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Cafe Ariki

$$ - $$$Barbecue, ,
Back Road, Avarua COK, Cook Islands
+682 22 772
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Overview
  • Excellent49%
  • Very good41%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“steak” (16 reviews)
“cake” (5 reviews)
“ribs” (3 reviews)
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CUISINES
Barbecue, Grill, New Zealand
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
Back Road, Avarua COK, Cook Islands
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11 - 20 of 120 reviews

Reviewed 1 January 2017

Most delicious steak meal i have had whilst on holiday! Cute nifty cafe, quiet and away from the hustle and bustle of town. The food was beautiful, steak cooked perfectly! An great on price with great serving size! Passion fruit cheese cake was divine.

Thank angkal
Reviewed 15 November 2016

Beautiful, yummy kai!! Great price, huge meals and very yummy. Staff are very friendly and a nice quiet setting. Highly recommend :)

Thank maytakawe
Reviewed 7 October 2016

Our group Red Comets U17 Girls Soccer Team ended our 1st Day in Raro with a dinner at Cafe Ariki - we booked 2 tables for 38 people the week before and there were only 3 of awesome ladies looking after the whole Restaurant plus...More

2  Thank NgaKairua
Reviewed 6 October 2016

If you want to eat top quality food where the locals go, this is the place. YUM! I had the Tropical salad with tuna steaks for about $23. It was by far the tastiest salad I've ever had - coriander, mint, fruit and two huge...More

2  Thank Michelle H
Reviewed 13 September 2016

This place has great meals and great value - and so tasty! Nice and quaint, so the service is good too. You never leave here hungry!! Yummo!

Thank Hackneed
Reviewed 18 July 2016

This would be about our 8th meal at Cafe Ariki. The meals are always very hearty and are a combination of local and European style cooking. I had the Ariki Tropican Salad which was huge and the flavours were beautiful

Thank Cheryl Burton
Reviewed 15 July 2016 via mobile

Dinner for 4 adults on a Monday evening in this quiet hidden gem of a restaurant on a back road in Avarua. First time here and 1st impressions always count in the end. We were ushered to a table of our choice and drinks ordered....More

1  Thank paulamka
Reviewed 19 June 2016

Did have lunch at this lovely small restaurant in one of the back streets of Rarotonga. Beautiful fresh food. specialy enjoyed the big King Prawns meal and the friendly staff.

1  Thank 77capricorn
Reviewed 28 May 2016

Cafe Ariki is the place to go if you are hungry! Wee been told about this place before and we were not disappointed. Huge portions and tasty food. I had the ribs and my plate was stacked with tender juicy ribs and wedges and a...More

1  Thank Bud-Candy
Reviewed 17 May 2016

Enjoyed the food very nicely done and a quietly surprised. The steak was lovely and cooked well and my daughter loved the pork ribs

1  Thank mmaten_561939
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
Cuisine
Barbecue, Grill, New Zealand
Meals
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Back Road, Avarua COK, Cook Islands
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Cook Islands  >  Southern Cook Islands  >  Rarotonga  >  Avarua
  • Phone Number: +682 22 772
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