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The Mooring

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Seafood, Sandwiches, Delicatessen
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off Main Road | Avana, near Muri., Cook Islands
+682-25-553
Today
9:30 am - 3:30 am
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 9:30 am - 3:30 am
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Delivery, Takeout

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  • 747
    Excellent
  • 104
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Join the locals for the best seafood on the island

An easy bicycle ride from anywhere near Muri beach, this seafood shack has the best and freshest fish on the island. One day the captain provided yellowfin sashimi to passing travelers. It's awesome!

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
Stuart H
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Steamboat Springs, Colorado
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
  • Large groups
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Portland, Oregon
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10 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW via mobile

This was a good fish sandwich. The FOB was made of Mahi mahi. There were prettier places on the island to dine and we had some better meals. Worthwhile for a lunch while exploring Muri beach, but it's not life altering.

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Steamboat Springs, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

An easy bicycle ride from anywhere near Muri beach, this seafood shack has the best and freshest fish on the island. One day the captain provided yellowfin sashimi to passing travelers. It's awesome!

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Launceston, Tasmania, Australia
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

tasty fish, huge serves. I didnt know what a fish sandwich was, but soon found out. Turkish bread roll filled with salad and fish!!!

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auckland new zealand
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6 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Stopped in here for lunch on 3 occasions on our 8 day stay and wasn,t disappointed once. Paw Paw, mango and passionfruit smoothies to die for and the burgers are all on turkish bread and just lovely.Not to heavy or to light just right for a midday lunch.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

they even made my toddler some crumbed mahimahi which he wolfed down with one of their smoothies. my hot and spicy seared tuna salad was amazing.

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Aitutaki, Cook Islands
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

The most delicious tuna! And amazing sandwiches. We kept coming back for more. An absolute must if you enjoy fresh fish. Delicious food and fabulous service.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

fantastic fish and chicken sandwiches - next to Charlies sammies the best on the island.Oh and sweet Marias sarongs next door are the best and cheapest on the island

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Adelaide
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

After reading all the wonderful reviews about how great the food is, The Mooring exceeded our expectations. The Mooring is a great place for a quick bite in a great location with nice views. The rolls are so fresh and tasty and packed with ingredients, our first bite blew my breath away it was delicious, full of flavour and melted... More 

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Canterbury
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Great cheerful service, good healthy fresh lunch. Good spot by the beach. Amazing just-caught fish. Good quick service.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

The Moorings does what it does exceptionally well. Located in a couple of converted shipping containers on a little wharf at Muri, the style is rustic. But the fish sandwiches and other food is very good, using the freshest of ingredients. Don't expect fine dining, this is street food at its delicious best. We had the Ika mata (raw fish... More 

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Additional Information about The Mooring

Address: off Main Road | Avana, near Muri., Cook Islands
Phone Number: +682-25-553
Location: South Pacific  >  Cook Islands  >  Southern Cook Islands  >  Rarotonga
Open Hours:
Monday 9:30 am - 3:30 am
Tuesday 9:30 am - 3:30 am
Wednesday 9:30 am - 3:30 am
Thursday 9:30 am - 3:30 am
Friday 9:30 am - 3:30 am
Cuisine: Seafood, Sandwiches, Delicatessen

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: off Main Road | Avana, near Muri., Cook Islands
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Cook Islands  >  Southern Cook Islands  >  Rarotonga
  • Phone Number: +682-25-553

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood, Sandwiches, Delicatessen

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children, Local cuisine, Romantic, Large groups
Open Hours
Monday
9:30 am - 3:30 am
Tuesday
9:30 am - 3:30 am
Wednesday
9:30 am - 3:30 am
Thursday
9:30 am - 3:30 am
Friday
9:30 am - 3:30 am

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