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The Yellow Hibiscus

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Vaimaanga, Cook Islands
+682 20 002
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent service and perfect tasting food. Cannot fault it. Great BBQ on the Sunday and plenty of choice throughout the week.

Thank Ian M
Tannum Sands, Australia
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

had 2 meals there .both quite good nice staff .fish all local .parrot fish not avaliable.pasta dish very good

Thank oscarthedog2015
Tauranga, New Zealand
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Best Meals any where on the Island by a long way. Most friendliest staff i met. Must go to a Sunday BBQ night !! Best & Biggest Steak or Fish Meal you could imagine and so delicious to eat. Cooked to perfection with a huge variety of salads to choose from and then Dessert to follow if you have Room.... More 

Thank johndonnelly2015
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

This restaurant has a limited menu but the food is excellent! The best fish curry I've ever had! Prices are reasonable and Friday happy hour serves free wine and beer and cheap cocktails that are delicious and with generous serves of alcohol. The spread for the Sunday barbecue was amazing- salads,prawns, and choice of large beef steak or fish fillet,... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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248 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 April 2017

This place served great food but lacked the WOW factor that others have but served wonderful prawns and has great curry. It is attached to The Palms so we didn't expect a lot as prefer to dine at restaurants that have no accommodations. Their mixing machine was broken which was shame as it limited their drinks and they had run... More 

Thank Sandy R
Lake Forest, California
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19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 April 2017

The food is really good and the service was great. They have live music and the gentleman who played the guitar was excellent. Again, portions are big so consider sharing. Not on the water but close enough to.

Thank travnerd
Auckland, New Zealand
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

We stayed at Palm Grove and had several meals on site. Every time the food was excellent - fresh tasting and everything was cooked really well. Can highly recommend the kumara stack although all options we tried were delicious

Thank J2392FErichard
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42 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

The food here was good and can be charged to your room. However , if you are veggie then there is only one pasta dish. During our stay we had the fish, the chicken and the burger. All were nicely presented and very tasty.

Thank Sheilafor
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 16 April 2017

Worth a stop, even if you are not staying at Palm Grove resort. Sitting out on the porch, you are sitting among the hibiscus flowers (remember your bug repellent), and feel like you are truly on a pacific island. On the night we dined there, there was a musician playing local songs and old hits too. The food was good... More 

Thank Georgina F
Adelong, Australia
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

I LOVED this place. The traditional dish was by far the best I tried on the island. Best thing was the 6 week old chicken that jumped onto the table and shared my lunch LOL!

Thank Sherise1967

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$25
Seafood, Polynesian, Bar, International, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Vaimaanga, Cook Islands
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Cook Islands  >  Southern Cook Islands  >  Rarotonga  >  Vaimaanga
  • Phone Number: +682 20 002
Open-air restaurant open 7 days a week for Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner. Casual dining at affordable prices. Reservations recommended for dinner. Ask about Friday Happy Hour and Sunday BBQ dinner.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?