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“Love This Place!”

Kikau Hut Restaurant
Ranked #2 of 15 Restaurants in Arorangi
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $20 - $50
Cuisines: European
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
Description: A small intimate restaurant. The relaxed atmosphere, local art, beautiful gardens combined with excellent service give it a special ambiance for all diners. European food with island flair, Coeliac Friendly, gluten free and vegetarian options along with a children's menu and free transfers by arrangement make Kikau Hut special. We are wheelchair accessible also.
Mesa, Arizona, United States
Level 4 Contributor
36 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Love This Place!”
Reviewed May 5, 2014

There are a lot of restaurants on the Island and all the prices are in the same range. The Kikau Hut had not only great food, but a good vibe/atmosphere ... and incredible service. The food came out hot, tasted good and was in the same range price-wise of other restaurants.
If you go, I recommend the Island Style Fish and the Kikau Hut Chicken Special. I had each of the dishes and they were a couple of the best tasting meals I've ever had the pleasure of eating. Make sure to save room for the Banoffi Pie - Caramel and banana pie, crumble crust, topped with sliced banana, chocolate drizzle, a whipped cream star and a scoop of ice cream. Yum-O!!

  • Visited April 2014
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1 Thank Lori1991
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Auckland
Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Excellent food & service”
Reviewed April 30, 2014

Highly recommended. We were picked up from our accommodation by the owner Kevin who is a fantastic host. The service was excellent, as was the food. There were even little Easter eggs on the table. The staff were friendly & attentive and the menu was great. A fantastic dining experience in a delightful setting. Would definitely go again.

  • Visited April 2014
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Ashburton, New Zealand
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“First & Best on the Island!”
Reviewed April 27, 2014

Kikau Hut was our first meal out in Rarotonga and their service was top notch, they are friendly & personable, and the food is to die for!

  • Visited April 2014
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2 Thank Paul_Skinner2014
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Auckland, New Zealand
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Lovely attention to detail, caring and thoughful hosts”
Reviewed April 24, 2014

Raro is a majestic place, the Kikau Hut adds to the Island experience in a way that is aligned with the 'Raro way'. The Kikau Hut offers special care to the smallest of details; we were there over Easter and vistied twice; there were Easter eggs on all the tables for guests, the welcome from all the staff was warm and genuine. The food was outstanding, reasonably priced (for Raro), the portions generous, and the food beautifully presented - on both visits our meals and experience left for nothing. On one visit, it was my partners 50th Birthday; not only did the band sing for him, they also performed a beautiful Island dance, which was just another example of the exceptional hospitality. We will return, and we highly recommend a visit here if you want great food, a lovely environment and genuine hosts who obviously value eachother and their guests.

  • Visited April 2014
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1 Thank DBee_12
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Newcastle, Australia
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Great food and service!”
Reviewed April 17, 2014

Extremely warm welcome. Service was exceptional, as was the food. Definitely recommend you make time to go here if you're staying on Rarotonga.

  • Visited April 2014
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Thank Clint O
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