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Flying Boat Fish & Chips

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Nikao, Rarotonga
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2013

As the title says, best fish and chips, there are good burgers etc too. Don't leave it too late to go or the wait is just too long. For a family meal (with small kids) go early evening to beat the rush. We have waited over an hour more than once! Although the quality is what keeps us coming back,... More 

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Thank Tony F
Rarotonga, Cook Islands
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111 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2013

The Flying Boat has freshly frozen parrot-fish back on its menu. Makes a tastier change from their regular tuna. The servings have shrunk, although the price is the same. Hungry diners may want to order an extra piece or two of fish, like we needed to for dinner. Chips were crispy though. Prices at the Fishing Club bar remain the... More 

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Thank Frangipani08
Waiheke Island, New Zealand
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2013

If you are enjoying a few quiet very cheap drinks at the Game Fishing Club Raro, you can sample the delicious meals from the boat seaside at this venue. Great food, quick service, take away or eat in....dont miss it.

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Thank Barb S
Vail, Colorado
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2013

Best fish and chips on the island. Incredibly well priced, as is the cold beer for the fishing club that it's right next to.

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Thank Alana_Hanks
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 May 2013 via mobile

Among the freshest and best fish n chips I've eaten. Made better by being able to buy a beer at the pub next door and relax on the beach with the meal. Chance to have a swim while we waited for the food. Magic!

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1 Thank Binkynz
Los Angeles, California
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31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 May 2013

This place had some good fish and chips. Cash only so be prepared. The free range chickens do any clean up should you drop any food.

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1 Thank Patrick Z
Cardiff
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51 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 May 2013

Best fish and chips on the Island! With a great location practically sitting on the reef, the fish and chips are great - there's plenty of choice for extras and I loved the fish burger. A great bonus is Happy Hour when all drinks are $3 even a G & T!!! Every visitor should go to the Flying Boat at... More 

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Thank CardiffBeachbums
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2013

Beautiful location on a stunning stretch of coast. Very friendly staff and lovely food that is good value. Lots of locals dropping in so it must be good!

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Thank Roger G
Gold Coast, Australia
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 April 2013

Loved this place, the seafood was so fresh, pretty pricey and small portions but worth it since your saving all that money at there bar for $3 Happy Hour. Can be a big wait if a bus full of tourists show up so try order early so your not dissapointed.

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Thank homeiswhertheheartis
Melbourne
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45 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 April 2013

They don't try to reinvent the wheel here - fresh fish, battered and deep fried with chips.... After a few locals came in for lunch - we realised we need to come back and try the burger... saving that treat for next time

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
Cuisine
Seafood, Fast food
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, View, 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?