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Kaena restaurant & bar

Ara Tapu, Cook Islands
+682 25 433
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  • Excellent13%
  • Very good60%
  • Average13%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible11%
Travellers talk about
“burgers” (13 reviews)
“fish” (8 reviews)
“nice takeaway” (2 reviews)
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Ara Tapu, Cook Islands
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1 - 10 of 46 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped in for a coffee and something else, We ended up having a muffin which was surprisingly good.

Thank Annie C
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

So we took dinner there three times during our 12 day trip to the island. We stayed at a nearby hotel and this was a less $$$ meal than the hotel. Burgers were decent, they give a lot of chips and we both thought that...More

Thank Kathyey1
Reviewed 14 September 2017 via mobile

Quick service. Would recommend the take away fish meal. Decent size piece of fish , plenty of chips and a good side salad all for $15.

Thank Malcolm B
Reviewed 9 July 2017

We ordered two hamburgers, and a cold drink. The burgers had a large home-made beef patty, and was very filling. Very generous portions served here, and the waiting time was less than 5 minutes from order to serving.

Thank Frangipani08
Reviewed 4 July 2017 via mobile

This review is for the takeaway part not the restaurant. First impression: clean and well signed. Really good spot for a bit of informal dining whilst in the south. We visited twice and both times were impressed with what was served. Of note is the...More

Thank KJO74
Reviewed 12 May 2017

This place was packed, and with good reason the food was excellent. Both fish dishes we had were delicious. The quality of the fish and very good fast wait staff,make this a place to visit on your trip to Rarotonga. Try the Matutu local brew...More

Thank KcirtapNosnibor
Reviewed 4 May 2017

We ate here 2 nights. Once for takeaways and once at the restaurant. Both were good. The restaurant is beautifully presented and the food was excellent. Give the restaurant a try, you will be pleasantly surprised, the quality of the food and service was very...More

Thank dc4yhwh
Reviewed 9 March 2017

When we didn't have much of a choice on Sunday night, this place was open and filled our needs. My wife had a cheeseburger ($7) and I had a fish and chips combo plate ($18) for takeout. Both served our need to eat and made...More

Thank jjluke
Reviewed 4 March 2017

Conveniently located next to our snorkeling spot. We had a fairly decent burger and fish and chips. They don't sell beers, though.

Thank Katie K
Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

Stopped in at Kaena's after coming back from a mornings SCUBa diving. The burgers were very good, but being the closest shop to the beach (across the road) the prices were a bit steep.

Thank Phillip S
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Ara Tapu, Cook Islands
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Cook Islands  >  Southern Cook Islands  >  Rarotonga
  • Phone Number: +682 25 433
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