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US$11 - US$28
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Seafood, Contemporary, Polynesian, Fusion
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 3 days ago

AMBIENCE The OTB esthetic is very nice. With an island-style, thatched roof, nice tables and chairs. The tables are covered by white tablecloths, with cloth napkins, decorated with blue led lights inside bottles, double cutlery service for the entrance, the main course and the dessert....The sunset over the sea and the pool lit up at night complete a unique atmosphere. The music in this case for the Easter celebration was live Jazz. Extraordinary selection of songs and performance of the musician. SERVICE The waiters, bartender and mâitre are always attentive to the table, helpful and smiling. FOOD & MENU The starter was a delicious selection of fresh sashimi with avocado, salad, soy and wasabi, just perfect. One of the main dishes we ordered was crispy pork with sweet potato croquette on a vegetable mattress, delicious. The other was fish, also with breaded sweet potato croquette, steamed vegetables and coriander. The dessert was a very tasty coconut cake with ice cream and red berries. The OTB menu has variants for all tastes: meat, pasta, fish, seafood and vegan food. Very professional. DRINKS It’s one of the few places on the island where you can have good cocktails. They offer an excellent selection of wines. The wine we ordered on this occasion was a rosé that perfectly accompanied the fish and a black beer to pair with the pork. Optimal products and correct service temperature. TIMES Waiting time for the table did not exist because the island is closed to tourism and we always reserve. The serving times for food and drinks were correct. PRESENTATION The decoration and styling of the dishes is very good. The professional level of the chefs is appreciated. PRICE The price is appropriate for the level of service. Perhaps we would suggest making special prices on the second cocktail to improve the upselling. GENERAL EXPERIENCE The level of the restaurant is remarkable. With the selection of live bands and shows, the alternatives offered by the menu, the quality of wines and cocktails, OTB is one of the best restaurants in Rarotonga. Our congratulations to their owners! The only suggestion we can make, which is more a matter of personal taste, would be to change the floor of the restaurant for light grey wood-like porcelain tiles. The sand is nice for noon when you are on the beach. However, after you shower and perfume yourself to go to dinner at night, burying your shoes in the sand is not ideal. In addition, the sand retains bacteria and humidity, which attracts more mosquitoes. Perhaps other people perceive the sand as something positive, in fact, it gives the place an island-style but as we said, it is a matter of taste. Due to the global pandemic situation when the borders open, unfortunately, cloth napkins should be replaced by disposable ones.More

Date of visit: March 2021
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Reviewed 22 February 2020 via mobile

Ever, the personal is very nice specially Noel. Good is excellent. The seafood is superb. And the sunset is fantastic

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed 17 February 2020

We were fortunate to hit a BBQ buffet there on a Sunday night. It consisted of great island food (meats/fish/side dishes), live local music for 2 hours straight, followed by a Polynesian dance, followed by a fire dance. The fish was outstanding! Super fresh and...flavorful. After the buffet came ANOTHER buffet, this time for desserts! The whole event was first rate. The main dining area has a sand floor so don't wear nice shoes.More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed 9 February 2020 via mobile

OTB is my favourite place to eat in Rarotonga. Lunch and dinner menus are interesting and delicious. The service is excellent and the views, well you can’t ask for better. I’ve tried pretty much all the food they have to offer, from the BBQ night...to the a la carte and all was high quality and tasty. My favourite was the scallop and leak pie 😋More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed 6 February 2020

So we spent 12 days on the island, which was alot of time to try all the restaurants. We were recommended to this one by our resort because of food and ambiance. I would give them 5 stars for the location as it is right...on the beach and 5 stars for the live music that night wich was local couple and they were awesome. Now for the food... I ordered the scallop and leek tart appetizer. Scallops were pretty fishy strong tasting and the pastry tart was almost unedible as it was very soggy and mushy not flaky at all. my husband had shrimp and I tried one and it was just o.k.More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Phillip N, Owner at OTB Restaurant & Bar Arorangi, responded to this reviewResponded 7 February 2020

Kia Orana and thank you for sharing your experience. This is the first time ever we had a complaint about the Tart, its one of our signature dishes, its crispy on the the outside with the scallops perfectly seared. As a matter of procedure we...More

Reviewed 5 February 2020

Went for lunch , good selection, several seafood options, reasonably priced. Catch of the day (tuna) pan seared with fries and salad, tuna wraps, free drinking water (filtered). Ocean side side with sand floor, Polynesian themed.

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed 23 January 2020

We arrived on Christmas Day & the food was outstanding. If you are a seafood lover, you wont be disappointed with this Restaurant. Whenever we ate at the OTB Restaurant the experience was amazing! Food was always fresh, the portion sizes were a big serving,...so definitely value for money at this restaurant. Sunday BBQ & Entertainment is the best, but make sure you book, as this restaurant is really popular. You wont be disappointed with the food, staff or the stunning views from the restaurant. Bonus is the yummy Cocktails! Thank you to all the staff at the OTB Restaurant for making our stay so enjoyable & relaxing. We will definitely be back again! 5 stars from us!More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed 22 January 2020

The name says it all "On the Beach" - right from the friendly greeting and being shown our table you could not fault the service provided by the staff. The food was exemplary and the drinks list offered numerous wines and cocktails. Definitely a venue...worthy of the excellent reports that they receive. The local entertainer was superb and interacted with patrons during his performance. A great night in a first class locationMore

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed 7 January 2020

Sunday nights at OTB are terrific. They do a barbecue with heaps of food, from salads of different types to steak, fish, sausages and chicken cooked perfectly! Plenty of food and lots of choices with all the sauces and bread to go with the meal....And then you get dessert! Well we had a choice of 6 different desserts with pavlova, baked Alaska and chocolate eclairs to mention a few. Absolutely gorgeous! And all the time you are dining they have live music with Those Guys who were really great. We had taken 2 Canadian visitors and they loved it too. On top of that you got a dance and fire show which was absolutely terrific, all in all a great night out.More

Date of visit: January 2020
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nordt1, Owner at OTB Restaurant & Bar Arorangi, responded to this reviewResponded 8 January 2020

Kia Orana and thank you for sharing your experience at OTB. We love guests like you, who know how to appreciate our food, service and entertainment. As you can imagine its all hard work and guests who appreciate it make it all worthwhile for us....More

Reviewed 3 January 2020

Food was good. Great view as you sit on the beach. The service was too laid back.They need to care more about their visitors.More

Date of visit: November 2019
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nordt1, Owner at OTB Restaurant & Bar Arorangi, responded to this reviewResponded 4 January 2020

Kia Orana and thank you for sharing your experience at OTB. It would be really great if you can mention if it as lunch or dinner. During the day e have a relaxed lunch for our house guests and in the evenings are serving casual...More

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15 November 2019|
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Response from nordt1 | Property representative |
Kia Orana, Yes we have great vegetarian and vegan dishes on the menu...for example the chilled ratatuille, island style spring rolls, mushroom risotto, roasted breadfruit & rukau roulade. If hyou let us know in advance we... More
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Response from Phillip N | Property representative |
Yes we specialise in Gluten Free and most of our dishes are already Gluten Free, but its always best to mention it in your reservation and we will make certain all preparation methods are done in a flour free environment..
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