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Tumunu Tropical Garden Bar & Restaurant

₹₹ - ₹₹₹, Seafood,
Main Road, Arorangi, Cook Islands
+682 20 501
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good32%
  • Average16%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
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“seafood platter” (109 reviews)
“lemon fish” (7 reviews)
“spinach dish” (7 reviews)
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Bar, Seafood, Polynesian, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
Main Road, Arorangi, Cook Islands
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We dined here twice during our holiday, both times in a group. Everyone had amazing meals, whether steak, pork or fish. Cooked beautifully and you will not be hungry when you leave. Great staff.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank geoffjohns2016
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've been going to Tumunu with my family for years - every time we visit Raro in fact! It's always a pleasure and the staff are so friendly and hospitable. The whole menu is full of yummy things, but vegetarians/vegans may have a hard time...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank newtothisreviewthing
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Food was excellent and the garden is beautiful. However, they couldnt manage to bring the food per table on the same time. There are a lot of mozzies in the garden but they offer spray.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank sempifischen
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Me and my family loved it from the moment we stepped in. The staff were lovely and kind and always checking up on us. The outdoor dining area was beautiful lit up by fairy lights. The music was great and food was great to! We...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank 2Broke2Travell
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were holidaying with friends who had been to the Tumunu before and they recommended this for dinner. The restaurant has a lovely outdoor garden and is lit up by fairy lights which made it look amazing at night. Service was good and the food...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Fiebe63
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A very pleasant evening in the garden. (Aerogard spray provided). I was not disappointed with my dish of prawns. Excellent with a dozen prawns. Tables are set in the garden with fine gravel underfoot and soft lights in the bushes & palms.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Marion B
Reviewed 21 October 2018

This is the kind of place that either appeals to you or it doesn’t. It is very quirky with pictures and things all over the walls and some on the floor too. There were very few people in the restaurant when we arrived at 7.30...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank rizzy80
Reviewed 6 October 2018

Tumunu is very close to the popular Edgewater Beachfront resort and provided great food and service with indoor or outdoor dining options. Went twice this last week in Raro and never get tired of looking at the items covering the walls. The owner, Eric is...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Elaine R
Reviewed 2 October 2018

We were looking for somewhere for dinner close to Edgewater Resort and found Tumunu. It is really interesting inside with lights and posters to look at so you won't be bored while waiting for the meal. We had the seafood platter for two and by...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank go_to_oz
Reviewed 23 September 2018

From the twinkly fairy lights to the varied paraphernalia covering the roof and walls - very interesting setting! Being the oldest restaurant on the island it didn't disappoint with its unique style And the food was yummy! I am not a fish lover but decided...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank MurrayTania J
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Response from TAMBA1954 | Property representative |
Monday - Sunday - open from 6.00pm Sunday 10pm close
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 30 - US$ 35
Bar, Seafood, Polynesian, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Bar Scene, Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Main Road, Arorangi, Cook Islands
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Cook Islands  >  Southern Cook Islands  >  Rarotonga  >  Arorangi
  • Phone Number: +682 20 501
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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"
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