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“Our favourite eating place on Aitutaki.” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Boat Shed Bar & Grill

The Boat Shed Bar & Grill
Ranked #4 of 15 Restaurants in Aitutaki
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Bar, Pub, Polynesian, Seafood, New Zealand
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Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Scenic view, Bar scene, Kids, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Drinks, Late Night, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Waitstaff
New Zealand
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81 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Our favourite eating place on Aitutaki.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 1, 2013

We have had 6 trips to Aitutaki and on the last trip we ate here 3 times.. Although the island was quiet the Boat Shed was reasonably busy. We enjoyed the Sushi/Sashimi platter. Enough for two to share. The Ikimata is our favourite.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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English first
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46 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Best ikimata, worst prawns”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 18, 2012

Dont order the curry prawns - you get 2 and get charged over $30.

The ikimata is the best I've ever had and is brilliantly presented.

The rest of the menu is good, stick to the fish dishes and you cant go wrong!

Visited November 2012
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Cairns, Australia
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77 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“fantastic”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 17, 2012

This place is full of character, like being in a museum. Great views over the water, lovely menu, cold beer and the best sushi/sashimi. Get a table on the deck and spend an afternoon !

Visited December 2012
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Canberra, Australia
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516 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 418 helpful votes
“Very atmospheric bar, good food at fair price”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 14, 2012

We stayed nearby for several days and ate lunch here on our first day. We both had cooked fresh fish with salad and it was quite good and the prices were reasonable. We also had drinks there several times - again, prices were reasonable. The atmosphere of the place is great - lots of historical material from around the Pacific, friendly helpful staff & willing to have a chat when things are a bit slow (which seems to be most of the time).
We bought some WiFi internet access there - it worked, but extremely slow.
They have mosquito coils lit on the verandah to keep the mosquitoes at bay - mosquitoes a pest pretty much everywhere on Aitutaki in the shade.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Brisbane
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Good food, friendly service”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 17, 2012

We had a lunch and a dinner here. Both were very good. The service was friendly and nothing was too much trouble. Ok its not going to blow your socks off but its worth a visit and its in a picturesque location.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Jon W
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