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The Yellow Hibiscus

$$ - $$$, Seafood,
Vaimaanga, Cook Islands
+682 20 002
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good35%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“steak” (34 reviews)
“salad” (37 reviews)
“prawns” (19 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, Seafood, Polynesian, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Vaimaanga, Cook Islands
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1 - 10 of 347 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Had a lovely meal at the Yellow Hibiscus. Service was friendly and the meals were good. Had a superb curry. Easy walking distance from our accommodation.

Thank Linda K
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We had a few meals here during our stay at the resort and we found the food and staff to be great and the prices were reasonable too.

Thank Mark S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I recently had the best prawn cocktail I have ever had at the Yellow Hibiscus (Palm Grove), half a pawpaw with a huge amount of prawns with a nice mayonnaise, and I think about $15. They have happy hour on Friday late afternoon with music,...More

1  Thank rayjenk
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were really hungry when we arrived here for lunch and couldn’t decide between the Seafood Chowder and the Fish Burger. I opted for the latter and it was delicious freshly cooked fish in a delicious bun with lots of lovely garnish. It just hit...More

Thank rizzy80
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We found this place on a whim as we wanted to change from our daily fare of eggs and toast in the bungalow. The setting is really nice in a tropical garden setting across the street from the beach facing the lush green mountains. I...More

Thank HappyMe77
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

As I returned home, we decided my young sisters birthday would be at Yellow Hibiscus restaurant this year as all other restaurants were booked out. Our booking was for 6pm, and we all arrived promptly to a empty restaurant as others had up and left....More

Thank Putaanga
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had my wedding dinner here and they made such an effort. They made up the tables beautifully. The service was so efficient considering there were 28 of us. The food delicious, good portions and reasonably priced. Thanks guys.

Thank Exploration817128
Reviewed 18 September 2018

We went to this restaurant 3x during our 10 night stay the food was great everytime a had the chicken beast /chips/chicken sandwich/salad every item was massive and I could not eat everything (good luck for my partner). We also went to the BBQ night...More

Thank clearz
Reviewed 9 September 2018 via mobile

We returned here for dinner after a great experience 2 years ago. As a family we all enjoyed our meals a lot, the staff were lovely, great with the kids and really friendly, will definitely go back again

Thank Tinnie26
Reviewed 4 September 2018

We had been recommended this location but unfortunately we didn't take advantage of the Sunday night buffet. We arrived during the day on our bikes Tuesday and reviewed the menu. On Wednesday we booked and to our surprise ran into friends and joined their table...More

Thank SwinnTaylor
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 8 - USD 25
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Vaimaanga, Cook Islands
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Cook Islands  >  Southern Cook Islands  >  Rarotonga  >  Vaimaanga
  • Phone Number: +682 20 002
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Open-air restaurant open 7 days a week for Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner. Casual dining at affordable prices. Reservations recommended for dinner. Ask about Friday Happy Hour and Sunday BBQ dinner.
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