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The Yellow Hibiscus

$$ - $$$, Seafood,
Vaimaanga, Cook Islands
+682 20 002
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good34%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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“steak” (28 reviews)
“salad” (33 reviews)
“prawns” (19 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, Seafood, Polynesian, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Vaimaanga, Cook Islands
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is such a nice place to go for our family. We love the staff there - they are very friendly and flexible. The food is so good and the prices are incredibly good value for money.

Thank Cooksta
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were staying at Palm Grove so very convenient. We had breakfast each morning which was fresh fruit, cereal and toast, and cold eggs which were popular! Evening meals were also great. Plenty of options. Well presented and delicious.Licensed bar onsite. has music some evenings.

Thank Heather S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

we stayed nearby ..so limited choices of places to enjoy breakfast ..however very good value and nice choices ...food and location very enjoyable

Thank vaimaanga
Reviewed 7 December 2017

We really enjoyed our meal at Palm Grove’s restaurant, Yellow Hibiscus. The restaurant is light and airy and, being across the road from the beach, is sheltered from wind. The menu is quite small but we found more than adequate choice. We ordered a bottle...More

2  Thank nzlilibet
Reviewed 26 November 2017

We really enjoy eating here since we stayed at the resort before. My favorite is the Calamari. They have live music several nights which adds to the fun of the evening.

Thank domacam
Reviewed 24 November 2017

Last night in Raro, Checked menu before booking for Two for Saturday night. Arrived to find we were the only people at the restaurant. Waited over 30 minutes for a very average entree. Main delivered immediately the entree was finished. Very dry (old?) Parrot fish....More

Thank Chris M
Reviewed 11 November 2017

Great Happy hour on Fridays, singer was great free wine and beer if staying at Palm Grove loved the cocktails, food amazing

Thank cath9364
Reviewed 11 November 2017

Tried most things on the menu and have to say everything was awesome, friendly staff and great atmosphere, the bar lady is a true gem!!!

Thank Stephanie M
Reviewed 8 November 2017 via mobile

Great portion sized meals. Sunday night bbq buffet is awesome choose from steak or fish with 20 + side dishes.a Entertainment included. Meals throughout the week are fresh, delicious & good value. Bruschetta at $5 is to die for .

Thank SusieQ2U1964
Reviewed 23 October 2017

The food really was nice, fresh and the servings were large. However only one of the wait staff cracked a smile. The rest appeared to be waiting to go home which made me feel a little uncomfortable. The live music was good and we soon...More

Thank Rosieaus
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Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 8 - USD 25
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, 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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