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Tamarind House Restaurant

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Avarua Main Road, Avarua COK, Cook Islands
+682 26 487
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Today
6:30 pm - 11:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 9:30 am - 2:00 pm
Mon - Sat 6:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Tue - Fri 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
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22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Celebrated a birthday here and got serenaded by waiters as they brought cheesecake over. Lovely view and amazing tasting food for a good price. Good selection of seafood.

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Thank James G
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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73 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We treated ourselves to dinner here one evening and were not disappointed. Although it pouring with rain so we didn't have much of a view, the restaurant is in a lovely old colonial house by the sea. The menu was fantastic and it was tough to choose one dish. Two of us had the halloumi salad which was fresh and... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Food was ok - just not at the standard I expected for an upmarket restaurant. Service ok but not outstanding - had to ask for wine with our meal twice

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Thank Mike L
Gold Coast
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43 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This restaurant is amazing!! The view the view the view WOW!! We had such an amazing night here with fabulous food and drinks all at a very good price. This restaurant is a must on all couples lists of places to eat in Rarotonga. Make sure you book for dinner and get there for sunset it is just magical. The... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Tamarind House was recommended to me prior to going to the Cook Islands and it was above expectation. So good I ate there twice. Big tip is booking required every night of the week. The restaurant was full and people turned away both times I was there. The food was 5 star quality. It was hard to choose there were... More 

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Thank NJDaniel
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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133 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The last time we were in Raro we thoroughly enjoyed our meal at Tamarind House so we were looking forward to dining there again. And once again, it was by far and away the BEST dining experience we had on the island.... with the location, service and food all outstanding. From the great service to the amazing location to the... More 

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Thank foodlover27264
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

This was the last place we are before leaving Rarotonga and it was definitely a good choice! Great atmosphere and delicious food. My friend and I had the Poached Daily Catch and it was amazing. Perfectly cooked fish. Couldn't have asked for a better last meal here on Rarotonga.

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Thank Florence L
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

One of the few fine dining restaurants in Rarotonga. The quality of the food was excellent and the prices were not to bad either considering it is fine dining on a remote island. The only issue we had was it was raining during our meal so all the windows were closed. The dining room got quite hot to the point... More 

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Newport Beach, California
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very classy white table cloth restaurant. Food was incredible. Price was very reasonable. Service excellent. Highly recommend!

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Thank 12gosurfing
Seattle, Washington
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14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A historic spot for dinner, in a very laid back atmosphere (at least when we were there). Our table was inside but right on the edge of the lawn and we had a nice stroll before dinner was served.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$25 - $100
Cuisine
Seafood, European, New Zealand, Polynesian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Scenic view, Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
9:30 am - 2:00 pm
Monday
6:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Tuesday
6:30 pm - 11:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday
6:30 pm - 11:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday
6:30 pm - 11:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Friday
6:30 pm - 11:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Saturday
6:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Avarua Main Road, Avarua COK, Cook Islands
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Cook Islands  >  Southern Cook Islands  >  Rarotonga  >  Avarua
  • Phone Number: +682 26 487
Description
The exclusive, romantic and private restaurant venue on the island with delicious and world-renowned Pacific cuisine. Away from the crowds and the public eye, a fine dining evening with your loved ones or a wedding at Tamarind House is an extra special experience. Whether your requirements are large or small, we are eager to accommodate you with an event that you will long remember. Tamarind House is a versatile venue offering five different areas to suit any occasion. Tamarind House Restaurant on the island of Rarotonga in the Cook Islands is situated on a large oceanfront property, with it's stately beautifully restored historic colonial house, huge verandas and french doors, and a lovely garden shaded by coconut palms and green lawns sweeping down to the ocean. It is just a 3 minute drive from the town centre, and the round the island bus stops just by the entrance. You can enjoy a feeling of nostalgia for a bygone era in the peaceful seclusion of our truly unique tropical setting..

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