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Cafe Ariki

) #9 of 23 Restaurants in Avarua $$ - $$$ Barbecue, ,
Back Road, Avarua COK, Cook Islands
+682 22 772
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good41%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“steak” (14 reviews)
“wedges” (2 reviews)
“pork ribs” (3 reviews)
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Barbecue, Grill, New Zealand
$$ - $$$
Back Road, Avarua COK, Cook Islands
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1 - 10 of 118 reviews

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Awesome out of the way Cafe. Great food, especially the steak! If you want to go for a ride, this place is certainly worth it. Right next to the airport and up the road from town.

Thank Kruger W
Reviewed June 11, 2017

This is a locally owned family business. Rustic in it's environment however big on it's food and presentation. Be prepared for a substantial meal, absolutely fantastic, great value for money. If you are a foodie like me then you can't look past Cafe Ariki.

Thank NapaBeachfront
Reviewed May 28, 2017 via mobile

This place has got to be one of the best places for dinner in Raro. The favours are just beautiful and you will leave with a full belly, very generous sizes.... friendly staff happy to assist.

Thank JMACK09
Reviewed April 13, 2017

Cafe Ariki is on the back road. The food is really good and made to order. Everything is casual in The Cooks so wear shorts and short sleeves and even flip flops. Enjoy the evening.

Thank Rosterhold
Reviewed April 11, 2017

Probably the best food on the island, huge servings at bargain prices compared with every other restaurant on the island. What I would class as a 'local eatery' off the main road, this is a must visit if you are hungry and looking for flavourful...More

1  Thank Bert C
Reviewed February 21, 2017 via mobile

The food is pretty good! Really like there Sunday buffet! It's AMAZING! But the only problem is that the buffet on Sunday is mostly for functions.. I'm not too sure if they do that every Sunday. Very family orientated.

Thank Inano P
Reviewed January 29, 2017

Had a wonderful meal here, great kids menu as well. Food was very good an plenty to eat, no hungry diners after this meal. Freindly staff.

1  Thank Tina M
Reviewed January 17, 2017

This place has many locals dinning because of the size of the serves and value for money. We shared 3 main meals between 4 of us and did not have any room for dessert which was a pity as they sounded delicious. We enjoyed the...More

1  Thank familyfuninsun
Reviewed December 31, 2016

Most delicious steak meal i have had whilst on holiday! Cute nifty cafe, quiet and away from the hustle and bustle of town. The food was beautiful, steak cooked perfectly! An great on price with great serving size! Passion fruit cheese cake was divine.

Thank angkal
Reviewed November 15, 2016

Beautiful, yummy kai!! Great price, huge meals and very yummy. Staff are very friendly and a nice quiet setting. Highly recommend :)

Thank maytakawe
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$10 - $15
Barbecue, Grill, New Zealand
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Outdoor Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Back Road, Avarua COK, Cook Islands
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Cook Islands  >  Southern Cook Islands  >  Rarotonga  >  Avarua
  • Phone Number: +682 22 772
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