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The Nu Bar & Grill - CLOSED

Ara Tapu | Avatiu, Cook Islands
+682 26 121
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good39%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
15 Feb 2016
“OMG the steak was great”
10 Jan 2016
“All of the worst”
Restaurant Hours Closed
American, European, Steakhouse, Bar, Mediterranean, Barbecue, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Ara Tapu | Avatiu, Cook Islands
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1 - 10 of 37 reviews

Reviewed 16 February 2016

Love the food and the atmosphere, cant wait to return to fill my belly again, the boys were very happy with the offerings :)

1  Thank beckybiscuit01
Reviewed 10 January 2016

The Nu Bar just reopened this being the second night with a whole new staff and menu. After being closed for three weeks and firing the chef Alberto, with his loyal staff giving notice they had to reopen before the new owners arrive in 2...More

1  Thank GramaGoose
Reviewed 22 November 2015

Lovely place for evening meal.The staff are so helpful and friendly nothing is a bother.Our meals were just great.,the prices are also good for what you require.We look forward to see the changes the new owners will do as this is a specil place to...More

Thank Lonetravel_13
Reviewed 12 October 2015

The swiss Chef Alberto & his Team, a very clean kitchen, the Stirloin Steack and his Pepper Sauce. That's all. One word. Delicious.

Thank TheOwnerOfThePlace
Reviewed 7 October 2015

We checked out of our Hotel in the morning and roamed the island until ~5.30pm when Nu Bar was due to open. We picked up our cases from our hotel and taxied up to the Nu Bar which is next to the airport. We then...More

Thank potblak
Reviewed 15 July 2015

This is a nice restaurant with food at a good value. It is very near the airport which was a bonus for us since our plane was delayed.

2  Thank Ross P
Reviewed 25 June 2015

We were introduced to this restaurant by a local and we can't thank her enough! 4 of us had the pork loin + dessert for $25 - it would have to be the BEST pork I have ever had. Huge helpings (I had the small...More

1  Thank Trakka2014
Reviewed 29 April 2015

Alberto, who acts as manager and chef, has lived in the Cook Islands for many years and combines Swiss attention to detail with interesting variations using local ingredients e.g. papaya seed salad dressing. I had beautifully-cooked yellowfin tuna that was on special, while my friends...More

1  Thank Imogen I
Reviewed 28 April 2015

Visit #1--was very good as I had the chicken dish. Our friends with us weren't that keen on the beef dish though. Visit #2--just my husband and I went and it was terrible. We both ordered the steak and when it arrived I honestly thought...More

Reviewed 22 April 2015

Gluten free options great and they even changed the bread on the Ceaser salad to GF for me...loved it

1  Thank 986leah41
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
US$9 - US$22
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Ara Tapu | Avatiu, Cook Islands
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Cook Islands  >  Southern Cook Islands  >  Rarotonga
  • Phone Number: +682 26 121
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