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Tamarind House Restaurant


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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

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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
US$12 - US$68
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Seafood, New Zealand, Polynesian
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
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to dinner at the Tararind House and had a fantatsic seafood meal with garlic bread and a few glasses of wine. Food was great staff friendly, great view over the water

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank branson6
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We arrived early and got lucky cause they were fully booked out and moved a few tables around to fit us in, we tried the chowder for entre that was great with a local cook island beer that was very refreshing for main I had...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank D5981TOmichaelb
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very pleasant location, just outside Averua. I went for dessert and a glass of wine, while writing up post cards. The location overlooks the water in a secluded setting. “Colonial house” but rather austere interior. I had the pavlova which was very good. Service not...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank David L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant was recommended by a local after the first two we tried were unexpectedly closed for the evening. I’m so happy it worked out the way it did because the meals, service, & ocean view were absolutely perfect. It’s expensive but no more than...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank 3112lulu12
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Best seafood platter ever - must try. A great combination of tempura, crumbed and fresh seafood. A highlight was the tuna sashimi and fish curry.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank roamingfree2011
Reviewed 7 January 2019

A trip to Rarotonga wouldn't be complete without at least one dinner at the historic Tamarind House. The food is fantastic and the outlook is hard to beat. You will need to book though because it is very popular with locals as well as visitors.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Vacation252820
Reviewed 5 January 2019 via mobile

This was one of the best dinners I’ve ever had. The fish was so delicious and all of the ingredients worked perfectly together. The pavlova was light and extremely tasty. The service was quick and the staff were so friendly. Thank you so much!

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank MargieB369
Reviewed 5 January 2019 via mobile

The food was amazing and the service was outstanding, they definitely make sure you are satisfied with your visit ,

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank chunks_norton
Reviewed 23 December 2018

I dined here with my husband twice whilst in Rarotonga. First time was celebrating our 42nd wedding anniversary so we had two courses...mains and dessert. Second time we just ordered a main. I'd read in the tripadvisor reviews that the steaks were tough and chewy...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank seniorluvstotravel
Reviewed 13 December 2018

We chose this restaurant based on local referral as being the best on the island. We celebrated our daughter's birthday and really enjoyed the location, the service, the extensive menu & wine list.

Date of visit: December 2018
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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
21 February 2017|
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Response from David nJacquie O | 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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