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Flying Boat Fish & Chips

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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30 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The setting is novel with an old boat modified to become a kitchen for takeaway food. The lady who served us was very friendly and obliging, the fish burger was excellent and fairly priced at $8. You can sit and watch the waves crashing on the reef which is very close and enjoy good honest tasty food. You can get... More 

Thank ffBri
Avarua, Cook Islands
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Every time I pass Flying boat I get hungry for Fish n Chips, the batter is always crispy and chips perfect, fantastic outook to the ocean, and a great local bar 10metres away

Thank Tamaiva
New Zealand
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176 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The fish and chips are superb fresh and tasty. I love the venue sitting over looking the beach and the sea. The staff are lovely friendly and very helpful. This is basic and ticks all the boxes.

Thank sallysage
Whakatane, New Zealand
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great fish n chips with a real laid back vibe! Good cheap eating! Friendly service, definitely worth a look!

Thank AlexHanlen
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41 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016

Always stop here at least once for lunch on our trips to Raro. The fish is always fresh and beautiful and the chips are just as well cooked. Nothing like this in NZ!

Thank Cheryl Burton
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016

The place offers up great tasting fish and a price similar to most other places. The service is quick and friendly.

Thank Phil S
San Francisco, California
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199 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2016

One of the best places on the island to eat fish & chips. Today, the fish was mahi mahi. We placed our order, grabbed a table overlooking the beach and waited for one of the best examples of fish & chips we've had in a long time. Don't think about it, just go.....

Thank E N
Indooroopilly, Australia
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100 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2016

Short walk from the Club Raro. We enjoyed the fish & chips, nothing fancy, but great value and fresh. Arrived at the bar after it had closed, but I was still invited to join some very charming locals. The owner went back inside and later 'shouted us a drink'. What a delightful evening, I'll always remember. One afternoon, I left... More 

Thank philwarner2016
Brisbane, Australia
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016

In a nice location. But when my wife and I went there this morning we were not even greeted by the woman running the place. I asked if there was any local fresh fish and "marlin"was the one word reply. The only other conversation on her part was an abrupt "Twenty one dollars" No please or thankyou here. We were... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016

I used this twice as it was cheap and within walking distance of my hotel (Club Raro). The fish and chips were yummy and pretty good value, and she has a variety of burgers and other things. It's next door to the Game Fishing Club bar, which is popular with locals, so you can get a beer as well.

Thank Kiwigirl06

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10 - $15
Seafood, Fast Food
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available
Good for
Scenic view, Local cuisine, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Tupapa, Cook Islands
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Cook Islands  >  Southern Cook Islands  >  Rarotonga

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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?