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Oceans Restaurant & Bar

Crown Beach Resort & Spa | Beach Road, Arorangi 682, Cook Islands
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Ranked #6 of 15 Restaurants in Arorangi
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $6 - $28
Cuisines: Polynesian, Californian, Pacific Rim, Family Fare
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Good for: Local cuisine, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Description: Oceans Restaurant & Bar is located on the waterfront with indoor and beach dining under a billion stars and sand between your toes. Sunsets guaranteed daily. Daily triple happy hours three times per day where you 'buy one, get one free'. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, including hugely popular theme nights including Island Feast & Cultural Show on Mon + Thu, Steak & BBQ Ribs & Salad Buffet on Fri. Beautiful setting. Gracious Polynesian service.
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81% Recommend
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English first
Ashburton, New Zealand
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

This was our 2nd Island night here, we went a few years ago. This time we had our 3 adult children and a grandchild with us. the food was great as was the show. wouldn't hesitate to do it all again great value for money

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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44 reviews 44 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

We had several meals at Oceans - so I've combined them into one. Service was lovely, if occasionally a little bit "Would you like to order?" umm we've already ordered thanks. Here are a few of the dishes we ate and they were all exceptional; Pork Belly, Fish Risotto, Crème Brulee - lemongrass & ginger flavour, Vietnamese Prawn Spring Rolls,... More

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Blenheim, New Zealand
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Great buffet nights, those ribs are pretty amazing and the food on offer on the Island night was also great

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Tauranga, New Zealand
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34 reviews 34 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

I very seldom write really negative reviews, but Oceans was such a disappointment I feeI this time it is warranted. We arrived at 5.20pm for happy hour, waited until 5.45 for our drink and snack order to be taken, 45 mins later our drinks finally arrived with a promise of our snacks to follow. At 7pm we gave up on... More

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Oamaru, New Zealand
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

We had breakfast,lunch and dinner at this fabulous resort. The smorgasbords were excellent. We were hooked on the cocktails, especially the blue stinger and the pina coladas. Every meal was very tasty, good selection.

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Tugun, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Awesome place to have breakfast and the dinner and show package is certainly a must on your trip. We stayed at the resort and the staff all know you by name and are so helpful. The cocktail hour is not to be missed. Watching the sunset on the beach drinking cocktails-then slowly make your way over to the dinning area.... More

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Whangarei, New Zealand
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014 via mobile

We stayed at the Crown Beach Resort so Oceans was our in house restaurant. The Steak and Ribs night is the best value for money dinner we had at $39pp nz. Pop long early and have a cocktail before dinner they are excellent.

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Top Contributor
67 reviews 67 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

We had dinner here as it had been highly recommended to us by our daughter who had dined here last year. Lovely setting, semi-outdoors. Service was initially efficient, however we waited over 45 minutes for our meals to arrive - we noted that some diners who had placed their orders had their meals arrive before ours so I knew something... More

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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

On our yearly trips to Rarotonga we always visit this restaurant but alas this time we were bitterly disappointed. Arrived for a 6.30pm booking early for happy hour at 6pm. Within the 1st 15mins we must have been asked 6 times by different staff if we would like to order, so I ordered breads and dips. We wanted to have... More

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Tokyo, Japan
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32 reviews 32 reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

Oceans is one place on the Cook Islands that knows what good food and service are all about. We twice enjoyed very good food with friendly and attentive service on the restaurant balcony overlooking the beach: lunch one day, dinner the next. Lunch here made for a relaxing break from the sun, and dinner here was about as nice as... More

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