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Sands Restaurant

Moana Sands Hotel, Titikaveka, Cook Islands
+682 27189
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Ranked #2 of 3 restaurants in Titikaveka
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $9 - $23
Cuisines: Vegetarian, Contemporary, Pacific Rim
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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English first
Essex
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201 reviews 201 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

You are advised to book because the lagoon facing area is quire small. The food is very good and the service fine. Beware the 3% surcharge for paying by credit card!

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Brisbane
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42 reviews 42 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

We ate at Sands on our first night on the island as it is very close to where we are staying. The food was nice and it is fairly priced in comparison to other eateries on the island.

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20 reviews 20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014 via mobile

18 months ago, great, loved it. This time? Bland, uninspired and very poor cocktails (think they ran out of pineapple juice). Last time I didn't review, would have been a five star. This time three, so I split the difference!

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Tauranga, New Zealand
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

A real tropical island eating experience. Best nights we had in Raro were right here. The sizzling parrot fish was AMAZING

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Auckland
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

We had heard good things of this restaurant so decided to celebrate our 40th wedding anniversary there last week. My husband ordered the slow cooked pork belly entree. This came with about 3 slices of pork meat about 3 inches long, 1 inch wide and cut finely with a sharp knife/razor. Not what we thought it would be for about... More

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Adelaide, Australia
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31 reviews 31 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014 via mobile

Was staying just down the road. Popped in at 5pm for a cocktail but , sorry, we're not open yet! Many other places are open to the public from 3pm for happy hour but apparently not here. So, we continued on to the little Polynesian instead -just a stone's throw away. Very much open! Decided to eat here too so,... More

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Rarotonga
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

A special night out calls for a special place- this is it! Great food, atmosphere and best of all, just down the road from me.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

It doesn't really look much from the outside but the service was really excellent. Even the food was awesome and the presentation also really great. Go past the first look and have a great meal here, you'll love it!

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Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

My partner and I visited this restaurant twice. The first time my meal of risotto and chicken was very tasty, but my partner asked for his steak medium- it came out almost raw. The topping they put on it also meant he couldn't eat it (allergic to cream). They didn't charge us for this at the end which was nice.... More

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Auckland, New Zealand
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

Love the new deck area down on the beach for dinner. Ine still makes the best cocktails, it was great coming back here

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