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“Great Place to Feel like a local.” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Apii Cafe - CLOSED

Apii Cafe
Cuisines: Cafe, Mediterranean, Polynesian
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Dining options: Lunch, Seating
Description: Apii Cafe was the best find for yum food and value in Rarotonga. New small cafe with outdoor tables. Beautifully cooked fish in coconut cream and coriander served with saffron rice, squash, salad and green banana($12) small size curried chicken but actually the size of a main for $6 served also with rice, salad and squash. Also cold meat sandwiches available at $6. Best value on island. Runs around the back of Cooks corner off main street, opposite the bowling green. Friendly people.
Brisbane, Australia
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Great Place to Feel like a local.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 March 2013

It was great. The food was great especially the service was great. It was like being apart of the locals and experincing a little. Overall it was great.

Visited November 2012
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Thank Rangimarie A
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11 reviews from our community

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English first
Brisbane, Australia
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34 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“What a find!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2013 via mobile

Prompted by a pamphlet in a shop, my friends and I tried Apii Cafe for lunch. For $13 we had a delicious meal of curried chicken with rice, salad, steamed veg and a yummy juice. We were welcome to all the bananas we wanted and Apii is lovely! It was also nice to have the cats, dogs and chickens wandering around. A fantastic experience.

    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Rhodesy1977
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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27 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“YUM!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2012

Thought we would try this place for their well known great ika mata (raw fish). Turned out to be a great experience, $10 NZ for a generous container of raw fish (great flavours, fresh and perfect on such a hot day), two green bananas, rice and ripe bananas for after! :) great garden setting and friendly staff :) We will be back on our next trip over.

Visited October 2012
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Thank DeeCooper2211
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Arorangi
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44 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
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“Great spot for lunch!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2012

Situated opposite the Bowling Club and just around the corn from Telecom and "the Computer Man, and "two minutes walk from "downtown" Avarua, Apii Cafe is one of the newest addition to the lunch scene. With competitive prices they offer a delicious variety of island style lunches that are both delicious and attractively presented. We ate there frequently this July and August

Visited August 2012
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Tustin, California
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Lovely Little Hidden Cafe”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2012

Apii Cafe has wonderfully delicate food in a lovely garden setting. The restaurant is on the road behind town -- go past Cooks Corner, turn right at the Computer Man sign and it's a little bit on your right. They have a little hut where you order. Then, take a seat in one of the covered picnic bench tables and they bring your food to you. The raw fish is amazing. Their coriander fish or curried chicken is really good. Make sure you get the freshly squeezed juice of the day. If it's the starfruit juice, it's your lucky day. Oh, and they have free bananas. :-)

If you're in a hurry, tell them. Sometimes, it takes a little while to get your food, but it's simply because it's a really small cafe. For those of us on vacation, time is never a problem.

  • Visited July 2012
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