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Tamarind House Restaurant

₹₹₹₹Seafood, European,
Avarua Main Road, Avarua COK, Cook Islands
+682 26 487
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good22%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“pork belly” (25 reviews)
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Seafood, European, New Zealand, Polynesian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Avarua Main Road, Avarua COK, Cook Islands
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Recently visit the Tamarind House for dinner. It was amazing. Both food and décor was very impressive. Service was also very good and food very reasonably priced. They also cater for vegetarians and have a lovely vegetarian lasagne which we ordered. The fish curry was...More

Thank Lauren508
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Beautiful location in an old colonial house in a pretty garden by the lagoon. Ordered the poached catch of the day, which was swordfish. The sauce was very nice but the fish was a little dry. Had a good mojito, balanced between sweet and mint,...More

Thank lauralagassa
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had Dinner on a Saturday night, great food and service, however don't bother with the garlic bread, it's just some toasted bread with garlic butter, Beautiful outlook Lovely place to dine..

Thank karen Z
Reviewed 1 week ago

A 50h birthday celebrate what a magic place to dine over looking the sea a warm tropical evening with a real moody sky incredible menu beautifully presented ,a mixture of Asian and french flavours excellent wines and beer and fruit cocktails An amazing atmosphere for...More

Thank FaeIsite
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had dinner... fish and salad. Service was good, food was tasty and fresh. Probably a little over priced for what you get.

Thank Helen P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely seafood Restaurant with water view, lovely seafood sizzling plate and cocktails was just the ticket.

Thank RacingRobyn
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited here for dinner one night, it had a beautiful view and the food was amazing also. Great for a romantic dinner I would recommend this place to my friends =)

Thank Tiana M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We just happened to be driving past and stopped for dinner, the staff were happy to seat us even though we didn’t book. The views are to die for and so is the food. Service was friendly and attentive. Would definitely come back again. If...More

Thank Samantha L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Simple menu. Generous servings. Good food. Wonderful location to eat at. It’s all about the ambience.

Thank Rohan P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My companion and I joined with 22 others from NZ and Australia for a good friend's birthday dinner. We arrived at 6:30pm to a fine evening after a week or more of wet weather. Lovely to enjoy the occasion in good conditions, with most of...More

Thank Frangipani08
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24 June 2017|
Response from Foodbusters_Rebecca | Reviewed this property |
Hi I don't work at this venue I was a tourist and dined here during the time I reviewed it. Please try the website And contact them direct. Good luck
26 April 2017|
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Response from DistantVoyagerNZ | Reviewed this property |
The currency used in Rarotonga is New Zealand dollars. Rarotonga does have its own low-denominational coins which you will often get as change when paying for items. Visa and MasterCard are accepted everywhere but Amex... More
21 February 2017|
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Response from DTG59 | Reviewed this property |
They have a website. Type into your search engine tamarindrarotonga as one word and you will find it
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 25 - US$ 100
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, View, Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
9:30 AM - 2:00 PM
6:30 PM - 11:30 PM
6:30 PM - 11:30 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
6:30 PM - 11:30 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
6:30 PM - 11:30 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
6:30 PM - 11:30 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
6:30 PM - 11:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Avarua Main Road, Avarua COK, Cook Islands
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Cook Islands  >  Southern Cook Islands  >  Rarotonga  >  Avarua
  • Phone Number: +682 26 487
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The exclusive, romantic and private restaurant venue on the island with delicious and world-renowned Pacific cuisine. Away from the crowds and the public eye, a fine dining evening with your loved ones or a wedding at Tamarind House is an extra special experience. Whether your requirements are large or small, we are eager to accommodate you with an event that you will long remember. Tamarind House is a versatile venue offering five different areas to suit any occasion. Tamarind House Restaurant on the island of Rarotonga in the Cook Islands is situated on a large oceanfront property, with it's stately beautifully restored historic colonial house, huge verandas and french doors, and a lovely garden shaded by coconut palms and green lawns sweeping down to the ocean. It is just a 3 minute drive from the town centre, and the round the island bus stops just by the entrance. You can enjoy a feeling of nostalgia for a bygone era in the peaceful seclusion of our truly unique tropical setting..
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