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Sails

$$$$
New Zealand, Polynesian, Seafood, European, Fusion, Pacific Rim
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Raratonga, Muri, Cook Islands
+68227349
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Westport, New Zealand
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16 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

First went here around 4 years ago and loved it. But... it's gone downhill fast. Prices and wait times are up. service is down. View is the same.

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Thank BrentONZ
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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344 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The location is fabulous right on the sand at Muri lagoon. We thought the drinks and meals were rather pricey for this casual style bar. It is really self service, otherwise you have to wait ages for staff to take orders. The fish was tasty.

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Thank Lois G
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We came to two events a Blues singer and band with a meal and it was a great night, and to watch the All Blacks on the big screen. A great venue with special location.

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Thank Goddess07
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I do think this resturant is slightly over priced for what it is, however the staff are lovely food is ok and the location is everything!!!!

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Thank Brendan F
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26 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Beautiful view on a sunny day/evening when seated on the balcony. Meals were of a good size, well priced and tasty. Cocktails were good too We visited twice, lunch and dinner. The steak sandwich doesn't come with a top which I thought was quite weird, asked the waitress and she said that's how it is supposed to be. I feel... More 

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Thank HungryAndrew
Tauranga, New Zealand
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had breakfast and a dinner here. Very good selection and lovely food. Would highly recommend. Friendly staff.

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Thank joanneZ9840RC
Wollongong, Australia
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My partner & enjoyed a lovely meal at this restaurant. We had balcony seats at dusk, which look out over Muri lagoon. We just had mains, which were Ocean Strike Fish with mash & roast vegies (garlic, capsicum) and Lamb Shank with Kumara mash. Both meals were presently lovely. Beverage prices were dear, but consistent with other fine dining restaurants.... More 

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Thank Sheryl W
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38 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Acceptable food, however slightly overpriced. Service ranges from mediocre to average but the view is quite nice.

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Feilding, New Zealand
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75 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a family dinner at sails. The adults meals were first class, sorry but the kids were basic. The service needed more zing please - a smile is not hard to deliver.

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Thank Gaz75
New Zealand
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49 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate here twice - once for lunch with friends and once for dinner with the (young) kids. Lunch - food was delicious. Service and food was a bit slow, but island time so we weren't in a huge hurry. Dinner - felt like the kids weren't really welcome, as much as they had colouring books and pencils (which they... 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 - $73
Cuisine
New Zealand, Polynesian, Seafood, European, Fusion, Pacific Rim
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, 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
Families with children, Scenic view, Local cuisine, Large groups, Bar scene, Romantic
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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?