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Kikau Hut Restaurant

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Aorangi, Arorangi, Cook Islands
+682 26 860
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Umina Beach, Australia
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Enjoyed eating here and found the food to be very nice. I had the pork ribs they were delicious. My husband had the steak very good too

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Thank kerry r
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117 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our waitress and Gordon were lovely managing to work through the heat last night. Lucky for fans as cooled us all a little. Loved the art work and the fun poster in the ladies loo which was very clean. The chowder was delicious and generous with a lot of seafood in it. Toms fish curry was scrumptious. We were very... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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205 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Things looked great from the outside but it was not the same once we ordered. Food was very average compered to other place of equal standard. Found service dropped off at that point to. Was great when came 14 years ago but definitely not the same this time.

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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a sensational dinner on the last night of our holiday - it was really special! The food is great, and the duo that were singing were awesome. Gordon and Rebecca were lovely, and gave us plenty of info for our next trip - thanks guys!

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Thank Lauren S
Napier, New Zealand
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50 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We found this place on TripAdvisor, but were not disappointed. Very nice homemade food, curries and the cheesecake desert with gingernut base was exceptional.

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Thank NevillePettersson
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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52 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We dined here twice during our stay in Raro. The first time we rocked in without a booking and they sorted a table for us straight away. The hosts are straight up lovely. Helpful, accomodating and informative. When we ordered our host told us the kitchen was just doing the mains for a big group they had in, and ours... More 

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Thank whanau_travels
United States
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184 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 207 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our most disappointing meal in the weeks was by far the Kikao Hut, which we had heard good things about and were excited to try. It started with the $13 kids meal for my son having spoiled chicken – very noticeably (which they remade right away) and the kids meals being so small even my 3 year old was still... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited the restaurant for dinner on New Year's Eve so there was a limited menu available.. had the prawn and pawpaw salad .. was tasty and fresh..the main course mahi mahi was good with a tomato and caper sauce .. wine list limited but reasonable prices . There was also a great duo playing live music !!!!

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Thank rossacammell
Gold Coast
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Attended a 60th birthday at this venue for my wife's, sisters mother Inlaw and had a great sea food dinner. The portions we more than enough to full you up, however that didn't stop me from helping my wife to eat hers. Didn't really try anything else on the menu as we were told that this was the place for... More 

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New Plymouth, New Zealand
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11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Kikau hut is a cute little building with wood covering all windows, which gets opened up at night. It created a very nice atmosphere inside the restaurant. The food tasted fresh and was very nice. I am an easy target for mosquito's though and was being eaten alive! When I asked if they had some insect repellent that I could... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$50
Cuisine
Seafood, European, New Zealand, Polynesian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Aorangi, Arorangi, Cook Islands
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Cook Islands  >  Southern Cook Islands  >  Rarotonga  >  Arorangi
  • Phone Number: +682 26 860
Description
A small intimate restaurant. The relaxed atmosphere, local art, beautiful gardens combined with excellent service give it a special ambiance for all diners. European food with island flair, gluten free and vegetarian options along with a children's menu and free transfers by arrangement make Kikau Hut special.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?