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The Mooring

Off Main Road | Avana, near Muri., Cook Islands
+682 25 553
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  • Very good13%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
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“lunch” (529 reviews)
“sandwiches” (333 reviews)
“fish sandwich” (320 reviews)
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Seafood, Fast food, New Zealand, Polynesian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Off Main Road | Avana, near Muri., Cook Islands
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

FOB (fresh off boat) is a must. Consistently good. So good I went back several times. Good variety on menu if u don’t want fish.

Thank GrantandSheryl D
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Great food, prices, and fast service. A must on the island. Only open certain hours so make sure to go for lunch.

Thank Jeromy H
Reviewed 3 days ago

Amazingly fresh food and the fish sandwich is a legend for a reason. The team greet you warmly and even if very busy manage their customers brilliantly. We went there five times in 8 days.

Thank Emily N
Reviewed 3 days ago

This is highly recommended for a casual meal of the freshest seafood. It is relaxed and advice can be given on what would suit the customer. The situation is idyllic and friendly.

Thank robynann2014
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Lunch here was part of the ATV tour we did, and the FOB sand which was so good we came back again before our honeymoon was over. My husband wants to go back to Rarotonga just so he can eat here again 😂

Thank rknz1992
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We really enjoyed the relaxed atmosphere here at The Mooring, had the fish sandwiches and fries which was great value at $31 for 2 people. Perfect for a sunny day lunch.

Thank Sue B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The fish is batter fried with various spices making it more flavourful than typical fish n chips. The special of the day was yellowfin tuna sashimi which was abundant in quantity and decent in quality. It was one of the best restaurants we have enjoyed....More

Thank Josephliyen
Reviewed 1 week ago

We fished with Captain Moko a few times on our stay on Rarotonga, so naturally we had to sample the food. The mahi mahi sandwich and ahi salad were both out of this world! I've never had fresher fish prepared anywhere. TRULY TASTY! While you...More

Thank Cal92673
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were told this was a must do, and they weren't wrong! Fabulous fresh fish sandwiches, served by friendly staff in a beautiful setting. Good gluten free options, too.

Thank Nikki W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a clever idea! A blue shipping container beside the lagoon that is now famous in Raro for its yummy fish sandwiches as well as other fresh fish dishes. Loved the painted rocks instead of a number when placing your order. We were “rock star”!...More

Thank Cathyloves2travel
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Questions & Answers
9 March 2018|
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Response from David H | Reviewed this property |
Honestly, mate, I eat everything, so gluten-free isn't a concern of mine. I'd check out their menu online. Hopefully you're headed to the lovely Cook Islands, soon.
16 January 2017|
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Response from Steve P | Reviewed this property |
Sorry for late reply. Not sure where the Edgewater is, but no issues because there is an hourly bus service around the island and because of the island's size nothing is too far away. There are scooter hires available also... More
1 November 2016|
Response from cannot_b_wrong | Reviewed this property |
15 - 25 dollars per person will be enough.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Seafood, Fast food, New Zealand, Polynesian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, View, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
9:30 AM - 3:30 PM
9:30 AM - 3:30 PM
9:30 AM - 3:30 PM
9:30 AM - 3:30 PM
9:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Off Main Road | Avana, near Muri., Cook Islands
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Cook Islands  >  Southern Cook Islands  >  Rarotonga
  • Phone Number: +682 25 553
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