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The Mooring

off Main Road | Avana, near Muri., Cook Islands
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Ranked #1 of 82 restaurants in Rarotonga
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Cuisines: Seafood
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Takeout
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Takeout
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Adelaide, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

The best fish sandwich on the island by a mile.Fresh crumbed Mahi Mahi,salad on turkish bread. Absolutely delightful.We also tried the Mahi Mahi salad which was just as good, and the smoothies were lovely too.Pity you can't order a cold beer to go with your lunch.

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Newcastle, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

I don't even normally go for sandwiches but oh my God. It was like there was a party in my mouth and everyone was invited. Best fish sandwiches ever. The ladies behind the counter are so friendly too. If you're on Raro you've got to make the time to try this place out.

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

Read the reviews on tripadvisor before we left on our trip and wanted to eat here. Completely understand why it has the #1 rating. The crumbed fish sandwich with lime mayo was delicious. Perfectly made on delicious bread. Very friendly staff. Just make sure you know the hours they are open. Closed on Saturdays. Still ate there 2 times during... More

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Alice Springs, Australia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

Sam, at the Little Poly recommended this as a good place to grab lunch, so on day one of our trip, we rolled in, a bit bleary-eyed, but ready for something ..."islandy" (yes, I'm aware that isn't a real word). The food-prep area is a re-purposed shipping container with an iPod speaker system rolling out island music and a handful... More

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Invercargill, New Zealand
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47 reviews 47 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

Well what can I say, probably our 5th time to the Mooring and the chicken sandwich was just pefect..... Like what they have done with more seating. Keep up the good work Jill.

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Auckland Central, New Zealand
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

The Wahoo sandwich is awesome. Fresh and tasty. Also had the tuna one and that was good, but too much like chicken when you want fish. Great lime milkshakes. Get in early for lunch, gets very busy.

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Waipu, New Zealand
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37 reviews 37 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

Came here based on trip advisor review and i have to say it was the best fish sandwich i have ever had. Simple menu, fast and friendly service. You guys rock! A must for lunch when in raro.

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Sydney, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

I had read about the great fish sandwiches here and was delighted to find it while driving around the beautiful tropical island. And what a gem it is. It's like a permanent food truck with outdoor seating and friendly attentive staff. The fish sandwiches were delicious - fresh mahi mahi perfectly cooked with gorgeous salad and sauce - mmmm yum... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

Absolutely the best fish sandwich and salads we've had. Went 8 times on a 12 day trip. Staff is awesome. Great view. Go fishing with Captain Moko who is based there too! You may catch the marlin that broke our line.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

We had lunch there once when we were in Raro last month. The fresh fish sandwiches are so delicious.The staff members are very friendly and cheerful.

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