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Wind Jammer Restaurant

Beach Road | Sunset Coast, Arorangi 682, Cook Islands
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Ranked #2 of 16 restaurants in Arorangi
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $8 - $30
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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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233 reviews from our community

85% Recommend
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
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English first
New Zealand
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW via mobile

Food here was as good as any of the meals we had in Rome and Europe, excellant food, prepared and presented equisitively , staff know how to wait a table too, which side to serve a meal from and and clean away from. Small intimate restaurant. Had a lovely time, kids wanted to go back here every night !! LOL

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Salzburg, Austria
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

Definitely the best food we had on the island! Alfredo is a real italian chef and you can taste that. The only place where you cana get your Pasta al dente and not overcooked!

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Brisbane, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

We heard this was the number 1 restaurant on the island so couldn't wait to try it out. We were very deflated with our experience. We were seated and waited for about 10 mins before we were asked if we would like drink of any kind. Then once we ordered drinks it took another 10 mins or so to actually... More

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Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

The food here was absolutely lovely, the best I have eaten outside of Italy. Lovely ambiance with very efficient staff.

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Auckland Central, New Zealand
15 reviews 15 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014 via mobile

This was the surprise on the island. Decor a bit dated but service and food were outstanding. Don't even reach for the salt and pepper, it's all expertly seasoned by the head chef who is very Italian and charmingly humble. The pasta is all homemade and sauces very authentic, especially the ravioli, magic!

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Nelson, New Zealand
3 reviews 3 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

Very professional service, very yummy food and we had a really good night out. The staff here are very good, know their stuff!

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Portland, OR
12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

Even though this restaurant is expensive, we ate there twice because the food was so good. We had fettucine alfredo (the waiter even asked how we wanted the pasta cooked) and gnocchi, and both were absolutely wonderful. High class place. The servers are classy without being snooty, & we appreciated the (very talented) chef visiting the tables to check in.... More

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Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

A very elegant setting with Italian music playing softly in the background. The tables are nicely set and well spaced out and the service very personal and attentive. It was our most expensive meal but as it was our last evening on holiday, we did indulge a bit more! The food is lovely and beautifully presented. Had the prawns with... More

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Wanaka, New Zealand
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

What a pleasant surprise to find this fine dining restaurant after so many casual, 'beach dining' places. The food was unbeatable - the desserts just devine! I am a risotto 'snob' and I was blown away with the quality and taste of my mushroom risotto - and how wonderful being asked if I would like the rice cooked authentically el... More

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Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

This was definitely some of the better food I had on the island (second only to Tamarind House). The prices are totally in line with everywhere else on the island despite the higher quality of the food. Service was good & it is a very nice intimate fine dining experience. The only downside is you don't get a view of... More

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