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Sands Restaurant

$$ - $$$
Contemporary, New Zealand
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Moana Sands Hotel, Titikaveka, Cook Islands
+682 27 189
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227 reviews
168 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 448 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had avoided this restaurant in the last couple of years as the menu had become very basic compared with what it had been under previous operators. We only went this time as the place we had intended to visit was closed. Unfortunately, the seating on the lagoon side was not open that night as it had been raining so... More 

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1 Thank nzlilibet
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fish was excellent says my partner. Vegetarian was pretty average. Pizza only going sometimes although advertised. Nothing special but not bad.

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Thank luvhugin
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went for my birthday and the outdoor patio seating on the beach was a treat. The biggest disappointment was when the server first approached the table and told us that they had no fish that night-someone forgot to pick up their order. My husband had been waiting for a good fish dinner. He ended up with a scallop dish... More 

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Thank SusieKLH
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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133 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

For our last night on the island, we walked along to The Sands which is just along the beach from us and grabbed a couple of pizzas. We ordered the Seafood and the Italian pizzas. The girl told us that the kitchen wasn't opening for another 20 minutes, but if we went out and sat on the beach, she would... More 

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25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

We walked along the beach from Muri Beach to here and found this restaurant quite by chance. The restaurant was fully booked although close to the beach by a few steps we sat right on the beach at a wooden table with our feet in the sand and had one of the best meals of our trip. A delicious Fish... More 

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Thank Tkoning
Bavaria, Germany
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

The menu has various meals. You can get Pizza which is quite good. They also have some fish, beef and chicken. Compared to Aitutaki or the Manuia Beach the prices are a little bit lower. The Quality of the pizza and chicken, which we tried is good.

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Thank Thomas K
wellington
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

best when you could eat on the beach. If it is windy you have to eat on the road side part of the dinning room. It is the main road but not very busy so not really a bother. Its just nicer on the beach of course

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Thank sfouhy
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 149 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

We had drinks first in the open air bar on the beach. Lovely setting a few steps from the water.Staff are very friendly and chatty. The meals are first class - my husband said his curry was the best ever. The fresh fish was delicious.They also serve takeaway pizzas.

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Thank Lois G
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

went there for dinner very simple pizza and fries . The pizza was nice but for a meat lovers pizza it sure did have a lot of vegetables on it .. The staff were very friendly and service was good

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Thank Rachel B
Wellington, New Zealand
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

We had booked well in advance but when we arrived the local woman in charge clearly did not want our custom. We would have left if we did not have a voucher to eat there. Seating was uncomfortable with the chairs too low for the tables. There were hundreds of mosquitos and no sign of them attempting to deal with... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 9 - USD 23
Cuisine
Contemporary, New Zealand
Meals
Dinner, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar Scene, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, View
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Moana Sands Hotel, Titikaveka, Cook Islands
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Cook Islands  >  Southern Cook Islands  >  Rarotonga  >  Titikaveka
  • Phone Number: +682 27 189

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