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“Great location, great food, shocking staff”
Review of Cafe Ariki

Cafe Ariki
Ranked #13 of 30 Restaurants in Avarua
Price range: $10 - $15
Cuisines: Barbecue, Grill
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Large groups, Romantic, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Auckland, New Zealand
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Great location, great food, shocking staff”
Reviewed December 5, 2012

Cafe Ariki is a beautiful building and has a great atmosphere. The food was excellent. However the staff were useless. Food took far to long to come out. Waitress was not competent what so ever, complained about being hung over from the night before and lacked any real friendlyness or customer service skills. The two guy waiters who used to be there were excellent and efficient, get them back!

Also use glasses instead of plastic cups, its not a good look.

Cafe Ariki needs an efficient Maitre D

  • Visited December 2012
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2 Thank Brad D
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English first
Auckland
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“good value for money”
Reviewed November 16, 2012

great value for money, great bbq steaks and chicken, lovely salads, and desserts are delicious, service is good also and atmosphere is nice and open.

Visited September 2012
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1 Thank dsmlimited
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Coffs Harbour, Australia
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“one to try!”
Reviewed November 9, 2012

really tasty barbecue steak, big portions. yummy puddings-chocolate cake, pawpaw cake and sticky date pudding. definitely worth a visit.

Visited October 2012
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Thank originalcowgirl
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“AMAZING!!”
Reviewed November 9, 2012

Love the food! Cooks burger amazzingg!! Thanks murray family!! Charlotte rocks!! From Juanita aka pepelo! (flos friend) highly recommend cafe! A must to do when visiting rarotonga!

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1 Thank JuanitaAsi
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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28 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Best mushroom sauce! Best people!”
Reviewed October 31, 2012

Love the atmosphere and the staff:) great food for a great price, try the mushroom sauce with anything off the BBQ it's amazing and the raw fish is to die for! :)

Visited October 2012
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Thank DeeCooper2211
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