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Kikau Hut Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
€€ - €€€
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Aorangi, Arorangi, Cook Islands
+682 26 860
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Tauranga, New Zealand
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49 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2015 via mobile

Went here as staying at the Edgewater and is in walking distance although I see the hosts have a pick up and drop off service. Service was by far the best we had in raro. Food was good value with some nice touches- seafood was very fresh. Good desert choice as well. Reccommended

Thank Mike C
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2015

it was very sad to be at the kikau hut yesterday because this was the last evening that Kevin and Cathy where our hosts. we where with them on their first evening 6 years ago in the restaurant and now had the chance to say good bye - not that they leave rarotonga!. They made the evening very special with... More 

Thank The_Dive_Centre
Auckland, New Zealand
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2015

We met a couple of ladies on the plane on the way to Raro and got along so well we decided to meet at Kikau for dinner! The entertainment were fantastic, the food was beautiful and the night was topped off with an amusing poster on the ladies bathroom door! Thanks guys - highly recommend this place!

Thank 77MoJo
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2015 via mobile

We visited here tonight after reading the reviews and weren't disappointed. The service was outstanding and food amazing and the restaurant had a lovely ambience. Highly recommend the seafood platter and banana and chocolate wontons.

Thank Rachel W
Sydney, Australia
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120 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2015

The Kikau Hut was recommended to us by a local and it proved to be an excellent choice. The restaurant is owned by an expat Kiwi and his wife and it provides good food and wine and reasonable value for money. My wife had the fish of the day which was Broadbill and she rated it as the best seafood... More 

Thank Mark S
Wellington, New Zealand
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2015

A nice restaurant run by a lovely NZ couple who have been in Raro for around 6 years. Try the traditional fish dish and get dessert!

Thank SayraNZ
Sydney, Australia
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2015

The Kikau Hut was a fantastic place to eat. The service of the staff was amazing and our waitress learnt everyone's name within minutes of us sitting down and then referred to us personally throughout our stay. This was fantastic as we had a group and were able to pay for what we ate rather than splitting the bill. The... More 

Thank Luke B
Pukekohe, New Zealand
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26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2015

Staff were very friendly and the food was amazing. A great menu selection at reasonably prices. Bookings are recommended and the owner will also pick you up from your accommodation and drop you back after the meal. The building was very quaint and you must check out the back of the ladies toilet door !!!

Thank Verna R
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54 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2015

Yum. This place is definitely worth a visit. Good fresh fish and great desserts too. We had dinner there twice it was so good. Lovely staff and atmosphere. Highly recommend.

1 Thank kiwidaisyWaikato
Cambridge, null, New Zealand
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25 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2015

Very good meal. Service excellent. Owner and his wife are New Zealanders and very friendly. If you are unable to get there they will come and pick you up if you do not have transport.

1 Thank Janetm207

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$50
Seafood, European, New Zealand, Polynesian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Aorangi, Arorangi, Cook Islands
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Cook Islands  >  Southern Cook Islands  >  Rarotonga  >  Arorangi
  • Phone Number: +682 26 860
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?