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Kikau Hut is a small intimate restaurant located in Arorangi - Rarotonga. With our relaxed atmosphere, local art, beautiful gardens combined with our excellent service, Kikau Hut will give a special ambiance for all diners. Our A la carte European style menu with island flair caters for everyone including coeliac/gluten-free, vegetarian, and dairy-free requirements. We also have an extensive menu for the little ones. Free transfers by arrangement makes Kikau Hut easily accessible from anywhere on the island.
PRICE RANGE
$25 - $61
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Meals
Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
CUISINES
Seafood, New Zealand, Polynesian
FEATURES
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Street Parking, Free off-street parking, Highchairs Available, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Reservations, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Live Music
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We came here twice during our stay on Rarotonga- it was so good the first time we just had to come back! The curry was excellent and the chocolate and banana bread and butter pudding is to die for. Staff are lovely too. Highly recommend...this place!!More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fantastic food and fantastic staff. A great night out. Meal options were designed to suit everyone and the presentation was superb.

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 14 January 2024

Lovely place - we have both the seafood platter and the dessert platter. Fantastic, service, loved the art on the walls, good food. Because it is open to the outside, definitely use some bug spray before you go. It was very quiet when we were...there, and not sure why - but a solid dinner option.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 14 September 2023 via mobile

Lovely food and quick service, the seafood chowder was amazing and creamy with fresh seafood, the entrees are huge so pase youself! =)

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 25 August 2023 via mobile

This place was fantastic! We were a mixed group of 11 people, including 2 kids and 1 person with Coeliac Disease, all on holiday together. The restaurant had a very welcoming, homely, and local atmosphere. The food was outstanding! A great range of choices, packed...with flavour and very clearly described, so we knew what we were ordering. The Gluten Free options were plentiful and very well labelled. We had a gorgeous evening there, and we will definitely go back when we travel to Rarotonga again.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 18 August 2023 via mobile

I would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone. The food selection was great. The cocktails were good, and the service was excellent. The hosts were extremely friendly.

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 16 August 2023 via mobile

Great location food, went there on the off chance as other locations were wife had the Rarotongan style fish which was beautiful. Staff were great and friendly. Recommended for a wonderful meal.

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 5 August 2023

Within walking distance from our accomodation at the Cooks Oasis. Great local food with friendly staff.

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 3 August 2023

Another really nice evening at Kikau, surprised that more people don’t know about it apart from locals. Had the famous pork ribs main and really enjoyed it, and the scallops entree and sweet wonton dessert were both yummy. Great service and they will pick up...from hotel and take you home.More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 30 July 2023

Really lovely food and service. Relaxed atmosphere and very reasonably priced for the quality of food and wine. Will definitely go again.

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 29 July 2023 via mobile

This place has good food at a great price. Casual dining with a Cook island flavour. Fast efficient and friendly service. We would definitely go back and recommend a visit here.

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 1 July 2023 via mobile

We just had a lovely family meal at the Kikau Hut. This place is a firm favourite every time we visit the island. Amazing, fresh tuna sashimi and their signature Ika Mata to start, followed by superb mains for all of us. The service is...always perfect and the dessert tasting platter is not to be missed. If you’re staying at the Edgewater, it’s a 5 minute walk away.More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 15 June 2023 via mobile

An absolutely fantastic meal. When you walk in, you’re not sure you made the right decision on dinner spots, with so many options in town. Kind of touristy decor, very “mature” staff. But trust me, you won’t be disappointed! Don’t even bother looking at the...menu, just order the pork ribs. Now I eat a lot of BBQ, but these fall off the bone, juicy ribs are hands down some of the best I’ve ever had. Not a typical BBQ sauce, rather they are bathed in a slightly sweet, non tomato sauce. Mouth watering. You get three large, meaty ribs, a pile of roasted baby potatoes and steamed vegetables. No way I could finish it all. My wife had the scallops that came in a rich, slightly creamy taro root sauce. Fortunately several slices of garlic bread were included so you can sop up the delicious sauce. All this, plus two glasses of wine for only $98 NZD! By the way, when we left the place was half full of locals, so they too no the secret?More

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 30 April 2023

Beautiful fresh tasty meals! My husband had the pork ribs and I had the seafood platter. They were just divine. Highly recommended visiting when you are in Rarotonga. Thanks so much!!

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed 24 April 2023

We had dinner here by default one night because it was an easy walk from the place where we were staying. It was so good that we went back the next day. The freshest fish you can imagine, prepared beautifully. The small staff was very...friendly, making the experience that much nicer.More

Date of visit: April 2023
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khammy82
8 July 2015|
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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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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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KIKAU HUT RESTAURANT, Arorangi - Menu, Prices & Restaurant Reviews

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Yes, Kikau Hut Restaurant offers takeaway services.

Kikau Hut Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5