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Tamarind House Restaurant

Avarua Main Road, Avarua COK, Cook Islands
+682 26 487
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good22%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Closes in 12 min
6:30 pm - 11:30 pmAll hours
Seafood, European, New Zealand, Polynesian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Avarua Main Road, Avarua COK, Cook Islands
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This restaurant is very popular so booking is essential. Staff are very efficient. Food is of high quality. Location is excellent overlooking the water.

Thank Ross B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We drove to this restaurant the day we hired a car, as it was on the opposite side of the island from where we were staying. But we were so glad we did. The food, service and scenery are all wonderful. This is a top...More

Thank Linda F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had lunch here food was very good unique menu items - high end food experience with excellent deserts

Thank mcass62
Reviewed 12 October 2017

We enjoyed Tamarind for a lunch visit but quickly booked to come back again for a dinner. Amazing views, sunset and whale watching place. The views were stunning. Fantastic service during both visits. Staff only too happy to help. Outstanding menu with huge variety of...More

Thank MagFamily
Reviewed 12 October 2017

Service was great. Everything except the sea food chowder was absolutely amazing. The setting was stunning.

Thank pr0viders
Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

We have been here numerous times and have had wonderful service and great food. The venue has such a beautiful outlook and is a wee bit of a treat especially when you add a bottle of your fav champagne onto the bill. The food is...More

Thank Teresa C
Reviewed 6 October 2017

Best meal we had during our stay. 5 fussy adults all impressed. Our waiter Ruben was most helpful and a pleasure to deal with. Will be back

Thank hibbs36
Reviewed 2 October 2017

What a find! A must go to if ever in Rarotonga. Fabulous old colonial style restaurant with lovely view of the ocean. The menu was extensive and the food excellent. To get a good table along the front you must book. Highly recommend.

Thank gindog
Reviewed 1 October 2017 via mobile

As soon as you arrive into this magnificent building you are greeted by warm, friendly staff who make you feel special. The seating is well thought out and not crammed in. The outside is gorgeous with classy lighting around the coconut trees. The menu begins...More

Thank smarko1
Reviewed 30 September 2017 via mobile

Lovely old home and great restaurant. Beautiful setting to watch the sunset. Very good service and lovely food.

Thank Ludbrook
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24 June 2017|
Response from Foodbusters_Rebecca | Reviewed this property |
Hi I don't work at this venue I was a tourist and dined here during the time I reviewed it. Please try the website And contact them direct. Good luck
27 April 2017|
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Response from DistantVoyagerNZ | Reviewed this property |
The currency used in Rarotonga is New Zealand dollars. Rarotonga does have its own low-denominational coins which you will often get as change when paying for items. Visa and MasterCard are accepted everywhere but Amex... More
21 February 2017|
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Response from DTG59 | Reviewed this property |
They have a website. Type into your search engine tamarindrarotonga as one word and you will find it
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 25 - USD 100
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Groups, View, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Kids
Open Hours
9:30 am - 2:00 pm
6:30 pm - 11:30 pm
6:30 pm - 11:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
6:30 pm - 11:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
6:30 pm - 11:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
6:30 pm - 11:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
6:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Avarua Main Road, Avarua COK, Cook Islands
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Cook Islands  >  Southern Cook Islands  >  Rarotonga  >  Avarua
  • Phone Number: +682 26 487
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The exclusive, romantic and private restaurant venue on the island with delicious and world-renowned Pacific cuisine. Away from the crowds and the public eye, a fine dining evening with your loved ones or a wedding at Tamarind House is an extra special experience. Whether your requirements are large or small, we are eager to accommodate you with an event that you will long remember. Tamarind House is a versatile venue offering five different areas to suit any occasion. Tamarind House Restaurant on the island of Rarotonga in the Cook Islands is situated on a large oceanfront property, with it's stately beautifully restored historic colonial house, huge verandas and french doors, and a lovely garden shaded by coconut palms and green lawns sweeping down to the ocean. It is just a 3 minute drive from the town centre, and the round the island bus stops just by the entrance. You can enjoy a feeling of nostalgia for a bygone era in the peaceful seclusion of our truly unique tropical setting..
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