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$5 - $20
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New Zealand, Fast food, Grill
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Vegetarian Friendly
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Ordered 2 pieces of chicken to takeaway and was disappointed to come home and see one of the chicken was just deep fried chicken bones with no meat on it. Have called them to complain about it and they pretty much just hung up on...me and did nothing to resolve this. (Maybe they didn’t understand what I was saying on the phone as it was only the Phillipino workers on shift that day.) But yeah wasn’t worth the drive back! Do better! -The chicken on the left.More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 4 January 2024

Took 20mins in the lineup to order. Waited a further hour and a half for 2 burgers and a chips. Not worth the wait. Don’t recommend it.

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 29 November 2023

We came here for dinner on a rainy, windy and cold Saturday evening. They have a covered seating area for customers but the wind was unrelenting that day, so we decided to get takeway and return to our resort. We ordered a 'Big Chief' and...a Bacon Deluxe burger, plus 2 pieces of fried chicken. The 'Big Chief' is their signature burger, it has 4 beef patties, 8 slices of cheese, bacon, egg, onions, garlic butter & their very own secret sauce. The burger was ENORMOUS and extremely greasy! It cost NZD25 just for the burger, without any fries, drinks, salad or sides !!! My uncle who ordered the 'Big Chief' couldn't finish it and he had to share it with me. My bacon deluxe burger wasn't worth shouting about. The 2 pieces of fried chicken were very small but tasted okay. I feel that the food here is somewhat overpriced and overrated, but that is just my personal opinion. There was a long queue of locals and tourists waiting to order food from the one and only counter, we were informed that the waiting time for our food was around 30 minutes, after placing our order.More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 21 November 2023

Inexpensive, down to earth place to grab a quick bite - we went for the burger and for $5 USD you can't complain - we paid $10 for the whole meal on the picture TIP: There is nothing to rave about the location as it's...adjacent to a gas station/convenience store, no views - so you can if something grab it to go and eat on the beach/somewhere in MuriMore

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 28 October 2023

Coming from Auckland I can safely say that this burger is as good as any of the smash burgers you’ll get in NZ. And they’re 5 dollars. If you’re in Rarotonga do not miss this place

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 14 October 2023 via mobile

Villis was recommended to us so thought we better give it a try while in Raro. Cool little setup if you want to eat there and a good rant or options which include burgers (obviously), friend chicken and pizzas. We opted for a fried chicken...pack and a burger each. I had the lock down burger and my partner had the triple cheeseburger. Both of us agree that our burgers were good and tasted nice and fresh. Fried chicken was yum, oily as but it’s fried chicken so expected lol Only thing I’d say is the lady serving got into an altercation with a customer over a phone order and she was a-bit rude to the customer but she did apologise later on. This did seem to make her flustered while taking our order as half way through she just stopped and yelled out to someone else before carrying on without an excuse me or anything. Customer service is key to go with good food. Wasn’t bad but just a tweak.More

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

Well these are the most amazing burgers ever. Didn't get to try any others on the islands. But very impressed. So much better than any burger from newzealand. Love your soft coconut bun and the big fillings. Yummy yummy.

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 21 September 2023

The kai here is affordable, delicious and filling! It was quite busy when we arrived however we had rung ahead (reccommended) the wait was aprox 30 mins during their lunchtime/ afternoon rush. We ordered fried chicken 2 piece (9/10 - has an amazing hint of...honey butter!) the muri burger (8/10), double cheese and tripple cheese (8/10) and the rooster burger ( 8/10 - tastes like KFC in a burger) all kai came out hot and super tasty! The staff were beautiful and very friendly! Nina recommended the milkshakes to which we tried the chocolate and lime flavours! Soo good and icey on a hot day! Villis is a MUST TRY.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 2 September 2023 via mobile

Bit of a wait but worth it, easy to get to, easy to park. Definitely a good lunch/dinner option if you’re after something quick and easy.

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 24 August 2023

Stopped in for some lunch and ordered MURI burgers. I love a good burger and have eaten my fair share, this was up there with the best I've ever had. Absolutely delicious. Fresh, tasty, reasonably priced. Going back for more. Plenty of tables, easy to...stop in off the road, friendly service and even roosters.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 28 July 2023

We tried a few places on our stay in Rarotonga, but the burgers at Villi's had to be the best. We phoned our order in and it was ready within 20 minutes. After a hard day kayaking and snorkeling, the burgers and fries defintely filled...the gap!More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 4 July 2023 via mobile

WOW!!! I don’t even eat burgers and I am craving one for breakfast right now! Kids wanted burgers for tea last night, someone recommended Vilis to us- we were so grateful! The kids had a meat burger and hubby had chicken- I ordered the Cannibal...pizza which was also divine but damn, I had a bite of his chicken burger and wanted more. We’re cancelling dinner reservations tonight and going back! I’m having a burger!More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 8 June 2023

Best burger I’ve had. So fresh and yum. Lovely staff. We went back again and it was as good as the first time.

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 1 June 2023

Rarotongas best burger joint! Pizzas were excellent and milkshakes were 10/10.. hard to find a place that does a decent milk shake these days… Went there with about 25 people from my wedding party 3 weeks ago. Ended up going there 4 times during my...trip.More

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 1 May 2023

Absolutely amazing burgers and really reasonable prices. Staff were out the gate helpful. We are in Rarotonga for a wedding and a big group of us were catching up post wedding very tired and not keen to cook. We put a hat around and went...to Vilis in the hope they could make 40 cheeseburgers. And they did! It was nearing the end of their night and I’m certain we emptied their stocks but they were so accommodating and friendly and even gave the three of us that went a free milkshake for the wait. Thanks so much team! We will 100% be back!!More

Date of visit: April 2023
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Response from SkyeH102 | Reviewed this property |
There wasn't an advertised "gluten free" burger on the menu and it only has a small kitchen so I don't think there is a chance of anything being 100% gluten free
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VILI'S BURGER JOINT, Matavera - Restaurant Reviews, Phone Number & Photos

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Yes, Vili's Burger Joint offers takeaway services.

Vili's Burger Joint is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4