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“Mouth Watering Menu!”
Review of Cafe Tupuna

Cafe Tupuna
Ranked #2 of 15 Restaurants in Aitutaki
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $8 - $31
Cuisines: Seafood, International
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Romantic, Local cuisine
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Reservations
Description: A la-carte Casual Fine Dining. Covered but in a garden setting. Fully Licensed. Open Monday to Saturday from 6pm. Major Credit Cards accepted.
Auckland
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Mouth Watering Menu!”
Reviewed September 11, 2013 via mobile

We were recommended this restaurant by our hotel manager at Aitutaki Escape Villa, of course the locals know best and we were not disappointed - delicious food, cocktails and wine list. Keep in mind this is not your typical city restaurant, remember you are in the islands so if you don't mind a sandy floor and the resident cat visiting your table in a garden like seating then this is the place for you. The best thing is they will pick you up and drop you off.

  • Visited August 2013
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Dargaville, New Zealand
Level 4 Contributor
31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Dinner with sand beneath your toes”
Reviewed September 6, 2013

Lovely food, a class above standard hotel food in a tropical garden setting. The ambiance was lovely, with sand on the floor and attentive service.

  • Visited September 2013
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Auckland
Level 5 Contributor
51 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Little Gem on Aitutaki”
Reviewed September 6, 2013

Cafe Tupuna is located inland from the main beach and cafe areas (only 5 minutes on the scooter) and is truly a hidden gem that is well worth seeking out. The food and service is high quality in a casual but classy setting complete with colourful table cloths and sand floor in a secluded garden setting. Not the cheapest restaurant on the island by any mean but we were vey happy to pay around $50 per person for our meals including a bottle of wine. The food was beautifully cooked and presented, with a good range of dishes including fish, steaks (very tender), chicken dishes and salad options. We enjoyed a leisurely and well-paced evening and the restaurant was full by early evening so it obviously popular, bookings are recommended. Our best evening meal of the holiday.

Visited August 2013
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
Level 4 Contributor
24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“You wont be dissapointed !”
Reviewed September 3, 2013

Highly recommended. better than any resort meals. Local cuisine at its very best. Price is reasonable for what you get. hard to find but worth looking for. Don't let the sand floor or ramshackle building fool you the quality of the food is better than most city restaurants.

Visited July 2013
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Level 4 Contributor
35 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
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“Excellent meal”
Reviewed September 1, 2013

We stayed at Pacific Resort, but had an evening dinner at Tupuna's - have been there in the past, and it didn't disappoint. Beautifully presented food, friendly service and good wine.
Transfer to the restaurant was all arranged which was great.
Will definitely be back next time I'm on Aitutaki

Visited August 2013
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Thank jemnz
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