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Tamanu Beach Resort

$$ - $$$
Polynesian, Seafood, New Zealand
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Tamanu Beach | Amuri Village, Cook Islands
(682) 31810
7:30 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 7:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Rongotea, New Zealand
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Aitutaki is like going to heaven, with its beautiful teal blue lagoon and wonderful laid back lifestyle. Our stay at Tamanu was just so special with the suites all laid out so every one has a sea view. The suites are well appointed with cooking facilities, and are comfortable and clean. We stayed on the 100 numbered side with a... More 

Thank barnyard2016
Sydney, Australia
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20 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The food at the Tamanu gives the taste buds an enjoyable time. We stayed five nights and enjoyed the quality of the food each time. The highlight for us was the traditional feast and cultural show which showcased the local cuisine and culture spectacularly. The only negative with the restaurant was price however it was comparable to the rest of... More 

Thank Luke B
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7 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

My wife and I tried this place for dinner one evening and were very disappointed. The staff were very friendly when we arrived and were very attentive until I asked if I could have my meat cooked a bit more, I don't like it blue. Anyway I not sure if it was my meat that came back or not because... More 

Thank wayne l
Carpinteria, California
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42 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We recently were at Tamanu's resteraunt for breakfast. The service, while very friendly, was terribly slow! The food was average. They need to find a chef that can actually cook eggs. The omelettes were runny and we had to ask for our toast. The waitress had no idea the out selection came with toast. We had to tell her to... More 

Thank JoniA1
Melbourne, Australia
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12 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely, welcoming staff. No pressure to buy up big, although the daily telephone call to accommodation guests see if you are attending dinner, whilst necessary from their end, became somewhat tedious and a little imposing for us, who chose just to do lunch or dinner, not both. Breakfasts are basic - cereal, toast, papaya/paw paw (to die for!), coconut strips,... More 

Thank Jenniemaxwell
Blenheim, New Zealand
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

we dinned here three times over our 6 night stay. Food was fresh and tasty, we also went on the Sunday BBQ evening, great value lovely food and entertainment. Highly recommended.

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Brooklyn, New York
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15 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We really enjoyed the island night, which is the best on Aitutaki. The food for the island night was really delicious, and the entertainment was impressive (especially the fire show!). We also ate dinner and lunch at Tamanu and found the food and service to be really good.

Thank bdpellarin
Gold Coast, Australia
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2 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2016

Very friendly place to stay. The manager (Nic) greets all guests and makes you welcome. Our room (208) was excellent. Large with a nice deck to sit and have a wine in the evening. Wednesday was BBQ night ($45 each) with everything one could want, from fish (Wahoo) meat cuts to great sausages etc and all kinds of salads. I... More 

Thank Tony C
Melbourne, Australia
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14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016

I stayed at the tamanu beach resort for 10 nights and so wished I'd booked for longer . From the moment I stepped off the plane to when I stepped back on to leave I had a brilliant time . A gorgeous local woman with the warmest smile and personality does the pick ups and drop offs , what beautiful... More 

Thank Rathln
Rarotonga, Cook Islands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2016

Thursday night, if you have nothing to do while in Aitutaki this is the place to go for authentic island food, It was amazing, let me say I have been to a few island nights in my time and this is up there. The service, the food, the entertainment including the performers!! Top class!! Love it. I am looking at... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$11 - $47
Polynesian, Seafood, New Zealand
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Delivery, Highchairs Available
Good for
Scenic view, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
7:30 am - 9:00 pm
7:30 am - 9:00 pm
7:30 am - 9:00 pm
7:30 am - 9:00 pm
7:30 am - 9:00 pm
7:30 am - 9:00 pm
7:30 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Tamanu Beach | Amuri Village, Cook Islands
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Cook Islands  >  Southern Cook Islands  >  Aitutaki
  • Phone Number: (682) 31810
Tamanu beach has a beachside 60 seat Bar & Restaurant. We are open for breakfast lunch and dinner with a simple Island style menu. Our feature Island Nights every Thursday are a highlight of Aitutaki dining. Sunday is a relaxed family bbq buffet. The specials menu changes regularly with the freshest catch and seasonal fruits. We do pretty good coffee (getting better every day!) and our sunset cocktails are very tempting.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?