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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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Be sure to call for reservations. ate here 2 times in week. Fish of day was awesome!! Order steak a little under. Was a little overcooked, but the view from the beach-side tables, and the great deserts made it all worth it

Thank kj1318
Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Beachside tables on the sand looking across sparkling water is worth the trip to Vaima. The food was Devine. The best duck l'orange I have had. Let down a little bit by the service, but still worth a visit

Thank NJDaniel
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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133 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We were excited to return to Vaima as we hadn't visited it since it has been resurrected after the fire that destroyed it. However it was a great disappointment all round. :( It was very busy when we arrived at 7:00pm and our drinks orders were taken straight away. They came out soon after. From then on, things deteriorated. We... More 

Thank foodlover27264
Nelson, New Zealand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Nice combination of quality food and great location. Went there as part of large group for special occasion and delivered very well. Pork belly particularly good

Thank Liam H
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Vaima gets 5 stars for the setting. The office manager at our hotel got us the front table right on the beach for dinner. Lovely sunset right on the sand. Everything else gets three stars. Food was decent, not great, a bit expensive for the quality and quantity. Service was quite poor at all tables. Appeared to be more of... More 

Thank TFriend2012
Seattle, Washington
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14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

All I remember, sorry, but they won't leave my brain, were two things from this dinner. First was the amazing sunset, we ate right on the beach, and secondly and most unique, was the amazingly good key lime pie. It was not traditional, more like a cake, but incredibly tasty. I wish I could have gone back again and again!... More 

Thank jamesmullins
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This place was recommended to us by our accomodation who'd never steered us wrong. The food was excellent, cocktails delicious. We had the chicken wontons, pork belly and fish and chips all of which were delicious. The mains are extremely generously sized. We liked the place so much we ended up going back there again later on in the week.... More 

Thank breakaway9001
Rotorua, New Zealand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The location is right on the beach, food is beautiful a bit on the pricey side, we ate there a couple of times, the beef wellington is delicious.

Thank reporoa
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168 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant remains our favourite on the island for a number of reasons. Its position on the sand overlooking the lagoon is wonderful. Its mainly local staff are amazingly friendly and helpful and it’s great to see familiar faces from year to year. And the food is always consistent and value for money. In summary, Vaima is a great little... More 

Thank nzlilibet
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great restaurant where you can sit outside with the sand between your toes and watch the sun go down. The staff are very welcoming and make you feel like regulars on your first visit. While we didn't take advantage of this, they also offer a pick up service. Big servings (mains) that we struggled to finish but were delicious all... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 9 - USD 32
Seafood, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, 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
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Bar Scene, 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
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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