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High Tide Bar & Grill

Bar, Pizza, Seafood
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Avarua, Cook Islands
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2016

Food was good value for money but we had to send our pizzas back after they were served luke warm. The flavours were average. Service was poor so wouldn't go back.

Thank Marlon B
Christchurch, New Zealand
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33 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

The staff seemed very inconvenienced by us being there. The girl who served us took forever to come back from out the back and when she did she was very unimpressed with us asking for a menu and then stood there with a impatient look on her face. Becasue of her attitude we decided not to buy any food and... More 

Thank Allykhat
Sydney, Australia
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2016

We loved it here! It was a cute little bar and restaurant right on the beach with live music. It was casual and laid back, with cheap beers and lovely staff - exactly what we were looking for!

Thank Michelle W
Avarua, Cook Islands
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2016

Each time we went here for drinks or lunch/ dinner, the girl at the bar never smiles or at least says Kia Orana & Welcome! seems like she doesn't love her job. Its sad really, the view is great though overlooking the partial ocean and the breeze. Im not a fan of their pizzas, maybe after the 2nd time just... More 

Thank Mariana N
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015

The food was very good and the prices were very reasonable making High Tide a very good place to dine. The service was excellent too. We had a great night there.

Thank Sheryl V
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25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

Open for lunch and dinner Monday to Saturday. Awesome happy hour prices for all to enjoy. Pool table also available for entertainment. Meal selections are decently priced and there is also something suitable for the kids.

Thank Ovaia L
Sydney, Australia
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

We went for the cheap happy hour drinks and decided to stay for the buffet pizza night. The food started coming out on 6pm and the pizza was really nice. However, the pizzas that were brought out at 6pm were still their at 7pm because we were the only people eating at the buffet. I waited for about 30 minutes... More 

Thank Luke B
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015

If your looking for a great spot to eat and drink - High Tide is the place ! They have cheap Happy Hour ! Pizza's are the best. Everyone must stop here during their stay !

Thank Chardanay1
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015 via mobile

I must say the pizza was nice, but the staff didn't say hi or even make you feel welcomed, I asked for a menu and she said " we are only doing pizza" (which I knew) and she carried on chatting. I stood there waiting and awkwardly looking around, she gave me the feeling I was in the way and... More 

Thank Tarrah M
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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46 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

If wanting a steak salad chips just basic good food reasonable price Only $20 good value. The place is upstairs, has a bit of a view of the harbour. Marketed to younger people, as the music can leave you a bit numb.

Thank xtrafox

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Bar, Pizza, Seafood
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar scene, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Avarua, Cook Islands
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Cook Islands  >  Southern Cook Islands  >  Rarotonga  >  Avarua
  • Phone Number: 22088

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