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Tumunu Tropical Garden Bar & Restaurant

) #8 of 10 Restaurants in Arorangi $$ - $$$ , Seafood,
Main Road, Arorangi, Cook Islands
+682 20 501
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Overview
  • Excellent43%
  • Very good32%
  • Average15%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“seafood platter” (107 reviews)
“lemon fish” (6 reviews)
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CUISINES
Bar, Seafood, New Zealand, Polynesian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
Main Road, Arorangi, Cook Islands
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Reviewed 26 January 2016

We liked the garlic shrimp with spinach mash so much we ate there twice. Friendly and courteous staff. The outdoor garden dining was lit with lasers and colored Christmas lighting. The bar ceiling was covered with beverage cartons from all over the world and the...More

Thank ErricRoss
TAMBA1954, Manager at Tumunu Tropical Garden Bar & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 29 January 2016

Kia orana and Meitaki Maata! Hello and thank you so much! Your review was very welcomed. Whether the reviews are good, bad or otherwise, the staff always learn something from them. We are so very happy that you enjoyed our Tumunu and hope that you...More

Reviewed 24 January 2016

Fish and desserts were nice, deep fried items a bit greasy. Desserts really good. Ordered bottomless tea and coffee, but got charged for refill! Manager said they charged for each one even though menu says bottomless, but finally tried to give me a refund but...More

Thank Ian_and_Tolu
TAMBA1954, General Manager at Tumunu Tropical Garden Bar & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 26 January 2016

Kia orana an Thankyou for your review. I am glad that you enjoyed the Tumunu on the whole. I do profusely apologise for the over charging of the "bottomless" cups of coffee etc. This is definitely the policy. I have taken this up with the...More

Reviewed 20 January 2016

This place was recomended by the orientation at the Edgewater. We barley made it through the seafood platter. It was absolutely delicious. Will go back next time we are in Raro. BYO was also available.More

Thank Duncan R
TAMBA1954, Manager at Tumunu Tropical Garden Bar & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 26 January 2016

Kia orana and thanks for a great little review. Our platter is like our "flagship" of the restaurant and we are really happy that you enjoyed it. We learn from our reviews, good, bad or otherwise. They help to keep us on our toes. We...More

Reviewed 19 January 2016

Had one meal here and it was quite OK, nice ambience inside or outside. After dark the lights all come on and it looks cool. The meals were generous, the ingredients fresh.More

Thank jimandros
TAMBA1954, Manager at Tumunu Tropical Garden Bar & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 26 January 2016

Hello and Kia orana Thanks for the review. We really appreciate them and it does help to correct a fault and improve our service and quality. All the staff get to read them and hopefully learn from them. Kia manuia The Manager and Team at...More

Reviewed 11 January 2016

Had to try it this time, was very much looking forward to it, but left feeling that $80 for the platter was well over priced, a shame, great setting, fantastic service, just platter needed local food, not what was on it, never mind know for...More

1  Thank jandbatkins
TAMBA1954, General Manager at Tumunu Tropical Garden Bar & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 26 January 2016

Kia orana an thanks for your review. The Cooks are not renowned for their seafood, particularly shell fish. However having said that the selection of seafood on the platter is quite good being oysters, prawns, shrimp, scallops (sautéed or deep fried), garlic prawn twist, calamari,...More

Reviewed 15 December 2015

Aww I dont like leaving bad reviews so Ill start with the good stuff, the staff were lovely, but it went downhill from there. The place was empty except for 2 customers and the waitress insisted on seating us next to them :( The food...More

Thank georgianak19
TAMBA1954, Manager at Tumunu Tropical Garden Bar & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 17 December 2015

Kia orana Thanks for submitting your review. Good bad or otherwise we share them with the staff in the hopes that quality and service will improve. I am sorry that you thought so poorly of our restaurant. You are right that the staff are lovely...More

Reviewed 10 December 2015 via mobile

Not only are the seafood platters very yummy, but the history of Tumunu's it second to none. You could spend hours looking at the paraphernalia or at the bar yarning to the owners and their mates. Good times!More

Thank lholdaway
TAMBA1954, General Manager at Tumunu Tropical Garden Bar & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 14 December 2015

Kia orana and thanks heap for a great review. Thank you also for your nice comments about our Tumunu. yes there are a few characters around our establishment and there is also a lot of eclectic history too. We are so happy that you enjoyed...More

Reviewed 7 December 2015 via mobile

If you are a seafood lover then this is the place for you, it is fresh and so well done the platter for two is worth its weight in gold, everything on the menu was amazing and the service was top notch and they even...More

Thank Neet05
TAMBA1954, General Manager at Tumunu Tropical Garden Bar & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 14 December 2015

Kia orana and Merry Christmas Thanks for a truly great review. Glad that you enjoyed our Tumunu hospitality and food. Hope we can live up to that the next time you visit our beautiful Cook islands. Mere Kiritmiti (Merry Christmas) from the Team at Tumunu...More

Reviewed 28 November 2015

Food and service was great. Definitely a must visit Only negative comment is when you sit outside the mosquitos is very distractingMore

Thank Liero L
TAMBA1954, General Manager at Tumunu Tropical Garden Bar & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 14 December 2015

Kia orana and thank you for your review. We are all so happy that you enjoyed your self at the Tumunu....the food, ambience etc. Apologies for the mosquitos. We usually have a complimentary personal mosquito repellant on each table. I am so sorry if you...More

Reviewed 26 November 2015

Friendliness and good food in a lovely garden setting are what you can expect at Tumunu Garden Restaurant.More

Thank debrariedel
TAMBA1954, Manager at Tumunu Tropical Garden Bar & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 28 November 2015

Kia orana and Thankyou so much for your review. Our garden is a joy but is still a work in progress. We do discuss all our reviews, whatever they say. This helps us to stay on our toes and also gives us a sense of...More

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cestrian2004
What days is the restaurant open?
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Response from TAMBA1954 | Property representative |
Monday - Sunday - open from 6.00pm Sunday 10pm close
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$30 - US$35
Cuisine
Bar, Seafood, New Zealand, Polynesian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Main Road, Arorangi, Cook Islands
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Cook Islands  >  Southern Cook Islands  >  Rarotonga  >  Arorangi
  • Phone Number: +682 20 501
  • E-mail
Description
A great quirky casual dining experience. Opened since 1979 it still has the same owners and the same name. It is a mix of eclectic and local island decor. The walls feature an array of photos of events, people and things. The ceilings are a collage of various types of posters etc. The Tumunu Garden Restaurant also features the "largest little notebook" on the island. Come visit us! A fun place for children too with a garden and "dancing laser fire flys"
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