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Tamarind House Restaurant

$$$$Seafood, ,
Avarua Main Road, Avarua COK, Cook Islands
+682 26 487
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good23%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Seafood, New Zealand, Polynesian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Avarua Main Road, Avarua COK, Cook Islands
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Decided to try Tamarind because of the reviews and it didn’t disappoint. We arrived at 6pm and were seated promptly at a table with stunning views of the manicured section with ocean beyond. The staff were lovely and very attentive. I ordered the Rib eye...More

Thank 442shereec
Reviewed 4 days ago

Lovely old colonial house , right on the waterfront. The food is very good and the location is superb. The service was excellent. Very enjoyable evening.

Thank pmsweeney
Reviewed 5 days ago

We had been to Tamarind House on quite a few occasion when. Isiting Rarotonga over the years. Always had a lovely meal until last week. To be fair the meal was Ok , but we didn’t like the table guests. We summons the waiter when...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a 70th birthday dinner party here. A marquee was set up with beauitul fairy lights. Location, entertainment, food. This is truly a must do while in Rarotonga.

Thank 419sunshine65
Reviewed 1 week ago

Tamarind House was closed due to the owner being away on holiday for several weeks and just so happened to open back up before I left Rarotonga. From the reviews, I couldn't wait to eat here. What a let down. Honestly, there was nothing spectacular...More

Thank Tiffany W
Reviewed 1 week ago

Eight of us were here for dinner and we all enjoyed what we had. It is a large Restaurant and, on the night we were there, it was not very busy and therefore lacking in ambience. Lovely setting overlooking the beach. The waitress, on the...More

Thank sandpmp
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were here for my wife’s birthday and this was the closest we got to fine dining. I’d recommend it. We went in the evening, and it was stunning. I bet it is even better looking in the day ... the gardens overlook the lagoon...More

Thank Peter S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely food, shared the Paw Paw and Prawn salad as a starter and it was awesome. Main meal was nicely presented but not all in our group were happy. Be prepared to pay over $100 per couple if you order drinks as well.

Thank bknap
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Tamarind is in a beautiful setting on the waters edge, Extensive menu with great drinks,wine and cocktails available. Staff are excellent as is the food. I have never been disappointed with this establishment,definitely worth a visit.

Thank Ross B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Four of us all had different meals all superb. Delicious seafood. Osysters declious. Nz pricing. Lovely service and location. Be sure to book

Thank Shann0nMarie
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24 June 2017|
Response from Foodbusters_Rebecca | Reviewed this property |
Hi I don't work at this venue I was a tourist and dined here during the time I reviewed it. Please try the website And contact them direct. Good luck
27 April 2017|
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Response from DistantVoyagerNZ | Reviewed this property |
The currency used in Rarotonga is New Zealand dollars. Rarotonga does have its own low-denominational coins which you will often get as change when paying for items. Visa and MasterCard are accepted everywhere but Amex... More
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Response from DTG59 | Reviewed this property |
They have a website. Type into your search engine tamarindrarotonga as one word and you will find it
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$25 - US$100
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, View, Kids, Business meetings, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
9:30 AM - 2:00 PM
6:30 PM - 11:30 PM
6:30 PM - 11:30 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
6:30 PM - 11:30 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
6:30 PM - 11:30 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
6:30 PM - 11:30 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
6:30 PM - 11:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Avarua Main Road, Avarua COK, Cook Islands
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Cook Islands  >  Southern Cook Islands  >  Rarotonga  >  Avarua
  • Phone Number: +682 26 487
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The exclusive, romantic and private restaurant venue on the island with delicious and world-renowned Pacific cuisine. Away from the crowds and the public eye, a fine dining evening with your loved ones or a wedding at Tamarind House is an extra special experience. Whether your requirements are large or small, we are eager to accommodate you with an event that you will long remember. Tamarind House is a versatile venue offering five different areas to suit any occasion. Tamarind House Restaurant on the island of Rarotonga in the Cook Islands is situated on a large oceanfront property, with it's stately beautifully restored historic colonial house, huge verandas and french doors, and a lovely garden shaded by coconut palms and green lawns sweeping down to the ocean. It is just a 3 minute drive from the town centre, and the round the island bus stops just by the entrance. You can enjoy a feeling of nostalgia for a bygone era in the peaceful seclusion of our truly unique tropical setting..
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