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Amuri, Cook Islands
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Ranked #2 of 13 Restaurants in Aitutaki
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Pacific Rim
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Reservations
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Reservations

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Victoria, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

We happened across this delightful restaurant and we are so glad that we did. There were about 9 of us and we all were so pleased with our meals. The breadfruit lasagne with the roasted bananas were a real treat. Tauono's is cool, welcoming and a very enjoyable place to eat. We wandered about the garden afterwards and it was... More 

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

A friendly family owned small cafe set in their garden where they grow their vegetables. Was there twice in one week. The first time I had the breadfruit lasagne with assorted vegs. Delicious and something I've never had before. Their fruit smoothies was perfect: thick freshly blended juice made from seasonal fruits. The second time, I requested parrot fish which... More 

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Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

We stayed on Aitutaki in October 2012 and had the pleasure of lunching at Tauono's cafe. The food was superbly prepared, beautifully presented and extremely tasty. What Sonja does with vegetables is nothing sort of spectacular and the flavours are outstanding. A 'must go to' venue.

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Rotorua, New Zealand
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Outdoor cafe which we visited for lunch during our stay in Aitutaki.. quaint location nestled in the trees and vegetable garden of which most of the food is grown. I was impressed by the total use of local food and wonderful tasting lemonade, cherry drink and gorgeous mahi mahi. I made sure I bought Sonja's cook book. She was also... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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63 reviews 63 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

First of all: The food is wonderful. Very good products prepared with love, unique and special flavours (almost Indian at times). We especially loved the breadfruit lasagna that came with different, inventive sides each time. The homemade lemonade was delicious as well. Sonja was also very friendly and helpful. She even gave us some natural remedies for my husband's sunburn,... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

seriously? this is considered a restaurant? uneven picnic tables under a plastic tarp, overlooking a scruffy garden and broken shells and artifacts? oh and to get to the, um, rustic toilet I had to walk through the help's bedroom. I have to admit the food was tasty and fresh and lovingly presented. portions were small and brutally expensive (a small... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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57 reviews 57 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

We liked the coconut cake so much that we went back for lunch! Great to try local food. Sonja is lovely and we had a great chat with her. The breadfruit lasagne was delicious and had so many different sides to taste. Very friendly service and delicious local food. Don't miss Tauono's!

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

This was a lovely and relaxing dining experience. The menu was extensive with several specials. The food was beautifully presented and tasted great. The staff were friendly and attentive without being too intrusive.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014 via mobile

We we're lucky to discover this little gem whilst on Aitutaki - the home made home grown organic food, lovely garden setting and friendly staff made it a wonderful eating experience. The owner Sonja is a fun interesting local lady who ensures everybody receives a meal they enjoy. We loved it so much we went there twice in 3 days!... More 

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New Zealand
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182 reviews 182 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Thank you Sonia - we enjoy visiting Tauono's & having your fresh home cooked food every time we visit Aitutaki. Taunos daughter is charming & will be a great asset to you & the restaurant. The small eating area is charming & it is lovely just to be able to sit & relax & enjoy conversation with you . Is... More 

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Address: Amuri, Cook Islands
Location: South Pacific  >  Cook Islands  >  Southern Cook Islands  >  Aitutaki
Cuisine: Pacific Rim

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