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“Island Night show & dinner”

Staircase Restaurant and Bar
Ranked #21 of 30 Restaurants in Avarua
Price range: US$10 - US$27
Cuisines: Grill
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Good for: Child-friendly
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Description: Staircase Restaurant/Bar has been operating for 15yrs. Thursday Night includes $25 IslandNight which includes food + show, or you can come up and pay ONLY $5 just to watch our Cook Islands Dance Group perform. Friday is our A-La-Carte Menu from $15. Saturday is A-la-Carte from $10. Each night is late closing with great dance music and also great special bar prices, Cocktails from $5. Come upstairs and enjoy our island vibe! IT ONLY HAPPENS UPSTAIRS.
Melbourne, Australia
Level 6 Contributor
239 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
“Island Night show & dinner”
Reviewed 10 January 2014

Thursday's is Island night where you get a typical island style dinner and a great island dance floor show. It's easy to find and price is reasonable. View from the terrace is overlooking the sea.

Visited February 2013
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Sunshine Coast, BC, Canada
Level 5 Contributor
41 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“go to their island night! (thursdays)”
Reviewed 6 November 2013

Just $5 gets you in to watch a traditional drum & dance show - cheapest performance on the island... Or, dish out the $35 and you get the show plus an amazing full-on dinner including some great local dishes! Marinated chicken, beef curry + rice, the BEST COCONUT RAW FISH salad on the island, yaro chips, fried bananas, fresh fruits, potatoe salad, cooked spinach, etc - more than you can eat!
Plus super tasty cocktails @ just $5
And did I mention? Fun locals, atmosphere, and super friendly professional service
Unbeatable value on Rarotonga!

  • Visited October 2013
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Perth, Australia
Level 6 Contributor
215 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
“Friendly place with atmosphere”
Reviewed 20 October 2013

The Staircase was one of the stops during our "Raro by Nite" tour. It was just starting to get busy when we arrived. There was music playing and people dancing. The locals we met there were very friendly. We stayed for a beer and a dance.

  • Visited October 2013
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Thai Mueang, Thailand
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
“Not so friendly”
Reviewed 15 July 2013

This place was a bit run down and the food is disappointing. The show was good though and we wished we had eaten at Whatever Bar and turned up in time for just the show, good value at just $5.

Visited June 2013
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Manchester, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Try the island night!”
Reviewed 1 July 2013

One of the cheapest island nights (i.e. places to see local traditional dancing) - at just NZ$5 (without food - I think around $30 with meal; other places charge up to $90).

The show is performed by local children who learn their native dance in afterschool club - and your payment goes toward funding that, rather than into a private company.

It might lack the grandeur of the big island nights - but was still really fun, with great live music (from national competition winners!) and the feel-good factor of supporting the kids.

If you want a taster without forking out for the big island nights - this is the place to go.

Visited June 2013
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