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Flying Boat Fish & Chips

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Tupapa, Cook Islands
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Wellington, New Zealand
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26 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 October 2013

We go here regularly for fish and chips on the beach. Conviniently located at the fishing club, there are $3 beers on hand as well as fresh, delicious fish and chips. Eat on the beach as the sun sets or whale watch from the deck. Must do on holiday!

Thank luana b
Auckland, New Zealand
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40 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 September 2013

Set alongside the Game Fishing Club (which was a great experience), I was deeply disappointed with Flying Boat Fish and Chips. We will return to the club, but will never eat their fare again. After waiting for around 45 minutes for our order, what we were served was dripping with oil and inedible. We took it home for the dog.... More 

Thank kimbennani
Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
Reviewed 18 September 2013

On my second trip to Rarotonga with friends we had to have the best fish and chips at the Flying boat. It's always fresh and the setting is great and casual. Always a must on any future trip.

Thank stonepark51
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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64 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 September 2013

This little place is very casual but lovely, it's on the beach so you can take in the view while you enjoy lovely fresh fish! Watch out for the cat, he is very friendly and loves a pat but he is also quite sneaky and quick......I think a few people may have lost their lunch to him!

Thank Tess W
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38 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 September 2013

good reasonably priced fish and chips. You can get beers from the club next door for $3 during happy hour (3-6 I think). View is nice over the ocean

Thank Ralph W
Burbank, California
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 August 2013

Small place but great view. Fish and chip was so-so but there were lots of roosters and chicken by the table that we were sitting at. And I mean lots, as in about 25 walking around trying to get food from you. There was also a cat that literally sat next to us by the table and tried to grab... More 

Thank HaDri817
Wellington, New Zealand
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27 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 August 2013

Super fresh fish served from a cute boat outside the local fishing club. You can eat there whilst overlooking the beach or take away with you. The fish burger was my favourite!

Thank Olivia C
Nelson, New Zealand
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 16 August 2013

very good food, a lovely spot to dine in right beside the lagoon and within walking distance of Muri Beach, the fish was moist and the batter to die for

Thank 547wendy
Sydney, Australia
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40 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 August 2013

The fish and chips here really are as good as the review say. It's not a place to go for a fancy night out as it's really more of a taleaway with tables, but if you want a casual setting (in a boat), near the sea with some great fish and chips and a beer, this is the place. There's... More 

Thank Keelly
Orange, Australia
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253 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 August 2013

We ate here twice during our holiday and have to say that we were all very impressed at the generous portions and the quick service.The staff are very friendly. And to be able to purchase a drink from the bar was a bonus. The 2 boys tackled the hamburgers and gave them a big "thumbs up". It was a change... More 

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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
USD 10 - USD 15
Seafood, Fast food
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available
Good for
Local cuisine, View, Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Tupapa, Cook Islands
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Cook Islands  >  Southern Cook Islands  >  Rarotonga

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