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Rapae Bay Restaurant at Pacific Resort Aitutaki

PO BOX 90 AMURI, Cook Islands
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Ranked #9 of 13 Restaurants in Aitutaki
Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Dessert
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Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Dessert
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English first
Raumati Beach, New Zealand
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4 reviews 4 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

I had heard mixed reviews of Rapae so was a little nervous about our special anniversary dinner here. I am pleased to say it was fabulous. Although we werent staying at the hotel we were given prime seating, in a perfect spot to view the sunset. I understand that often casual diners dont get to sit on the outer deck... More

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Wellington, New Zealand
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60 reviews 60 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

After viewing the menus at Rapae Bay and the Pool bar/restaurant I made the call that we could eat just as well here for much better prices.... Wrong! The prices were still quite high - and the food was distinctly average, if not disappointing. Two of us had the "fish of the day" coated in coconut crumbs, costing just on... More

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Wellington, New Zealand
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

overpriced and ordinary food that really should be better for a place like this. the wine is horrendously overpriced, even taking into account the need to import it. i stayed here last trip and had looked forward to eating here, so a disappointment all round

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Wellington, New Zealand
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

From the moment you walk into this resort, you will feel happy you picked to stay here. The place is just wonderful. The only downfall is the bottom restaurant/bar staff are not too educated on the menu or drinks. one lunchtime I asked the waitress if they did Iced coffees. The lady behind the bar who was listening quickly said... More

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Whangarei, New Zealand
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

What an absolute treat. We visited this very welcoming resort for dinner and it was absolutely top class. The location, the service and the world class food. It was a real treat. We had entree, main and desert, and everything was stunningly presented, and absolutely delicious. One of the nicest dining experiences I have ever had. Congratulations Rapae Bay Restaurant.

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New York City, New York
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267 reviews 267 reviews
173 restaurant reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Came here to eat dinner twice during our stay at the resort and we were not disappointed! I had the laksa, seafood appetizer, prawns with rice and vegetables, roasted vegetables over the course of those two meals and my husband enjoyed the beef tenderloin twice. Breakfast was also delicious and my favorite dish was the Vegetarian Nasi Goreng. Beautiful views... More

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Aitutaki Cook Islands
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Island Night at Pacific Resort's Rapai restaurant was amazing. Their new executive chef had prepared a huge array of island foods, including tender roast pork, with his own European fusion flavours. Curry with coconut cream and fruit, sweet and savory combined, just a touch of jalapeno in the right places. The dessert buffet didn't disappoint either. From Pavlova to mini... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

great breakfast and beautiful views. Great place to have an early dinner and watch the beautiful sunsets. great food and service. friendly staff. great island night on a wednesday !!!!!

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Auckland, New Zealand
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We stayed for 7 nights in Aitutaki and ate here 4 times.The food was of top quality( a bit up there in price) with sensible portions.The Island night spread was exceptional...the two Tuna dishes were to die for.How do they make softly seared Tuna so tender with great structure(to start with it is obviously very fresh).Very highly recommended.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Firstly I should say that we didn't actually stay at the Pacific Resort but visited there last week for their Island Night while we were staying just along the road at Etu Moana. The pool area, bar and restaurant are absolutely beautiful and we started our evening by ordering some cocktails to drink while we watched the sun go down.... More

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