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Vaima Polynesian Bar and Restaurant

££ - £££Seafood, European,
Vaimaanga, Titikaveka CK9999, Cook Islands
+682 26 123
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good30%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“pork belly” (140 reviews)
“seafood curry” (59 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Seafood, European, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
Vaimaanga, Titikaveka CK9999, Cook Islands
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I did not know that this place is very popular. I just walked in and was told that the house was fullly booked. I had takeaway pizza instead. It was good though.

Thank minimize940314
Reviewed 2 days ago

Ate here our 1st night, food was fine but took 2 hours. I understand island time and not getting too bothered when things take awhile but 2 hours is abit much, if we hadnt been with others we wouldve left.

Thank MrsBails83
Reviewed 6 days ago

Came here about 3 times, we liked being able to sit so close to the water and just watch the world go by. The service is great and lots of people go to this place, the drinks were a good price and the service was...More

1  Thank DiscovertheChathams
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We loved this place so much, we went back twice. The atmosphere was amazing especially eating your wonderful dinner with your toes in the sand....nothing beats it! The food was incredible. Definitely pays to book, just in case. Would recommend this place in a heart...More

1  Thank Larissa D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Windy night so sat inside but didn’t distract from menu or meal. Entertainment from pianist - food awesome - 2nd visit 2 years apart but quality of food and service highly recommended. Try the chocolate cake dessert 😊

2  Thank febee2
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Normally one of our favourites. Now open for lunch so thought we would try them for lunch. Outside area now improved with cover over it and it’s a great spot. Good service but the Ika Mata we had was very average. It was like it...More

Thank Kiwi_coupleauckland
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Enjoyed the beach setting but unfortunately the food was not top quality.i had the fish curry which is a house speciality and I found the fish dry and flavourless. The service is good however and the live music the night we went was pleasant

2  Thank JMRDW
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited this restaurant on the recommendation of others and were not disappointed. The food and cocktails were amazing and so were the views from our table on the beach. Great friendly staff. We visited more than once. Would definitely recommend a visit.

1  Thank Debbie111805
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Sitting on the beach eating lunch doesn't get any better than this. The food was good and the staff really nice. A replacement meal was offered when I couldn't stomach the raw tuna. This was exceptionally kind as there was nothing wrong with the food,...More

2  Thank nz0064
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Really enjoyed a very well serviced family/friends dinner with beautiful breezes coming in off the ocean at sunset. The wonton entrees are divine, don't miss!

1  Thank dave F
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Questions & Answers
15 September 2017|
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Response from Sakura1990_101 | Reviewed this property |
Yes but make sure to book a table..
19 December 2016|
Response from Vaima | Property representative |
Hi, the only day we are closed is Christmas Day. We are open for lunch and dinner right through the Festive Season. Only day not serving lunch is New Years Day, 1st Jan 2017. Hope to see you at the Vaima - bookings... More
9 August 2016|
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Response from Pete Y | Reviewed this property |
Yes. We paid via visa
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$9 - US$32
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Takeout, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, View, Romantic, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Vaimaanga, Titikaveka CK9999, Cook Islands
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Cook Islands  >  Southern Cook Islands  >  Rarotonga  >  Titikaveka
  • Phone Number: +682 26 123
  • E-mail
We are situated right on the beach. Imagine sitting on the beach with the sun setting, sipping your favourite cocktail and enjoying some of the best cuisine on the island - how romantic! We also offer a pizza take away service - forget the cooking - enjoy our pizza in your room/hotel or just sit on the beach with your feet in the water enjoying the food. We can cater for small private functions and weddings. Look forward to seeing you at the Vaima. We recommend that families book between 5.30 and 6.30 pm.
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