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“Great Food, Great Service.” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Kikau Hut Restaurant

Kikau Hut Restaurant
Ranked #2 of 15 Restaurants in Arorangi
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$20 - US$50
Cuisines: Seafood, European, New Zealand, Polynesian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups, Romantic
Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: A small intimate restaurant. The relaxed atmosphere, local art, beautiful gardens combined with excellent service give it a special ambiance for all diners. European food with island flair, gluten free and vegetarian options along with a children's menu and free transfers by arrangement make Kikau Hut special.
Whangarei, New Zealand
Level Contributor
40 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Great Food, Great Service.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2014 via mobile

We ended up here as the place we were suppose to be going to looked a bit dodgy. Kikau Hut was fantastic from the time we arrived until the time we left we felt like wewere made to feel special. The food is top class for Rarotonga , great variety and the service was faultless. Highly recommend the seafood chower and the Banoffee pie. Thank you Kevin and the team at Kikau Hut we will be back.

Visited June 2014
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English first
Wellington, New Zealand
Level Contributor
17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Great food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2014

Totally enjoyed the food and the cocktail. The top ranking is very well deserved. Highly recommend!!!

Visited June 2014
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Thank AlexB1967
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Whangarei, New Zealand
Level Contributor
14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Lovely night out”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2014

Had a lovely meal at Kikau Made to feel special and welcome. My husband's steak was beautifully cooked and a man sized meal. My Thai Beef salad was also delicious. Dessert was self saucing Kahlua Chocolate and was lovely but very rich so just as well we shared.

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Thank Gay R
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Napier, New Zealand
1 review
“Best restaurant on the island!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2014

We dined here based on reviews read on Trip Advisor and weren't disappointed! The service was fantastic and the food was faultless. Special mention to our waitress Louisa who made our night entertaining with her humour and she made the effort to know everyone's name which was a really nice personal touch. Highly recommend!

  • Visited June 2014
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Thank kellyfraser
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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26 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Excellent food & service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2014 via mobile

The restaurant was highly recommended to us to go there for dinner one night by fellow travellers; we were not disappointed at all when we went there. The welcome was very warm and the food was worth going there for. Their signature dessert are the banana wontons which we had read about in the local newspaper and on ordering these, they are definitely worth trying!! A very enjoyable evening.

Visited June 2014
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Thank twinser55
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