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Sands Restaurant

$$ - $$$
Contemporary, New Zealand
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Moana Sands Hotel, Titikaveka, Cook Islands
+682 27189
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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125 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

For our last night on the island, we walked along to The Sands which is just along the beach from us and grabbed a couple of pizzas. We ordered the Seafood and the Italian pizzas. The girl told us that the kitchen wasn't opening for another 20 minutes, but if we went out and sat on the beach, she would... More 

Thank foodlover27264
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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We walked along the beach from Muri Beach to here and found this restaurant quite by chance. The restaurant was fully booked although close to the beach by a few steps we sat right on the beach at a wooden table with our feet in the sand and had one of the best meals of our trip. A delicious Fish... More 

Thank Tkoning
Bavaria, Germany
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The menu has various meals. You can get Pizza which is quite good. They also have some fish, beef and chicken. Compared to Aitutaki or the Manuia Beach the prices are a little bit lower. The Quality of the pizza and chicken, which we tried is good.

Thank Thomas K
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

best when you could eat on the beach. If it is windy you have to eat on the road side part of the dinning room. It is the main road but not very busy so not really a bother. Its just nicer on the beach of course

Thank sfouhy
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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344 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 149 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We had drinks first in the open air bar on the beach. Lovely setting a few steps from the water.Staff are very friendly and chatty. The meals are first class - my husband said his curry was the best ever. The fresh fish was delicious.They also serve takeaway pizzas.

Thank Lois G
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2016

went there for dinner very simple pizza and fries . The pizza was nice but for a meat lovers pizza it sure did have a lot of vegetables on it .. The staff were very friendly and service was good

Thank Rachel B
Wellington, New Zealand
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2016 via mobile

We had booked well in advance but when we arrived the local woman in charge clearly did not want our custom. We would have left if we did not have a voucher to eat there. Seating was uncomfortable with the chairs too low for the tables. There were hundreds of mosquitos and no sign of them attempting to deal with... More 

1 Thank Jenny M
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2016

The meals were fresh and yummy, the menu gave you a choice, seafood, meat, local and simple choices of the area.

Thank Freda M
Auckland, New Zealand
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101 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2016

We have been here before over the years but not a lot changes. We only go here because of convenience . The food was expensive for what it was. If you have a fish dish or steak I'd say its nearly all salad and chips and even they were soggy. We did not bother with any sweets as we thought... More 

Thank thirtyfour
Cooktown, Australia
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14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2016

We went to this restaurant as it was located at the sister accommodation to where we were staying. The food was fair. The staff were friendly but for what you got we thought it fairly poor value.

Thank Stavros1953

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$9 - $23
Contemporary, New Zealand
Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar scene, Business meetings, Scenic view, Families with children, Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Moana Sands Hotel, Titikaveka, Cook Islands
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Cook Islands  >  Southern Cook Islands  >  Rarotonga  >  Titikaveka
  • Phone Number: +682 27189

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?