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Tumunu Tropical Garden Bar & Restaurant

$$ - $$$
Bar, Polynesian, Seafood, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly
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Main Road, Arorangi, Cook Islands
+682 20 501
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Newcastle, Australia
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This was my third visit to the Cook Islands and I come back to the Tumunu every time. Their wonderful atmosphere and delicious food are hard to top. My husband and I aren't big eaters but we split the Seafood Platter for two and absolutely stuffed ourselves - everything was so tasty and fresh we couldn't stop! Oh and for... More 

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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My husband and I got the &80 seafood platter for two. Oh my if you can get through this, you are doing extremely well. A fabulous meal with a lovely, down to earth waitress.

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Thank Bounce40
Arorangi, Cook Islands
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57 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We are there every Tuesday for yummy whole hearted meals, a great laugh, game of social darts and the embience ...love

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Thank JoKupu
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I haven't been here for so many years and the only bad thing I can say is I'm sad I waited so long to go back and try it again. Very good quality food and the service is really very very good. So friendly and I love the atmosphere.

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Thank Tashi T
Blenheim, New Zealand
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Friendly staff, nice food, reasonable prices, nice setting. Nice resident cat! Have been before, will go again!

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Thank bakerv
Melbourne, Australia
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

The character of this place is awesome. The food was amazing and the service was good. Would definitely visit again.

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Thank wesariss
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3 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

visited the restaurant on recommendation of a local to have the $80 seafood platter firstly the site is really quite nice, and well decorated and a place i would typically enjoy, the staff were lovely and extremely approachable however, for whatever reason we ended up waiting 1hr 45 minutes for our platter, i am assuming it was a bad night... More 

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Thank Mike L
Greater Wellington, New Zealand
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

Staff and service are always welcoming and great atmosphere too. The meals never disappoint which is why we always enjoying coming back - huge servings and the food is always tasty. Thoroughly recommend.

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Thank avana5
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

Staying in Muri, we needed our own transport to get here as it is at the opposite end of the island. Food was good, and they were able to change the type of potatoes at my request.

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Thank DelS22
Bay of Plenty Region, New Zealand
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

Really enjoyed our seafood platter, NZ$80 for 2 people. Heaps of food, very fresh and the staff were absolutely charming. We visited at night having called in at lunchtime to make a reservation. No-one there but a blackboard outside to write your own booking. Great idea! We specially enjoyed the fairy lights, cute outdoor area and quirky interior décor.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$35
Cuisine
Bar, Polynesian, Seafood, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Romantic
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
Description
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?