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The Yellow Hibiscus

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Vaimaanga, Cook Islands
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Hamilton, New Zealand
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20 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 1 week ago 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 2 weeks ago

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
Cambridge, New Zealand
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely selection of food to suit all tastes. The Ika Mata is out of this world. Prices are very reasonable.

Thank TheHevans
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Yummy breakfast each morning and the best burgers and scrimp cocktails on the Island and you can't go past Friday nights happy hour

Thank 297kyliem
Pukekohe East, Auckland, New Zealand
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We enjoyed our meal at the Yellow Hibiscus Restaurant and had nice cocktails as well. Only drawback was the loud music that was being played while we were eating as we couldn't hear each other talking, otherwise nice meal.

Thank Mikeyrockz51
Cambridge, New Zealand
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

Awesome staff. However, we paid about $27 NZD each for our mains - pay $10 more at Tamarind for a superb meal and setting. I had a vegetarian curry - this was very tasty, however the salad was basic iceberg lettuce with dressing. Dark leafy greens would've been nice. My partner had the lemon pork - he said it was... More 

Thank AlexandraJaneP
New Zealand
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64 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2016

We were staying in the resort, so found the yellow hibiscus very handy. Meals were good. Recommend the Sunday night barbecue.

Thank Bella-Auckland
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19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016

We went to the Yellow Hibiscus for dinner with the intention of having 3 courses. But the first two were so good we skipped desert. The staff were fabulouse...Mata and N0.8 made our night got to meet the chef who was very humble.The food was great Shrimps in Paw Paw and garlic ginger prawns and the chicken were just great....first... More 

Thank Jewel F
New Zealand
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8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2016

We were asked to find a Restaurant of our choice for our final dinner in Rarortonga & we chose The Yellow Hibiscus as it looked lovely from the road & we were definitely not disappointed the service was fantastic & the food was delicious would recommend this restaurant.

Thank merlot1

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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, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Special occasions, Large groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Vaimaanga, Cook Islands
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Cook Islands  >  Southern Cook Islands  >  Rarotonga  >  Vaimaanga
  • Phone Number: 68220002
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?