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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
Wellsford, New Zealand
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Had dinner there one evening and our table was almost right on the beach Perfect!! We had great service and a superb dinner . We were able to watch the sunset. The only dislike was that although the pamphlet said pickup was available when I checked about that it was a no go also to be taken home it cost... More

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Ashburton, New Zealand
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Loved the food and the pina coladas :) The view is to die for and the service is wonderful. Will definitely be back here again one day.

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Te Aroha, New Zealand
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57 reviews 57 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

We have been here before a couple of times, two years ago. We went back to see if it was still good and we weren't disappointed. There is now seating on the beach which is idyllic when the sun is setting and the flares and lights are lit. The meal was great and we followed up with the coconut and... More

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Essex
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210 reviews 210 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
114 helpful votes 114 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
14 helpful votes 14 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
12 helpful votes 12 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
4 helpful votes 4 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
12 helpful votes 12 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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32 reviews 32 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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