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Tamanu Beach Resort

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Tamanu Beach, Cook Islands
(682) 31810
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Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Delivery, Reservations

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  • 24
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Lovely Dinner great service

We visited Tamanu for dinner in May 2014. The service is great, the staff are prompt and friendly. We were really happy with our meals, they looked great, tasted good and were good sized servings. The cocktails were really good too.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 23, 2015
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Claremont, California
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156 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

We were very happy when we first got here--at sunset, it's beautiful, and the drinks are marvelous. However, the food is generally too expensive and of decidedly low quality. Tamanu makes everything unhealthy, with disgusting amounts of sugar, fat, and salt.

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Adelaide
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49 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

We visited Tamanu for dinner in May 2014. The service is great, the staff are prompt and friendly. We were really happy with our meals, they looked great, tasted good and were good sized servings. The cocktails were really good too.

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Nelson, New Zealand
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Lovely walk along the beach from our Resort, we were welcomed in a very friendly manner. The Service was very pleasant and attentive. The buffet was very tasty, and well managed for the number of guests attending. The Live Music was great, loved the small band. The main reason for going was to see the Fire Dancing, and Traditional island... More 

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Noosa, Australia
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40 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

My partner and I recently re-visited Tamanu Beach Resort for lunch. I have been there a number of times over the last two years, as I visit Aitutaki frequently. I have not yet been disappointed. This is a pleasurable experience for lunch. The food is delicious, nicely prepared, and quite inexpensive, and the coffee is great! The waitstaff are very... More 

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Pitt Meadows, Canada
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33 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Although we didn't stay at the Resort this time round (we have in the past), we did eat dinner here twice during our three-night stay this year. The first night we weren't too hungry so we shared the chicken skewers and salt & pepper squid (the small portion on the menu). We really enjoyed both dishes - the food was... More 

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New Plymouth, New Zealand
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

We had two great meals here, the last being part of an island show, which was very entertaining. The staff were friendly and helpful, advising us of what some of the local dishes were that we were not familiar with. Although we did not stay at this resort, the accommodation we did see looked great as well.

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Bay of Plenty
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

A little disappointing as had frequented this restaurant a lot 6 or 7 years ago and had great memories. Maybe it doesn't pay to go backwards when one has good memories! Food and service fairly average.

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Yorba Linda, California
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25 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Our breakfast was included with our plan and it was very good. Lots of different fruits, yogurt, breads, pancakes, cereals, etc. Something for everyone. Lunch and dinner was okay. I ordered a blt one day for $18, and there was only one piece of bacon on it. It was good, but seemed overpriced, and yes, I know things have to... More 

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Oslo, Norway
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41 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

A beautiful place with a wonderful lagoon. Our bungalow was beautifully located next to the beach viewing the lagoon. The room was nice and clean. You can borrow kayaks for free. Snorkling was very nice. Friendly staff. The restaurant has very good food. Breakfast was included with cereals/bread, fruits and juice. Highly recommended.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Was a wonderful place to stay, staff were warm and friendly. Highly recommend. The restaurant dinner meals are a good sized portions and delicious. Value for money.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Tamanu Beach, Cook Islands
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Cook Islands  >  Southern Cook Islands  >  Aitutaki
  • Phone Number: (682) 31810

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Pacific Rim

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