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Palace Takeaways

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Avatiu | Located at the harbour, Cook Islands
+682 21 438
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Wellington, New Zealand
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our burgers were so good! We couldn't fault them. Only disappointment was that we couldn't order the Palace burger as they were too busy. What we did get was still very good though!

Thank Vaaria2010
Los Angeles, California
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690 reviews
370 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 269 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I'm not one to pass up a special burger spot especially when I'm on vacation. Most restaurants on the island can get pretty expensive so these local hang out spots are worthing visiting to save some money. I ordered the Palace Burger not knowing what I was getting into, the thing was massive to say the least. Even at 150... More 

Thank Creeping_Death_LA
Brisbane, Australia
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped in mid afternoon. Lovely staff, great location, highly recommend by the locals but for the palace burger which there is no way my husband and I could eat so we opted for a chicken burger. That is where nice stops.... the burger was dripping the bun was soggy and the chips weren't nice either. If we could of... More 

Thank kieram84
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

Unfortunately for me, when I. Came to this place I wasn't hungry enough to order the palace burger!! My friends did though and I tried some of theirs, the bacon was amazing!!! The service was good and the food was better!!! I thought it was reasonably priced as well!!

Thank Awhina M
Level Contributor
6 reviews
Reviewed 7 February 2017

I found the burgers delicious, especially the sauce they use! However, items on the menu can be quite expensive and it is super busy around lunch time. Had to wait for an hour and a half before we received our order. Lady who served me was super nice though! :)

Thank Ramona M
Auckland, New Zealand
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 16 January 2017

I went to Palace on a Wednesday, I was literally so excited coz I been waiting all holiday to have a Palace Burger because I heard it was very popular! I asked for a palace burger and the lady at the till just said "we cant make that burger? not today". I was definitely dissapointed more so because she didnt... More 

Thank Danny T
Melbourne, Australia
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207 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 January 2017

No McDonalds in the Cook Islands but who needs it anyway. Palace Burgers is much better. All food is cooked fresh and doesn’t have that processed and reheated taste or feel to it. Not a sit in place as it’s just a roadside hut type kitchen with a permanent annex and a ½ dozen picnic park tables and attached benches.... More 

Thank our56
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68 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 November 2016

Great place to stop! Nice lots of locals eat there also. Outdoor dining at picnic tables. Fun place to grab lunch.

Thank holidayfuncalgary
Level Contributor
3 reviews
Reviewed 29 November 2016

i was pleasantly suprised after recommendation of others as to the quality and size of the food here. so here is a positive and maybe a negative i guess. 1) wednesday $3.50 burger day, get their !!!!! good size, yummy burgers, home made patties it looks like to, damn good, however chips and other products are pricey but thats island... More 

Thank Mike L
Monterey Park, California
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193 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 November 2016

I have tried just one item on the menu which is the Palace Burger. You cannot fit the whole thing in your mouth. You have to eat half of the burger at a time. You have the bun, lettuce, a slice of pineapple, cheese, burger, fried egg, coleslaw, bacon and it repeats itself one more time. It lasted me for... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Fast food
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Avatiu | Located at the harbour, Cook Islands
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Cook Islands  >  Southern Cook Islands  >  Rarotonga
  • Phone Number: +682 21 438

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