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Flying Boat Fish & Chips

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Tupapa, Cook Islands
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51 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 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 

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!

Thank Roger G
Gold Coast, Australia
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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.

Thank homeiswhertheheartis
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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

Thank Scrivo
Rarotonga, Cook Islands
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111 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 April 2013

Good service, great value, pleasant outlook, handy to the Fishing Club bar. Fish and chips is a treat I can't refuse at the end of the working week. Although the fish is currently tuna and not parrot-fish, I'm OK with this. And my cat enjoys his Friday fish treat too.

Thank Frangipani08
Windsor, Ontario, Canada
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46 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 April 2013

Poor service, greasy fish, not up to the hype we had heard about it. They were out of the parrot fish which is what we really wanted to try.

Thank Mary L
Christchurch, New Zealand
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 March 2013

been told so much about the fish and chips from flying boat and was very disappointed they were horrible. There was no fish all batter and very greasy.

Thank stephyuk
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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 March 2013

The fish n chips were pretty good on the day we went, the service was a little slow but then Raro is known for its laid back lifestyle so understandable. The resident cat was a highlight and so was the Fishing club, because of their $3 alcohol beverages between the hours of 4 - 7pm, would definately go back again.... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 March 2013

Nice breezes from the water just steps away. The fish & chips were fantastic and we ate there 4 times in the two weeks we were on Rarotonga.

Thank Tricia781
Christchurch, New Zealand
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 March 2013

My wife and I arrived in Rarotonga on February 21st 2013 and just like our last visit in June 2010 went straight to the "Flying Boat" to get our fill of their tasty fish & chips. We ordered the same as our previous visit, 2 pieces of fish and a scoop of chips and then proceeded to wait for 90... More 

Thank tlazza

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
Seafood, Fast food
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available
Good for
Cheap Eats, View, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Tupapa, Cook Islands
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Cook Islands  >  Southern Cook Islands  >  Rarotonga

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