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Kikau Hut Restaurant

₹₹ - ₹₹₹Seafood, ,
Aorangi, Arorangi, Cook Islands
+682 26 860
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Overview
  • Excellent68%
  • Very good25%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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CUISINES
Seafood, New Zealand, Polynesian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
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LOCATION
Aorangi, Arorangi, Cook Islands
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271 - 280 of 996 reviews

Reviewed 5 June 2016

Great choice of foods available, and very good cocktails. Very busy restaurant and would advice booking. Had a nice evening

Thank 969gail
Browny57, Owner at Kikau Hut Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 29 June 2016

Thanks for the words and posting Gail - a wise comment as well with regard to the booking as we have been turning people away at present. Looking forward to you coming back one day. Regards Gordon

Reviewed 4 June 2016

This meal, service and location were perfect for us we had to visit twice in our short 5 day stay. Highly recommendMore

Thank Julie B
Browny57, Owner at Kikau Hut Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 29 June 2016

Hi Julie - thank you for coming in and for posting a review. We hope you come back and spend a bit more time on the island and then we can see you more than twice !! Take care and see you soon (hopefully). Regards...More

Reviewed 4 June 2016 via mobile

We had dinner here twice during our trip to Rarotonga. They food was amazing both times (especially the deserts). However whilst we enjoyed the food it was the owner that made this place awesome. We fealt so welcome and it was great to have a...More

Thank SJ R
Browny57, Owner at Kikau Hut Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 29 June 2016

We are all ready and waiting for you to come back SJ as it was lovely to have you with us. Thanks also for taking the time to review and we all really welcome your endorsement of the restaurant. Regards Gordon

Reviewed 2 June 2016

We have eaten here a number of times now and it is the best on the island for an evening out. We love all the food but I love the island fish. The meals are a good size but we must keep room for the...More

Thank debrajoygraham
Browny57, Owner at Kikau Hut Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 29 June 2016

Deb you are a diamond for posting a review and thanks for the great comments. We do try and make sure the quality is in place in all that we do and we will continue to work hard to make sure standards are maintained. Looking...More

Reviewed 1 June 2016 via mobile

Steak was pretty good but the mashed potato was lumpy. All in all a good enough meal. Owner man was great, on the go, excellent friendly service to customers and I would definitely go back.More

Thank Fiona H
Browny57, Owner at Kikau Hut Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 29 June 2016

Thank you Fiona for noticing I don't just sit back and watch !! Sorry to hear the pots weren't up to standard and I will definitely let the kitchen staff know. We will make it up to you next time you are with us. Take...More

Reviewed 30 May 2016 via mobile

Without a doubt the best place to eat on the island. Food was fantastic, atmosphere was great and staff were attentive, five stars.More

Thank Wayne F
Browny57, Owner at Kikau Hut Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 29 June 2016

Wayne you are a gem and thanks for those terrific comments. It means a lot to the team when people do reviews and I will be passing this one onto them to show what happens when we all pull together. Hoping you return ion the...More

Reviewed 29 May 2016

Tried a few restaurants on the island but by far this was our favourite. Great setting and the host went out of his way to ensure things were right even parked our van. The meal was to die for. Thank you for a great meal,...More

Thank annetta O
Browny57, Owner at Kikau Hut Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 29 June 2016

Hi Annetta. It was lovely to have you with us and I am pleased you enjoyed yourselves. Make sure you visit again when you are next in Raro and I will park the car again for you. Regards Gordon

Reviewed 27 May 2016

This restaurant was next door to our resort and we walked to it for dinner. The proprietor is a very pleasant Englishman, and the restaurant itself is well set up with big windows open to the outside. The food was delicious. Sorry we didnt have...More

Thank Lynne P
Browny57, Owner at Kikau Hut Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 29 June 2016

Never mind Lynne - there is always next year ! Thank you for coming in to see us when you did and thank you for the personal comment. I do show the staff all our posts so they will be really pleased with your words....More

Reviewed 26 May 2016

Fantastic service and camaraderie from the staff. Meals are tasty and generous and not pretentious in any way. So good went back on repeat nights. A home away from home for sure.More

Thank JohnB1970
Browny57, Owner at Kikau Hut Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 29 June 2016

Thank you John for those words and for taking the time to post. It was also lovely to see you again and again and we really appreciate it when guests do repeat calls - it means we might be getting some things right !! Looking...More

Reviewed 25 May 2016

We went there 2 times...really enjoyed the food and the music on the second trip. The owner was really friendly and made you feel at home. We also got picked up and dropped off which really helped out with the driving ..More

Thank Wendy P
Browny57, Owner at Kikau Hut Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 29 June 2016

Hi Wendy and thanks for taking the time to post - it is appreciated by us all. Our aim is to make sure you leave Raro (and the Kikau Hut of course) having had a great time. I am glad we were able to meet...More

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khammy82
8 July 2015|
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Response from anniealden s | Property representative |
Yes we do take wedding bookings our email address is kikauhut @ oyster . ck Kia manuia and we look forward to hearing from you
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r10th
20 March 2015|
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Response from anniealden s | Property representative |
Hi there - on Monday nights we have Tani & Rose known as Island Groove playing from 7pm. cheers and regards
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$ 20 - US$ 50
Cuisine
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Aorangi, Arorangi, Cook Islands
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Cook Islands  >  Southern Cook Islands  >  Rarotonga  >  Arorangi
  • Phone Number: +682 26 860
  • E-mail
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.
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