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“Outstanding location and food”

Vaima Polynesian Bar and Restaurant
Ranked #2 of 7 Restaurants in Titikaveka
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $9 - $32
Cuisines: Seafood, European, New Zealand
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Good for: Local cuisine, Kids, Scenic view, Bar scene, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: We are situated right on the beach. Imagine sitting on the beach with the sun setting, sipping your favourite cocktail and enjoying some of the best cuisine on the island - how romantic! We also offer a pizza take away service - forget the cooking - enjoy our pizza in your room/hotel or just sit on the beach with your feet in the water enjoying the food. We can cater for small private functions and weddings. Look forward to seeing you at the Vaima. We recommend that families book between 5.30 and 6.30 pm.
Havelock, New Zealand
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“Outstanding location and food”
Reviewed September 27, 2013

The pork belly is stunning . this is the Third time we have visited Vaima and have not been disappointed. The salt and pepper squid was tender and amazing flavore and certainly set the taste buds in action.
This is a must do Restaurant on the Island. Recommend washing all this down with their cocktails. Pina Colada is a great match. You must book in to secure a good table at this popular spot.

  • Visited September 2013
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Tauranga, New Zealand
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16 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“A for awesome !”
Reviewed September 23, 2013

Great atmosphere, great food, great service in a great setting.
Stumbled across this gem and was wowed by it.
A must if you are travelling to Rarotonga !!

Visited September 2013
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New Zealand
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9 reviews
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“Food was nice”
Reviewed September 20, 2013

We enjoyed the food here, especially the fish of the day (Broadbill) that was cooked to perfection. Nice atmosphere. Restaurant offers free pick up / drop off.

Visited September 2013
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Nelson, New Zealand
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308 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
“Very pleasant”
Reviewed September 17, 2013

I was much more impressed this visit than last time I ate here two years ago. The salt and pepper squid and the shrimp and paw paw starters are just amazing. I really enjoyed my pork belly main but still think that there could be something more interesting than serving it with what appeared to be cut up boiled potatoes. Being able to sit right down on the beach to eat is a really nice setting and the service is very good.

  • Visited September 2013
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Rarotonga, Cook Islands
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15 reviews
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“Awesome dinner and great service”
Reviewed September 15, 2013

My friend and I went to Vaima for dinner and we were not disappointed! The setting is lovely, outside with the sand in your toes, stars above you and a warm breeze blowing. We started the evening with cocktails which were delicious, the entree's were tasty and a decent size. For a main we both had the roast lamb with orange sauce. This was to die for! Tender, tasty and served with vegges done to perfection. For dessert my friend had the Key Lime pie and I had a Mandarin Cheese cake that was a slice of heaven! We also tried a bottle of the Man o'War Merlot and found it very nice. Service was attentive but not in your face and the price was not unreasonable.

Loved it!

  • Visited September 2013
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