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Cafe Ariki

€€ - €€€Barbecue, ,
Back Road, Avarua COK, Cook Islands
+682 22 772
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good38%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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Barbecue, Grill, New Zealand
€€ - €€€
Back Road, Avarua COK, Cook Islands
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Each time our group puts their heads together, the name Cafe Ariki invariably pops up. Leonie serves a wonderful buffet meal for groups including mains and a dessert. Local dishes along with international favourites. At our last visit, in late May, a range of newer...More

Thank Frangipani08
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We enjoyed a family lunch at Cafe Ariki and it was delicious, seared tuna tripicana salad - I think that was the name of the dish .. it looked and tasted wonderful and I'm looking forward to returning in June with my son and seeing...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a family dinner while in Raro. What a great spot for outside dining that you don't really expect when you walk in. The food was great and the portion size was very good! I would go again :)

Thank melissamurray29
Reviewed 16 April 2018

Great selection of local dishes. Was our favourite cafe we visited for Iki Mata. The sign said closed but it was open

Thank Jenni A
Reviewed 14 April 2018

If you want a decent sized meal for a good price and great atmosphere, Cafe Ariki is your place. A local friend brought us there and it was awesome. Would definitely go back.

Thank Mer B
Reviewed 9 April 2018

Definitely a Local favourite, delicious meals, huge plates and yummy choices. Perfect for families, with a child menu too, and good service. They never dissapoint.

Thank iamnataliashort
Reviewed 5 March 2018

Once you have dragon fruit (plus other fresh fruits and herbs) in your chicken of fish salad, it's hard to go back. Fresh and filling. I go to Ariki Cafe, like all good locals, because it provides the best value for money (and local portions).

1  Thank Mii M
Reviewed 4 March 2018

OMG was told by a local to go here, was the most delicious food with healthy portions I have eaten on the island. Prices are awesome highly affordable. Make sure you book a table as it is always busy.

Thank Grant5050
Reviewed 19 January 2018

Spent a family celebration here, portions were huge and the price is affordable, will go back, great service for large groups

1  Thank Angela B
Reviewed 8 January 2018

Wonderful service and huge helpings of food that tasted awesome for a cheap price (cheaper than NZ) It is a locals cafe and is frequented by them so it must be good.

Thank Smithy6966
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
Barbecue, Grill, New Zealand
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Back Road, Avarua COK, Cook Islands
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Cook Islands  >  Southern Cook Islands  >  Rarotonga  >  Avarua
  • Phone Number: +682 22 772
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