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The Mooring

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Seafood, Fast food, New Zealand, Polynesian
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Off Main Road | Avana, near Muri., Cook Islands
+682 25 553
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Saturday
Closed
Hours:
Mon - Fri 09:30 - 03:30
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Newport Beach, California
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Excellent food and atmosphere. The FOD (fish of the day) sandwiches were great. Salads are great. People are friendly with good service

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1 Thank 12gosurfing
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

The FOB sandwich become my staple lunchtime meal. I stayed in the Muri area, so it wasn't far from my resort. The staff are really friendly and some days they have live music playing. The fish is sensational, so fresh, literally off the boat and into a sandwich. Now that I'm back home I crave the FOB. It is a... More 

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1 Thank Jarrad H
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fresh fish to die for! You HAVE to get a F.O.B sandwich (add bacon if you dare). $13 for a huge sandwich filed with the freshest fish of the day! The service is fast and friendly and the location is great too with a view of the beach! This is a MUST DO!

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1 Thank Natalie N
Rotorua, New Zealand
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23 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We went for lunch and had an amazing feed, the fish in the sea are huge and so colorful, what a great experience.

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1 Thank reporoa
Greater Wellington, New Zealand
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had the CLT and FOB sandwiches, they were so delish, we went back for more. Very popular cafe - great food, great location and great people. Will definitely visit again.

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1 Thank avana5
Calgary
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63 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We always go for the crumbed fish sandwich. We love it! This time we also took 4 friends. We have never had a complaint and have gone since it opened. Beautiful spot on the harbor in muri. Just as a side not.... We have always loved the blue they painted on their buildings, and the owner we adore!

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1 Thank holidayfuncalgary
Australia
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22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to Mooring every day of the week, except Saturday because they were closed. Loved everything about it, the fish is EXCELLENT!

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Thank C0rrene
Sydney, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Well as always, what a fantastic casual dining experience. Can't go wrong, great value food and it's yummy too!

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Do yourself a favour and have the "Fish Sandwich". Absolutely worth the trip. Food was delicious. This cafe is right on the water

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Auckland, New Zealand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fresh Fish burger, it was so tasty, I told a local about the FOB sandwich she hadn't been to the Mooring cafe and last week she went there 3 times in 1 week its so good!!!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Seafood, Fast food, New Zealand, Polynesian
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, View, Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Groups
Open Hours
Monday
09:30 - 03:30
Tuesday
09:30 - 03:30
Wednesday
09:30 - 03:30
Thursday
09:30 - 03:30
Friday
09:30 - 03:30
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?