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“A Local Take”
Review of The Rickshaw

The Rickshaw
Ranked #33 of 103 Restaurants in Rarotonga
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$9 - US$16
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Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Description: Cosy Asian Street Style Cafe in Muri, serving Vietnamese, Indonesian, Chinese, Malasian and Thai dishes with a range of vegetarian choices and gluten free items on request.
Reviewed 24 February 2017

Having spent many months in Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, and Singapore over the past three decades, we've eaten a lot of the dishes from the cuisines represented on the Rickshaw menu. Based on our experience, I'd say you may well be disappointed if you go expecting an authentic beef rendang or nasi goreng. That said, the restaurant's interpretation of those dishes and others we tried from the extensve menu were more than edible.

The restaurant has very pleasant dining areas, and the service is friendly and professional. Our orders were taken promptly, and the server checked on us frequently. The portions were large, and the food was well-prepared. We wouldn't hesitate to eat there again.

One caveat: look carefully at the drink prices before you order one! A Singapore Sling would set you back about the same amount as a ticket to Singapore. Otherwise, it was good value, and a pleasant experience.

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Reviewed 20 February 2017

Generous servings, varied menu and delicious food. Excellent service and go one wine list. Went here on a whim and weren't disappointed.

Thank RBFrodo
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Raroliving, Manager at The Rickshaw, responded to this reviewResponded 23 February 2017

We are happy that your whim brought you to us, and that you enjoyed all that you experienced at the Rickshaw including the satay :) and "Generous servings, varied menu and delicious food. Excellent service and good wine list." We will ensure the staff see your great comments, thank you

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Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Repeat return here, this time for a takeaway for four.

Wonderful food, a little pricing for a take away but as there was nothing left to clear away you can say it was worth it.

Will be back

Thank Ian W
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Raroliving, Manager at The Rickshaw, responded to this reviewResponded 23 February 2017

Super to have you join our regular customers Ian W, for either takeaway or eat-in. Will be doing our best to provide tasty good value food consistently.

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Reviewed 30 January 2017

Family of 4 dined here, loved the ambience and the menu is quite extensive. Meals were quite small to feed 4 and not a lot of meat in the dishes.I enjoyed the meal but the price really shocked me. A couple of drinks probably pushed things up but this was by far the most expensive meal we had on the Island and we did eat at some expensive restaurants over the course of our stay. Wouldn't go back with a family, kids were still hungry after 3 course meal.

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Thank Liz S
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Raroliving, Manager at The Rickshaw, responded to this reviewResponded 23 February 2017

Thank you for your lovely feedback on our ambiance and extensive menu. Following your comment portion sizes will be double checked for consistency coming out of the kitchen, as most feedback we get say its just right or even too big, so perhaps there was a mishap that evening. If you do come back without the family, and we hope you do get the opportunity, be sure to come at happy hour when all drinks are on special.

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Reviewed 29 January 2017

A great restaurant on the outer loop road, nice and cosy, food brilliant. Excellent selection and great meals. Loved the Vietnamese Chicken with Ginger. Will visit again before the end of the trip

Thank Stuart C
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Raroliving, Manager at The Rickshaw, responded to this reviewResponded 23 February 2017

Really appreciate the 5 star review of Rickshaw's atmosphere, meal selection, and food. Welcome to the legion of fans the Vietnamese Chicken with Ginger, and we will be sure to let the chefs know that you enjoyed it. Hope your second visit is on par or better!

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