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Tamarind House Restaurant

Avarua Main Road, Avarua COK, Cook Islands
+682 26 487
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good22%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“pork belly” (19 reviews)
“fine dining” (44 reviews)
Closes in 27 min
All hours
Seafood, European, New Zealand, Polynesian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Avarua Main Road, Avarua COK, Cook Islands
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451 - 460 of 1,122 reviews

Reviewed May 19, 2015

the service was fantastic, the curry was extremely yummy and very filling. the dessert selection was delicious and the view while dining is to die for... great use of colonial house..

Thank NTTK1
Reviewed May 16, 2015

If you love seafood - you must order the seafood platter - so reasonably priced and it was a veritable smorgasbord of the freshest tastiest seafood. We has tempura prawns, fish curry, scallop mornay, sashimi, salt and pepper calamari, shrimp and paw paw salad... yum...More

1  Thank Celia H
Reviewed May 15, 2015

Delicious meal, we've been here twice now and great both times. The prawns are the juiciest a I've ever eaten! Lovely setting, and we spotted a whale last time we were here. Magical.

Thank agoodhall
Reviewed May 12, 2015

Great way to round off a trip to Rarotonga. Elegant location with great food and service at very reasonable prices.

Thank Stephen J
Reviewed May 10, 2015

Finally managed to visit and enjoy a meal on our 3rd trip to Rarotonga which exceeded our expectations after reading all the great reviews. Beautiful and tasty food, great service and romantic setting :)

Thank Melnotes
Reviewed May 5, 2015

Had a wonderful dinner at Tamarind, enjoyed the sunset and an amazing 3 course dinner, backed up by wonderful service. No wonder they couldn't keep Hillary Clinton out of there when she visted the island!

Thank Littlenell2014
Reviewed April 29, 2015

Our party of 12 had a fabulous meal at Tamarind House. The food and service were great and the setting is beautiful.

Thank LindaHIsh
Reviewed April 19, 2015

Lovely spot - wish we had gone during the day to enjoy the view. We had a few starters and shared the seafood platter for two;\ - the local seafood (ika mata, sashimi, fish curry) was delicious, but the rest of the seafood was (scallops,...More

Thank Sagittariustravels
Reviewed April 14, 2015

Nice restaurant. Food was very tasty, and the service excellent. We sat outside instead of in the restaurant which was a great way to cool down.

Thank Surpha
Reviewed April 8, 2015

The setting is great, the waiting staff are attentive, the food fantastic what more could you ask. Make sure you visit

Thank KittyL1
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
How does a visitor pay for meals on Rarotonga? (currency?) Do you accept american dollars?
April 26, 2017|
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Response from DistantVoyagerNZ | Reviewed this property |
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
Hi do yous have a on line menu and prices please
February 21, 2017|
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Response from DTG59 | Reviewed this property |
They have a website. Type into your search engine tamarindrarotonga as one word and you will find it
How do I book online?
June 27, 2016|
Response from Suzanne C | Property representative |
Hello, our website is currently being revamped and is offline. Therefore please email us on the address provided in about (this will not let me post the email address link here). And telephone confirmation is required once... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$25 - $100
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, 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
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings, Scenic view, Romantic
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
  • E-mail
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..