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The Yellow Hibiscus

Certificate of Excellence
International, New Zealand
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Vaimaanga, Cook Islands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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
New Zealand
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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a lovely dinner at this restaurant while staying at Palm Grove. Very good value meals and live entertainment also happy hour.

Thank 580JanetM
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

myself and 2 others decided to come for a meal which was barbacue night,staff unfriendly ,had couple young babies behind the bar while serving,never smiled acted like we were a nusiance, Bad service unfriendly

Thank Barbara E
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39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Dinner & BBQ was great staff also very polite & helpful but breakfast was a little on the low side Lots of people ate there with some people who were not staying at the venue Drinks a little on the pricey side

Thank discruntled12
Burbank, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Polynesian - European - Oceanian menu, kids friendly place. Very attentive staff, very good food. Take care not to order too much, the plates are decent size. :-)

Thank David S
Cromwell, New Zealand
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30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A very good restaurant. Ate there three times. On all occasions the food was really nice and well priced. Nice to have live music on Tuesdays, Fridays and Sundays. The Sunday BBQ was incredible, the salads were amazing. Great cocktails, well priced.

Thank Rick M
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39 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great live music and a relaxing place to unwind after a day in the ocean. The chicken is great, the cocktails even better! Lizards sometimes on the walls, a good kids menu and overall perfect place to spend and evening. Walk back to your hotel under the stars to top it all off. We went here many times during our... More 

Thank Mark B
Sydney, Australia
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45 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a great meal here on our first night in Rarotonga. Large portions and great variety. Good service

Thank Kathy Z
Ulladulla, New South Wales, Australia
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

First time to the restaurant, even though it was my third trip to Raro. What have I been doing?! Lovely casual dining in a semi-open air setting. Mata and the other staff were very helpful and the food was excellent. Normally I like to try a lot of different places, but when I find a great, friendly place I normally... More 

Thank Andrew W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$8 - $25
International, New Zealand
Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Large groups, Families with children
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?