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Cafe Ariki

$$ - $$$Barbecue, ,
Back Road, Avarua COK, Cook Islands
+682 22 772
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good40%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“steak” (15 reviews)
“pork ribs” (3 reviews)
“cake” (5 reviews)
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Barbecue, Grill, New Zealand
$$ - $$$
Back Road, Avarua COK, Cook Islands
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71 - 80 of 119 reviews

Reviewed 1 September 2012

If you love ribs you will love this place. We went here and there was 4 of us and we all had drinks and mains and deserts and only cost us $110.00. Food was great.

1  Thank kyliemarieflood
Reviewed 31 August 2012

This restaurant was recommended to us by friends and locals and we weren't disappointed, Loved the whole ambience and set up. The service was top notch friendly and efficient and the meals were delicious not to mention good value for money. Every time we have...More

Thank DebbieT339
Reviewed 24 August 2012

brilliant staff at this cafe and very accommodating. food took a bit long but then everything in raro is island time.

Thank Serahna S
Reviewed 23 August 2012

Cafe Ariki is a few streets back from main st in Avarua but locals come here and you get a great feed for low cost. Service was a bit slow but it was a busy night and for a table of 10 all our meals...More

Thank Lorraine J
Reviewed 21 August 2012

This was our first time dining at Cafe Ariki, we had heard from others that the spare ribs are great! and they were not wrong, prices and resonable and meals are big. Kids friendly, we ordered juice for the kids which came in a one...More

Thank familyx3kids
Reviewed 20 August 2012

Had a nice lunch there with friends on a rainy day and a pleasant coffee/muffin afternoon tea the day before (when we could sit outside).

Thank Greg P
Reviewed 17 August 2012

This restaurant is on the back road from Cooks Corner, its where the locals eat so you know its decent meals for decent prices. eg. roasts - $15-18. Good atmosphere too.

Thank rayjenk
Reviewed 16 August 2012 via mobile

A beautiful setting, there were 40+ of us we had not booked, they made us feel very welcome, beautiful meals all around, considering only 2 or 3 at the most in kitchen the staff did an excellent job, no orders were mixed up, a reasonable...More

Thank RTIRaetihi_NZ
Reviewed 21 July 2012

The location is on the backroads, but once you are in the restaurant it is very pleasant, and the meals are HUGE, and very nice, as well as being excellent value compared to the same type of meals in other restaurants. Around $16 gets you...More

Thank Brigid06
Reviewed 4 July 2012

The great service from our waiter got us off to a great start on our first night in Rarotonga. Great menu for our family group and fair prices. Intended to return on our last night but they were closed as it was a Sunday :-(

Thank Felix150
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
Barbecue, Grill, New Zealand
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Romantic, Business meetings
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Back Road, Avarua COK, Cook Islands
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Cook Islands  >  Southern Cook Islands  >  Rarotonga  >  Avarua
  • Phone Number: +682 22 772
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