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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
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 9:30 am - 3:30 am
Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Delivery, Takeout

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  • 782
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  • 112
    Very good
  • 14
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  • 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
Freshest fish you'd ever eat!

Fish straight from the sea, cooked for lunch! Yum! Basic looking container facilities and staff look a bit rough round the edges but great service and food. An absolutely perfect Island lunch, looking out over the ocean.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
JackieMikeCoop
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Nelson, New Zealand
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
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Nelson, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Fish straight from the sea, cooked for lunch! Yum! Basic looking container facilities and staff look a bit rough round the edges but great service and food. An absolutely perfect Island lunch, looking out over the ocean.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

This comes highly recommended so our expectations were high. We went on a Sunday and there were already people waiting for it to open when we arrived. Unfortunately the wait was long (over an hour). Food and great was great when you look at where it is prepared and the location.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

I have recommended this place to everyone I know who is going to Rarotonga for a holiday. It was recommended to us and we went there our last two days in a row. Excellent fresh food that was full of flavour and substance. The staff were super efficient and friendly. Fish was fresh in off the boat and cooked perfectly.... More 

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Coolangatta, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

DELICIOUS FOOD!! friendly staff. enjoyed lunch by the beach, looking out into the ocean. Best sandwhiches !

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

After our fishing trip with Captain Moko we had lunch here. Jill and her lovely crew cooked up part of our catch (Mahi mahi) served with a big helping of fresh salad and downed with a glass of fresh juice. Would def come back again and again :) Lunch was cooked to perfection and being the big eaters we are... More 

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Crowthorne
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Incredibly lovely fish sandwich you can't go wrong here for a very tasty bite to eat. It does get busy but who cares as it's speedy service and the food just melts in your mouth.

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Raglan, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Nice sandwiches, spicey Tuna was great. Nice and easy, relaxed location with nice outdoor views of the lagoon. Staff are friendly and helpful

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Arizona
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

The famous FOB sandwich is delicious, with tasty greens, bread and fresh mahi mahi, however, it was really really oily and fried too much. It has a 5 star potential! The environment was beautiful and laid back, right off the lagoon, and really friendly staff. Food came out fast and portion size is humongous, can share between 2 people! Prices... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Best food in Rarotonga so we kept going back for lunch. So fresh and so well presented, can recommend to all.

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Port Moody, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

The location is beautiful and the FOB sandwich is so good, we went back for a second the next day. All of the food looks delicious but the FOB was so good, we had to have it a second time. A must stop for lunch in Rarotonga.

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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: Romantic, Families with children, Dining on a budget, Large groups, Local cuisine
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?