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Tamarind House Restaurant

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Avarua Main Road, Avarua COK, Cook Islands
+682 26 487
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Today
18:30 - 23:30
11:30 - 14:00
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Hours:
Sun 09:30 - 14:00
Mon - Sat 18:30 - 23:30
Tue - Fri 11:30 - 14:00
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Medicine Hat, Canada
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15 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Great location. Nice atmosphere. Good food. Great service. We were there as a group. Food was excellent and service great. Location gave us the opportunity to take sunset pictures. Staff very warm and friendly.

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Thank Lois381
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Their fresh fish sandwich...got to be the best on the island. My wife had their daily fish special and it was truly amazing also. Extra strong recommendation for the fish sandwich...I'm something of a connoisseur of fish sandwiches...this place is at the top of the list. Plus, a pretty classy setting!!

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Thank Pete S
Auckland
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15 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Amazing food here. Great location too, perfect place to watch sunset with a wine and eat delish food.

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Thank Rachel M
Gore, New Zealand
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Wow so glad we went here just beautiful. Lovely white tablecloths & napkins. Food was delicious, cocktails were great. The cheesecake was the best I have tasted.

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Thank 64Sally
Canberra, Australia
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food was lovely and the location was great, take the time to go out and see the garden. The service was attentive a nice atmosphere.

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Thank tanigm
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31 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Absolutely fabulous! This is truely a wonderful place to dine from the location which is superb to the food , sensational to the service which was gracious and at the same time responsive. If your on or going to the Cook Islands then don't miss out on this one. We had the seafood platter which was like no other we... More 

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Grafton, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

After local advice about seafood on the island we went to Tamarind House for the seafood platter. Well, it was superb. Fresh, well presented and more than enough for two. First class dinning.

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Perth, Australia
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a great lunch today at Tamarind House. It's a great location overlooking the gardens & ocean. The staff were very welcoming.We both had the 2 course special. Our meal was fantastic and great value for money.We can highly recommend eating here😊

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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74 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely experience here. We came for desert, and I wish we ate dinner here as well. The service was good, the food was superb. Will definitely dine here again!

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Diamond Creek, Australia
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102 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful restaurant with very nice selection of food - topped off with great service from the staff. Thanks for a great meal.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$25 - US$100
Cuisine
Seafood, European, New Zealand, Polynesian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, View, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
09:30 - 14:00
Monday
18:30 - 23:30
Tuesday
18:30 - 23:30
11:30 - 14:00
Wednesday
18:30 - 23:30
11:30 - 14:00
Thursday
18:30 - 23:30
11:30 - 14:00
Friday
18:30 - 23:30
11:30 - 14:00
Saturday
18:30 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Avarua Main Road, Avarua COK, Cook Islands
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Cook Islands  >  Southern Cook Islands  >  Rarotonga  >  Avarua
  • Phone Number: +682 26 487
Description
The exclusive, romantic and private restaurant venue on the island with delicious and world-renowned Pacific cuisine. Away from the crowds and the public eye, a fine dining evening with your loved ones or a wedding at Tamarind House is an extra special experience. Whether your requirements are large or small, we are eager to accommodate you with an event that you will long remember. Tamarind House is a versatile venue offering five different areas to suit any occasion. Tamarind House Restaurant on the island of Rarotonga in the Cook Islands is situated on a large oceanfront property, with it's stately beautifully restored historic colonial house, huge verandas and french doors, and a lovely garden shaded by coconut palms and green lawns sweeping down to the ocean. It is just a 3 minute drive from the town centre, and the round the island bus stops just by the entrance. You can enjoy a feeling of nostalgia for a bygone era in the peaceful seclusion of our truly unique tropical setting..

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