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The Mooring

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Seafood, Fast Food, New Zealand, Polynesian, Pacific Rim
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Off Main Road | Avana, near Muri., Cook Islands
+682-25-553
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Mon - Fri 9:30 am - 3:30 am
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Whangarei, New Zealand
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We had lunch here everyday during our recent trip to Raro. Best food, great service, very short wait times, awesome value. Tried pretty much every sandwich and they were all amazing, the seared tuna is to die for. Also they let us take in our own beers and even cleared away our empties! Priceless!

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Thank SallyBeans222
Invercargill
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51 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Good food, good location, good price, friendly staff. No complaints about this place at all and well worth calling in for a quick and easy lunch.

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Thank TandJInv
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The best lunch on Rarotonga! Great staff, tasty fresh food & nice location. Would definitely go back there again.

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We stopped in at The Mooring on the buggy tour- lucky for us. We chose the crumbed Mahimahi on Turkish bread with lime mayonnaise- very yummy and generous size. Popular cafe and for good reason. Unfortunately didn't make it back to try other items on the menu, the pawpaw salsa sounded good. Nice view over the water. Definitely recommended!

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Thank Manydreamscometrue
Napier, New Zealand
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78 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This was one of the places recommended to go to and the fish/chicken sandwhiches lived up to their hipe! great atmosphere as well

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Thank rossndi2015
Christchurch, New Zealand
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

great food great kiwi hospitality and not hard to find . loved the Mahi Mahi cooked by Jilly caught by husband

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Thank Steve G
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6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I had the fish (maki maki) and chips with salad. My husband had the fish burger. It was oh so good - the fish was cooked to perfection and just melted in your mouth. We will definitely be back.

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Thank Jacqui L
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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57 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Very popular place for lunch on the island , Got to try the freshest fish sandwich , called the FOB its superb. So good we went back a couple of times

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Thank Hondarider1
Auckland, New Zealand
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

what a great concept. terrific cheap food and so lovely and fresh - recommend you get there just before lunchtime as the crowds move in very fast.

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Thank jenandrt
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Simply a must - such wonderful tasty food- other name - "F O B"" Fish on Board or Fish on Beach !!!!

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Thank Valda C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Seafood, Fast Food, New Zealand, Polynesian, Pacific Rim
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Large groups, Families with children, Scenic view, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Monday
9:30 am - 3:30 am
Tuesday
9:30 am - 3:30 am
Wednesday
9:30 am - 3:30 am
Thursday
9:30 am - 3:30 am
Friday
9:30 am - 3:30 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Off Main Road | Avana, near Muri., Cook Islands
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Cook Islands  >  Southern Cook Islands  >  Rarotonga
  • Phone Number: +682-25-553

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?