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The Islander Restaurant

) #5 of 23 Restaurants in Avarua $$ - $$$ Pizza, Fusion,
Main Coast Road | Opposite Rarotonga Airport, Avarua 0682, Cook Islands
+682 21 003
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Overview
  • Excellent39%
  • Very good43%
  • Average8%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“pizza” (26 reviews)
“baked alaska” (2 reviews)
Open Now
08:00 - 23:00All hours
CUISINES
Pizza, Fusion, Polynesian, Bar, Seafood, European, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
Main Coast Road | Opposite Rarotonga Airport, Avarua 0682, Cook Islands
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1 - 10 of 190 reviews

Reviewed today

Had an urge for a steak while in Raro and had already seen the menu before arriving . So just had to get a steak , mushroom , chips and salad meal there . Found it to be just perfect and filling and the service...More

Thank Scotty-fisho
Reviewed 3 days ago

Just over the road from the airport, The Islander is well placed for those with time to spare before a flight. I had a snack prior to an outer island flight and a pizza meal on my return, prior to boarding for Auckland. Both times,...More

Thank AnnH777
Reviewed 6 days ago

Came here twice for lunch before and after flights and not at all disappointed. Friendly service, beautiful fresh and tasty Ika Mata and reasonably priced drinks all with a view right next to the stunning Pacific Ocean.

Thank NASASSY
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great food at affordable prices, cheap bevys from the Hula Bar and a fantastic view while you just chill out! The ribs do actually fall off the bone and the calamari should definitely be one you try!More

Thank rachnz2015
RPTE, Owner at The Islander Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Kia Orana. Thank you for you review. We are pleased to read you enjoyed your meals and drinks with us. Our meals are hearty, filling, fresh & cooked to perfection at prices that wont break the bank. Our busy restaurant means that nothing sits in...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I went on the night of the show and dinner, it was def a good night with family, the show was amazing and the food was good.

Thank lianaenoka
RPTE, Owner at The Islander Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Kia Orana Thank you for your review. We are pleased to read you enjoyed your Island Night Buffet & Cultural Show on Tuesdays. We hope to see you again, soon. Kia Manuia

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ate twice here on our last visit to Raro, gorgeous setting with views of the ocean and there is a pool right in the middle of the restaurant for the kids or even adults to swim as well:) Great choice of food and nicely presented...More

Thank Karen B
RPTE, Owner at The Islander Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Kia Orana Thank you for your review. We are pleased to read you enjoyed your meals at the Islander Restaurant & Hula Bar. We hope to see you again on your next visit to Rarotonga. Kia Manuia

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great place to go at any time from breakfast to late night snack. Fantastic breakfast and must try "chocolate won tons" dish

Thank JMACK09
RPTE, Owner at The Islander Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Kia Orana Thank you for your review. We are pleased to read you enjoyed your meals with us. We hope to see you again, soon. Kia Manuia

Reviewed 10 May 2017

Went in to have drinks, and stayed for lunch. Great service and fantastic food. I had a salad with beef it was really delicious. My husband had the barbecue ribs which was fantastic and a very large portion. We will definitely go back!

Thank Brenda s
RPTE, Owner at The Islander Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 20 May 2017

Kia Orana. Thank you for your review. We are pleased to read you enjoyed your drinks and meals at our waterfront location. We hope to see you again, soon. Kia Manuia.

Reviewed 9 May 2017

I'll start off by saying the view was great and the staff were very friendly, but disappointed in the pizza. My daughter and I ordered the Margarita Pizza as we both had a craving. When it came out it was one of those little frozen...More

Thank alexalmeida2017
RPTE, Owner at The Islander Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 20 May 2017

Kia Orana. Thank you for your review. We are pleased to read you enjoyed the views and service. Our pizzas are cheesy and our menu's do encourage guests to reduce cheese if desired. We will review our vegetarian pizzas and see what we can do...More

Reviewed 8 May 2017

This is a great facility for people waiting for flights and we welcomed the chance to go here after being drenched by rain. We stored our suitcase for $5 which saved the bother of dragging it around and popped back later to get changed before...More

Thank joanne a
RPTE, Owner at The Islander Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 20 May 2017

Kia Orana. Thank you for your review. We are pleased you enjoyed your short transit facilities at the Islander Hotel. We do offer showers if rooms are available - however - we will soon offer showers for visitors on demand. We happily store suitcases in...More

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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
RPTE
We are travelling to the outer islands and dont want to take all our luggage, can we store bags at the hotel?
3 October 2016|
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Response from RPTE | Property representative |
Absolutely! We can hold your bags in our secure luggage room for NZD5 per piece per day. You pay when you drop off bags and hold your receipt until your return to Rarotonga so we can release your bags to you. We are open... More
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RPTE
We check out of our hotel at 10am, but our flight is not until 4pm, can we store our bags at your hotel and hang around until we can check in?
3 October 2016|
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Response from RPTE | Property representative |
Absolutely! Come on over, store your bags in our secure luggage room (NZD5 per piece) and spend the day at the hotel - swim in the pool, lie on the sun loungers, sit at a table or lounge and read a book or have a cold drink... More
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RPTE
Do you serve alcohol on Sundays?
31 May 2016|
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Response from RPTE | Property representative |
Yes we do, as long as you consume food with your drinks. Our bars are open from 11am.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 5 - USD 18
Cuisine
Meals
Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Buffet, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer, Cash Only
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, View
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 23:00
Monday
08:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
08:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
08:00 - 23:00
Thursday
08:00 - 23:00
Friday
08:00 - 23:00
Saturday
08:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Main Coast Road | Opposite Rarotonga Airport, Avarua 0682, Cook Islands (Formerly Aquarius Rarotonga on the Ocean)
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Cook Islands  >  Southern Cook Islands  >  Rarotonga  >  Avarua
  • Phone Number: +682 21 003
  • E-mail
Description
The Islander Restaurant features fantastic cuisine using fresh ingredients supplied by local market gardeners as well as imports from New Zealand. Open for breakfast from 8am; and an all-day lunch & dinner service featuring light meals to hearty options that are guaranteed to fill up even the hungriest tummies.
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