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Kikau Hut Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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Aorangi, Arorangi, Cook Islands
+682 26 860
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 14, 2015

We enjoyed the atmosphere and the fish and chips were delicious. I particularly enjoyed the chips and the fish was fresh.

Thank Ross P
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 14, 2015 via mobile

This place was awesome! We got picked up and dropped back to the resort after dinner. The staff are lovely and attentive and the cocktails are yum too!! The food was delicious, will definitely be back.

1 Thank 387brittneyh
Christchurch, New Zealand
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 13, 2015

This was our second visit to this cute little restaurant. The first time my partner and I had fish meals which were both really nice. I had the fish with banana and paw paw salsa which I was a little unsure about when ordering but gosh it was nice, the combination worked well together. We shared banoffee pie which was... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 12, 2015

We had a wonderful meal here. The seafood platter is made from fresh local ingredients including locally grown Taro for the sauce. The Banana and chocolate wontons are pretty good as well. the owner and his staff are super friendly and when we had a booking mix up they were very accommodating even though it was a busy night. I... More 

Thank Weetbix7
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 11, 2015 via mobile

Ate here due to trip advisor reviews and to try something new. We booked a table for 8, when we got there they had forgotten to get table ready. No worries for these guys, went out of their way and seated us. Big meals and fresh. Great service. Lovely staff. Thanks so much.

Thank Deidre A
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14 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 10, 2015

I've been to kikau hut many times with mixed success. The food on our last trip was average to say the least. To the point where I probably won't be back

1 Thank Laurence P
Whitianga, New Zealand
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60 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 9, 2015

The blackboard was advertising seafood platter for two and four of us went with great expectations. The atmosphere was good, the restaurant was full. The service was good considering the place was full, however we were disappointed with the food it was very average.

Thank Grandvisitor
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2015

We had an excellent meal with excellent service and reasonable prices also the live singers were very good and didn't over amplify the music as many places do which meant we could still converse easily despite being quite close. We will go again when next in Rarotonga!

Thank Andrew N
Napier, New Zealand
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2015

i had heard such good feedback about it but the food was terrible. would not recommend this restaurant to anyone

Thank Kiwigirl68
New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2015

We went to the Kikau Hut for dinner on a Wednesday where they had a local act performing. It was very busy so thankfully we had made reservations via our accommodation hosts earlier. We were initially seated near the door, kinda in the middle of what felt like a table placed in the walkway. One of the staff (whom we... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$20 - $50
Seafood, European, New Zealand, Polynesian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Kids, Families with children, Large groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Aorangi, Arorangi, Cook Islands
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Cook Islands  >  Southern Cook Islands  >  Rarotonga  >  Arorangi
  • Phone Number: +682 26 860
A small intimate restaurant. The relaxed atmosphere, local art, beautiful gardens combined with excellent service give it a special ambiance for all diners. European food with island flair, gluten free and vegetarian options along with a children's menu and free transfers by arrangement make Kikau Hut special.

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