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Oceans Restaurant & Bar

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European, Pacific Rim, American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Australian, New Zealand, Polynesian, Gluten Free Options
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Crown Beach Resort & Spa | Beach Road, Arorangi 682, Cook Islands
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Jan Juc, Australia
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73 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We turned up late with no booking but were quickly accommodated by bright, happy and friendly staff. The service was excellent, lovely music and outdoor dinning feel. All meals looked brilliant with large serves, my husbands food was great, my vegetarian meal (cos cos salad- the only vegetarian dish on the menu) was small and very plan. An excellent restaurant... More 

Thank johnjem
Greymouth, New Zealand
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stumbled across this restuarant during one of our many walks along the white sandy beaches. The resort that we were staying at had limited choices on their menu and when staying in a place for 9 nights we had to look further a field to tantalise the taste buds. We viewed the menu and asked the very helpful lady... More 

Thank Sundownerwestcoast
Auckland, New Zealand
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Oceans always meets expectations, food for breakfast, lunch and dinner was spot on, location great, and staff make you very comfortable.

Thank _esmeralda_60
Auckland, New Zealand
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A beautiful setting and one of the better restaurants in Rarotonga. On the main road but settled back overlooking a white sandy, palm tree lined beach. The Ocean's restaurant is inside the Crown Resort with a beautiful garden and pool. A la carte menu and sometimes a steak night on a Friday. Try and get the a la carte menu... More 

Thank kevinbac0n
Cape Town
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28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Limited choice, but good enough to fill the tummy. Very relaxed atmosphere with some guests even arriving in their pajamas for breakfast. You can collect a cup of coffee or your breakfast and walk a few steps to the beach if you prefer sitting on the beach.

Thank Karoobaby
Tauranga, New Zealand
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fabulous food and the service was great. Really well looked after by the staff who were very friendly and helpful. Added bonus of a beautiful setting & cocktails on the beach, watching the sunset before dinner.

Thank neil w
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016 via mobile

Food & setting was great, love the duck breast and what I think is island fries. Lovely service. The kiwi fellow on the guitar is the same fellow that ruined my night at yellow hibiscus. Get rid of him, his repertoire is tired & his voice is terrible.

Thank MaiohaRhiannon
Christchurch, New Zealand
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126 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016

We were staying down the road at Edgewater, but decided to venture down the road for a change and Crown Beach Resort looked worth a try. We couldn't get a table at the first attempt, so we booked for the following night. Even then it was quite busy, so we had a pre-dinner drink while we waited It was around... More 

1 Thank Mike M
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67 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016

We went back to have a few cocktails to celebrate our 3rd wedding anniversary after being married here but this time with a little one in tow. Staff were awesome &cocktails were perfect! Great spot & great views. Was just sad we weren't staying in a pool room like last year.

Thank LeonKiwi
Auckland, New Zealand
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016 via mobile

I arrived at last minute with a couple whom we decided to have lunch here and being that it was Sunday (and only resort restaurants would be open) we enjoyed lunch and cocktails on a beautiful day. Cocktails were definitely value for money and the food was yummy especially for a quick lunch with locally sourced product. Would recommend lunch... More 

1 Thank paulamka

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$5 - $25
European, Pacific Rim, American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Australian, New Zealand, Polynesian, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Large groups, Scenic view
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Crown Beach Resort & Spa | Beach Road, Arorangi 682, Cook Islands
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Cook Islands  >  Southern Cook Islands  >  Rarotonga  >  Arorangi
  • Phone Number: +68223953
Oceans Restaurant & Bar is located on the waterfront with indoor and beach dining under a billion stars and sand between your toes. Sunsets guaranteed daily. Daily triple happy hours three times per day where you 'buy one, get one free'. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, including hugely popular theme nights including Island Feast & Cultural Show on Mon + Thu, Steak & BBQ Ribs & Salad Buffet on Fri. Beautiful setting. Gracious Polynesian service.

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