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Cafe Ariki

₹₹ - ₹₹₹Barbecue, ,
Back Road, Avarua COK, Cook Islands
+682 22 772
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good39%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“steak” (15 reviews)
“salad” (11 reviews)
“seared tuna” (2 reviews)
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Barbecue, Grill, New Zealand
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
Back Road, Avarua COK, Cook Islands
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Consistently consistent! Great food & great portions at a great price! Perfect for us hungry Cook Islanders. Service can be slack at times but the amazing food makes up for all of it. Best steak & chicken meals on the island. If they renovated the...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Upthebumnobabies
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We always dine at Cafe Ariki at least a couple of times whenever we visit Raro. The food is great, and good value with very generous servings. We always get the barbecue chicken, which has a delicious marinade on it and always tastes fabulous, and...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Julie170473
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Family night out the family were craving some local food Cafe Ariki was recommended. We arrived early as per suggestion and we were Not disappointed. Ika Mata (Raw Fish) was so so fresh and the local fries which consisted of Taro Maniota It was just...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank terahans
Reviewed 20 October 2018 via mobile

This was my first time to Cafe Ariki. For every other holiday to Rarotonga we’ve done buffet same same same. Was good to go somewhere different. Very generous sized portions for well priced meals. Will go again next time I’m in Rarotonga

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank A2317WCdenisem
Reviewed 23 August 2018 via mobile

This place is definitely off the beaten track but worth finding. Mostly locals seemed to be eating there. The meals were very large a very good value for money, and really tasty too! Very relaxed dining vibe, come prepared to wait a while to be...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank SamH4698
Reviewed 20 July 2018

We visited Cafe Ariki on our last night in Raro after talking with a local about good places to eat. They say if you go to Rarotonga and eat where the locals eat, you're in the right place!! Its off the beaten tourist track but...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank ColNP
Reviewed 7 June 2018

Each time our group puts their heads together, the name Cafe Ariki invariably pops up. Leonie serves a wonderful buffet meal for groups including mains and a dessert. Local dishes along with international favourites. At our last visit, in late May, a range of newer...More

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank Frangipani08
Reviewed 29 May 2018

We enjoyed a family lunch at Cafe Ariki and it was delicious, seared tuna tripicana salad - I think that was the name of the dish .. it looked and tasted wonderful and I'm looking forward to returning in June with my son and seeing...More

Date of visit: January 2018
Reviewed 25 May 2018

We had a family dinner while in Raro. What a great spot for outside dining that you don't really expect when you walk in. The food was great and the portion size was very good! I would go again :)

Date of visit: June 2017
Thank melissamurray29
Reviewed 16 April 2018

Great selection of local dishes. Was our favourite cafe we visited for Iki Mata. The sign said closed but it was open

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank Jenni A
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 10 - US$ 15
Barbecue, Grill, New Zealand
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Back Road, Avarua COK, Cook Islands
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Cook Islands  >  Southern Cook Islands  >  Rarotonga  >  Avarua
  • Phone Number: +682 22 772
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