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Kikau Hut Restaurant

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$$ - $$$
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Aorangi, Arorangi, Cook Islands
+682 26 860
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Wellington, New Zealand
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Great menu...Lots of choices. I felt like steak and it was delicious with mushroom sauce. Plenty of island favorites as well. Cute building and nice little hut as well. We drove but they will pick you up and drop you at your lodgings. Fab service.

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Thank RBFrodo
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We had the swordfish---- nothing short of amazing!! Gordon and his wife, as well their staff are great people!! Excellent quality and great prices!! Thank you for the amazing experience! Aron and Glenda -- The Rain Dance crazy people from Canada!!

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Thank Glenda D
Burpengary, Australia
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had dinner here in late December. It was delicious. We had the seafood basket which was cooked to perfection. The chocolate pudding dessert is to die for! We will be back next time we visit Rarotonga!

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Thank Jacquie H
Nelson, New Zealand
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited here on the 15 Jan. Beautiful meal and great service. Really enjoyed the seafood platter and dessert platter. Would I come again? Yes we would. When we return to raro again. Really lovely food and service was great..

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Thank Lee-Anne W
Browny57, Owner at Kikau Hut Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post and we are glad you enjoyed your experience with us. We all look forward to you coming back. Regards Gordon More 

Melbourne, Australia
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93 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First night we went there, the service was great and the food was lovely. The second night; the service was very slow, which detracted from the experience. It was Gordon's night off!

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Thank potblak
Browny57, Owner at Kikau Hut Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks for posting guys and I am sorry the 2nd night was not such a success. Staff are usually better than I am and I have spoken with them about maintaining standards so I hope you do come back and see us again. Regards Gordon More 

edmonton
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40 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We did not end up eating here as the staff were very rude. The older woman seemed upset ee did not have a reservation even though it was almost empty. We sat on the patio for 20 min and still did not have a server come. To our table. Beautiful island but the locals are not very friendly towards tourists.... More 

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Thank 123cherylcra
Browny57, Owner at Kikau Hut Restaurant, responded to this review

It has taken me a while to respond to this as I just had to check a few things and not just reply immediately. My first concern is that according to you nobody approached you within 20 mins despite the place being 'almost empty'. This does not happen at the Kikau Hut especially when it is not busy. Guests are... More 

Umina Beach, Australia
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017

Enjoyed eating here and found the food to be very nice. I had the pork ribs they were delicious. My husband had the steak very good too

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1 Thank kerry r
Browny57, Owner at Kikau Hut Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi Kerry - we do appreciate your comments and glad we gave you a good night. Regards Gordon More 

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98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

Our waitress and Gordon were lovely managing to work through the heat last night. Lucky for fans as cooled us all a little. Loved the art work and the fun poster in the ladies loo which was very clean. The chowder was delicious and generous with a lot of seafood in it. Toms fish curry was scrumptious. We were very... More 

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Thank Australiacatcat
Browny57, Owner at Kikau Hut Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you Aussies and we enjoyed your company. Hope you come back one ay and we'll see what we can do about those taxis !! Regards Gordon More 

Melbourne, Australia
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206 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

Things looked great from the outside but it was not the same once we ordered. Food was very average compered to other place of equal standard. Found service dropped off at that point to. Was great when came 14 years ago but definitely not the same this time.

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3 Thank our56
Browny57, Owner at Kikau Hut Restaurant, responded to this review

Hmmm - sorry to hear you did not enjoy your evening. A lot has happened in 14 years. Regards Gordon More 

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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

We had a sensational dinner on the last night of our holiday - it was really special! The food is great, and the duo that were singing were awesome. Gordon and Rebecca were lovely, and gave us plenty of info for our next trip - thanks guys!

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Thank Lauren S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$50
Cuisine
Seafood, European, New Zealand, Polynesian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Aorangi, Arorangi, Cook Islands
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Cook Islands  >  Southern Cook Islands  >  Rarotonga  >  Arorangi
  • Phone Number: +682 26 860
Description
A small intimate restaurant. The relaxed atmosphere, local art, beautiful gardens combined with excellent service give it a special ambiance for all diners. European food with island flair, gluten free and vegetarian options along with a children's menu and free transfers by arrangement make Kikau Hut special.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?