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Wind Jammer Restaurant

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Beach Road | Sunset Coast, Arorangi 682, Cook Islands
+68223953
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Dining options: Dessert, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Description: The Cook Islands leading affordable fine dining restaurant with first...
The Cook Islands leading affordable fine dining restaurant with first class cuisine, international service and candle-lit setting. Modern Italian cuisine using the freshest produce and the highest-grade meats. Every meal is created from scratch. Desserts are top class using the best imported ingredients. An absolutely beautiful dining experience. Italian wines available too.
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  • 187
    Excellent
  • 60
    Very good
  • 24
    Average
  • 12
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
I love Italian and you will too!

My husband and I wanted a special night out as it was our 5th Wedding Anniversary and we weren't disappointed! I had delicious Rack of Lamb and he chose lasagne, both were gorgeous as was the Tiramisu that followed. The chef was friendly and came out to greet his guests too, which was a nice... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
Sue W
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Christchurch, New Zealand
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
  • Entertaining clients
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English first
Christchurch, New Zealand
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68 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

My husband and I wanted a special night out as it was our 5th Wedding Anniversary and we weren't disappointed! I had delicious Rack of Lamb and he chose lasagne, both were gorgeous as was the Tiramisu that followed. The chef was friendly and came out to greet his guests too, which was a nice touch! Definitely recommend for great... More 

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Whakatane
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49 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Nice restaurant with largely authentic Italian food. Good service and a decent wine list including Italian wines. Located at the Crown Resort and the standards are those you would expect of a high quality resort. Well worth a visit.

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Havelock North, New Zealand
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52 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

We had our 5 year old daughter with us and they have a good range of children's options. Fish of the day came with a very good serving of risotto. Gnocchi was a very good size serving. Entrees were very good with very nice balsamic.

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wellington
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73 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Great meal attentive staff music opera & very loud will visit again not far to walk from the dab accomodation a change to eat elsewhere romantic setting

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Rita M, General Manager at Wind Jammer Restaurant, responded to this review

Kia Orana, Thank you for your great comments and we are so glad that you enjoyed the meal and settings at the Windjammer Restaurant. Best Wishes Rita Mateara More 

Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

Wow so good from the food to the service we could fault nothing! We had lasagne, fettuccine, steak, lamb and half the desert menu, all fabulous! Right up there with any top Auckland restaurant such as Euro, Jervois or Botswana. Great job guys keep it up!

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Rita M, General Manager at Wind Jammer Restaurant, responded to this review

Kia Orana, Thank you kindly for your great review about your dining experiences at the Windjammer Restaurant. We are so glad to read that you enjoyed the delicious food and wonderful services. Perhaps we shall have the priviledge of welcoming you back to the Windjammer Restaurant in the future. Best Wishes Rita Mateara. More 

Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Can see why no 1 ranked on the island. 1st Class service and great wine menu. The food was fabulous and went twice in one week. Definately will go back when back over. You wont be disappointed

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Rita M, General Manager at Wind Jammer Restaurant, responded to this review

Kia Orana, Thank you for the awesome review about your recent dining at the Windjammer Restaurant, May 2015. We are glad to read that the food and services were great. We look forward to being graced by your presence again in the future. Best Regards Rita Mateara More 

Christchurch, New Zealand
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46 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

There are many very good restaurants in Rarotonga, but there is a certain similarity in the menus of most. If you want a change I recommend the Wind Jammer Italian. WE had eaten here last on the last day of the restaurant before it became an Italian. We loved it on that night so decided to see what had become... More 

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Rita M, General Manager at Wind Jammer Restaurant, responded to this review

Kia Orana, Thank you for your wonderful comments about your recent experience at the Windjammer Restaurant. We are happy to read your approval with the Italian menu in comparison to the previously popular Windjammer menu. Fantastic! We look forward to welcoming both of you back for dining at Windjammer Restaurant. Warm Regards Rita Mateara More 

Melbourne, Australia
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

We had been told how good this restaurant was, but failed to go until our last night, and what a mistake that was, it was so delicious, I would have happily eaten there again. The food was amazing and the service was on top. The chef even came out and had a chat and recommend wine to go with our... More 

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Rita M, General Manager at Wind Jammer Restaurant, responded to this review

Kia Orana, Thank you for your wonderful comments about your dining experience at the Windjammer Restaurant. We are happy to read that the food was amazing and in particular, that the chef came out to greet and to recommend wine to go with your meals. This is great!. Perhaps we shall see you again sometime in the future. Warmest Regards... More 

Auckland NZ
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47 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

We were the only ones in this restaurant during our visit which was a first! The food was excellent while on the expensive side even for expensive Raro. Would recommend for a couple rather than a family.

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Rita M, General Manager at Wind Jammer Restaurant, responded to this review

Kia Orana, Thank you so much for your comments about your dining experience at the Windjammer Restaurant. We are happy to read that though expensive, the food was excellent. Thank you for your recommendation. Take good care and hopefully we see you both again in the future. Kind Regards Rita Mateara. More 

Aitutaki, Cook Islands
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29 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

It's hard to believe that one can find such outstanding Italian food in the middle of the South Pacific but it's true. Chef Carlo is a magician. I was there with 4 visiting volunteer dentists from Germany as my guests who also raved about the food. Carlo put together a wonderful meal for us which included an antipasto platter, a... More 

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Rita M, General Manager at Wind Jammer Restaurant, responded to this review

Kia Orana, Thank you for your fantastic review about your dining experience at the Windjammer Restaurant. We are happy to read about the outstanding services provided by chef Carlos and the team through the delicious dishes that was served including personal visits to the guests. Chef Carlos is superb indeed. Thank you for making time to dine at the Windjammer... More 

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Additional Information about Wind Jammer Restaurant

Address: Beach Road | Sunset Coast, Arorangi 682, Cook Islands
Phone Number: +68223953
Location: South Pacific  >  Cook Islands  >  Southern Cook Islands  >  Rarotonga  >  Arorangi
Average Prices: USD $6 to $23
Cuisine: Italian

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Beach Road | Sunset Coast, Arorangi 682, Cook Islands
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Cook Islands  >  Southern Cook Islands  >  Rarotonga  >  Arorangi
  • Phone Number: +68223953

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD $6 to $23
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Doing business, Entertaining clients

Description

The Cook Islands leading affordable fine dining restaurant with first class cuisine, international service and candle-lit setting. Modern Italian cuisine using the freshest produce and the highest-grade meats. Every meal is created from scratch. Desserts are top class using the best imported ingredients. An absolutely beautiful dining experience. Italian wines available too.

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