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Vaima Polynesian Bar and Restaurant

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Vaimaanga, Titikaveka CK9999, Cook Islands
+682 26 123
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anchorage, ak
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25 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We went with our two year old and they were considerate enough to place us away from the couples and offer us a high chair. Service was prompt. The seafood curry and poached parrot fish in coconut and lime was delicious and very fresh. Our only complaint are the Small portions and they were a bit slack in bringing the... More 

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7 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Probably the best meal we had in Rarotonga! Beer, wine, food and location are all fantastic. There was so much choice on the menu I changed our minds about a dozen times. We were recommended the belly pork and weren't disappointed, what a great meal! You can grab a table on the beach if you're lucky enough and you won't... More 

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Thank Daniel H
Vancouver, Canada
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Viama was highly recommended to us by our hotel and it did not disappoint. We were able to have a great sun-set dinner on the beach just before it started to rain. Restaurant was clean and service was quicker than many of the other restaurants we ate at. The garlic prawns and the pork belly was the best we have... More 

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Thank Kyle U
Wellington, New Zealand
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were staying at Moana beach sands villas just 300 m down the road and spyed the restaurant from the bus.( another story ). We visited on two occasions and bother were excellent first time we arrived without a booking and the staff were very accommodating and kindly gave us a table on the sand in front of the lagoon.... More 

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Thank Rich5011
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This evening starts with a complementary pick up and drop off service extra tick for that. The atmosphere and location is perfect. One small thing make sure you bring some insect repellent for the little mosquitoes. Other than that service was great food was awesome o would highly recommend this restaurant.

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Thank Tina F
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39 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great location with great staff, very helpful and friendly. Our meals were superb. The Slow Roasted Pork Belly was just amazing as was the Vaima Seafood Yellow Curry. I asked for their coldest Heineken and they brought it to me in an ice bucket. No trouble. The food, drink and service was great. A winner.

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Thank Stuart C
Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a couple of yummy dinners here with our 2 little ones. The staff was very nice and friendly. Great location as our kids were able to play on the beach while we were finishing our dinner.

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Thank YMNRike
St Peter Port, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Casual and informal with good choice of food Yet another Rarotonga beachside restaurant with great position Staff were helpful but not very professional or knowledgeable Steak was good. My partners fish was ok but hardly warm Selection of wine could be better

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Thank Paul H
Auckland, New Zealand
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4 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We had great take-out pizzas here one early evening, with very pleasant service. A day or 2 later we made a phone booking for 3 people for dinner, spelling our surname,and telling them where we were staying, both at the request of the person on the phone, When we arrived, our booking was not found The restaurant was filling up... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Excellent service and reliably fresh and delicious food. Booking recommended especially if you want to sit on tables which are literally on the beach. We snorkelled whilst waiting for our food and saw heaps of fish. Good spot to enjoy the sunset.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 9 - USD 32
Cuisine
Seafood, European, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, View, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Vaimaanga, Titikaveka CK9999, Cook Islands
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Cook Islands  >  Southern Cook Islands  >  Rarotonga  >  Titikaveka
  • Phone Number: +682 26 123
Description
We are situated right on the beach. Imagine sitting on the beach with the sun setting, sipping your favourite cocktail and enjoying some of the best cuisine on the island - how romantic! We also offer a pizza take away service - forget the cooking - enjoy our pizza in your room/hotel or just sit on the beach with your feet in the water enjoying the food. We can cater for small private functions and weddings. Look forward to seeing you at the Vaima. We recommend that families book between 5.30 and 6.30 pm.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?