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Sails

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Seafood, New Zealand, Polynesian, Fusion, Gluten Free Options
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Raratonga, Muri, Cook Islands
+682 27 349
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117 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The atmosphere is lovely out on the deck. Service was nice and attentive with a new waitress who was happy to check a few questions I had with a more experienced waitress which is very professional we thought. The prawn entree was delicious and the pork taco was generous and scrumptious that we would probably share them for an entree... More 

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We hadn't reserved so I appreciate that but we were told the table would be 25 mins so we ordered drinks and waited. It took 20 mins and no sign of drinks even we left. It was a public holiday so it was busy, but I wouldn't recommend.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Sitting down by the water we enjoyed great cold beer and wines and some of the best food we had on the Island. The fish and chips was a highlight with fresh reef fish as well as the prawn skewers. For couples, groups or families this is a must go when visiting the Island. P.S make sure you take your... More 

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Thank Lauren S
Christchurch, New Zealand
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25 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited sails for lunch recently and we're made aware there was an hour wait for food ( understandable as it's a busy time of year!) so we grabbed two cocktails and sat down to wait, an hour passed then two hours passed ( ordering another drink each in between and not updated on wait time) we ended up cancelling... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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40 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went in at 7pm and asked if they could do a table for 4. Not until 8pm was the reply. Ok we are happy to sit and wait and have some cocktails. We did. At 8.15 my hubby asked when will our table be ready (after watching 2 empty tables right in front of us the whole time). The very... More 

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1 Thank Jenny B
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First of all the food was ok except for the food poisoning. The main issue here was the service. We ordered drinks, starters, and mains at 7pm. Drinks took a while, staters came around 8pm and mains came at 9pm. We didn't bother with dessert as we had better things to do. I definitely wouldn't recommend this place.

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We wanted to dine early evening as we had a young child with us. We asked what time they were servering dinner menu, we were assured 5.30pm and a table was booked. On arrival the greeting wasn't there - just showed to our table requesting a high chair for the young one. The young lady waiter took our drink order... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was close to our accommodation so we stopped in a few times. We only ate once though - whilst the food was ok there were better places in the vicinity to eat. They also have a "beach bar". However, it could be so much more. It has a great location on the beach but there is only really the... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The service was slow and overall was not a very welcoming manner of the place, the fish salad I had was amazing as it should have been considering the long wait.. We were told after we had ordered that there was going to be a wait on food as they just opened but you would think they would have organised... More 

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Dunedin, New Zealand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We first went to Sails for a drink after a walk on the beach around the lagoon. The environment was nice and plenty of room both inside and on the deck. It was very pleasant and a good way to take a break during the afternoon. We went back later that evening for a main meal. The food was OK,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$7 - US$71
Cuisine
Seafood, New Zealand, Polynesian, Fusion, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, View, Bar Scene, Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Raratonga, Muri, Cook Islands
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Cook Islands  >  Southern Cook Islands  >  Rarotonga  >  Muri
  • Phone Number: +682 27 349
Description
Sails Restaurant sits absolute beach front overlooking Muri lagoon. A varied and creative menu to suit all tastes and special diets. Features live music twice weekly and a new bar on beachfront, the isoBar. Sails can cater to large groups and weddings, a unique and private venue with friendly professional staff. Happy hours daily, live sport on sky TV, wifi, and always lots of water sports to watch whilst eating or drinking.

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