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Kikau Hut Restaurant

) #2 of 10 Restaurants in Arorangi $$ - $$$ Seafood, European,
Aorangi, Arorangi, Cook Islands
+682 26 860
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good24%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“wontons” (75 reviews)
“banoffee pie” (25 reviews)
“lemon cake” (11 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Seafood, European, New Zealand, Polynesian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Aorangi, Arorangi, Cook Islands
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1 - 10 of 927 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago

We pulled in her after someone had recommended it and we were not disappointed - the service was so friendly and the food pretty good too!

Thank randl24
Reviewed 5 days ago

This is the 2nd time round visiting the Cook Islands and the restaurant was originally recommended to us by Steve & Geraldine from Aroa Beachside Inn. The owner of Kikau Hut, Gordy is one of the nicest people you will ever meet! We even had...More

Thank bethanybeethoven
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Absolutely impressive menu here and the food was top notch! My steak was MASSIVE & cooked to perfection, and the seafood was divine. Service from Gordon & his team was without fault.

Thank hbbloke
Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful night out with friends from New Zealand. The cuisine was fresh, tasteful, traditional with some twists. The selection of wines great too. The service was fantastic, I'll be coming again.

Thank NapaBeachfront
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Love this restaurant. Will definitely go again. Gordon is a wonderful host and the food superb. Thanks team

Thank Kaz8453
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a fantastic night hear, lots of great food options on the menu for adults and children and the service was wonderful everyone was friendly. The Wontons for dessert were my highlight. Look forward to visiting again on our next visit to Rarotonga

Thank Jodie L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This awesome restaurant is so consistently great, Ive been to raro 5 times over 9 years and I cant fault it, Kikau hut is my go to, The hosts are fabulous, the ambience is one of a kind, Kids meal options are superb, Go,,,,, you...More

Thank Melanie J
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nice friendly staff, food was fantastic and good size meals. We went there on a recommendation and will pass this on as we also enjoyed our dinners as well. Thanks

Thank Corinne K
Browny57, Owner at Kikau Hut Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Kia Orana Corinne - many thanks for the visit and the positive review. Regards Gordon

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Delicious Ika Mata, good range of food. Same pricing range as NZ restaurants - so a little higher than most of the places we ate on the island as we're not fancy diners. A very pleasant meal with good service.

Thank Ngaio M
Browny57, Owner at Kikau Hut Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for coming in and also for the good comments Ngaio. Regards Gordon

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Friendly staff, quick service, good prices and food was amazing and the atmosphere is perfect was exactly what we were looking for.

Thank Georgie S
Browny57, Owner at Kikau Hut Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Cheers and Meitaki Georgie .. come on back and see us again sometime. Regards Gordon

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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Are you able to book for a wedding party? Can you please provide an email address or advise where to find info on the restaurant for a wedding reception?
8 July 2015|
Response from anniealden s | Property representative |
Yes we do take wedding bookings our email address is kikauhut @ oyster . ck Kia manuia and we look forward to hearing from you
What nights do you have entertainment?
20 March 2015|
Response from anniealden s | Property representative |
Hi there - on Monday nights we have Tani & Rose known as Island Groove playing from 7pm. cheers and regards
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 20 - USD 50
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Aorangi, Arorangi, Cook Islands
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Cook Islands  >  Southern Cook Islands  >  Rarotonga  >  Arorangi
  • Phone Number: +682 26 860
  • E-mail
A small intimate restaurant. The relaxed atmosphere, local art, beautiful gardens combined with excellent service give it a special ambiance for all diners. European food with island flair, Coeliac Friendly, gluten free and vegetarian options along with a children's menu and free transfers by arrangement make Kikau Hut special. We are wheelchair accessible also.
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