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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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Overview
  • Excellent69%
  • Very good24%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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CUISINES
Seafood, European, New Zealand, Polynesian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
Aorangi, Arorangi, Cook Islands
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Reviewed 5 February 2016

Very friendly owners (I believe it has since changed hands). The food was fantastic, service was attentive without being intrusive and did I mention the chocolate and banana deep fried wontons...what a dessert! I went to the Kikau Hut twice in one week just for...More

Thank Andrew W
Browny57, Owner at Kikau Hut Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 18 February 2016

Thanks for the great comments Andrew and we look forward to seeing you again when you next visit Raro. Regards Gordon

Reviewed 31 January 2016

The owners came and picked us up from our resort and were very friendly. The food was great, we ate with another couple from our resort. Service was great, and the staff were very friendly. I had a seafood platter and it was amazing! I...More

Thank Samantha A
Browny57, Owner at Kikau Hut Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 18 February 2016

Hi Sam and it was a pleasure having you with us. One of the reasons for our pick up and drop off service is to let you have a few drinks without worrying about the drink driving issues and of course to make sure you...More

Reviewed 28 January 2016

We thoroughly enjoyed dinner at Kikau Hut and would have returned but they were closing the next day for refurbishments. The camembert entrée is superb. I had it last year when we dined there, and will do so again. The desserts are homemade and superb!...More

Thank Julie C
Browny57, Owner at Kikau Hut Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 29 January 2016

Thank you Julie and we are pleased you enjoyed the evening. Our mini re-furb and clean up is complete and we are back open from 8 February right through the year. We look forward to seeing you again one day soon we hope. Regards Gordon

Reviewed 27 January 2016

It was late in the evening and a slow time of year for tourism. We walked from our resort to the restaurant. While therestaraunt only had four tables with guests were were told we needed a reservation but could be seated outside which was our...More

Thank ErricRoss
Browny57, Owner at Kikau Hut Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 31 January 2016

Sorry to hear of your disappointing experience Erric, I can assure you we do not give preferential treatment to those buying alcohol. Similarly we aim to treat all our guests in the same way and we do encourage our staff to make sure everyone is...More

Reviewed 26 January 2016 via mobile

Good food, friendly service and hosts with live music set the scene for a really enjoyable dinner. Recommend going on an evening where they are playing live music. For dessert try the wantons! Amaze balls!!!

Thank AzzaRich
Browny57, Owner at Kikau Hut Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 31 January 2016

Love your comments Azza and thanks for the positive words. Mondays are a popular night and we are really pleased you had a great time. Come back and see us next time you are here. Regards Gordon

Reviewed 22 January 2016

On our recent visit to Rarotonga we ate in Kikau Hut 5 times, we could resist returning to try something else off the great menu. The staff and owners could not give you a better welcome and they are lucky to have such a great...More

Thank Jane D
Browny57, Owner at Kikau Hut Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 31 January 2016

How lovely to hear from you Jane. We had a great time hosting you and Jon and really enjoyed our New Year's Eve time with you. Tell Jon I've got more cider in for when you come back. Thanks also for visiting our facebook page...More

Reviewed 20 January 2016

Recommended by a friend. Singers really good; breads lovely and fresh; prawn and fish meals both tasty. Staff very friendly and helpful.

Thank lindabro21
Browny57, Owner at Kikau Hut Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 18 February 2016

Hello Linda and thanks for posting this review. I like to tell staff what the customers think and we do review these posts so that we can keep our 'continuous improvement' cycle going. We hope you will come and see us again. Regards Gordon

Reviewed 18 January 2016

We had a fantastic dinner at the Kikau Hut. Love how the restaurant is designed and the food is great.

Thank Melinda1251
Browny57, Owner at Kikau Hut Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 31 January 2016

Hi Melinda - We really appreciate you taking the time to comment on Trip Advisor and thanks for the positive words. Hopefully you'll return to Raro and come and see us again. Regards Gordon

Reviewed 14 January 2016

Ate at Kikau twice while staying at Edgewater - just a short walk so didn't need the courtesy van which is a great idea & we could see people utilised this. Our food was delicious - my steak perfect. The desserts were very popular with...More

Thank mandms2727
Browny57, Owner at Kikau Hut Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 31 January 2016

Thank you for taking the time to add your positive feedback and we really appreciate the comments on our service. I always advise staff of the guest's reviews and the front of house team will be especially pleased with your words. We will keep those...More

Reviewed 14 January 2016 via mobile

It really is a hut, lovely island feel given off by the hut and the lovely staff, the owners in particular I found very natural and good at what they do. The wife greeted us and the husband was also working in the restaurant. The...More

Thank Anj35
Browny57, Owner at Kikau Hut Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 31 January 2016

Hello Anj and thanks for taking the time to write in. I've already reserved your table so it will be great to see you when you visit again. Regards Gordon

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khammy82
8 July 2015|
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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
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r10th
20 March 2015|
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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
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 20 - USD 50
Meals
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
Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Child-friendly, Kids
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
Description
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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