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Kikau Hut Restaurant

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Aorangi, Arorangi, Cook Islands
+682 26 860
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Brisbane, Australia
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56 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Rarotonga really surprised us with the quality of their restaurants. Kikau Hut was one of the best, offering fresh seafood and other interesting dishes. Service was excellent and they will pick you up from your hotel and take you back when you are finished.

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British Columbia, Canada
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My husband and I were so happy to have found this restaurant. The food was by far the best we had on our vacation. There were so many good choices on the menu that it was hard to choose what to order. My husband had the steak and I had the pasta. Both were delicious! The dessert was so good,... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had an early evening meal here with our 2 young kids. There is a children's menu and my 2 had the fresh fish and chips which they devoured. They can be a bit fussy so I was pleasantly surprised. The only drawback was there was only 1 high chair and it was already in use. We had a lovely... More 

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Sisters, Oregon
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Ate here because they offered a wide range menu but was not impressed with the curry chicken I tried. Was not as flavorful as I expected and priced a litte high.

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Thank Sue L
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I went there for dinner while on our honeymoon, the Ribs were delicious and the banana/chocolate wontons were amazing, the staff were great, very welcoming . Happily go back again ;)

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Papamoa, New Zealand
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153 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Service was really good and it is a nice setting. However the meals were pretty average. Steak meals for hubby were expensive given the sides were pretty haphazard and lacking flavour. Very small portions of nuggets and chips compared to others on the island. Wouldnt race back here unfortunately.

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Thank FrancesJH
Browny57, Owner at Kikau Hut Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi Frances - Sorry to see you weren't that impressed, although I am not sure I can agree with your comment about the flavours in the steak meal. We do incorporate steamed vegetables (done over a flavoured stock), potato which comes in many different ways - often sautéed with coconut, garlic or parmesan and we then top the steak either... More 

easton, ct
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7 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Really good meal, as others have mentioned the desserts were super, but our main courses were great as well. Probably our best meal on the island (happily surprised at the overall quality of the food on Rarotonga, really didn't have a bad meal for the entire week we were here). Gordon the owner made a point to spend time with... More 

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Thank aljo20ct
Browny57, Owner at Kikau Hut Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi Aljo and we all appreciate the great comments. Taking you back to your resort is just part of what we do and we are all pleased you had a great experience. Thanks for taking the time to post and I will make sure the team gets your feedback. Regards Gordon More 

Auckland, New Zealand
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Kikau Hut was recommended to us while my hubby and I stayed in Rarotonga. They provided an excellent service which included pick ups and drop off from our accommodation. It has a relaxed atmosphere with a lovely live band which lit up the place. The staff there are friendly and helpful, which made us feel welcomed. The food was fresh... More 

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Thank Stephany21
Browny57, Owner at Kikau Hut Restaurant, responded to this review

Love the play on words Steph and thanks for such high praise. The team gets to read all the reviews and they will love the positive comments. See you in the not too distant future we hope. Regards Gordon More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Family dining , we all enjoyed the meals, owner made special effort to spend time with his customers, the combo desert was great.

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Thank Sheila S
Browny57, Owner at Kikau Hut Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi Sheila and thanks from the team for posting a review with such good comments. See you soon we hope. Regards Gordon More 

Trondheim, Norway
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125 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The restaurant has a good range of meals, serving entree, mains and desserts. Let's start with the last one:YUMMY! I seriously struggled not to go back every day to try all their cakes, so fresh and delicious! All made on the premises. All of our friends were very happy with their meals, but the seafood special was the winner of... More 

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Thank PINGUZ
Browny57, Owner at Kikau Hut Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi Pinguz and thanks for posting - we appreciate feedback on all aspects of our operation and thanks for the positive comments. Look forward to seeing you again one day. The team at the Hut. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$50
Cuisine
Seafood, European, New Zealand, Polynesian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Aorangi, Arorangi, Cook Islands
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Cook Islands  >  Southern Cook Islands  >  Rarotonga  >  Arorangi
  • Phone Number: +682 26 860
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, gluten free and vegetarian options along with a children's menu and free transfers by arrangement make Kikau Hut special.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?