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Staircase Restaurant and Bar

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Avarua, Avarua 1111, Cook Islands
+682 22 254
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Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Staircase Restaurant/Bar has been operating for 15yrs. Thursday Night...
Staircase Restaurant/Bar has been operating for 15yrs. Thursday Night includes $25 IslandNight which includes food + show, or you can come up and pay ONLY $5 just to watch our Cook Islands Dance Group perform. Friday is our A-La-Carte Menu from $15. Saturday is A-la-Carte from $10. Each night is late closing with great dance music and also great special bar prices, Cocktails from $5. Come upstairs and enjoy our island vibe! IT ONLY HAPPENS UPSTAIRS.
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  • 27
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  • 27
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great island night option

This is a really really great option for an authentic island night experience without the crazy price tag of the others. The food is genuinely home style which is wonderful, the ika mata was a highlight - the best I've had. The show was intimate and professional, exciting and colourful. Overall my... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 22, 2015
ohsevenphive
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Sydney
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Sydney
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100 reviews 100 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

This is a really really great option for an authentic island night experience without the crazy price tag of the others. The food is genuinely home style which is wonderful, the ika mata was a highlight - the best I've had. The show was intimate and professional, exciting and colourful. Overall my favourite island night of the 6 or so... More 

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Belmont, Australia
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 via mobile

As most activities on Rarotonga can be quite pricey I was thinking that we would only see the show and maybe have to buy dinner later as the entry price seemed very reasonable. What a lovely surprise when we were treated to a beautiful home cooked meal and, according to my sister, the best ika mata (Cook Is national dish)... More 

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Lower Hutt, New Zealand
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Food was basic but tastey. Entertainment was great. Staff were friendly and gave good service. We had a good time with lots of laughs.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015 via mobile

What a lovely night. The price $35 per person was very reasonable. The restaurant bar is a family business and Sharon the Manager was absolutely awesome and all the staff were fabulous as well. Customer service 100%. Their friendlynous was superb. The traditional buffet was one of the best meals we had on the island. Yes not flash but this... More 

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Greater Wellington, New Zealand
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Good Entertainment, it was enjoyed by young & old. We had plenty of laughs. Food was basic but good. Service was good.

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Tauranga, New Zealand
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

food was average but entertainment was awesome well worth going for only $35 why would you not we loved it

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Surfers Paradise, Australia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Great family restaurant with a great show Thursday nite for $35.00 for show and buffet, great value. Worth the time and people and staff are lovely.

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Sydney, Australia
Top Contributor
73 reviews 73 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
124 helpful votes 124 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

What a fabulous place to spend our last night in the Cook Islands. Staircase Restaurant and Bar has a great fun atmosphere with a bit of a retro vibe. This is a family run restaurant with everyone pitching in from the adults right down to the young children. The welcome here was so warm. We arrived as strangers and left... More 

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Gippsland, Australia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

what a place to watch the sunset with a drink or three. Simple but great food, especially when the reef fish are on.

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Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

We spoke to some locals who recommended the Staircase as good place to go to see a Cultural Show, they were right. The show features young locals who are taught to keep the traditional dances alive and it was great to support them. The musicians as well as the dancers were entertaining and really did enjoy themselves. Buffet dinner was... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Avarua, Avarua 1111, Cook Islands
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Cook Islands  >  Southern Cook Islands  >  Rarotonga  >  Avarua
  • Phone Number: +682 22 254

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 27
  • Cuisine: Grill

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

Description

Staircase Restaurant/Bar has been operating for 15yrs. Thursday Night includes $25 IslandNight which includes food + show, or you can come up and pay ONLY $5 just to watch our Cook Islands Dance Group perform. Friday is our A-La-Carte Menu from $15. Saturday is A-la-Carte from $10. Each night is late closing with great dance music and also great special bar prices, Cocktails from $5. Come upstairs and enjoy our island vibe! IT ONLY HAPPENS UPSTAIRS.

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