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Tahiti Cafe

Main Road | Maraerenga Village, Avarua, Cook Islands
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good26%
  • Average3%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“sashimi” (13 reviews)
“raw fish” (10 reviews)
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Polynesian
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Main Road | Maraerenga Village, Avarua, Cook Islands
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Reviewed 1 November 2016

The Tahiti cafe is a cute little place on the main road. It serves the freshest fish and best sashimi ever. The platter was a must and the different spices and sauces are great. After so many places with heavy meals, the fresh and lightness...More

Thank mrandmrsbeas
Reviewed 24 October 2016

If you love fish, particularly raw fish, then this is a must in Rarotonga. Located pretty close to town (on the NE side) its a small restaurant with a lovely little rustic garden setting, but the draw is the food, which is incredible. The ladies...More

Thank el_bulli
Reviewed 5 September 2016

We've eaten here loads of times and I thought I had reviewed it already. It's a hidden gem. These ladies really know their fish. Every time we go we have the fishermans platter. It's a huge sharing plate and comes with 4 different styles of...More

Thank bobadoodle
Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

This is a wonderful cafe, the fish on the platter was in four different styles offset with some tasty rice. The flavors for each were different but complemented each other really well. Staff are lovely and the setting is sweet. Wonderful place to have a...More

Thank sallysage
Reviewed 19 July 2016 via mobile

Although on the main road this cafe takes a bit of finding, but is well worth it. Recommended by a local and only opens when fish is fresh. We had the platter for two - really good value and a good indication of other dishes....More

Thank iamwarren
Reviewed 2 April 2016

My partner and I visited the cafe on Tuesday 29 March 2016 for lunch. We had the shared sashimi seafood platter consisting of four different types of sashimi (tuna). (1) sliced raw fish with a specially made oyster base sauce, (2) Marinated sashimi in soy...More

1  Thank KinaChick
Reviewed 21 March 2016

Great secluded little cafe hidden within thick bush it is certainly a hidden gem if you do come across it I would recommend the fisherman's platter it features a range of everything the cafe has to offer and is amazing.

Thank elsie217
Reviewed 13 September 2015 via mobile

Had lunch here 4 years ago and fell in love. It was just as good this time round. They offer a variety of raw fish dishes which our group got one of each. They were all beautiful but the Tahiti style raw fish was the...More

Thank maidmarion0001
Reviewed 20 April 2015

Loved this place so much, I ate there 3 times during our stay. They only open if they've caught fresh fish, and it was tuna where we were there - served various way, salads sashimi/cerviche etc. style - great flavours. Would definitely recommend eating there.

Thank Sagittariustravels
Reviewed 13 September 2014

If you like sashimi, this restaurant/cafe is the place for you! We went 3 times, and every time is was delicious! Best food we ate on Rarotonga. A must try! YUMMO!

Thank Felicity N
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Cuisine
Polynesian
Meals
Lunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Main Road | Maraerenga Village, Avarua, Cook Islands
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Cook Islands  >  Southern Cook Islands  >  Rarotonga  >  Avarua
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