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PRICE RANGE
$7 - $35
Meals
Breakfast, Dinner, Drinks
FEATURES
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Free off-street parking
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The dinner meals we had were nice, and the price was good. This restaurant never opened for lunch when we were staying at the attached resort. The bar doesn't open until 3 pm, and offers no happy hour. The price of cocktails is more expensive...than other restaurants' walking distance away. The staff are very friendly and helpful. The continental breakfast is disappointing. The restaurant needs to get a new soundtrack as I knew all the words to Kenny Rodgers The Gambler off by heart by the time I left.More

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 13 March 2024 via mobile

Could not fault the service, had one very efficient lady serving everyone, and she did a wonderful job, meal was beautiful , had the steak one night and pork belly other both amazing, could do with a selection of New Zealand wines, cocktails were great...will be definitely coming backMore

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 10 September 2023 via mobile

We gave been staying in Rarotonga for the past 5 months and have been doing the restaurant rounds for date night every Friday. This week was such a treat at the Laguna on Muri. It sits in the grounds of the Moana Sands accomodation and...over looks the lovely Muri lagoon. Stunning even on a windy, stormy evening. The staff greatest us like friends and had us seated and comfortable in no time. With our drinks and main order taken, we were quickly served our drinks. Our dinner was taking a wee bit longer to come out so the staff checked in with us with an update. No problem waiting but lovely of them to keep us informed. I had chosen the pasta special for the night. Wow. I could tell the pasta had been freshly made and was not off the shelf. It was perfection in every mouthful. The sauce was creamy and super tasty, my husband ordered tiger prawns and said they were tasty also. We had enough room for dessert, which is unusual, and I had pavlova and my husband had the ice cream with Baileys sauce. Cannot fault this restaurant. I would recommend this to everyone wanting simple dining that is delicious and service with a smile. Thanks to the team for a lovely evening❤️More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 6 September 2023

Inexperienced staff. Several items on the menu turned out to be unavailable when ordered. Food was either undercooked or overcooked. $80 bottle of red wine was undrinkable due to bad storage. Waitress thought it was OK because she had just opened it! Starters took an...hour to arrive. We ordered 3 mains…..only 2 arrived! At that point we left. The place is devoid of character or atmosphere and should be avoided.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 1 July 2023

It's not fine dining, but it's decent food. Actually for a 3-star restaurant/resort we thought it was rather good. Friendly, efficient service and good value (shout out to Naomi for looking after us so well). I'm pretty sure we spent more on cocktails than we...did for dinner - and the cocktails are well priced too. So many of the prices for wine at restaurants surprised us - we're used to the horrific NZ prices, so expected much the same in Raro but not the case at all. Your supermarket shopping is going to be a bit frightening but restaurants are a pleasant surprise. We had dinner there and mostly picked seafood. The scallops were excellent - improvised well despite shortage of some supplies (no filo pastry but they made good without) and tasty light sauces that matched seafood well. Fish of the day (John Dory) cooked perfectly, prawns maybe just a tiny bit over for me but nevertheless tasty and a good plateful. You get well fed at Laguna and the quality was probably better than we expected.More

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 20 May 2023 via mobile

Was expecting so much after dining at Moana Sands up the road and both being under the Moana Group. Unfortunately although this restaurant looks to be the upmarket version it is let down by staff and small things. Cold plates, supermarket salt and pepper dispensers,...and cold staff. Very unfriendly and made diners feel they were an imposition. The two ladies really let this restaurant down.More

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 10 November 2022 via mobile

Went here for dinner and the food was really good. We had the lamb shank and pork belly - omg it was delicious- very generous sized meals. Staff were lovely

Date of visit: November 2022
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RPTE, Owner at Laguna on Muri Beach, responded to this reviewResponded 10 March 2023

Thank you for dining with us.

Reviewed 10 October 2022 via mobile

We really enjoyed our dining experiences at this restaurant. Daily continental breakfast, complimentary as were were staying at the adjoining Moana Sands Laguna Resort, was simple with juice, tea/coffee, fresh fruit, cereals, yogurt, toast, spreads, cheese and delicious local tomatoes. The banana colada cocktail, available...as single or in a bowl to share was delicious. As a special treat on our last night we ordered the seafood platter for 2 - beautifully prepared oysters, tuna, king prawns, crab bisque, scallops mornay, market fish with a fresh, crisp salad of mixed leaves, freshly baked focaccia and a variety of dips - with views of the lagoon and friendly, helpful service from the lovey staff made it a memorable last evening of our stay.More

Date of visit: October 2022
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RPTE, Owner at Laguna on Muri Beach, responded to this reviewResponded 10 March 2023

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Reviewed 11 September 2022

Went for the seafood platter but at $179 we' decided to pass . Out of sync with other prices. Food was ok but no ambience and $100 more than we were told their platter was. Not impressed

Date of visit: September 2022
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RPTE, Owner at Laguna on Muri Beach, responded to this reviewResponded 10 March 2023

