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Kikau Hut Restaurant

$$ - $$$Seafood, ,
Aorangi, Arorangi, Cook Islands
+682 26 860
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good25%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Seafood, New Zealand, Polynesian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Aorangi, Arorangi, Cook Islands
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Reviewed April 22, 2016

Went here for dinner 2 nights, first time we had the Island style fish and fish'n'chips. Both fish where cooked perfectly with a fantastic range of sides. Very filling for a good price (about $28-30 each meal) The second night we had a seafood platter...More

Thank Joe V
Browny57, Owner at Kikau Hut Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded April 23, 2016

Hello again Jo and thanks for the review - we really appreciate you taking the time to let us know how your nights at the Hut went. Everyone works hard to make sure all our customers have a great time and it is terrific when...More

Reviewed April 20, 2016 via mobile

We went there on a Monday night which was awsome they had live music was amazing . the food was amazing I don't usually eat much fish I tryed the fish and chips meal best fish I have ever tasted the staff were so friendly...More

Thank 229missym
Browny57, Owner at Kikau Hut Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded April 23, 2016

What a great review Missy M and we really appreciate you coming to see us. We want everyone to have a positive experience at the 'Hut' and we look forward to you coming back on your next visit Regards Gordon

Reviewed April 18, 2016

We had a lovely steak cooked to perfection. Also seafood which was so fresh. Monday night they have live music and to top it off they were kind enough to take us back to resort. Very friendly and fabulous service. Highly recommend..More

1  Thank Happycampers4v
Browny57, Owner at Kikau Hut Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded April 23, 2016

Many thanks Happy Campers for those kind words and we are pleased you had a good time with us. Our chef is a perfectionist when it comes to steak and I will be very happy to let him know what you thought of the meal....More

Reviewed April 15, 2016

The atmosphere of the restaurant was awesome! I loved being in there and looking around at all the paintings on the walls etc. I got a salad because I felt like I had eaten eighty meals over the last few days so can't really judge...More

Thank jtm23
Browny57, Owner at Kikau Hut Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded April 23, 2016

Thank you for posting your thoughts JTM and appreciate the comments on the authenticity of the decor. Rebecca and I can't take the plaudits for this as we inherited it and also loved the paintings and 'island feel'. The Kikau Hut is different from others...More

Reviewed April 13, 2016 via mobile

A friend and I dined at Kikau Hut tonight and absolutely loved it. With both indoor and outdoor areas the atmosphere is great and what we would expect for a south Pacific restaurant. For starters the welcome was so friendly and inviting and the service...More

1  Thank RonRSydney_Australia
Browny57, Owner at Kikau Hut Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded April 23, 2016

Thanks Ron and we are pleased you had a good time with us. Rebecca and I are lucky to have top class staff - both in the kitchen and in the front of house - and it is wonderful when I can pass on such...More

Reviewed April 13, 2016 via mobile

Awesome food and cocktails. Great friendly service and the music too. Busy vibrant place and free pick up and drive home made it even more inviting.More

Thank Barb053
Browny57, Owner at Kikau Hut Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded April 23, 2016

Hello Barb and thanks for for posting these words as they are a great endorsement of what we are trying to do at the Kikau Hut. I will pass on your words to the team as they love to know what people are thinking. It...More

Reviewed April 12, 2016 via mobile

We have been coming for 7 years in a row now ( sometimes twice a year! )....and are amazed that we have just found this place now. Easily trumps all other dining experiences. Greeting and service = 2nd to none. All food was amazing, even...More

1  Thank thebowe
Browny57, Owner at Kikau Hut Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded April 23, 2016

Hey Dayne thanks for a terrific review. It was great to have you and the family with us and we hope it won't be 7 years before you come back and see us !! I will pass on your words to our chefs and service...More

Reviewed April 12, 2016

Wow, Wow and Wow. We did not expect this. After traversing the Island of Rarotonga in search of a reasonable dining experience after some bad food experiences elsewhere we came across a place with lots of cars parked outside and thought this would be worth...More

Thank Jon A
Browny57, Owner at Kikau Hut Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded April 23, 2016

Hello again Jon and and I can't thank you enough for such a superlative review. My chef is still 'glowing' from meeting with you and he was so proud to hear what you had to say about his food. One of our challenges is to...More

Reviewed April 11, 2016

The food wasnt revolutionary but was very enjoyable, the poached apple crumble for dessert was spectacularly done however. Possibly the best thing was the playlist - heaps of classics and kiwi anthems that made it very difficult not to sing alongMore

Thank Tina H
Browny57, Owner at Kikau Hut Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded April 23, 2016

Hi Tina and we are pleased you enjoyed our hospitality. We will be altering our menu in the coming weeks to 'freshen' it up and and I will see if I can enhance the playlist further with Kiwiana in time for your next visit. Regards...More

Reviewed April 5, 2016 via mobile

Went there for dinner, had garlic bread & chicken kebabs for entree, then steak, chips & eggs & salad for mains. Was very nice everything was cooked to your liking.. pricing on the high side but that's what you have to expect on the island....More

Thank WonderingWaiWai
anniealden s, Owner at Kikau Hut Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded April 7, 2016

Hi Yayleen - thanks for the great comments and we are pleased you enjoyed yourselves. Thanks also for appreciating that price management can be an issue as we are somewhat detached from the World and have to pay a premium to exist here. However we...More

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khammy82
July 7, 2015|
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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
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r10th
March 19, 2015|
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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
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$20 - US$50
Cuisine
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Local cuisine
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
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, 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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