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Tumunu Tropical Garden Bar & Restaurant

$$ - $$$
Bar, Seafood, New Zealand, Polynesian, Vegetarian Friendly
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Main Road, Arorangi, Cook Islands
+682 20 501
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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50 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The seafood platters were impeccably cooked and presented.we loved them! The venue is quirky and interesting. The waitress really entertained us with her chat. . The cocktails were spot on.

Thank 50snomad
Christchurch, New Zealand
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Went there for drinks and to see the fairylights and garden at night. Amazing garden and atmosphere. Food also looked nice but pricey. We did not sample.

Thank 807LynNZ52
Roseville, California
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3 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very casual and fun environment with great food! Ate here several time on bot of our visits to Rarotonga!

Thank osbornjoanne
Boise, Idaho
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42 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were disappointed in the food,it was extremely average. Liken to Skippers in the USA.Many of the restaurants in this island need bigger budgets with these prices.

1 Thank KcirtapNosnibor
Christchurch, New Zealand
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38 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This garden had a lovely relaxing feel to it as soon as we entered. It's very pretty to walk around and not very large. We had the world famous lemon meringue cheese cake which was delicious, albeit quite a small portion but it came with lots of fresh fruit which was very refreshing. Service was friendly and cheerful, we felt... More 

Thank joanne a
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47 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We dined here whilst visiting Raro and found the ambience and garden setting very relaxing - be sure to use the provided bug repellent though. Delicious food with a good selection of dishes.

Thank LukaszZ
Auckland, New Zealand
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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We all felt the good vibe the minute we walked in - from the decor to the lighting, the prompt, efficient service and great food, we had a great dinner. The ceiling art, collection of number plates and interesting items behind the bar made for many jokes and laughs.

Thank RonelBarlow
Blenheim, New Zealand
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 April 2017

Visited as a last minute decision for dinner , a group of 21 the staff did their best to cater for our group with a friendly informative greeting, excellent drinks and "wow what great food". The Seafood platter would have to be the best on the Island and the rest of the meals presented were awesome as well. Its a... More 

Thank Tanewha
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 16 April 2017

Amazing value. Great seafood platter, within walking distance from The Edgewater. Super friendly and attentive service.

Thank Kirsten H
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33 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 April 2017

Loved it here, what a great relaxing place to go. It was a little slow, but I think that is the style - what is the hurry. I wish we found this before the last night, as it was right outside our Edgewater Resort. The decor is very interesting - it kept the kids (and in all honesty us) entertained... More 

Thank Donna T

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$35
Bar, Seafood, New Zealand, Polynesian, Vegetarian Friendly
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Main Road, Arorangi, Cook Islands
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Cook Islands  >  Southern Cook Islands  >  Rarotonga  >  Arorangi
  • Phone Number: +682 20 501
A great quirky casual dining experience. Opened since 1979 it still has the same owners and the same name. It is a mix of eclectic and local island decor. The walls feature an array of photos of events, people and things. The ceilings are a collage of various types of posters etc. The Tumunu Garden Restaurant also features the "largest little notebook" on the island. Come visit us! A fun place for children too with a garden and "dancing laser fire flys"

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?