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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: Dinner, Dessert, 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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  • 183
    Excellent
  • 58
    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
A Very Good Italian a Long Way from Italy

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 29, 2015
DavidBrittain
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Christchurch, New Zealand
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Entertaining clients
  • Romantic
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Christchurch, New Zealand
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

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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Melbourne, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

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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Auckland NZ
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47 reviews 47 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 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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Aitutaki, Cook Islands
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29 reviews 29 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 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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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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29 reviews 29 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

My husband and I came here on our honeymoon while staying at the crown resort. It's a very modest restaurant, like most on the island, but staff were lovely and food delicious - by any standards! We shared the eggplant parm as a starter and it was amazing! Would have ordered a few more portions but we had the last... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

My girlfriend and i heard from a few of the locals that this was the place to go to get Italian food. And they sure weren't wrong. This is by far the best Italian food we have ever eaten. And we had it in Rarotonga of all places.. The food was amazing and quite well priced. We got 2 entrees... More 

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Avarua, Cook Islands
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Windjammer is the place to be if you feel like Italian while on Holiday in Raro. Headed by an Italian chef, the meals are the real deal and the portion of the food is just as great. Service is good with a great atmosphere!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

Eat there twice and the food was fantastic both times! Prices were very reasonable and the lamb rack was to die for. Staff very competent and helpful

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Sydney
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Not much atmosphere and food not much better than Oceans although nice. Wine expensive, as expected, and portions too large!

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Calgary, Canada
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39 reviews 39 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

4 of us family members dined here and everyone enjoyed their food. I had the risotto, it was cooked perfectly! 2 of them had the Ravioli, it was really good but not a large portion and the other had fettuccine and it was very tasty:) We would definitely go back, the service was 5* all the way!

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Restaurant Details

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 - 25
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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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