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The Yellow Hibiscus

$$ - $$$, Seafood,
Vaimaanga, Cook Islands
+682 20 002
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good34%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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“steak” (31 reviews)
“salad” (34 reviews)
“prawns” (19 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, Seafood, Polynesian, International, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Vaimaanga, Cook Islands
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1 - 10 of 324 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago

Great wee restaurant. Stayed here last week and ate three nights. Good food. Really liked the parrot fish and the steaks. Happy hour on Friday night really good.

Thank Anne R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful fresh fruit for breakfast-help yourself.Dinners are delicious, steak with mushroom sauce, fresh salads and kumera mash and pork loin-melt in your mouth.

Thank Jill&Peter B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went here as it received good review on Trip Advisor . Three in our party ordered the boneless rib eye. It came with a choise of sauce . One person asked for it to be held. When the two other steaks arrived the sauce...More

Thank has6954
Reviewed 23 February 2018

wonderful staff, very caring. enjoyed my meal there last week, dog very friendly. loves raw fish, will dine there again next time, great atmos phere even though it was the quiet season, cheers guys and girls, thank you for great service

Thank casino69
Reviewed 5 January 2018

This place is such a nice place to go for our family. We love the staff there - they are very friendly and flexible. The food is so good and the prices are incredibly good value for money.

Thank Cooksta
Reviewed 5 January 2018

We were staying at Palm Grove so very convenient. We had breakfast each morning which was fresh fruit, cereal and toast, and cold eggs which were popular! Evening meals were also great. Plenty of options. Well presented and delicious.Licensed bar onsite. has music some evenings.

Thank Heather S
Reviewed 31 December 2017

we stayed nearby ..so limited choices of places to enjoy breakfast ..however very good value and nice choices ...food and location very enjoyable

Thank vaimaanga
Reviewed 7 December 2017

We really enjoyed our meal at Palm Grove’s restaurant, Yellow Hibiscus. The restaurant is light and airy and, being across the road from the beach, is sheltered from wind. The menu is quite small but we found more than adequate choice. We ordered a bottle...More

2  Thank nzlilibet
Reviewed 26 November 2017

We really enjoy eating here since we stayed at the resort before. My favorite is the Calamari. They have live music several nights which adds to the fun of the evening.

Thank domacam
Reviewed 24 November 2017

Last night in Raro, Checked menu before booking for Two for Saturday night. Arrived to find we were the only people at the restaurant. Waited over 30 minutes for a very average entree. Main delivered immediately the entree was finished. Very dry (old?) Parrot fish....More

1  Thank Chris M
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$25
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Vaimaanga, Cook Islands
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Cook Islands  >  Southern Cook Islands  >  Rarotonga  >  Vaimaanga
  • Phone Number: +682 20 002
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Open-air restaurant open 7 days a week for Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner. Casual dining at affordable prices. Reservations recommended for dinner. Ask about Friday Happy Hour and Sunday BBQ dinner.
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