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“Crayfish at a really reasonable price!!”
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, Special occasions, Romantic
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.
Reviewed August 29, 2014

Here we go, as a comparison to the setup that is Tauono's, down the road, I seriously get the eclectic charm vibe at this place, Tupuna's.
Casual & eclectic it has a pleasant & relaxed atmosphere, amply helped by the down to earth & approachable wait staff.
Speedy service & little waiting time between courses was impressive and much appreciated given the younger member of our group was pretty knackered & needing some eats quickly.

Knock out crayfish/Aitutaki lobster! $39 NZD for half, great sized tail with mornay sauce. Fresh, definitely not frozen & cooked perfectly so that you could still crack the legs & get a further feed of tender moist meat.
Mahi mahi was pronounced great by other members of the group & quality ingredients used in chocolate mousse dessert, very rich & baaad-good!
These guys absolutely deserve to be the #1 Aitutaki food destination

Thank missdiscotek
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Reviewed August 28, 2014

This place is a must! I had a massive Crayfish with all the trimming for $89.00 . It was large enough for at least two. The steak was good and the fish fabulous!!

Thank kimmareeosborne
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Reviewed July 28, 2014

From the time we hopped on the Air New Zealand plane to the following week when we finally ate there we had heard nothing but good things about Café Tupuna and the crab in particular. We were not disappointed and the mud crab was the best we have tasted ever. Just the right balance of heat and spice with the ginger chilli combo and one crab to share between two gives you room for an entrée as well or as in our case room for dessert.
The Café is inland but easy to find and everyone knows where it is. Take your own transport or arrange for a pick-up.

Thank Stuart C
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Reviewed July 28, 2014

Who would guess that at this cosy inland restaurant there is a star chef who has such an amazing reputation that it's essential to book. Highly recommend this fabulous place for dinner. The tropical garden surrounds and raked sand floors add ambience to what was a delicious meal. Top marks for all four meals at our table.

Thank Coryl B
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Reviewed July 27, 2014

This place was really special. Fabulous atmosphere, excellent service and really delicious food. We had a mudcrab- a totally new experience for us. Staff gave helpful hints on how to devour this amazing looking creature! I was a bit daunted at first but soon got into the swing of it! It was absolutely delicious.We would definitely recommend this lovely restaurant. Very special.

Thank Nadine740
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