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Oceans Restaurant & Bar

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American, Seafood, Polynesian, Pacific Rim
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Crown Beach Resort & Spa | Beach Road, Arorangi 682, Cook Islands
+68223953
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Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: Oceans Restaurant & Bar is located on the waterfront with indoor and beach...
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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  • 82
    Excellent
  • 53
    Very good
  • 18
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Don't need to go out for lunch or dinner

We tasted several dishes during our 5 day stay and everything was great. One of the highlights: the roast! A buffet including desserts with several roast meats including chicken. All very fresh and nicely spiced. No disappointments here.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 22, 2015
Wim31
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Featherston, New Zealand
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
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Featherston, New Zealand
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58 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW

We tasted several dishes during our 5 day stay and everything was great. One of the highlights: the roast! A buffet including desserts with several roast meats including chicken. All very fresh and nicely spiced. No disappointments here.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW

In general very good food, and super friendly staff. When the restaurant is full, they struggle a bit to get all orders done in a reasonable time, but the view on the beach and ocean make you forget about it very quickly.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Even though it's pricey it is definitely worth it! Loved all the island food they had to offer! The Ika Mata is amazing! Island night was very entertaining beautiful renditions of the classics by the duo who also sing at the St Mary's Catholic Church :)

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Napier, New Zealand
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

We returned to this restaurant because it could not be faulted in any way: a delicious meal served by an extremely friendly and attentive staff with eye for detail. It doesn't get any better than this!

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Tauranga, New Zealand
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

One of the better restaurants on the island. We went on the Friday for the steak and buffet night which includes dessert and is good value.

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NZ
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31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

Well presented, tasty food, small portions even by modern standards. Seating views of sea very nice at sunset, either on beach front or under cover main resto. Staff well trained as you would expect at a resort like Crown Resort. Can be a little exposed and cool on cooler nights as has no side walls or screens. We would eat... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

Loved the food so much went here twice. There were 4 of us and we all had something different and all of it was excellent. We arrived in time for happy hour, watched the sunset and had fab food...what more could you ask for.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

Part of Crown Beach Resort - great meals, lovely staff - prompt service - fantastic cultural night and buffet - a view to die for - wide range of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages

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Tauranga, New Zealand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

Always a great place for a cocktail and meal. everyone of our party had a lovely meal and we all enjoyed a fabulous cocktail made by Mei. mmmm terrific.

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

We stayed at the hotel so we ate there a lot. The staff are great and the dining on the beach was wow. Great view and the food was good. Oh and the cocktails, deadly heheh

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Crown Beach Resort & Spa | Beach Road, Arorangi 682, Cook Islands
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Cook Islands  >  Southern Cook Islands  >  Rarotonga  >  Arorangi
  • Phone Number: +68223953

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 22
  • Price Range: $ $
  • Cuisine: American, Seafood, Polynesian, Pacific Rim

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine

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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