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Little Polynesian Restaurant & Bar

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European, New Zealand, Polynesian, Pacific Rim, Gluten Free Options, International, Fusion
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Titikaveka, Cook Islands
682 24 280
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New Zealand
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Stayed here one night and ate at the restaurant. The accommodation is a very high standard and has air conditioning. The location is 2nd to none - at Titikaveka which has the best beach and snorkeling. The restaurant is nicely placed by the pool and is outside and has great views. The food is fair and contains lots of local... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We dined last night at the Little Polynesian and all three of us were very impressed. The setting is amazing and looks like it comes straight out of a travel magazine with the infinity pool appearing to empty into the lagoon. I chose the Mushroom and Garlic Risotto while my companions chose the Roly Poly Chicken and the Poly Pork... More 

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were staying further down the beach and walked here for 2 amazing breakfasts (we highly recommend the eggs Benedict) and 2 dinners. Lovely location by the pool and views of the lagoon while you eat.

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Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent food, friendly staff and amazing view of the lagoon. Perfect place to spend an evening. Recommend bookings for dinner.

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1 Thank Angela H
LitPol, General Manager at Little Polynesian Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Kia Orana, Many thanks for the vote of confidence in our little Polynesian dining experience. We hope you pleasure us with your presence again in the future. Regards More 

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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice bar, great view. The drinks were good. The staff was attentive. Clean bar and restaurant. Highly recommend this place.

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Thank PhilandAngel M
LitPol, General Manager at Little Polynesian Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Kia Orana, Glad to hear your positive comments. Many thanks for the time taken to post this favorable comment. Meitaki Maata More 

Huntly, New Zealand
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fabulous food that would easily stand up in any top New Zealand restaurant. Our waitress was the most delightful girl with a good knowledge of the menu and always smiling so a great asset to her employer. Lovely dining area by the pool...great cocktails....my favourite place to dine.

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Thank 86Campbell
LitPol, General Manager at Little Polynesian Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Kia Orana, We are pleased you feel this way about our Little piece of Paradise, Little Polynesian Resort. Hope to see you again in the future. Meitaki Maata. More 

Dahlonega, Georgia
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62 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We drove past this place and thought we would book in for a special dinner....it was so good we ended up coming back 3 times. Service is excellent and the setting is just idyllic. We had fishcakes for starters, the pork belly, fish of the day, and the lamb for main. We also tried the mud cake for desert. Everything... More 

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Thank Katie and Jon E
LitPol, General Manager at Little Polynesian Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Kia Orana, I am glad we provided and delivered a quality experience while with us at Little Polynesian Resort. It is a pleasure to have guests enjoy our service in our little piece of Paradise. Meitaki Maata More 

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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had dinner at this resort and enjoyed the lovely cocktails at happy hour from 4-6pm with $10 cocktails. We asked to stay for dinner and the staff were very happy to set a table for us. The fish of the day, seared tuna, was excellent, served with mashed potato and vegetables washed down with a bottle of lovely NZ... More 

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LitPol, General Manager at Little Polynesian Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Kia Orana, I am pleased that you did enjoy your time with us at Little Polynesian Resort. The staff are certainly an asset to the operation with the true care and passion they bring to the service of our guests. Meitaki Maata. More 

Nelson, New Zealand
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53 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016

Promised I'd take my wife to this restaurant (having been here on a business trip several years ago and had been very impressed. Pleased to say it was still up to the same standard - perfect location, setting and lovely relaxed classic look inside with views over the reef and infinity pool. Food was very very good. We had the... More 

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LitPol, General Manager at Little Polynesian Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Kia Orana, We appreciate your positive comments on this forum. I am more so impressed that we have met your expectations of several years earlier. Please for you and your good wife and we look to maintain our standards for years to come. Regards More 

Concord, California
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120 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2016 via mobile

While staying at this hotel, we enjoyed breakfast every day and a few lunches and evening meals. Breakfast was generous, and there were lots of choices. You could add eggs and bacon for a minimal charge. Lunch plates were big enough to share and drinks were great.

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Thank Sojourner_mom
LitPol, General Manager at Little Polynesian Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Kia Orana, Appreciate your comments and hope to have you visit us again in the future. We are slowly but surely improving with service and our menu options for all to enjoy. Regards More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$5 - $29
Cuisine
European, New Zealand, Polynesian, Pacific Rim, Gluten Free Options, International, Fusion
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Bar scene, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Scenic view
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Titikaveka, Cook Islands
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Cook Islands  >  Southern Cook Islands  >  Rarotonga  >  Titikaveka
  • Phone Number: 682 24 280

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