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Tamarind House Restaurant

Avarua Main Road, Avarua COK, Cook Islands
+682 26 487
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good22%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“fish curry” (54 reviews)
“pork belly” (25 reviews)
“tuna” (17 reviews)
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6:30 PM - 11:30 PMAll hours
Seafood, European, New Zealand, Polynesian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Avarua Main Road, Avarua COK, Cook Islands
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Reviewed December 16, 2015

This restaurant maintains excellent high standards and we have been going there for years. The food was high quality and service impeccable. Booking is essential and our table looked out at the sea and garden at sunset. We will return, thanks Tamarind.

1  Thank kitten16
Reviewed December 15, 2015

Food and Wine Excellent, great if you want a night out to celebrate, the food wonderful and service the same. Could not fault it. Great locality.

1  Thank Gary Judith S
Reviewed December 13, 2015

Highly recommend the Tuna dish as this was amazing. Great service from the staff, awesome setting with lovely views by the sea. The deserts were amazing. If you are a duck lover (dont order the duck) it is not the nicest of dishes but the...More

1  Thank Lisa F
Reviewed December 12, 2015

This was our favourite restaurant, the food was incredible the location perfect and our waiters were so friendly and helpful definitely recommend this one.

1  Thank Luss86
Reviewed December 9, 2015

This is my personal favourite place to eat on the island. The staff always remember us from year to year. Beautiful setting.

1  Thank DonnaMaree
Reviewed December 8, 2015

This was the nicest restaurant we visited and highly recommend. The service was excellent and the food was just superb. You must visit this place for dinner

1  Thank Gingerman62
Reviewed December 3, 2015

Had lunch with a few friends living in Raro. Good food, excellent location, good view, service very good.

1  Thank ad6zr
Reviewed November 26, 2015

Lovely historic residence on Avarua coast. Outstanding waiter service and well presented, delicious food, plus ocean view to die for. A memorable dining experience.

1  Thank carolandphil106
Reviewed November 24, 2015

Great ambiance,lovely surroundings,great food and very good service.This would be an excellent venue for a special occasion such as a wedding or birthday.The area of the restaurant is also very specious and would be able to cater for a number of guests.

1  Thank gazzadk
Reviewed November 24, 2015

Fine dining in a historic colonial building was the perfect way to spend our final night in Rarotonga. I had the seafood chowder for an entree but I would've been happy to have it as a mains as well, it was that good!

1  Thank Rommel M
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June 24, 2017|
Response from Foodbusters_Rebecca | Reviewed this property |
Hi I don't work at this venue I was a tourist and dined here during the time I reviewed it. Please try the website And contact them direct. Good luck
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The currency used in Rarotonga is New Zealand dollars. Rarotonga does have its own low-denominational coins which you will often get as change when paying for items. Visa and MasterCard are accepted everywhere but Amex... More
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They have a website. Type into your search engine tamarindrarotonga as one word and you will find it
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$25 - $100
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Scenic view, Romantic, Local cuisine, Large groups, Special occasions, Kids, Business meetings
Open Hours
9:30 AM - 2:00 PM
6:30 PM - 11:30 PM
6:30 PM - 11:30 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
6:30 PM - 11:30 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
6:30 PM - 11:30 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
6:30 PM - 11:30 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
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
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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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