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Sails

$$ - $$$
Seafood, New Zealand, Polynesian, Fusion, Gluten Free Options
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Raratonga, Muri, Cook Islands
+682 27 349
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We found this little gem when we went on the lagoon cruise. We had lunch there and ordered the typical local cuisine and our expectations were exceded . Staff are very friendly and helpful and the lunch atmosphere is very relaxed and lay back. We were so impressed with the food we ate there 4 out of the 7 days... More 

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36 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Reasonably good food and excellent piña coladas! We visited 4 times during our stay, mostly for a drink while taking in the view. The location is excellent and very relaxing. We had great customer service each time except the Sunday we visited. On that particular occasion it was terrible. The staff made us feel like we shouldn't be bothering them.... More 

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North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Although my partner and I are not creatures of habit, we ended up eating here around 5 times during our stay on the island as everything was spot on! The food always came out hot and yummy, the staff were always smiling and willing to help, the views were breathtaking and they do happy hour cocktails between 3-6, what more... More 

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Upper Hutt, New Zealand
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Enjoyed our meal, service was good by the guy but the girl taking our order could not even give us a menu, told us to take the big o e out of the stand, the small one was for drinks which the guy gave to us, my friend had been here the previous week and had walked out due to... More 

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Hamilton, Waikato, New Zealand
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely atmosphere on the outside deck. We ordered and waited..and waited.. and waited..for our meal. People around us were getting served but..still nothing. When we asked where our meals were after an HOUR, they went to check. Out they came, my husbands steak was cold, and my curry luke warm and popadom was soggy so the meals had obviously been... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ordered two drinks, two mains and a small bowl of fries- out of all of these, the only thing we enjoyed was the Corona. The cocktail was undrinkable, the steak was terrible and the fish main was just passable- much below the quality of most of the beautiful fish we had on our trip. Huge wait on the food,... More 

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Rarotonga
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A friendly 'Kia Orana' from welcoming staff! Best thing ever to kick start an amazing afternoon overseeing Muri Lagoon with a few nice cold glasses of Matutu Kiva (local pale ale) off the tap. Then to find an amazing new menu for all taste buds. Today I tried the Oyster Beignets from the "Starter & Shares" section of the 2.0... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

So couldn't do dinner here as plans changed but really wanted to go, so hubby and I had lunch here. Nice view while you are eating. I had the chicken with brown rice salad and all I can say is wow! It was fresh and delicious! Would definitely recommend eating here.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I often say to my friends that people are like a box of apples, you have the green ones (not ripe yet), the mature ones which are most likely sweet and juicy and the rotten ones. Well, this analogy can also be used to describe the dishes at sails. I love the afogato, but to be honest is difficult to... More 

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Dunedin, New Zealand
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We ate here in October 2016 and unfortunately struck a very loud table of obnoxious tourists. While it's not necessarily the restaurant's fault that diners are loud and rude, there are things that they could have done. For example, not seat the loud table on the beachfront (out the back would be better), and they could of course have asked... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$7 - $71
Cuisine
Seafood, New Zealand, Polynesian, Fusion, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, 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
Local cuisine, Special occasions, Kids, Families with children, Scenic view, Bar scene, Romantic, Large groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Raratonga, Muri, Cook Islands
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Cook Islands  >  Southern Cook Islands  >  Rarotonga  >  Muri
  • Phone Number: +682 27 349
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?