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The Yellow Hibiscus

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Vaimaanga, Cook Islands
+682 20 002
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Cambridge, New Zealand
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40 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We enjoyed a couple meals during our stay - had fish both times, superb! Service great, staff couldn't be more helpful or friendly. Sitting under the veranda enjoying a pre dinner drink as well - heaven

Thank nikkib5050
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63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We dined here a couple of times and each time was excellent - staff friendly and welcoming, good choice of dishes and reasonably priced. The Sunday BBQ offers an extensive range of salad and hot dishes to go with your choice of steak or fish. Inside or outside dining - very casual and relaxing.

Thank Kim F
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed at the Palm Grove, so had dinner at the restaurant basically ever night. The chefs can cook for sure! Not once disappointed with what we ordered. Sunday's they have BBQ buffet which is a must, with regular local bands that perform for entertainment. Bar prices are very affordable and cocktails are very good and beautifully deocrated. Staff are... More 

Thank Anneli W
Sydney, Australia
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14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had lunch here as not a lot of restaurants open for lunch, very quiet but the food was tasty, not a huge lunch menu but sufficient.

Thank avenue12016
Cairns, Australia
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

While staying at The Palm Grove I ate at this restaurant 6 times. Each time the service was friendly, the food excellent and good portions. Plenty of choice, the BBQ night was excellent

Thank FNQquirky
Paso Robles, California
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67 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed at the hotel but only ate breakfast here. The lunch and dinner menu did not look appealing to us. However, on Sundays, they have BBQs (which looked yummy) and live music. We joined them for music and drinks but opted out from the meal.

Thank Katie K
Hibbing, Minnesota
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42 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We ate here several times on our last visit to cook islands. they blend good sea food with local products. the raro prawns are very good and I also recommend the curried fish, it is not too hot and very flavorful.

Thank macaussie
Tannum Sands, Australia
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32 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great island cuisine. Simple but quality ingredients are allowed to shine Nothing beats fish that was swimming 12 hours before eating or vegetables that have just been picked all prepared with love by the smiling chef

Thank Helen M
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Good selection of dishes. Friendly, helpful staff. Nice decor. Seemed to be popular as it was rather busy on the early evening we went there. VERY limited parking., Take the bus or walk.

Thank nuikahakai
Auckland, New Zealand
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

We ate dinner here twice, and couldn't fault the service, food or atmosphere. The meals were delicious, and portions large. The staff were all extremely pleasant and professional, even on a very busy night. We will definitely be back on our next trip.

Thank flossie559

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 8 - USD 25
Seafood, Polynesian, Bar, International, Pub, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Vaimaanga, Cook Islands
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Cook Islands  >  Southern Cook Islands  >  Rarotonga  >  Vaimaanga
  • Phone Number: +682 20 002
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?