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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” (107 reviews)
“lemon fish” (7 reviews)
“spinach dish” (7 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, Seafood, Polynesian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Main Road, Arorangi, Cook Islands
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We ate here and were very very disappointed prawns came out cold and then flashed under the grill and tasted like rubber when they came back out. The dish should have cooked fresh and not put back under the grill my wife had the scallops...More

Thank Anthony_Irish1968
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We passed Tumunu one night and were drawn to the lights, so inviting on a warm island evening, we thought it would be nice to have dinner here, under the stars and with the lights. When we arrived for dinner, we were shown to a...More

Thank Heather S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Love this place. We have eaten here on a number of occassions and have never been disappointed. The place is very eclectic with lots of different decorations from lighting to posters, pictures and flags. The music is great and the service/staff awesome.

Thank TwinkD
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wow, what a shock to the eyesight. The internal decor is a mixture of everything. Flags, photos, banners, posters all over the walls and ceiling. Then to top it off a yellow floor with blue stencilled palm trees. A bit much for our eyes, however...More

Thank Phil R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had a very good seafood steak dish. Loved the potatoes. Very friendly staff great service . Would go back.

Thank cafeboy49
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We got steak meals which were good portion & reasonably priced. Was a little wait for our meals but was cooked how we liked(med rare). Drinks were warm although we asked for no ice in our drinks they still put ice in them. Ship n...More

Thank ronaunoa
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have written may reviews for this restaurant as we eat here every time in Raro, we are never disappointed in the food or service. We had steak which was cooked to perfection, the potatoe mash was as tastey as ever complimented with a lovely...More

Thank Lynd4
Reviewed August 1, 2018

we were invited to go to the darts evenings that are held there weekly. It was a great night. You get teamed up with different people so it's a great way to meet some of the locals. lots of laughs were had.

Thank rosswilson2015
Reviewed July 8, 2018

First, the food was great! Maybe a 5 star. However, the service was terrible. We had reservations for 6:00. We arrived at 5:50. There was one other table occupied. The server took our order and we waited. And waited. And waited. 45 minutes later we...More

1  Thank rarotonga1947
Reviewed June 25, 2018 via mobile

Dined here with my husband. Ordered the seafood platter. Absolutely enormous and so much variety. Struggled to finish it. Great value for the price. Garden setting with gorgeous fairy lights. Very romantic. Came back the next night and had more seafood. The owner is quite...More

Thank catherinef365
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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
Kids, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Romantic
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
  • E-mail
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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