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Cafe Tupuna

Certificate of Excellence
Polynesian, Pacific Rim, Seafood, International, New Zealand
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Tautu Road, Cook Islands
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Auckland, New Zealand
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This restaurant is situated outside the main village on the back roads but well worth the trip. You will need to book in advance as it is small and very popular for good reason. Excellent food, great ambiance and a great change from eating in hotels. Onelin teh and tw

Thank dewarsalbri
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I would just like to say that Tupuna is a legend in her own lunch hour!!! Myself and some friends had the honor of dining at Cafe Tupuna's and I had the Mud Crab Special!! I literally thought I had died and gone to heaven! You could taste every spice used and the prawns and mussels you get with it... More 

Thank R0s1e1983
Te Awamutu, New Zealand
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a lovely place to come to dinner, the food is great, staff friendly and all very relaxed. Would definately go again.

Thank Gary Judith S
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Hard to get to. MAKE A RESERVATION. Cook is amazing. What a great surprise on this quite little island.

Thank ndspider
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

don't mistake my rating ! the food here is the finest dining on the island and up there with the best I've had ! However the reason for a 4/5 was only because they don't cater for children and I have one! but This is typical of a lot of great restaurants around the world that i have visited .... More 

Thank chriso308
Murchison, New Zealand
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

An evening meal at Tupuna's is a must do if visiting Aitutaki ! Make sure you prebook as its very popular

1 Thank Felix B
Sydney, Australia
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38 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016

We celebrated our anniversary at Tupuna's. You have to remember this is locally run and the staff are all very friendly and there is plenty of options on the menu. We choose to have a taxi pick us up and return us to the hotel which cost $30 for the return trip but worth it to arrive relaxed and dry.

Thank Tarnya E
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

We had a really good dinner here and highly recommend the Iki Mata. It's quite small but has a lovely atmosphere.

1 Thank Waitoki66
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

it was great to venture out of the resort and experience some island cuisine at its finest... hidden in the depths of the island is this hidden treasure that has a great night out to offer! Make sure you book a day in advance as whilst we were there we saw at least 3 couples get turned away!

Thank HannahandEugene
Venice, Italy
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39 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016

location is very cosy and nice. you eat with your feet in the sand even if it 's not a beach restaurant !!!, staff is good . food is amazing . we both enjoyed our dishes and the atmosphere . we tried to go back for lunch but they are open only for dinner .

Thank vale7373

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$8 - $31
Polynesian, Pacific Rim, Seafood, International, New Zealand
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Tautu Road, Cook Islands
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Cook Islands  >  Southern Cook Islands  >  Aitutaki
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?