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Tumunu Tropical Garden Bar & Restaurant

) #8 of 10 Restaurants in Arorangi $$ - $$$ , Seafood,
Main Road, Arorangi, Cook Islands
+682 20 501
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good33%
  • Average15%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
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“seafood platter” (107 reviews)
“lemon fish” (6 reviews)
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Bar, Seafood, New Zealand, Polynesian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Main Road, Arorangi, Cook Islands
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I had fond memories of eating here and meeting the original owner more than 25 years earlier. Not much has changed but if anything it's even more fun now. From the (very) colourful lighting, to the bizarre and eclectic memorabilia collection, to the alcohol merchandising...More

Thank Steve K
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very friendly servers. You can sit inside or out as there are garden seatings available as well. The staff were very friendly and the food was fresh and flavoursome. The local produce was tasty. The grilled garlic prawns were yum and a great portion, the...More

Thank Kerry C
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited for dinner mid week. Despite being peak season there were only 4 other diners in the restaurant. The decor is interesting, but a little tired looking. We ordered the seafood platter for 2 which was very filling and the quality of seafood served...More

2  Thank Fernsie
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed a night here for dinner. The place is decorated with lights and makes it look wonderful at night with all the gardens lit up without ruining the atmosphere. We sat outside and enjoyed a beautiful two course meal with genorous serves for a...More

Thank Shireen B
TAMBA1954, Manager at Tumunu Tropical Garden Bar & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Kia Orana And Meitaki maata. Thank you for the great review. Do hope to see you on your next visit. Kia manuiaTeam at Tumunu Restaurant.

Reviewed 18 June 2017

Great friendly staff, who loved a joke. Margaritas were yummy. Food was very good. Loved the atmosphere & decor of the restaurant.More

Thank Nicola B
TAMBA1954, Manager at Tumunu Tropical Garden Bar & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Kia Orana Meitaki maata for your review. Team at Tumunu read your review they really happy that you enjoyed your time with us. The joke always brings out a live atmosphere for our establishment. And do gladly to have you next time. Thank you. Management...More

Reviewed 11 June 2017 via mobile

Service was slow but the Seafood Platter for 2 is definitely worth it! Atmosphere is great with old trinkets everywhere and the garden is lit up in all the coloured fairy lights. Like everything in Raro, this place has definite island time but the food...More

Thank rachnz2015
Reviewed 8 June 2017

Picked this restaurant for my husbands 50th birthday dinner. Two adults two kids. Great kids menu and fab size portions for them. Seafood platter was huge and yummy! The staff were good fun and made a fuss of us as it was a special birthday....More

Thank Lisahay
Reviewed 2 June 2017

Two separate friends had told us we must visit Tumunu for the seafood platter, so we did :-). The restaurant is walking distance from our accommodation at the time, Crown Beach Resort. The decor has a fascinating mixture of memorabilia and historic items, it certainly...More

Thank ClanWatson
Reviewed 31 May 2017

Good menu, beautifully cooked fillet steak, reasonably priced. Service a little haphazard, but it was a busy night. Entrance to restaurant not well lit, difficult to find.

Thank nicsmum
Reviewed 20 May 2017

The seafood platters were impeccably cooked and presented.we loved them! The venue is quirky and interesting. The waitress really entertained us with her chat. . The cocktails were spot on.

Thank 50snomad
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Response from TAMBA1954 | Property representative |
Monday - Sunday - open from 6.00pm Sunday 10pm close
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Restaurant Details

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  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$35
Bar, Seafood, New Zealand, Polynesian, 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
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Romantic, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
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
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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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