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Staircase Restaurant and Bar

Avarua, Avarua 1111, Cook Islands
+682 22 254
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Ranked #8 of 22 Restaurants in Avarua
Price range: $10 - $27
Cuisines: Grill
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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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English first
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Was very yummy but was heavy in belly with slight indigestion...but def great meal..we probably over ate :)

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Sheringham, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Just loved this place. Rightly and warmly recommended in Lonely Planet. Brilliant value meal (NZD30 including food!) followed by best drumming and dancing on the island, with enthusiastic youngster participation.

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Melbourne, Australia
Contributor
17 reviews 17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

I went for a beer before the movies and didn't leave.. It was the manager Shannon and her partner Paul who made my wife and I feel part of what was going on. So interested in cultivating their own cultural heritage bringing the Raratongan children on stage to perform in traditional clothing ans serving up a lip smacking mixture of... More

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Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

On our last night in Rarotonga we came across this gem. The cocktails were the best we had tried and the cheapest!. The staff were absolutely amazing! The best customer service. Great location and very well priced. I wish we had come across this place on day 1. Highly recommend!

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Waikanae, New Zealand
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

we had a great night at the staircase resturant and bar. we loved shannon beautiful lady behind the bar great kareoke friendly staff.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

45 mins later my entree arived.only had young girls with no experience were serving. Once the main finally arrived it was ok.

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Paraparaumu, New Zealand
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Having dinner at Staircase Restaurant and Bar was a feast while they presented their cultural show. Interesting explanation of their musicians and people dancing.

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Whakatane
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5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

We popped in for a quick lunch and a couple of beers. They catered for that, but it is probably not what they do best. The place was grubby, and tired. It may be a great place late at night with the music turned up, but that was not what we were there for

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

I would say this person has the wrong restaurant, Staircase restaurant does not open for Lunch More

Essex
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210 reviews 210 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
114 helpful votes 114 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

It was Friday night and Trader Jack's was fully booked so it was up the stairs to this restaurant. There wasn't a great deal of choice but the food, served plated, was hot and tasty and very inexpensive. We didn't have time to wait to see the floor show, for which a small additional charge is made.

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Hastings, New Zealand
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

The entree of chips were the best chips all three of us had ever had - the taro ones were amazing! The staff were so lovely and telling us local interesting facts. The food was yummy local fresh fish and awesome portions and taste. Yummy cheap cocktails. But best of all the show was wonderful - traditional dance, with bright... More

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