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Kaena restaurant & bar

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Ara Tapu, Cook Islands
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calgary, ab
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141 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 369 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When we didn't have much of a choice on Sunday night, this place was open and filled our needs. My wife had a cheeseburger ($7) and I had a fish and chips combo plate ($18) for takeout. Both served our need to eat and made to order in a reasonable timeframe, but I was disappointed there wasn't any tartar sauce... More 

Thank jjluke
Paso Robles, California
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67 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Conveniently located next to our snorkeling spot. We had a fairly decent burger and fish and chips. They don't sell beers, though.

Thank Katie K
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59 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

Stopped in at Kaena's after coming back from a mornings SCUBa diving. The burgers were very good, but being the closest shop to the beach (across the road) the prices were a bit steep.

Thank Phillip S
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57 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016

We only stopped here for a burger chips and a drink. Service was good, food plentiful, reasonably priced. Run by locals so its good to support them

Thank WoollamiaTweety
Sydney, Australia
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489 reviews
214 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 229 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016

The Dive Shop. Sit inside or out under an umbrella. We thought the burgers here, as they are in most places very good. Probably not as big but ample serves. Nice fruit drinks too.

Thank Lyrebird6
Redmond, Oregon
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34 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

We were staying across the road at the Sanctuary when we 1st wandered into Kaena for lunch only to learn it was a takeaway place for lunch but that there were a couple tables outside and a terrific picnic table across the road just before the beach. We had a fish sandwich and a burger. Both were amazing and very... More 

2 Thank Curt G
Auckland, New Zealand
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

We went to Kaena with 2 young kids for a quick dinner. The restaurant wasn't open, just the takeaway, up the lady was really accommodating- giving us plates for the kids. We ordered fish and chips which was lovely, a hot dog and 2 burgers. Tasty burgers- no fuss no frills, but it was good

Thank TammyBarker16
Christchurch, New Zealand
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20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

After a swimming across the road we called into kaenas a few times for burgers and chips, which were great, owners were friendly and food was tasty. We didn't dine in but rather ate out on the outdoor tables which was nice and casual

Thank timandbex
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37 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

We stayed at the Rarotongan and were less than impressed by their restaurants. Luckily Kaena is located close by....dined in twice and got takeaways once. Their pan-fried mahi mahi was delighful. Would definitely recommend and would definitely return if we go back to Raro. Try the Seafood Platter if you dine in!

Thank BluesTraveller82
Christchurch, New Zealand
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122 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016

We dined here last time we were in Raro, but this time only stopped in for milkshakes. It has to be said they are in a good location and hopefully do a lot of takeaways as well as inhouse catering. It looked very clean and the staff professional.


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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Fast food, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Ara Tapu, Cook Islands
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Cook Islands  >  Southern Cook Islands  >  Rarotonga
  • Phone Number: 25433

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?