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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%
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“seafood platter” (113 reviews)
“lemon fish” (7 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 January 2018

Good menu range.......... Great food.......... Melt in mouth rib-eye steak Friendly owner.......... Nice decor..........Check the ceiling out and write your name on the walkway roof. Reasonable price

Thank Bryan Alan F
Reviewed 28 December 2017 via mobile

We went to Tumunu on our second night in Rarotonga. After first day in Sails, the bar is high, Tumunu did not fail to surprise, the cocktails are wonderful, the platter is the best for our entire stay in Rarotonga. The only downfall is the...More

Thank xiaoxiaolin0124
Reviewed 22 December 2017

My wife and I ended up at Tumumu by accident. We had reserved dinner reservations at another very nearby restaurant but when we arrived the server stated very firmly that the reservations had been placed for the previous day (even though our hotel had confirmed...More

Thank plat2pus
Reviewed 25 November 2017

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 24 November 2017 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 17 November 2017 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
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2 June 2017|
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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, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
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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