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Tumunu Tropical Garden Bar & Restaurant

$$ - $$$, Seafood,
Main Road, Arorangi, Cook Islands
+682 20 501
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good32%
  • Average16%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
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“seafood platter” (110 reviews)
“lemon fish” (6 reviews)
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Bar, Seafood, New Zealand, Polynesian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Main Road, Arorangi, Cook Islands
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1 - 10 of 372 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago

Friendly staff. pleasant surrounds nice meal had for the four of us dinning on our first night arriving in rarotonga.

Thank Bevan D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Dined tonight. Menu is quite boring. Food presentation is uninspired. Food is overpriced. Meals come at different times. Don't expect to eat at the same time as your friends. Wine selection very limited. There are far far better places to eat than this. If you...More

Thank Rex D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great meals, great atmosphere. We all had steaks for dinner which were cooked perfectly. Will be back next time we visit Raro

Thank Helen0404
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Really love this place, meals are superb, good quality and plentiful. Staff are lovely. The restaurant is full of interesting art which keeps you entertained as there are always changes. Our fourth visit and when we go back again we will certainly eat there. Highly...More

Thank Michelle C
Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

Really enjoyed our evening here. Had the legendary seafood platter for 2. We aren't keen on raw oysters so they happily replaced with scallops. So much seafood don't eat after lunch or you will struggle to get though it. Totally recommend

Thank Ross R
Reviewed 10 August 2017

Great place to eat and the food prices are reasable for resturants in the area ($25-40 for a main). The New Zealand steak was amazing with the spinach mash and salad was delightful. I love the posters and cutouts on the ceiling amused me for...More

Thank 4EvaMakinMemories
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

Restaurant was quiet the night we stumbled across it but staff were fantastic, seafood platter was absolutely divine, would highly recommend!

Thank Samantha T
Reviewed 30 July 2017 via mobile

Oh what a difference 3 years makes. The food was really very average sorry and everything smothered in a mushroom sauce. Not reminiscent of our last visit at all.

Thank karmit68
Reviewed 29 July 2017 via mobile

There were lots of seafood platters advertised on the island, but the descriptions all paled in comparison to Tumunu's, so we held out. It was worth the wait! 2 tray layers of amazing seafood dishes... wow! Fast & friendly service & a quirky & fun...More

Thank Cath V
Reviewed 28 July 2017 via mobile

Ambience was very welcoming. Reservations are generally required but they had room and accepted us. Hostess was very friendly and answered all our questions. Food was delicious and good size serving. The service was slow. The person in charge of payments didn't pay detail attention...More

Thank rabah o
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Response from TAMBA1954 | Property representative |
Monday - Sunday - open from 6.00pm Sunday 10pm close
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$35
Bar, Seafood, New Zealand, Polynesian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Romantic
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
  • E-mail
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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