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Sands Restaurant

$$ - $$$, Fusion,
Are Tapu Road Main Road Beachfront, Titikaveka, Cook Islands
+682 26 189
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Overview
  • Excellent45%
  • Very good28%
  • Average19%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“pizza” (17 reviews)
“pork roll” (3 reviews)
“sirloin steak” (2 reviews)
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CUISINES
Polynesian, Fusion, Contemporary, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
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Value
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LOCATION
Are Tapu Road Main Road Beachfront, Titikaveka, Cook Islands
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1 - 10 of 201 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We used this as our base to share our daily experiences. Staff are very friendly and helpful. The views down by the lagoon were very pleasant just on sunset.

Thank hanmer88
Reviewed 2 September 2017 via mobile

Beautiful fish and cheap beer, what more could you ask for? Made a nice change dining road frontage and watching the world go by. Good value, reasonable service.

Thank Joanne S
RPTE, Owner at Sands Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 September 2017

Thank you for dining with us.

Reviewed 27 August 2017 via mobile

This restaurant is part of the Moana Sands Hotel and has a good menu range to suit most tastes. If windy, you can eat in main area in hotel, otherwise suggest booking a table on terrace on beach.

Thank Bernard T
RPTE, Owner at Sands Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 28 August 2017

Thank you for your review. We are pleased to read you enjoyed your meal with us. Kia Manuia.

Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

I know we are on island time, but 20min to get a drink and there were only eight others in the restaurant. Ordered a mojito, and first sip was syrup and raw sugar. Didn't drink it. Ordered an Hawaiian pizza and Island fries. Pizza base...More

Thank Loui M
RPTE, Owner at Sands Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 28 August 2017

Kia Orana. Thank you for your review. Our service team will pay more attention to their tables. If you discussed your issues with the restaurant manager, she would have had the kitchen prepare a less-cheese pizza with crispy base; better French fries; and a mojito...More

Reviewed 17 July 2017 via mobile

We wanted a lighter dinner and stopped here after seeing their pizza sign. The pizza was only available until 7pm and we snuck in just under the deadline. There were not a lot of options but the Hawaiian was a solid choice.More

Thank Derek W
RPTE, Owner at Sands Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 11 August 2017

Kia Orana, We have undergone a change of direction, ownership and operation and have launched (1 August 2017) a brand new menu with improved items including pizza. We are now open from 8am through to 9pm, daily. Our happy hour features $3.50 Beer on Tap...More

Reviewed 16 June 2017 via mobile

We ate at the Sands a couple of times during our visit. Friendly staff and good to have a laugh with. Plenty of choices on the menu. The local pork roll was my favorite and also loved the spaghetti carbonara.More

Thank tassietourer
RPTE, Owner at Sands Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 11 August 2017

Kia Orana, We have undergone a change of direction, ownership and operation and have launched (1 August 2017) a brand new menu with improved items including pizza. We are now open from 8am through to 9pm. Our happy hour features $3.50 Beer on Tap from...More

Reviewed 1 June 2017

Best food on Raro without a doubt. Ate here every one of the 4 nights on the island. The Chicken curry dish and the fish curry dish are the best on the island! Do not miss this simple but very nice restaurant!More

Thank 3Equinox
RPTE, Owner at Sands Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 11 August 2017

Kia Orana, We have undergone a change of direction, ownership and operation and have launched (1 August 2017) a brand new menu with improved items including pizza. We are now open from 8am through to 9pm, daily. Our happy hour features $3.50 Beer on Tap...More

Reviewed 28 May 2017

Great restaurant great food -- Try the famous fish curry or the equally fantastic pork roll , both a must !! Topped off by excellent service. All washed down with a local brew Matutu lager !!More

Thank bruce c
RPTE, Owner at Sands Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 11 August 2017

Kia Orana, We have undergone a change of direction, ownership and operation and have launched (1 August 2017) a brand new menu with improved items including pizza. We are now open from 8am through to 9pm, daily. Our happy hour features $3.50 Beer on Tap...More

Reviewed 28 May 2017

We really enjoyed our meal here - the chef was kind enough to make a vegetarian curry for one of our group, and we loved the pizzas. Nice casual relaxed dining with yummy food.More

Thank Sarah T
RPTE, Owner at Sands Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 11 August 2017

Kia Orana, We have undergone a change of direction, ownership and operation and have launched (1 August 2017) a brand new menu with improved items including pizza. We are now open from 8am through to 9pm, daily. Our happy hour features $3.50 Beer on Tap...More

Reviewed 27 May 2017

My husband and I called in here for dinner on our first evening and shared a pizza. While the bases and brought in, the toppings are freshly prepare and the pizza was very fresh and tasty - a great value meal for two to share....More

Thank Katrina M
RPTE, Owner at Sands Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 11 August 2017

Kia Orana, We have undergone a change of direction, ownership and operation and have launched (1 August 2017) a brand new menu with improved items including pizza. We are now open from 8am through to 9pm, daily. Our happy hour features $3.50 Beer on Tap...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$6 - US$20
Cuisine
Polynesian, Fusion, Contemporary, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, Breakfast, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Visa, Takeout, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Are Tapu Road Main Road Beachfront, Titikaveka, Cook Islands
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Cook Islands  >  Southern Cook Islands  >  Rarotonga  >  Titikaveka
  • Phone Number: +682 26 189
  • E-mail
Description
Great dining, mouth-watering cocktails and a warm relaxed atmosphere are just a few reasons to visit the onsite 'Moana Restaurant & Bar' at Moana Sands Beachfront Hotel. 'Moana' is an island favourite with a reputation for serving quality local and international cuisine. Moana has just launched a new menu & wine list as well as the world famous $3.50 'Beer on Tap' all day special featuring Raro Lager, Steinlager & Cider. Available for breakfast, lunch & dinner - daily.
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