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Tumunu Tropical Garden Bar & Restaurant

₹₹ - ₹₹₹, Seafood,
Main Road, Arorangi, Cook Islands
+682 20 501
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Overview
  • Excellent41%
  • Very good33%
  • Average16%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“seafood platter” (112 reviews)
“lemon fish” (6 reviews)
“steak” (29 reviews)
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CUISINES
Bar, Seafood, New Zealand, Polynesian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
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LOCATION
Main Road, Arorangi, Cook Islands
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11 - 20 of 384 reviews

Reviewed 28 September 2017

Very friendly staff but meal was only average. We had the platter which had a variety of mediocre seafood.

Thank letsgo76
TAMBA1954, Manager at Tumunu Tropical Garden Bar & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2017

Kia orana Not sure by what you mean by "mediocre". The platter has a variety of both hot and cold dishes on it. Still we do appreciate your review and will take it under consideration. Kia manuia Best wishes The Team at Tumunu Garden Restaurant

Reviewed 28 September 2017

As close to resort decided to try and we weren't disappointed. We had the fish platter for two and wow plenty on it. Not all deep fried which was great and you got to taste the fish. My husband had steak and said it was...More

Thank Heather T
TAMBA1954, Owner at Tumunu Tropical Garden Bar & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2017

Kia orana Thank you for such a lovely review. My staff are always look forward to the reviews and good or not so good - they are a learning experience. We hope to see you back again in our lovely island and certainly back in...More

Reviewed 17 September 2017

Friendly staff. pleasant surrounds nice meal had for the four of us dinning on our first night arriving in rarotonga.More

Thank Bevan D
TAMBA1954, Manager at Tumunu Tropical Garden Bar & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2017

Kia orana Thanks so much for making us your first stop for a meal in Rarotonga. Good, bad or otherwise it is always good to receive a review. We learn from them. Hope you enjoyed the restof your stay. Kia manuia Best wishes The Team...More

Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

Dined tonight. Menu is quite boring. Food presentation is uninspired. Food is overpriced. Meals come at different times. Don't expect to eat at the same time as your friends. Wine selection very limited. There are far far better places to eat than this. If you...More

Thank Rex D
TAMBA1954, Owner at Tumunu Tropical Garden Bar & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2017

Kia orana Too bad you didn't enjoy our Tumunu. We are a very casual restaurant and as such do not offer a huge wine list. We always learn from our reviews as the staff always read them. Kia manuia Best wishes The Team at Tumunu...More

Reviewed 8 September 2017 via mobile

Great meals, great atmosphere. We all had steaks for dinner which were cooked perfectly. Will be back next time we visit Raro

Thank Helen0404
TAMBA1954, General Manager at Tumunu Tropical Garden Bar & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2017

Kia orana Many thanks for your great review. Will definitely look forward to your returning and making yourselves known to us when you do. Kia manuia Best wishes The Team at Tumunu Garden Restaurant

Reviewed 28 August 2017 via mobile

Really love this place, meals are superb, good quality and plentiful. Staff are lovely. The restaurant is full of interesting art which keeps you entertained as there are always changes. Our fourth visit and when we go back again we will certainly eat there. Highly...More

Thank Michelle C
TAMBA1954, General Manager at Tumunu Tropical Garden Bar & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2017

Kia orana Thanks so much for a lovely review. Glad you enjoyed our Tumunu and the staff - it is a rather eclectic place - that's for sure. The staff like to see the reviews because they are always interested in learning from them, good,...More

Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

Really enjoyed our evening here. Had the legendary seafood platter for 2. We aren't keen on raw oysters so they happily replaced with scallops. So much seafood don't eat after lunch or you will struggle to get though it. Totally recommendMore

Thank Ross R
TAMBA1954, General Manager at Tumunu Tropical Garden Bar & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2017

Kia orana Great review and we thank you. Our team like to read reviews whether they are good, bad or not so good. They are a good learning curb. Many thanks again or as we say in the Cooks - Meitaki Maata. Kia manuia Best...More

Reviewed 10 August 2017

Great place to eat and the food prices are reasable for resturants in the area ($25-40 for a main). The New Zealand steak was amazing with the spinach mash and salad was delightful. I love the posters and cutouts on the ceiling amused me for...More

Thank 4EvaMakinMemories
TAMBA1954, General Manager at Tumunu Tropical Garden Bar & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2017

Kia orana Thanks so much for your review. Always like to read them because one is never above learning. Look forward top your visiting the beautiful CookIslands once more. Kia manuia Best wishes The Team at Tumunu Garden Restaurant

Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

Restaurant was quiet the night we stumbled across it but staff were fantastic, seafood platter was absolutely divine, would highly recommend!

Thank Samantha T
TAMBA1954, General Manager at Tumunu Tropical Garden Bar & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2017

Thank you for taking the time to review and we are so pleased that you enjoyed our friendly staff and atmosphere and food. Kia manuia Best wishes The Team at Tumunu Garden Restaurant

Reviewed 30 July 2017 via mobile

Oh what a difference 3 years makes. The food was really very average sorry and everything smothered in a mushroom sauce. Not reminiscent of our last visit at all.More

Thank karmit68
TAMBA1954, General Manager at Tumunu Tropical Garden Bar & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2017

Kia orana So sorry for your experience. Not sure what you mean by "awful" - was it because obviously far too much sauce was on the food? You made no mention of staff or anything else - how were they? Kia manuia Best wishes The...More

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Monday - Sunday - open from 6.00pm Sunday 10pm close
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$ 30 - US$ 35
Cuisine
Bar, Seafood, New Zealand, Polynesian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner
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
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Romantic, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
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
  • E-mail
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"
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