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at Muri Beach Resort, Muri, Cook Islands
+682 22 779
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Auckland, New Zealand
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38 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2015

We tried the Aqua restaurant as we were also staying at the Muri Beach Resort. The menu sounded quite good, but I feel that the chef may be out of his depth cooking this type of food. There are better and cheaper options elsewhere in Muri.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2015

wedding reception held here good value for money lovey location right by the pool very well decorated with orchids and tulle covers for the chairs etc

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2015

Large group of us had drinks and a buffet service by the pool here. Friendly staff and good food. Although the drinks were not that great and very very strong.

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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2014 via mobile

Hats off to David, Vara and Nick for making our trip an amazing one and for affording us their time in low season to cook us fantastic meals in a relaxing, intimate environment. Lovely to be around people that are so child friendly and make dining a pleasant experience. David and Nick you are amazing chefs and the fresh fish... More 

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surf-6, General Manager at Aqua Restaurant, responded to this review

Kia orana mikelowry74, Thank you so much for your kind words - we are so happy that you enjoyed your time with us. I will be sure to pass on your comments to David, Nick & Vara who love their little sanctuary of Aqua and obviously love kids as well. We certainly look forward to seeing you all in 2015.... More 

nz
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228 reviews
172 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 459 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2014

We’d ignored this restaurant for a few years after staff made a mistake about opening hours and more or less told us to go away. However, after a very disappointing and expensive experience at its new sister restaurant, Nautilus, we decided to forgive and forget and try again. We were pleased we did as we were delighted with our meals.... More 

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surf-6, General Manager at Aqua Restaurant, responded to this review

Kia orana nzlilibet, Thank you so much for your kind words. We are thrilled that you enjoyed your experience at Aqua. I will certainly pass on your comments to Vara & Nick who are both very passionate about what they do. It certainly does offer a different dining experience and we have great plans for Aqua in the New Year... More 

Torbay, null, New Zealand
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66 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2014

Aqua is within walking distance of several Muri Resorts and has a varied menu. My fish curry was delicious and the rest of the family pronounced their meals excellent. Children were well catered for. Definitely glad we ate at Aqua.

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Thank Lynn M
surf-6, General Manager at Aqua Restaurant, responded to this review

Kia Orana Lynn M, Thank you so much for taking the time to review Aqua Restaurant. We are so glad that you enjoyed your Fish Curry and that the rest of the family enjoyed their meals as well. We do strive to provide for everyone and offer some variety along the beach. Try the cocktails next time and have a... More 

Warkworth
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22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2014

We always go to Aqua when in Rarotonga, this visit we went twice. Service was great and the food really fresh and tasty- thanks team!

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surf-6, General Manager at Aqua Restaurant, responded to this review

Kia Orana Warkworth Sunset, Thank you so much for coming back and for your review. We do pride ourselves on the service with our great staff and on the food we offer - we are so glad that you find it fresh & tasty! We look forward to welcoming you back on your next visit! Safe travels! Meitaki Ma'ata! More 

Waikato
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60 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2014

Menu was descriptive of what to expect and we were pleased with the recommendations made by the wait staff. Happy hour (or 3) was a good warm up! Next to the resort swimming pool with limited view of the lagoon.

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surf-6, General Manager at Aqua Restaurant, responded to this review

Kia Orana Farminventor, Thank you so much for your kind words about Aqua Restaurant. There's nothing like a Happy Hour that goes on for three! We are really happy that your enjoyed your experience and the recommendations made by our fabulous staff. We do try to offer something for everyone on our menu. Please visit us next time you're in... More 

Doha, Qatar
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21 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2014 via mobile

We showed up to Aqua on a Monday night, without a booking in a group of 9, they were very accommodating and nothing was a problem. The service we received was very friendly and our meals were received in a timeframe that I would consider to be fair given the unexpected booking and the time we arrived. The food was... More 

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Napier, New Zealand
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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2014

The food here is absolutely amazing however this was let down by the service. Only one waitress on for most of the time we were there and not sure if she has worked in the industry before or if she had just come off the street to fill in. It took 5 minutes to be seated without so much as... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 2 - US$ 49
Cuisine
Seafood
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Cheap Eats, Romantic, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: at Muri Beach Resort, Muri, Cook Islands
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Cook Islands  >  Southern Cook Islands  >  Rarotonga  >  Muri
  • Phone Number: +682 22 779
Description
The resorts restaurant & cocktail bar is al fresco dining Island style - a beautiful poolside Polynesian style restaurant & cocktail bar surrounded by tropical gardens. Specialising in international cuisine and seafood with a pacific flair. Buffet nights weekly include Pacific Fusion Buffet and Island style Sunday Roast. Muri Mingling Hour daily from 4-5.00pm. 2 for 1 cocktail special. Open breakfast, lunch & dinner 7 days a week. Ask about our wedding ceremony and reception services for up to 85 guests.

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