as good as they used to be. Unfortunately it was raining, so we were moved inside. Great new building, friendly staff & transport. Will be back next trip. Thanks very much.

Thank helenpvano
Cooktown, Australia
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14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We went here on the recommendation of another couple and it was excellent food. The service was prompt and friendly. There was a duo doing music and that was a highlight. Altogether a great experience.

Thank Stavros1953
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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57 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Dinner right on the beach with toes in the sand . Food was delicious and the service very polite and friendly , although a little slow . Get a beach front table and watch the stunning sunsets . Highly recommended

Thank Hondarider1
Greater Wellington, New Zealand
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Had a beautiful night at this beachfront restaurant. We had seen a recommendation for Vaima, it was a little hard to find but well worth the effort. Was a great idea to book as the place was really busy. Excellent service.

Thank Katie M
Christchurch New Zealand
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Ten years ago we visited the Viama Restaurant and thoroughly enjoyed our meal there and we wanted to return on a recent visit to enjoy the food again although we thought that there may be different owners. We were very surprised to hear on our arrival that the restaurant that we had been to had been burnt to the ground... More 

Thank BobS99
Papamoa, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand
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49 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We came here for a special anniversary dinner. Our cocktails which took 20mins to arrive tasted like salt water - yuck! Then 1.5hrs later our meals started arriving. The salt & pepper squid was yummy but that's where it ends. I got the fish curry. I couldn't eat it. It was so over cooked. The 'roti' was a dry bought... More 

Thank shellsyy4u
Melbourne, Australia
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24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Great family run restaurant which provided a fantastic dining experience . Restaurant recommended by our accommodation manager. Great pick up & drop off service from accommodation . Our table was on the beach with a great view of the Lagoon & the sunset. Recommend " fish of the day" and Fish curry. The staff service was first class . Recommend... More 

Thank Laura M
Palmerston North, New Zealand
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We spent 4 nights in Raro, and visited Vaima twice. It was recommended to us, and it was excellent. The food was delicious and the service was easy, professional, and awesome! They even picked us up from our resort and drove us back, so we could enjoy a wine or 3. Highly recommend.

Thank Tracey S
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1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Awesome.. Fantastic... Love the staff.. Lobe the cocktails on the beach.. The girls there are just fantastic.. Friendly welcoming by everyone..

Thank ckukigarl
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited twice for dinner. Excellent pick up and drop off service. Recommend vaima fish curry mild. Cocktails great. The girl making the cocktails was so friendly. Great beach location.

Thank GVtraveller2014

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$9 - $32
Seafood, European, Pacific Rim, Gluten Free Options, New Zealand
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Local cuisine, Scenic view, Bar scene, Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Vaimaanga, Titikaveka CK9999, Cook Islands
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Cook Islands  >  Southern Cook Islands  >  Rarotonga  >  Titikaveka
  • Phone Number: 68226123
We are situated right on the beach. Imagine sitting on the beach with the sun setting, sipping your favourite cocktail and enjoying some of the best cuisine on the island - how romantic! We also offer a pizza take away service - forget the cooking - enjoy our pizza in your room/hotel or just sit on the beach with your feet in the water enjoying the food. We can cater for small private functions and weddings. Look forward to seeing you at the Vaima. We recommend that families book between 5.30 and 6.30 pm.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?