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Cafe Tupuna

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Seafood, International
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Tautu Road, Cook Islands
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Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Reservations
Description: A la-carte Casual Fine Dining. Covered but in a garden setting. Fully...
A la-carte Casual Fine Dining. Covered but in a garden setting. Fully Licensed. Open Monday to Saturday from 6pm. Major Credit Cards accepted.
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  • 26
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Best ikamata in Cook Islands

Had a wonderful dish of ikamata ( marinated raw fish) here. Very nice surroundings in garden setting. Great service and friendly staff. Recommend highly.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
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Christchurch, New Zealand
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Had a wonderful dish of ikamata ( marinated raw fish) here. Very nice surroundings in garden setting. Great service and friendly staff. Recommend highly.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

I have visited Tapunas for dinner on my Trip to Aitutaki last year. Nothing bad with the food, but the service was letting the place a bit down. I had to wait ages to place my order and that wasnt okay. But for sure worth a visit :)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

we walked there from our hotel about 7km. we arrived about 2pm or so and found that the place was crowded and most of the food gone. it was a rainy day so it was not unexpected. but the lady took good care to tell us of the situation and took pity on us while getting us drinks and managed... More 

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Gosford, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

We came here for lunch and went home very saited. The food is to die for. It's tucked away and relaxed atmosphere makes for the perfect luncheon. You won't be disappointed just go there

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Auckland, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

This was recommended and travelling up into the centre of the island was worthwhile in itself as the area with its greater number of plantations and crops was interesting and different to be down alongside the lagoon. It is in a garden setting and it was nice to have the tables set on a sand floor. We had time constraints... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Loved the mud crab so much that my hubby went back the next day:) Hint: 1) They are huge. We couldn't finish it. So share between two. 2) We had to bike up the hill. Scooter will be a lot easier.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Delicious food. Well worth the walk or get on a scooter up to the hill. Very quiet serene surroundings.

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Run by a wonderful lady, great food, ring before to make sure she has her famous mud crab if you like them. NZ$85 plenty for two people and very tasty. Lovely homely atmosphere basic but nicely done. Only open for lunch.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

A huge thank you to all the staff at tapuna for making our pre wedding dinner the best night of our trip. The food was fresh, innovative and delicious, the service was fantastic. We regret not having our wedding reception here and can't wait to visit aitutaki next so that we can come back to eat.

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Maramarua, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

We had a recommendation to go to Cafe Tupuna and we weren't disappointed. Lovely setting with delicious food. Not difficult to find if you have transport. Is in the middle of the island. Highly recommend a visit. Reasonable prices and very welcoming.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Tautu Road, Cook Islands
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Cook Islands  >  Southern Cook Islands  >  Aitutaki

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8 to 31
  • Cuisine: Seafood, International

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions

Description

A la-carte Casual Fine Dining. Covered but in a garden setting. Fully Licensed. Open Monday to Saturday from 6pm. Major Credit Cards accepted.

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