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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” (14 reviews)
“salad” (10 reviews)
“seared tuna” (2 reviews)
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Barbecue, Grill, New Zealand
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
Back Road, Avarua COK, Cook Islands
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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

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

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

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

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 :)

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

Thank Jenni A
Reviewed 14 April 2018

If you want a decent sized meal for a good price and great atmosphere, Cafe Ariki is your place. A local friend brought us there and it was awesome. Would definitely go back.

Thank Mer B
Reviewed 10 April 2018

Definitely a Local favourite, delicious meals, huge plates and yummy choices. Perfect for families, with a child menu too, and good service. They never dissapoint.

Thank iamnataliashort
Reviewed 5 March 2018

Once you have dragon fruit (plus other fresh fruits and herbs) in your chicken of fish salad, it's hard to go back. Fresh and filling. I go to Ariki Cafe, like all good locals, because it provides the best value for money (and local portions).

1  Thank Mii M
Reviewed 5 March 2018

OMG was told by a local to go here, was the most delicious food with healthy portions I have eaten on the island. Prices are awesome highly affordable. Make sure you book a table as it is always busy.

Thank Grant5050
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 10 - US$ 15
Barbecue, Grill, New Zealand
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
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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