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Flying Boat Fish & Chips

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Tupapa, Cook Islands
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Late Night
Good for:
Families with children
Local cuisine
Outdoor seating
Dining on a budget

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  • 73
    Excellent
  • 51
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Different and refreshing

food as fresh as you could wish for. Most unusual facilities, an old launch turned cafe with tables outside, out of the sun and a stunning seaside view. In the same property as the game fish club could just perhaps entice some to go fishing. A great island style place to take a quick lunch or relax... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
Jan S
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Outdoor seating
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Takeout
  • Late Night
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149 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

food as fresh as you could wish for. Most unusual facilities, an old launch turned cafe with tables outside, out of the sun and a stunning seaside view. In the same property as the game fish club could just perhaps entice some to go fishing. A great island style place to take a quick lunch or relax over a drink... More 

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Perth, Australia
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36 reviews 36 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

We started driving around Raro looking for something to eat. Came across the Flying Boat, tucked in next to a fishing club. Don't expect anything fancy but it was good honest fish and chips. Very nice and perfect for relaxed day in the Cook Islands.

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Sydney, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

A lovely spot to stop for lunch... the view and sounds of the crashing waves is relaxing! Food was ok here and not too expensive.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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129 reviews 129 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Excellent burgers and chips from the Flying Boat, a great location beside the water with the option to get a drink from the Game Fishing Club and sit undercover. Really friendly helpful staff. Don’t miss out, these burgers are fantastic!!

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North Shore City, New Zealand
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30 reviews 30 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

On almost every visit to Raro,we make a point of visiting the Game Fishing Club for Happy Hour and after a few drinks and shared laughs with the locals about the one that got away,we inevitably feel the munchies coming on,so a visit to the Flying Boat for a takeaway is a must,always well cooked and not dripping in fat... More 

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Helensburgh, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

Loved the fish & chips served in a basket to be eaten overlooking the water. Dig in and eat with your fingers and enjoy the sound of the ocean.

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hamilton
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

Really enjoyed the fresh fish & Chips (& sausages) & it was from a boat....they have a good variety & the service was great

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toronto
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Best place to eat on the island. Very rustic - place your order at the window and eat at picnic tables. The sandwiches are amazing, good to the last bite. Enjoy a walk about and watch the fresh catch be cleaned and get ready for sale. We ate there 3 times.

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Perth, Australia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

The fish was so oily and soggy. It was almost like it wasn't cooked properly. It all just smelt weird, I didn't end up eating it after a few bites. I have had lunch here before and it was good, maybe I just got them on a off day. Not sure if I would rush back.

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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014 via mobile

Not the best fish and chips, heard they did nice lunches, but we we're disappointed, the batter on the fish was very oily

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Tupapa, Cook Islands
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Cook Islands  >  Southern Cook Islands  >  Rarotonga

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 15
  • Cuisine: Fish & Chips

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Dining on a budget

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