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Arorangi, Arorangi, Cook Islands
00682 22161
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Ranked #2 of 14 Restaurants in Arorangi
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $15 - $31
Cuisines: Polynesian, International, Pacific Rim, Wine Bar
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Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Description: Casual beach dining with all the frills.Open Tues-Sun for lunch and dinner. Enjoy one of our tasty cocktails and the breathtaking sunset before dining on Pacific style international cuisine. We have one of Raro's most extensive wine lists available.We can host both your wedding ceremony and reception on site either on the beach or our sunset deck.Experience romantic Rarotonga the Waterline way.Live music Wednesday nights. Bookings essential.
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auckland
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3 reviews 3 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 NEW

Food great, company great, live music great, location great, décor amazing! Owners are great too and engage with guests. Highly recommend cocktails on the beachfront outside Waterline followed by dinner - go on their live music nights.

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Guelph, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

We have always returned to this little beauty, incredible views, and even better food! Show up a little early for dinner and have a drink or two on the beach!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015 via mobile

I havr been to Raro 3 times and it is a must to come her. Love the live music. Aa a matter of fact will be back.in Oct this year fot a joint 40/50 birthday need to book in for the birthday dinner!!!!!

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Raumati
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20 reviews 20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

We visit Rarotonga regularly and we love this little place. Wherever we stay on the island, this feels like our 'local'. The menu doesn't change much and is pretty straightforward but the food is fresh, portions are good, the staff are lovely and the location is fantastic. It's our favourite restaurant on Rarotonga.

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Brisbane, Australia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

If you ever come to the Cook Islands this place is an absolute must to eat at. We absolutely loved everything about from the delicious cocktails in happy hour, to the amazing lovely staff, to the scrumptious fresh tasty meals, to the atmosphere overlooking the beach nothing is short of grand. We came here multiple times and was not disappointed... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

We loved this place - the atmosphere, food and people were amazing! It is really great value for money and their cute and friendly cat is an added bonus. :) We're disappointed that we found out about this place at the end of our stay, otherwise we would have been there every night!

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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

Lovely food, service and atmosphere. Only downside was no fans or air con which on a night without a sea breeze can get a little hot. We'll be back!

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new zealdn
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

You must eat here if your visiting Raro. Chris and Akisi have created a wonderful restaurant, the location to die for, as with the sunsets. Have cocktails on the beach and head up to the verandah for dinner. The staff are amazing, thank you Gabby and Chris, Akisi for a memorable 50th. Came back the next night with my partner... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Spent 2 weeks on Rarotonga and had 5 meals at the Waterline. Great location, friendly service and people, nice food and atmosphere. The music by Island Groove on Wednesday nite was excellent. ( TY Tani & Rose you are very good ! ). Wouldn't hesitate to go back or have a special occasion there. Thank you, Mattw & Penny.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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35 reviews 35 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Stunning sunset position on the beach, feel the sand between your toes before you are spoilt with quality service and beautifully cooked food...we went twice, the second night was even better..highly recommended...thx

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Address: Arorangi, Arorangi, Cook Islands
Phone Number: 00682 22161
Location: South Pacific  >  Cook Islands  >  Southern Cook Islands  >  Rarotonga  >  Arorangi
Average Prices: USD 15 - 31
Cuisine: Polynesian, International, Pacific Rim, Wine Bar

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