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Kikau Hut Restaurant

) #2 of 10 Restaurants in Arorangi $$ - $$$ Seafood, European,
Aorangi, Arorangi, Cook Islands
+682 26 860
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good24%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Restaurant Hours
Seafood, European, New Zealand, Polynesian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Aorangi, Arorangi, Cook Islands
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271 - 280 of 927 reviews

Reviewed 18 November 2015

The first thing i can say and vouch for this restaurant that it offers water for free, which is a very uncommon site here when dining at Rarotonga. I was pleasantly surprised and enjoy the service that was given to me by the front of...More

Thank Hello_Kellyx
Reviewed 14 November 2015

Went to Kikau Hut restaurant in Raro Nov 2015 and rated it the best meal I had in my stay in Raro. Even though we were staying in a resort , the food here was great. No probs with the service and can recommend to...More

Thank Robyn L
Reviewed 11 November 2015

wife and I both enjoyed our experience, great food and service, even though place was busy, good selection of wines. steak cooked to perfection.

Thank Tatua A
Reviewed 11 November 2015

This would have to be the place to go for a wonderful dining experience they are so friendly and professional and the food is to die for every meal our group had was fantasticMore

Thank fantailonenz
Browny57, Owner at Kikau Hut Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 12 November 2015

Thank you for your excellent review and we are pleased you had a good time. That is what we strive for and the team is committed to making your experience a positive one. We look forward to seeing you again ....soon. From everyone at "The...More

Reviewed 10 November 2015

We had a nice relaxing evening at the Hut, its just what you need when juggling the fast pace of Raro. We shared the seafood platter and took a couple bottles of wine, it was delightful. The new owners are lovely and made you feel...More

Thank Cam000000
Browny57, Owner at Kikau Hut Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 12 November 2015

Thank you for taking the time to post your thoughts. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay and look forward to hosting you again next year (?), Regards The 'Hut' team

Reviewed 5 November 2015 via mobile

Great place for dinner, we ordered the steak and pasta, was really nice. Good friendly service. Good atmosphere at the restaurant too

Thank Mike M
Browny57, Owner at Kikau Hut Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 7 November 2015

Thanks for a great review. We enjoyed having you at Kikau and look forward to your return to Paradise. Regards Gordon and Rebecca

Reviewed 5 November 2015

8 of us dined at Kikau Hut. Friendly, efficient service. Nice meals, although we had better Ika Mata at other restaurants. Entertainment was lovely from Tane and Rose. The manager very willing fully drove us back to our accommodations. An enjoyable evening

Thank Nihonihoohura
Browny57, Owner at Kikau Hut Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 7 November 2015

Thanks for your positive comments and I'll pass on the Ika Mata challenge for chef. Tane and Rose are a terrific duo and are with us every Monday evening. Look forward to seeing you all again. Rebecca and Gordon

Reviewed 2 November 2015 via mobile

Stayed in Raro for a fortnight, dined at Kikau twice. Ate out every night at different restaurants and found Kikau to be the best we found. Great service, broad menu, lovely setting and prices reasonable. Service was excellent and we had the luck of dining...More

Thank David P
Browny57, Owner at Kikau Hut Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 November 2015

Thank you for a glowing endorsement. We will do everything we can to maintain the level set by the previous owners and with the wonderful staff I have managed to retain we are all determined to do so. Thank you and please come back again....More

Reviewed 2 November 2015

Sit outside at wooden barbeque tables and eat a fishburger. Juicy and delicious. Really casual. Really nice happy service too. We were regulars.

Thank journeymakers
Browny57, Owner at Kikau Hut Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 November 2015

I am sorry but this review does not apply to the Kikau Hut. We do not serve fish burgers nor do we have a seating area as described. I would love to accept the accolade but have to pass on this one

Reviewed 29 October 2015

Visited twice during our two week stay. Although just changed hands the reception received was warm & welcoming. Menu was previous owners but plenty of choice & well presented etc. New operator is determined to keep up the high reputation held and we wish them...More

Thank Nigel S
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Are you able to book for a wedding party? Can you please provide an email address or advise where to find info on the restaurant for a wedding reception?
7 July 2015|
Response from anniealden s | Property representative |
Yes we do take wedding bookings our email address is kikauhut @ oyster . ck Kia manuia and we look forward to hearing from you
What nights do you have entertainment?
19 March 2015|
Response from anniealden s | Property representative |
Hi there - on Monday nights we have Tani & Rose known as Island Groove playing from 7pm. cheers and regards
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$50
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, Parking Available, 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
  • E-mail
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, Coeliac Friendly, gluten free and vegetarian options along with a children's menu and free transfers by arrangement make Kikau Hut special. We are wheelchair accessible also.
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