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“2nd visit”

Tumunu Tropical Garden Bar & Restaurant
Ranked #8 of 15 Restaurants in Arorangi
Price range: $30 - $35
Cuisines: Seafood, Steakhouse
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Description: A great quirky casual dining experience. Opened since 1979 it still has the same owners and the same name. It is a mix of eclectic and local island decor. The walls feature an array of photos of events, people and things. The ceilings are a collage of various types of posters etc. The Tumunu Garden Restaurant also features the "largest little notebook" on the island. Come visit us! A fun place for children too with a garden and "dancing laser fire flys"
Wellington, New Zealand
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“2nd visit”
Reviewed September 2, 2012

Quirky restaurant, interesting ceiling pictures. Seafood platter increased in price since last visit, but food still good

Visited August 2012
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Thank 50TicToc
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TAMBA1954, Manager at Tumunu Tropical Garden Bar & Restaurant, responded to this review, September 4, 2012
Kia orana

Thanks so much for taking the time to revview our Tumunu. we are very happy that you enjoyed it once again. I do apologise for the increase but unfortunately this is the first increase in over 5 years and mainly due to not being able to absorb the increase in product any longer. We have tried to make the platter in artiicular still reasonable for 2 people.

Kia manuia
Julie and Eric bateman
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Dunedin, New Zealand
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Fantastice Food and Lovely People”
Reviewed August 28, 2012

Great Seafood Platter and friendly people definitley worth the walk from our resort. Would recommend

Visited August 2012
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Thank Kim P
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TAMBA1954, Owner at Tumunu Tropical Garden Bar & Restaurant, responded to this review, August 30, 2012
Kia orana

many thanks from all of us at the Tumunu. We always show the staff our reviews so theycan enjoy and learn from them.

Hope you willvisit us again during your next visit..

Kia manuia
Julie and Eric bateman
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Whakatane, New Zealand
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47 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Excellent”
Reviewed August 26, 2012

I highly recommend Tumunu to fellow travelers to Rarotonga, we eat at the Tumunu each time we visit Rarotonga (7 times), the food is very tasty, large portions, excellent presentation and service. Great value for money. This last trip (August 2012), we ate twice at the Tumunu, we had steak both times, it was cooked to perfection. The staff were bubbly and very friendly. I really have to also comment on the mash potatoes, with spinach, onions and cheese, this accompanys most meals and is delicious. The only down side of this last visit was we missed seeing Eric as he was overseas.

  • Visited August 2012
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Thank Lynd4
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TAMBA1954, Owner at Tumunu Tropical Garden Bar & Restaurant, responded to this review, August 29, 2012
Kia orana from rarotonga and the Tumunu Restaurant team

Thanks ever so much for a really fantastic review. I hope we can live up to expectations when you next visit. The staff are great and always get such a buzz from reviews such as yours. Thank you so much for taking the time.
Kia manuia
julie and Eric Bateman
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Whakatane, New Zealand
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Food quality not so good But a great Atmosphere”
Reviewed August 24, 2012

Great place for a drink but wouldnt go back for a meal. The menu sides were the same for all meals with a different meat or fish. The quality of the food wasnt up to the standard of other restaurants that we ate at in Rarotonga

Visited August 2012
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TAMBA1954, Owner at Tumunu Tropical Garden Bar & Restaurant, responded to this review, August 25, 2012
Kia orana
Thank you for your comments. We re urgently overseas and am disappointed that the standard has 'slipped' during our absence. We can lay apologise as the biggest percentage of our customers are very happy. I hope that you do visit our lovely Cooks again and perhaps give the Tumunu another chance.
Kia mania
Julie and Eric
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Waikato Region, New Zealand
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“food”
Reviewed August 20, 2012

my husband and i have eaten at Tumunu twice and looking forward to eating there again when we visit next week.... as my husband is also Welsh he fits in real well.. atmosphere and food are spot on
Taffy and Val from New Zealand

  • Visited February 2012
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Thank valma p
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TAMBA1954, Manager at Tumunu Tropical Garden Bar & Restaurant, responded to this review, August 23, 2012
Kia orana and thanks for the review. Taffy is very excited that another Taffy appreciates his little piece of Wales in the Pacific. Come back again and see us in the Cooks and the Tumunu.
Kia manuia
from one Taffy to another!!!!!!!!!!!!
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