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Sails

$$$
Seafood, European, New Zealand, Polynesian, Gluten Free, Fusion, Pacific Rim
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Raratonga, Muri, Cook Islands
+68227349
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Auckland
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We've been to Rarotonga a few times and can recommend the Island Fries at Sails to be the best we've eaten around the island. Worth a visit if only for this. Oh, and the view is pretty spectacular too - Muri beach.

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Thank Oliver J
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Lovely food here, great outlook over the beach, easy to pop up from your sunbathing and have a bite to eat.

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Thank Jill S
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45 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

They have a waterfront balcony with a great view of the lagoon, which is awesome. But the food we got for lunch was uninspiring.

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Thank Jack B
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49 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We went several times to Sails, for coffee in the mornings, once for dinner and once for dessert, on our recent trip to Rarotonga. I found that the staff who served us in the mornings seemed to be disinterested and not very friendly. The coffee was good, but not outstanding. When we went for dinner the place was very busy,... More 

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Thank alimay47
Dunedin, New Zealand
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Nice place, friendly staff and good food at a reasonable price but very slow service; one of the longest waits I've had in a restaurant.

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Thank c0linbr0wn
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34 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Have been here before and decided to stop for a late lunch/early dinner. The meals were good and it was enjoyable watching the yachts racing on the lagoon. The only downside was the outside barman refused to do certain cocktails because his blender was broken. He couldn't be bothered to get one from the inside bar. And our teenage waitress... More 

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Concord, California
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120 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you're looking for a great meal with a view of the water, this is the place for you. Thoughtful menu with something for everyone. It can get crowded and if there isn't a table, just go to the bar for a drink until a table opens up.

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Thank Sojourner_mom
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great location and a really cool restaurant with lots of sailing memorabilia. The staff were friendly and the food was good but we waited for over an hour and a half for our mains with no apology. There was no clear explanation why the food would have taken so long as the restaurant was not very busy.

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Thank Georgia A
Dunedin, New Zealand
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31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

we were walking along the beach early evening and liked the look of this place. We were lucky that we got the last table on the outdoor deck. .. Best to think ahead and book. The service was good, the menu varied and the meal beautiful. The trio of seafood was 2x fish and prawns. Would I eat there again...... More 

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Thank MRB19
Hamilton, New Zealand
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I decided to go here as others had told me it was a great place to eat. I was dining alone and didn't feel that welcome and then got put at a table in the middle of groups which was not ideal. The meal was average at best - not what I had been expecting that's for sure. By the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$7 - $70
Cuisine
Seafood, European, New Zealand, Polynesian, Gluten Free, Fusion, Pacific Rim
Meals
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Romantic, Scenic view, Bar scene, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Raratonga, Muri, Cook Islands
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Cook Islands  >  Southern Cook Islands  >  Rarotonga  >  Muri
  • Phone Number: +68227349
Description
Sails Restaurant sits absolute beach front overlooking Muri lagoon. A varied and creative menu to suit all tastes and special diets. Features live music twice weekly and a new bar on beachfront, the isoBar. Sails can cater to large groups and weddings, a unique and private venue with friendly professional staff. Happy hours daily, live sport on sky TV, wifi, and always lots of water sports to watch whilst eating or drinking.

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