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Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Seafood, European, New Zealand, International
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Arorangi, Arorangi, Cook Islands
+682 22 161
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Melbourne, Australia
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293 reviews
154 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Restuarant with a balcony slightly elevated but right on the beach, so a perfect place to view the ocean. Food reasonable and great customer service. Full bar too.

Thank familyfuninsun
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Very tasty food - apparently they have a new chef! And a very friendly manageress. The mojito was also amazing! Would return!

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Went twice at different times. Both times were great. Had different food and both were very nice. Service was great, surrounding awesome

Thank Bernie F
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Such a magic spot to enjoy cocktails on the beach at sunset! The food was great, they didn't have anything vegan on the menu but made up a fantastic vegan curry for me. My husband and kids loved their meals too. I loved everything about this place - such a fantastic spot.

Thank Saffron C
Wellington, New Zealand
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379 reviews
231 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Not only does this have a really good restaurant but also amazing views down by the beach. The restaurant had plenty of room but i think we caught it at rush hour and it took about an hour for our food to come out. Like most places probably stuck on 'island time'. Having said the food was still tasty and... More 

Thank Anthony G
Melbourne, Australia
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205 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's highly recommended by locals including friends but guess it's for the locals too. We found it was nice and cosy on the water and the the sound of the waves made it really special. Talking of specials, I ordered from the specials board seafood chowder. Priced the same as the entree size on the menu. I asked the waiter... More 

Thank our56
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped in by chance for a drink and were presented with an excellent cocktail menu! We hadn't had the best cocktails so far on our trip so we were hesitant... so glad we did order them as they were incredible! Whisky Sour, Magarita & Caprioska were the best! Fiona was a great host and we enjoyed chatting with her... More 

Thank Lauren S
Auckland, New Zealand
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37 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place is always amazing and the food incredible! I've never had a bad meal or cocktail here and always make sure each time I'm on the island I go here at least once. You need to book as this place fills fast and only seats about 20. A rare treat is to eat and drin on the beach watching... More 

Thank Rwd181
Blenheim, New Zealand
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Food always great, so are the staff. BUT, $10 for a bottle of water??? More expensive than most with food too.

Thank bakerv
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great waterfront setting Casual dining in a rustic nautical theme. Wonderful service and attention to detail. Food was very good Average pricing Perfect Thanks An easy recommendation.

Thank CarlEgan

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$31
Seafood, European, New Zealand, International
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
View, Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Arorangi, Arorangi, Cook Islands
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Cook Islands  >  Southern Cook Islands  >  Rarotonga  >  Arorangi
  • Phone Number: +682 22 161
Casual beach dining with all the frills.Open Tues-Sun for lunch and dinner. Enjoy one of our tasty cocktails and the breathtaking sunset before dining on Pacific style international cuisine. We have one of Raro's most extensive wine lists available.We can host both your wedding ceremony and reception on site either on the beach or our sunset deck.Experience romantic Rarotonga the Waterline way.Live music Wednesday nights. Bookings essential.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?