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Reviewed 28 August 2022

We were here for dinner, the staff were obviously lacking training and knowledge re the food etc. There was no atmosphere and the person serving us seemed very stressed when they weren’t even half full! Unfortunately, our entree arrived with our main course so our...mains sat on the edge of the table getting cold - no offer to send and put on a hot plate or under a heated server! The entree was lovely and the lamb shank main was good but the Market fish, Tuna, was overcooked and on the dry side, saving grace was the ratatouille that accompanied it! We didn’t bother with dessert. With a bit of refining and better decor and a bit of ambience this could be a great restaurant!More

Date of visit: August 2022
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RPTE, Owner at Laguna on Muri Beach, responded to this reviewResponded 10 March 2023

Thank you for dining with us. We have hired more service staff, applied training, and a new menu to boot! Decor and ambience will be improved this year. We hope to see you again.

Reviewed 28 August 2022

We ate here on a busy night and what I cant understand is why take bookings if you cant cope ! We waited for 20 minutes for them to take our drink order then after another 20 minutes I went to the bar and said...nicely its been 40 minutes and we still don't have a drink only to be told " We are busy " We waited an hour and half for our entree which was very average and so went and asked they haven't started the main can we please cancel it which wasn't a problem thankfully as we didn't want to wait god knows how long for a main. A lot of people were not happy so it wasn't just us. Because we we were staying at resort we decided to give Dinner a try once more when we saw there was hardly anyone in there and the service by a young Fijian girl was great but the food only average. Both nights water was never placed on our table. We ate every other night at the Nautilus just down the road and the food was fabulous , absolutely top notch !! Laguna is leased out end not part of Moana Sands Lagoon resort where we were staying and they also did the breakfast which was crap !! Horrible tasting white toast , only Margarine spread, only full cream milk and to put on your toast apart from the jams and marmite was processed cheese and ham so we only had breakfast one morning there and that was enough ! They can try and say it is lack of supply but how come Manuia Resort where we stayed at first had Almond and Soy milk along with lots of fresh fruit. Then our friends were staying at Club Raro were they sent photos of the range of breads and ample fresh fruit and once again Almond and Soy milk. Our other friends were staying at the Edgewater and their breakfast too was way superior.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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RPTE, Owner at Laguna on Muri Beach, responded to this reviewResponded 10 March 2023

Thank you for dining with us. Our complimentary tropical breakfast now features fresh seasonal fruit (pawpaw, melon, dragonfruit, pineapple, mango, coconut, carambola, etc) from our fresh fruit supplier, wholemeal & 5-grain bread slices, fruit based muffins, trim milk (soy, almond, oat, coconut, and full cream...More

Reviewed 27 August 2022 via mobile

We visited Laguna restaurant for a change from the Nautilus where we were staying. The bar restaurant area isn't at all welcoming or attractively decorated. It feels like a canteen rather than an intimate dining experience. The staff were friendly and welcoming but the table...wasn't cleared in all the time we were there. Sharing a bottle of wine with flies around spent food isn't the best experience. It really should not be the client's responsibility to point this out. We both had the chicken schnitzel that was OK but not brilliant. On a positive the portion sizes were large.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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RPTE, Owner at Laguna on Muri Beach, responded to this reviewResponded 10 March 2023

Thank you for dining with us. We have hired more trained service staff to manage tables on time to ensure a clean and clear table space. Our new menu (launched Feb 2023) has generated great feedback. We hope you give us another try.

Reviewed 23 June 2022

We visited on a Saturday night - worst disaster ever - they were totally packed with guests - and obviously could not cope at all. we were seated promptly and given menus immediately then it took half an hour before our drinks order was taken,...another half an hour for the drinks to arrive. The food when it was served - oysters on ice were actually oysters swimming in water, the bisque was "cold" and everything was downhill. Nice location though and we were seated outside. Went on a weekday again as our resort had done our bookings and same staff but the place was practically empty the service was fast and the food not too bad, island style. Needs better management.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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RPTE, Owner at Laguna on Muri Beach, responded to this reviewResponded 10 March 2023

Thank you for dining with us. We have recruited more staff with training to handle busy periods and our new menu is a hit with diners. We hope you give us another try.

Reviewed 4 June 2022

We had a really enjoyable meal here while staying at this excellent resort. Service was fantastic too! Chocolate gateau desert was a highlight!!!!

Date of visit: June 2022
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RPTE, Owner at Laguna on Muri Beach, responded to this reviewResponded 10 March 2023

Thank you for dining with us.

Reviewed 21 February 2022 via mobile

Food and Drinks were delicious and the staff were super friendly. We stayed at this resort and the staff were super chill and always helpful and down for a good chat aswell

Date of visit: February 2022
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RPTE, Owner at Laguna on Muri Beach, responded to this reviewResponded 10 March 2023

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  • Food: 3.5
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