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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
Whangarei, New Zealand
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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252 reviews 252 reviews
161 restaurant reviews
87 helpful votes 87 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
Senior Reviewer
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
5 helpful votes 5 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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13 reviews 13 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
1 review
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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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

During my stay on Aitutaki I visited the restaurant of the Pacific Resort twice. When I first went for a casual dinner all my expectations were totally met. Great food and very warm service. Had the lamb and the home made sorbets. A few days later I went to their Island Night. The show was very entertaining... and the buffet... More

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

we spent there only one dinner, there was a lovely sunset and the restaurant has an amazing view! ordered a mixed fish grilled for two with sparkling wine and dessert and have payed less then we expected! very good!

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Sydney, Australia
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158 reviews 158 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
266 helpful votes 266 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

Loved the elevation position, the view out to the lagoon at sunset was just stunning. Good menu, and the service was good and presentation of the food was lovely. But the food itself was a bit bland, and very expensive. Preferred Tamanu restaurant.

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New Zealand
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

We had dinner here one night over sunset & food was below average. For the price they charge, you would expect tasty good quality food but it wasn't very tasty at all. Staff were friendly and views were beautiful but they need to do something about the quality of their food.

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