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Tumunu Tropical Garden Bar & Restaurant

$$ - $$$, Seafood,
Main Road, Arorangi, Cook Islands
+682 20 501
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good33%
  • Average16%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“seafood platter” (113 reviews)
“lemon fish” (6 reviews)
“steak” (30 reviews)
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Bar, Seafood, Polynesian, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Main Road, Arorangi, Cook Islands
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a lovely place to eat, with helpful staff, and lovely food, definately not to be missed. Make sure you have mosquito repellant

Thank 253spike
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We shared a platter for one with garlic bread and it was enough. Fish, squid, and oysters were good but rest was a bit hit and miss. I could of had a plate full of fresh prawns with plain bread - The king prawns were...More

Thank ASH_1980_3
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The seafood platter was the best value for money. Everything was delicious. The staff are friendly and attentive. Great night out - Will definitely go back.

Thank Stephanie H
Reviewed 9 November 2017

What a great place. Value for money and big meals. Sit inside or out. Staff were friendly and efficient. The ceiling covered in adverts from yesteryear was very amusing.

Thank 674glenm
Reviewed 1 November 2017 via mobile

Went as the reviews raved about the seafood platter, great if you like heated up frozen seafood,nothing was fresh , salt and pepper calamari you can buy in frozen section at local supermarket , no ika mata and waitress didn’t tell us, instead you got...More

Thank Rose B
Reviewed 29 October 2017

We really enjoyed our evening there with a seafood platter for two. I can't say I love seafood but what we got was well-prepared. I'd say it was a big expensive. The restaurant offers outside seating as well and mosquito repellents come as a very...More

Thank Michalovy
Reviewed 28 October 2017

We had the NZ rib eye and whilst it was filling there was little to rave about it. The inside is an homage to the welsh rugby team so not exactly authentic islander experience. The fairy lights did little to improve the decor. Shame.

Thank Liz M
Reviewed 17 October 2017 via mobile

Very unhappy...we had visited this place twice before and it's no longer any good door up to the standards that it once was...Very rude service and Batman we wil never done there againMore

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TAMBA1954, Manager at Tumunu Tropical Garden Bar & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 20 October 2017

Kia Orana Meitaki for your review.. Your reviews are always very helpful. We apologies for that you are not happy about... We mostly have a happy and friendly Astmosphere/staff and Bateman do have good sense of humor, probably did it to the wrong person. Meitaki...More

Reviewed 6 October 2017

Great meal Friendly staff and so much memorabilia on the walls and ceiling. I would deffinately recommend this as a place to try

Thank hibbs36
TAMBA1954, Manager at Tumunu Tropical Garden Bar & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 8 October 2017

Kia orana and thank you so much for a great review. We are all so happy that you enjoyed the service and the ambience and eclectiveness of our Tumunu. Kia manuia from the Team at Tumunu Garden Restaurant

Reviewed 3 October 2017

We ate out at Tumunu on our last night and were so pleased we did. Walking distance from Edgewater Resort, interesting and engaging atmosphere and the night we were there there wasn't too many people and I was so pleased.More

Thank hunted2017
TAMBA1954, Owner at Tumunu Tropical Garden Bar & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2017

Kia orana Thank you for such an enthusiastic review. It really makes our staff feel good to read reviews like this. Good, bad or otherwise it is always good to learn from a review. Hope you come visit us again when you are next in...More

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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
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$35
Bar, Seafood, Polynesian, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
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
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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