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Cafe Ariki

) #10 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)
“pork ribs” (3 reviews)
“wedges” (2 reviews)
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Barbecue, Grill, New Zealand
$$ - $$$
Back Road, Avarua COK, Cook Islands
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11 - 20 of 118 reviews

Reviewed October 6, 2016

Our group Red Comets U17 Girls Soccer Team ended our 1st Day in Raro with a dinner at Cafe Ariki - we booked 2 tables for 38 people the week before and there were only 3 of awesome ladies looking after the whole Restaurant plus...More

2  Thank NgaKairua
Reviewed October 5, 2016

If you want to eat top quality food where the locals go, this is the place. YUM! I had the Tropical salad with tuna steaks for about $23. It was by far the tastiest salad I've ever had - coriander, mint, fruit and two huge...More

2  Thank Michelle H
Reviewed September 12, 2016

This place has great meals and great value - and so tasty! Nice and quaint, so the service is good too. You never leave here hungry!! Yummo!

Thank Hackneed
Reviewed July 17, 2016

This would be about our 8th meal at Cafe Ariki. The meals are always very hearty and are a combination of local and European style cooking. I had the Ariki Tropican Salad which was huge and the flavours were beautiful

Thank Cheryl Burton
Reviewed July 14, 2016 via mobile

Dinner for 4 adults on a Monday evening in this quiet hidden gem of a restaurant on a back road in Avarua. First time here and 1st impressions always count in the end. We were ushered to a table of our choice and drinks ordered....More

1  Thank paulamka
Reviewed June 18, 2016

Did have lunch at this lovely small restaurant in one of the back streets of Rarotonga. Beautiful fresh food. specialy enjoyed the big King Prawns meal and the friendly staff.

1  Thank 77capricorn
Reviewed May 27, 2016

Cafe Ariki is the place to go if you are hungry! Wee been told about this place before and we were not disappointed. Huge portions and tasty food. I had the ribs and my plate was stacked with tender juicy ribs and wedges and a...More

1  Thank Bud-Candy
Reviewed May 16, 2016

Enjoyed the food very nicely done and a quietly surprised. The steak was lovely and cooked well and my daughter loved the pork ribs

1  Thank mmaten_561939
Reviewed March 20, 2016

My family and I were there for a birthday the waitresses were very helpful and agreed to let us use their refrigerator to store our cake the food took a while but was worth the wait it was enormous great value and the flavours mixed...More

Thank elsie217
Reviewed February 15, 2016

Arrived for dinner one saturday evening with family. When we arrived we were greeted by a waitress who informed us everyone was hung over. There was one table of eight seated and us in the restaurant. We got seated and ordered our food. The waitress...More

Thank Stacey G
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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, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Families with children, Business meetings, Kids, Local cuisine, Large groups, Special occasions
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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