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Kikau Hut Restaurant

$$ - $$$Seafood, ,
Aorangi, Arorangi, Cook Islands
+682 26 860
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good25%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“wontons” (68 reviews)
“banoffee pie” (37 reviews)
“grilled banana” (11 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Seafood, New Zealand, Polynesian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Aorangi, Arorangi, Cook Islands
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Reviewed 5 days ago

This restaurant was a recommended to us by a local but what a disappointment. The food just isnt of a standard that they charge for and some of the flavours are less than appealing. Not a good mealMore

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Maree R
Gordon B, Owner at Kikau Hut Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hello Maree, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review, we do appreciate your feedback. I'm sorry to hear you did not enjoy your dining experience with us, If you would like to provide us with further information regarding your meals we...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Both my friend and I discovered this restaurant three years ago when there had been an article in Escape about deep fried banana/chocolate wontons. As we arrived on a Sunday and there is no evening bus service, we really appreciated the pick-up and return. Gordon...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Margaret L
Gordon B, Owner at Kikau Hut Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hello Margaret, Thank you very much for your review. We are so glad to hear you enjoyed both your food and experience with us. We will be looking forward to seeing you again on your next return! Kind regards Kikau Hut team

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Unfortunately we stopped in here for dinner one night and we disappointed. Service was unusual..kind of got the vibe they didnt want us dining there then the food was below average. Drinks were good but that was about it. We got the thai beef salad...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank nzmarua
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This was a real disappointment, We liked it a lot in 2011, returning three times for evening meals. Friendly service,super quality food, really well presented. Returned in 2017, and although a change of owner, the quality and service remained high. Based on this previous experience,...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank lovegrove2016
Reviewed 11 November 2018 via mobile

Prior to visiting (it’s our first trip), we had family and friends & other Trip Advisor users recommend the best places to eat on the island. We had Charlie’s, Beluga, The Waterline and more, but this is the only place that we can say genuinely...More

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank Sjaan W
Reviewed 8 November 2018 via mobile

Found Kikau Hut on this site on our first trip to Raro. Emailed Gordon to reserve a table and transfer from the Islander hotel, by Gordon’s staff. Prompt reply and that was the beginning of an immensely enjoyable evening out. First class from start to...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank 722chriso
Reviewed 4 November 2018

Had been to this restaurant on previous visits to the island. Was not as impressed with the food this time. Service was good, seemed to be a quiet night

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank eclairtaupo
Reviewed 4 November 2018 via mobile

Nice place and food is great! Service can be a little slow, we waited for an hour and more for the food to arrive. I would definitely go again.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank KobeBryant8
Reviewed 31 October 2018 via mobile

We arrived 10-15 mins before there opening time of 6pm with no booking we have 2 little kids so early dinners for us, this was no problem.. my wife summed it up "Fresh and yum" she described it, lovely dinner in a cool island restaurant.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Reon B
Reviewed 30 October 2018

Located in a distinctive hut, this is a good place to come for a night out. The restaurant is a decent size with tables that accommodate larger groups. The walls of the restaurant were decorated with vivid paintings of the book islands. Tap water at...More

Date of visit: November 2017
Thank bucketlisttravellers
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Questions & Answers
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
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, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups, Romantic
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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