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Tumunu Tropical Garden Bar & Restaurant

$$ - $$$, Seafood,
Main Road, Arorangi, Cook Islands
+682 20 501
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good33%
  • Average16%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
Travelers talk about
“seafood platter” (108 reviews)
“lemon fish” (7 reviews)
“mash potatoes” (4 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, Seafood, Polynesian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Main Road, Arorangi, Cook Islands
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Freshest seafood ever..... Scallops were so fresh along with the calamari..... Cold Beer! Atmosphere was fun...Make a reservation. We didn't but I noticed many did.... large parking lot too.

Thank dpbear
Reviewed 4 days ago

We arrived unannounced as a party of 24 and were graciously invited in. We all had beautiful food, tasty, and well presented. From chilled seafood 3 ways through to steak. We were all happy dinners and really enjoyed the banter of the owner. A really...More

Thank brandy126
Reviewed 4 days ago

We have been here a few times and everytime just gets better than the last !. The food is fab and plenty of it. The staff is amazing and funny and very kid friendly !. You can spend so much time just looking around the...More

Thank juliegeoffwarea
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had dinner here one night. Wasn't sure what time it opened so arrived about 10 minutes too early. The staff were friendly enough and took my order before they officially opened so I was the first to order. I ordered the platter for one minus...More

Thank Stamrish1
Reviewed 1 week ago

The vibe of this restaurant is fun lighting and patio dining. The food though was not bad though not good. We couldn't be sure, though the mashed potatoes tasted as if they were powdered (just add water). Plenty of other options on the island.

Thank lite29
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The venue is beautiful with interesting decor from local arts and different countries flags. The staff is very friendly and helpful. The drink menu is very good and so are the cocktails. Most people get the seafood platter for 2. I would say it's OK...More

Thank Kirk's G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great value seafood platter for 2 people. Generous amount of Prawns , scallops , fish ,mussels ,callamari and oysters ! Local and tourists dinning

Thank weekend-escapist
Reviewed May 14, 2018 via mobile

Thoroughly enjoyed our meal here! Service was fantastic and the staff friendly and welcoming. The Seafood Platter for 2 is to die for with a delicious mixture of local and imported seafood.

1  Thank F6035UAannas
Reviewed May 8, 2018

what a fabulous seafood platter and so cheap, the atmosphere was odd but that added to the whole vibe of the place, loved it, service was great, would definitely recommend having a meal here.

Thank tierdylbay
Reviewed April 13, 2018

The seafood plate for two is amazing, do not have a very big starter as you will be struggling to finish off the seafood plate for two off. The food is very very good, the service by the girls is first class. The bar and...More

Thank joeandkarenB
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June 2, 2017|
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Response from TAMBA1954 | Property representative |
Monday - Sunday - open from 6.00pm Sunday 10pm close
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$30 - $35
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Bar scene, Special occasions, Families with children, Local cuisine, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Main Road, Arorangi, Cook Islands
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Cook Islands  >  Southern Cook Islands  >  Rarotonga  >  Arorangi
  • Phone Number: +682 20 501
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A great quirky casual dining experience. Opened since 1979 it still has the same owners and the same name. It is a mix of eclectic and local island decor. The walls feature an array of photos of events, people and things. The ceilings are a collage of various types of posters etc. The Tumunu Garden Restaurant also features the "largest little notebook" on the island. Come visit us! A fun place for children too with a garden and "dancing laser fire flys"
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