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Tamanu Beach Resort

Tamanu Beach, Cook Islands
(682) 31810
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Ranked #5 of 13 restaurants in Aitutaki
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Pacific Rim
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Sydney, Australia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 NEW

During a recent wonderful trip to Aitutaki I had the misfortune to visit the restaurant at Tamanu Resort for a Sunday night Island BBQ. The experience unfortunately was the low point of my Aitutaki trip in every way. We went on a Sunday night when most restaurants on the island are closed. Arriving early, the restaurant was empty except for... More

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9 reviews 9 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014 NEW

We visited Tamanu Beach for their Island night in May. After 35 minutes wait for my drink order, i was surprised and disappointed at the offered buffet. They seriously had half cooked eggs, and called it "Egg Salad", the food was average in taste and the three different choices at the dessert buffet (fruitsalad out of the tin, brownies and... More

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Sydney, Australia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

went for a barbecue night. was disappointed with the meat, and most of the salads and vegetables ran out. desserts were unoriginal.

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NZ
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Four of us had an evening meal there. The setting was very nice, staff friendly and service very good. The food was above average, but not excellent.

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Tokoroa, New Zealand
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

Excellent value for money place to eat,the setting is beautiful and relaxing and would recommend the island night feast which you need to book in for as it is very popular.

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Prague, Czech Republic
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70 reviews 70 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

When we stayed in Aiututaki, we used to go to Tamanu almost every day to eat there. We liked the restaurant set on a beach, where you can watch beautiful sunsets and during the day always some cats or chickens come for a visit. We also liked a lot the island night in Tamanu with an interesting performence of local... More

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New Zealand
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91 reviews 91 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
115 helpful votes 115 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

We dined at Tamanu's restaurant twice. The first occasion was at their Sunday barbecue. They had a very nice selection of salads, barbecued meats and a good dessert to finish it off. We came back a few nights later to dine from their a la carte menus. The food exceeded our expectations and we had a very good dinner overall.... More

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Los Angeles, California
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57 reviews 57 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

We found Tamanu after tiring of the cooking and service at our hotel. We discovered Tamanu and had two great dinners (on separate nights). The service is a little formal for such an informal place (we were asked on arrival if we had a reservation on the first visit and no one was there), but the food was great and... More

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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65 reviews 65 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

Ate at the hotel or 7 out of 8 nights. Enjoyed all our meals. Had steak and prawns, lamb cutlets, tuna and prawn kebabs, fish curry (amazing) BBQ night and island night buffet. Various starters too! Never do puddings or sweets so cannot comment. Would recommend this restaurant to anyone staying at tamanu or elsewhere as I thought the prices... More

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Mangonui, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

Tamanu had an Absolut Vodka cocktail happy hour in the afternoon as the sun was setting. Cocktails were to die for & were very affordable. Music was perfect, service was perfect & atmosphere was perfect. I highly recommend coming to tamanu's.

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