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Kaena restaurant & bar

Ara Tapu, Cook Islands
+682 25 433
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  • Excellent14%
  • Very good60%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible11%
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“burgers” (13 reviews)
“seafood” (2 reviews)
“take away” (5 reviews)
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Ara Tapu, Cook Islands
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Reviewed 21 January 2018

Unpretentious, clean, very friendly, great value burger and fish and chips place next door to the Dive Shop and within 200 metres of the Rarotongan Resort. You can take away or eat in and they offer beer and wine too as well as the usual...More

Thank Fareeater
Reviewed 30 October 2017 via mobile

We ate here twice! Great fish & chips, burgers etc. Just a short walk from The Rarotongan Resort. Staff were lovely! Great spot on the beach front also.

Thank Sara C
Reviewed 28 October 2017

Kaena has two modes - a take-away area (but there are a couple of tables so you can stay and eat) plus a "restaurant" area with a different menu and table service. Simple, relaxed service in the Polynesian way. The food is good, the prices...More

Thank Michael O
Reviewed 16 October 2017

Stopped in for a coffee and something else, We ended up having a muffin which was surprisingly good.

Thank Annie C
Reviewed 19 September 2017

So we took dinner there three times during our 12 day trip to the island. We stayed at a nearby hotel and this was a less $$$ meal than the hotel. Burgers were decent, they give a lot of chips and we both thought that...More

Thank Kathyey1
Reviewed 14 September 2017 via mobile

Quick service. Would recommend the take away fish meal. Decent size piece of fish , plenty of chips and a good side salad all for $15.

Thank Malcolm B
Reviewed 9 July 2017

We ordered two hamburgers, and a cold drink. The burgers had a large home-made beef patty, and was very filling. Very generous portions served here, and the waiting time was less than 5 minutes from order to serving.

Thank Frangipani08
Reviewed 3 July 2017 via mobile

This review is for the takeaway part not the restaurant. First impression: clean and well signed. Really good spot for a bit of informal dining whilst in the south. We visited twice and both times were impressed with what was served. Of note is the...More

Thank KJO74
Reviewed 12 May 2017

This place was packed, and with good reason the food was excellent. Both fish dishes we had were delicious. The quality of the fish and very good fast wait staff,make this a place to visit on your trip to Rarotonga. Try the Matutu local brew...More

Thank KcirtapNosnibor
Reviewed 4 May 2017

We ate here 2 nights. Once for takeaways and once at the restaurant. Both were good. The restaurant is beautifully presented and the food was excellent. Give the restaurant a try, you will be pleasantly surprised, the quality of the food and service was very...More

Thank dc4yhwh
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Ara Tapu, Cook Islands
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Cook Islands  >  Southern Cook Islands  >  Rarotonga
  • Phone Number: +682 25 433
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