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Flying Boat Fish & Chips

Tupapa, Cook Islands
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Ranked #31 of 82 restaurants in Rarotonga
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $10 - $15
Cuisines: Fish & Chips
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Late Night
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83% Recommend
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English first
Chardon, Ohio
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

Yes - known for fish & chips, but I always get a hamburger which is wonderful! You sit at picnic benches looking at the surf and order at the beached boat. In front of a fishing club which is very friendly - especially at happy hour - and you can take a cold beer back to your picnic table. An... More

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2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

We ate regularly at the Flying Boat Fish & Chips and were always happy with our meals. We loved the taste of the gresh fish! Our boys loved hanging out at the boat and down the beach. At great location.

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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

Visited here twice after reading such awesome reviews, both occasions they were closed. And the blackboard had all different opening hours on it. First time we went at 12noon, board said they open at 4pm, second time we went about 4:30pm board said open 11:30-2. Gave up after that.

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Rarotonga, Cook Islands
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

Had dinner here tonight - the Maroro Pack at $19.50 for 4 pieces of fish, chips and a can of drink. Took a very long time to be cooked - (there were only two other people there) and when it arrived I had to query the size of the fish - two "normal" sized pieces of battered fish, and two... More

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Colorado
Top Contributor
138 reviews 138 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2013

Flying Boat Fish and Chips is right on the beach, near the fishing club in Rarotonga. The fish and chips, while a bit greasy, were very tasty. The beers from the fishing club were very affordable. And the view from it all was beautiful. A fun way to hang out with the locals.

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Calgary
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2013

We have been going to Rarotonga for several years and have always enjoyed the food from the Flying Boat Fish and Chips. The location is nice but the food was nasty this time... Very, very greasy and the scallops were still raw.. In previous years I have rated it very good but this time very poor.. In previous years we... More

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Whangarei, New Zealand
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

Hiring the small scooters is a must and this little place is just ideal for a stop. Wonderful setting on the beach, fish and chips and a cold beer from the fishing club, what more can you want! I love Raro!

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Deniliquin, Australia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2013

We stopped here after reading the reviews,sooo glad we did.We had the Seafood Platter.There is a gorgeous little Pub in front of the Flying Boat,so,we grabbed a beer or 2 to have with our lunch,the Boat isn't much to look at,but,the fish and seafood it serves is so fresh and the batter is soooo thin and crispy,it took about 20... More

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Wellington, New Zealand
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22 reviews 22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

We go here regularly for fish and chips on the beach. Conviniently located at the fishing club, there are $3 beers on hand as well as fresh, delicious fish and chips. Eat on the beach as the sun sets or whale watch from the deck. Must do on holiday!

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Auckland Central, New Zealand
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19 reviews 19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

Set alongside the Game Fishing Club (which was a great experience), I was deeply disappointed with Flying Boat Fish and Chips. We will return to the club, but will never eat their fare again. After waiting for around 45 minutes for our order, what we were served was dripping with oil and inedible. We took it home for the dog.... More

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