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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, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for: Families with children
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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  • 32
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    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 4
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 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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Mount Maunganui, New Zealand
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

There was nine of us booked for the Friday night dinner deal $25 per head (cheaper for the kids) a free bottle of wine great food. the show after dinner was awesome with young drummers and dancers great value for money!!

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Thank phillstravels
Whanganui, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015

I had the pleasure of going to the restaurant for two dinner & show nights. Upon reading highly recommended reviews I made contact via facebook with the restaurant to plan a venue for our group of 30 with young children to have dinner as the reception for my cousins wedding. My second night was for my son his family &... More 

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Thank Aotearoa5
tupungaia, Owner at Staircase Restaurant and Bar, responded to this review

Hello Suzie, I would like to say thank you so much for your review of your wedding celebration with us. It is really great to hear that you had a good time with us, I will also pass on the comments to the Dance team, hopefully we will see you in the near future, all the best to you family... More 

Gisborne, New Zealand
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015

Great for a cheap meal and entertainment although you had to wait sometime for the entertainment to start at 8:30pm and we were told to be there by 6pm.

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Thank RangiP P
Melbourne, Australia
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

I am a karaoke freak I have to say. This is just as well because we stumbled across a lovely couple at the Staircase Restaurant. Salt of the earth decent fun loving people who did not try to rip us off and just restored my faith in people who own their own business. Shannon and Paul you are both a... More 

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Thank dancin_2005
Warkworth, New Zealand
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

We had a beautiful smorgasbord Island food dinner as well as great entertainment with all the drums and the girls doing the Hula. Very professional. Highly recommend.

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Thank Shirley C
Auckland New Zealand
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Shannon is the Manager makes you feel special. Such a great night at the Staircase Thanks amazing staff

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Thank SuMorgan
Sydney
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106 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 via mobile

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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2 Thank ohsevenphive
Belmont, Australia
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 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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2 Thank Margaret L
Lower Hutt, New Zealand
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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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Thank Animal1175
1 review
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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Thank walkerwhanau

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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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