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“Better than it looks” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Sands Restaurant

Sands Restaurant
Ranked #5 of 7 Restaurants in Titikaveka
Price range: $9 - $23
Cuisines: Contemporary
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions, Bar scene, Large groups, Romantic, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Baltimore, Maryland
Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Better than it looks”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 22, 2014

We put off going to Sands until late in our trip to Rarotonga. Every time we walked by on the beach it looked like there was no restaurant on the beach. Don't make the same mistake. The food was wonderful and there is a beautiful sunset to be seen, just bring your sunglasses.

Visited January 2014
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English first
Auckland Region, New Zealand
Level Contributor
71 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“good food reasonable price average service”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 28, 2013

fantastic location and nice clean food. only let down was some very average service. price was medium to high but the view is what you are paying for

  • Visited December 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Christchurch, New Zealand
Level Contributor
11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Muzza”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 25, 2013

Had been to sands about 6 months ago and it was great. Right on the beach, good service food served quickly and tasty. Tony the chef was there and spoke to us for a few moments.
Just went two nights ago same seats, beach, good service but alas the food real average, noticed Tony was not around, while the chefs away?
Would return but only if Tony on deck

  • Visited December 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Murray W
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Auckland, New Zealand
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Dinner as the sunsets”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 18, 2013

I needed to provide a Xmas dinner for 14 business assocoates and had heard of Tony's wonderful quisine.
Not only did our hosts turn on a most colourful sunset but food to die for. Happy smiling staff passed round platters of beautiful treats and our glasses never seemed to empty. One huge and ornately decorated table seated us all for our mains that were straight out of a TV Cooking show, superb to say the least. A full wine selection and chilled beers put the finishing touch on a most memerable evening.
Highly recommended, I thank you all

    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Campbell H
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
Level Contributor
4 reviews
“Stunning setting and a wonderful dining experience.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 29, 2013

Set on a beautiful Island beach, the food at sand was tasty, plentiful and cooked to perfection. The service was good and we felt looked after but not invaded! A small area for eating, so not too many others sharing our space, which we enjoyed. We went twice in the week we were there.

Visited October 2013
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Thank Barbara F
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