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The Yellow Hibiscus

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Vaimaanga, Cook Islands
+682 20 002
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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133 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We decided last-minute to try the Yellow Hibiscus as neither us or our friends had ever gone there to dine. So we hadn't booked and arrived in the pouring rain. The front dining room was full so we were taken to the large dining area at the back and seated by the deck. The girl opened the ranchslider so we... More 

Thank foodlover27264
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We ate here a few times while on holiday. Nice quiet place to eat with great service and food. Also reasonably priced for the size of the meal.

Thank Rosieur
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63 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a good restaurant. The food is always tasty and the staff friendly. My partner and I both had the salad with prawns as mains, the mixed fries with cheese on top and bruschetta. The mixed fries with. Cheese and aioli sauces really peaked my curiosity and were great. The brushetta not to either of our taste but the... More 

Thank holidayfuncalgary
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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49 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a really enjoyable meal here, however you may need a car to get to it if not staying at the resort hotel.

Thank DelS22
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17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed here for 9 days. In B7. Right on the ocean. Great for snorkeling. Quiet peaceful not many tourists. The huts are not fancy but very clean, the staff is great. The music fantastic on certain nights and the Sunday B que can not be missed. The ONLY negative would be the rooster!! Love this place.. the staff is fantastic..

Thank 1lorena
Maleny, Australia
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great food and very accommodating staff. We stayed at this resort and ate dinner here twice. The BBQ on a Sunday is a must do, fantastic

Thank tinaaylward
Christchurch, New Zealand
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16 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed at Palm Grove for a week. Yummy buffet breakfast at The Yellow Hibiscus was included and went down a treat first thing each day. We ate here three nights and enjoyed it each time but the Sunday night BBQ was the best. Prices good, from memory $14 for a nice burger to about $26 for a real meal.

Thank vjpaul
Hamilton, New Zealand
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

The staff are friendly hardworking people and the food is great!! Live music three nights a week and don't miss the Sunday Bbq. Highly recommended

Thank Trudi A
Wellington, New Zealand
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41 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2016 via mobile

Staying at Palm Grove this was the restaurant we used. The food is awesome,fresh and never disappointing. Swordfish was on the menu on our trip and it was full of flavor and cooked to perfection. The Ika Mata was also a favourite. Prices were very reasonable as Rarotonga can be very expensive,due to a lot of the food having to... More 

Thank Angela H
Lyttelton, New Zealand
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 11, 2016

We stayed here last year and just had to a great family Friday evening as this has to be the best food and fun great music wonderful staff and great chef

Thank LennardHaynes

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$8 - $25
International, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, Kids, Special occasions, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Vaimaanga, Cook Islands
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Cook Islands  >  Southern Cook Islands  >  Rarotonga  >  Vaimaanga
  • Phone Number: +682 20 002
Open-air restaurant open 7 days a week for Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner. Casual dining at affordable prices. Reservations recommended for dinner. Ask about Friday Happy Hour and Sunday BBQ dinner.

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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?