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The Yellow Hibiscus

$$ - $$$, Seafood,
Vaimaanga, Cook Islands
+682 20 002
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good34%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“steak” (33 reviews)
“salad” (36 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 333 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I had the seafood chowder for lunch, we had to wait awhile (suspect they had to pop out to get some cream 😀). It was delicious, filled with seafood and really delicious. I had it early on in our holiday when the weather was a...More

Thank EMarijev
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

From the matriarch who ran the restaurant to the wonderful friendly staff the Yellow Hibiscus ticked all the boxes. Delicious food every time we dined there. The Sunday night barbecue was a great experience and is a must do with delicious food and great music.

Thank thewalshes2013
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Food was great, the burger is next level! Kitchen staff were happy, friendly and helpful. Front of house staff seemed disinterested and looking like they had somewhere else they'd rather be. Be prepared to need to obtain your own menu and seat as this will...More

1  Thank Daniel G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I ordered the fish and chips and salad, every piece on that plate was divine! Would definitely recommend this place as a must in Rarotonga.

Thank lisalo0
Reviewed 15 May 2018

Make reservations and get here on Sunday night. Some of us chose steak and other the tuna, both were really really good. Lovely atmosphere and good food.

1  Thank molopomaniac
Reviewed 12 May 2018 via mobile

We went to the Sunday BBQ Buffet, the food was fantastic, huge selection to choose from and all delicious. We had a couple of vegetarian’s with us and the selection for them was equally impressive. Highly Recommend!

1  Thank Muffit37
Reviewed 7 May 2018 via mobile

Came to the bbq buffet night. Family loved the fresh fish, I am vegetarian and was certainly not short of options. The salad bar was absolutely incredible with 20+ different dishes!

1  Thank brandi59
Reviewed 22 April 2018 via mobile

Had dinner here twice while staying at Palm Grove. Do not miss the Sunday Evening BBQ Buffet. There is a choice of steak or fish from the bbq and then a choice of 25 different salads, choice for all but each one was delicious.

Thank EnglishCanadian
Reviewed 20 April 2018 via mobile

My wife and I enjoyed our steak meal with a nice red, friendly service in a carport like dining area. It's pretty rustic but ticks all the boxes for food, wine and service.

Thank Neil C
Reviewed 14 April 2018

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
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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
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
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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