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Tamanu Beach Resort

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

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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
Ok place to have your meal

Like : Good selection in breakfast menu. Love their island chips during lunch. Pretty average dinner in comparison to other restaurants on the island. Dislike: Chicken and cat roaming around looking for food when you eating.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 3, 2015
HenryWestAkl
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Auckland, New Zealand
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 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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Auckland, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Like : Good selection in breakfast menu. Love their island chips during lunch. Pretty average dinner in comparison to other restaurants on the island. Dislike: Chicken and cat roaming around looking for food when you eating.

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auckland
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31 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Stopped here for coffee. Would have had more but were en route only. They looked to have a very good menu. Not open for dinner which is a shame.

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Stockport
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

My wife and I spent six nights at the resort, having lunch and evening meals, at the restaurant. It is obviously apparent that the manager and his wife have had a wealth of knowledge and experience in the hospitality, food , and beverage trade in the southern hemisphere. Attention to detail, with outstanding "special" evenings were highlights during our stay.... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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30 reviews 30 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

My wife and I spent our honeymoon in Aitutaki and while driving around on a scooter we passed Tamanu resort and decided to cool down with a drink and maybe nibble on something. The restaurant is overlooking at the beach, probably the most maintained and the prettiest on the island. Unfortunately, the kitchen was closed but the staff was kind... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Lunch menu and prices are great. Dinner is over priced so just stick with this one for lunch. The food was fantastic. Top notch!

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Allegan, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

We snorkeled off the shore but there is a limited variety inside of the reef. Food was good and again remember you are on an island of only 1300 people so not everything is available. Rented a car one day and saw the island in a few hours. We did drive up to the highest point and could see several... More 

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Switzerland
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115 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

Tamanu Restaurant is OK, but nothing special. The food is a bit slap-dash and the attitude of the waiting staff, no-care. The wine over here also cost almost double for the same wine the night before. Unless you have one of the three beachfront tables there is no vie and the restaurant is very hot and infested with mosquitos. They... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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791 helpful votes 791 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

The front row tables under the thatch are reserved for the hotel's residents - which is fair and common practice. Unfortunately it gets very hot inside under the roof - and the fans don't do the trick either. Foodwise? The score for the scallops and avocado salad was 6:4 (six whole scallops and four small piecec of avocado, half their... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

The food is a must during the Island night! Some of the food were cooked in a traditional manner (taumu) underground oven. The flavours were divine. I'm quite adventurous with food.. I tried the rukau (it's like spinach) from taro leaves, taro, angry bread, poke and so much more..loved that choc mousse too.. For the cost of the food it... More 

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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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