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Staircase Restaurant and Bar

Avarua, Avarua 1111, Cook Islands
+682 22 254
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Ranked #4 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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44 reviews from our community

83% Recommend
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  • English first
  • German first
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English first
Top Contributor
201 reviews 201 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW

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
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 NEW

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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Montreal, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014 via mobile

I highly recommend trying out the island night (Thursdays and Fridays I believe) ... It's a really authentic, family run business so it's very charming, my wife and I loved the fact that the young generation participate in the show :). I give it a 5 star because I rate based on value and you really get your money's worth... More

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Newcastle, Australia
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

There are many "island nights" in Rarotonga but few that are as warm and welcoming as that offered by Shannon and her wonderful staff. As soon as we walked in the door we were fussed over and made to feel at home. At $30 a head we wondered about the quality of the food and entertainment on offer as similar... More

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Mooloolaba, Australia
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101 reviews 101 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

So much fun when we went here! Loving the food, the service, the view, the drinks were great. Absolutely awesome!!!

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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

The food was like a home cooked meal. We went for the island night but we were the only ones who were there. We didn't stay for the show. Well worth the visit for the food.

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Invercargill, New Zealand
12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

The manager Shannon and her family gave me a wonderful welcome, I had met her previously, and she had suggested I come and experience the Staircase cultural night on the Thursday. It was wonderful, the meal, view, service, drinks and dancing and singing. What an amazing setting, I'm really pleased I went. Thank you Shannon, you're a brilliant hostess/manager with... More

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Feilding, New Zealand
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

My sister and I enjoyed the best and cheapest meal by far on the whole island, lovely service to go with it. Highly recommend to all, $5 cocktails what's not to looove ??

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

My husband and I went to see the island night and have a traditional island meal. Well worth the money and the staff were excellent. Shannon was so lovely and her aunty in the kitchen. The cocktails were awesome and at $5 a cocktail why not go back. We also went up on the Saturday night for their $10 steak... More

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Pasadena, California
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86 reviews 86 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

We met the manager, Shannon at Mah Zone, another great little restaurant and Internet cafe across from the Muri Beachcomber. Shannon is the sweetest person so when she told us about managing the Staircase and the island show, we decided to go. The food was good with raw fish and a potato salad that was to die for! There was... More

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