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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, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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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Good for:
Romance
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 182
    Excellent
  • 56
    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
Most recent review
Outstanding Italian food

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 6, 2015
Puapii-teacher
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Aitutaki, Cook Islands
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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278 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Aitutaki, Cook Islands
Senior Contributor
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
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 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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Auckland, New Zealand
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36 reviews 36 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

This is definitely a nice restaurant, but in my opinion is trying a bit hard to be fancy. My Caesar salad was very nice, my wife's eggplant so so. Her fish of the day on risotto was superb. My fried prawns and squid would be better as an entree. While they were nice, it was a bit 'meh' as a... More 

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rita2014961, General Manager at Wind Jammer Restaurant, responded to this review

Kia Orana, Thank you for your comments about your meals at the Windjammer Restaurant. We are happy to read that the Windjammer is a nice restaurant. We are happyh to read also that the Caesar salad was nice and the fish of the day on risotto was superb. We sorry to read that the fried prawns and squid did not... More 

Sydney, Australia
Top Contributor
71 reviews 71 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

It is many years since we had visited the Wind Jammer, so based on recent reviews & past reputation we embarked on a very pleasant dining experience. The service was excellent, attentive, yet not overbearing. The menu & wine list were extensive & reasonably priced for a restaurant of this calibre. To start we shared a plate of bruschetta served... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

If you want beautiful Italian food, you must visit this place. Food was wonderful. Staff were friendly and the Chef spoke to us all after he had finished in the kitchen. We had a lovely experience.

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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 7 - 27
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, 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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