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“Yummy”
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: Local cuisine, Romantic, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, 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.
Te Awamutu, New Zealand
Level 5 Contributor
51 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Yummy”
Reviewed July 26, 2014

Love going here is a great place to dine picked up and delivered home to where staying . Lovely food and people

Visited July 2014
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Level 3 Contributor
21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Amazing flavours!!”
Reviewed July 18, 2014

The food was extremely yummy and had the most amazing flavours.
We had heard rave reviews about their famous mud crabs and were hesitant eating here as neither of us are into crabs. Instead we ordered the pork and the tuna meals and both were delicious!
The service was good and the setting was lovely.
Only the atmosphere was slightly lacking but this was solely because for the first 30 minutes we were the only patrons. This left us feeling a bit awkward being doted on and I also love people watching. As it was a public holiday I assume most people would have thought the restaurant would be closed this night as most of the other restaurants were.
Eat here even if you don't like eating crabs.

  • Visited July 2014
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Omaha, Nebraska
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Poor Service, Mediocre Food”
Reviewed July 16, 2014

We were in last week for dinner. The food was not good and the service was incredibly poor. They had two large tables filled with one party. Attentions and priority was clearly given to the larger party and the other tables were neglected and delayed due to that. We made reservations to come and paid for transportation.

They only have a few options for dessert and sold both of the options we wanted they had sold out. Almost everyone in the large party received a dessert, so essentially no other customer had any choice for dessert. We heard other customers ask for the two desserts but they had sold them all to the other large table.

We figured with a reservation we would get equal treatment and service, but that was not the case this night. Hopefully, other people don't experience this.

Visited July 2014
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“lovely dinner out”
Reviewed July 14, 2014

a great little restaurant in a uquie garden setting. We were a party of 4 and all had great meals, could recommend but need a car to get there as a little out of the way.

  • Visited July 2014
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Auckland, New Zealand
Level 4 Contributor
33 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Best food on the island!”
Reviewed July 14, 2014

Delicious meal. Similar price to Pacific resort but food at least twice as good. Recommend the mud crab!

Visited July 2014
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Thank sarahc40
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