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Kikau Hut Restaurant

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Aorangi, Arorangi, Cook Islands
+682 26 860
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Hamilton, New Zealand
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2015

Great service. We came across this restaurant and didn't have too much time as we had other plans booked. They got us in straight away and made sure our food was done in time. Great service. Very friendly. Loved it so much we booked again for three nights later again we were not let down. The wontons were to die... More 

1 Thank Annataylor1980
Kawerau, New Zealand
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2015

Seafood platter to die for. Had to share between two because it was so huge! Service was great and layout of restaurant was spacious. Must be very popular cos everytime we went it was full. We went back several times. Also got takeaways - desserts and chips. Highly recommended.

1 Thank Irene I
Henderson, New Zealand
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2015

This place just needs to be visited, Excellent food and atmosphere. The owners are your hosts and you always feel welcome. Prices are good always remember that Rarotonga is an Island.I will be back.

1 Thank Steelo58
Bundaberg, Australia
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2015

We ate at Kikau Hut Restaurant on our honeymoon in August 2015. We rang late in the afternoon and were still able to get picked up from our hotel by 6pm. The staff were amazing and the food (entrée, main and homemade desert!) was delicious. Would highly recommend!

1 Thank StephanieD0889
Torbay, null, New Zealand
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66 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2015

Only a few steps from our hotel we found this gem - Wandering through the little tropical garden into the traditional Island building we were tempted by delicious aromas. 2 of our party opted for curries they declared delicious and the other 2 had fish, I had the Ika Mata with garlic bread - a meal made in heaven! There... More 

Thank Lynn M
Auckland, New Zealand
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32 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2015

Really Really good food, in little, very authentic Island Restaurant. The staff was friendly and the owner himself came to our table to make sure we are happy.

Thank BuriFam
Tauranga, New Zealand
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44 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2015

We ate here twice during the 10 days we stayed on the island. Between us we had the tropical grilled fish, chicken with pesto, seafood platter and the scallops as a main. And the dessert wontons! Yum.

Thank Kewtypie
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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69 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2015

A group of 16 of us recently dined at this restaurant. Overall it was lovely. The wait staff very very friendly and the owner came out to introduce himself. The decor was pretty average with plastic tables and chairs but apart from that it was ok. My husband and I shared 3 courses, first we had deep fried Camembert which... More 

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Rangiora, New Zealand
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43 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2015

beautiful fish cooked really well lovely coffee great service. would highly recommend if you are lucky enough to be in the beautiful Rarotonga

Thank Joanne M
Whangarei Heads, New Zealand
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53 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2015

we went here for group dinner it has a nice atmosphere, very average food, nice but not great, the fried Camembert was very nice for entree the seafood platter did not wow me at all, and dessert of banoffie pie was ok, it tasted of yesterday though. the service was great.

Thank Trudy C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 20 - US$ 50
Seafood, European, New Zealand, Polynesian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Romantic, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Aorangi, Arorangi, Cook Islands
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Cook Islands  >  Southern Cook Islands  >  Rarotonga  >  Arorangi
  • Phone Number: +682 26 860
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, gluten free and vegetarian options along with a children's menu and free transfers by arrangement make Kikau Hut special.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?