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“Island night and dinner cannot be missed”

Tamanu Beach Resort
Ranked #4 of 15 Restaurants in Aitutaki
Price range: $11 - $46
Cuisines: Seafood, Polynesian
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Good for: Families with children, Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Scenic view, Bar scene, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Drinks, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Buffet, Cash Only, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Island night and dinner cannot be missed”
Reviewed October 31, 2012

Island entertainment cannot be found anywhere else. Fire dancers are much better than what you find on rarotonga. Dinner was outstanding and be sure to go here without eating beforehand as you will want to try and taste everything they serve you. It will make all your senses soar with delight.

Visited October 2012
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Tamanu Beach Restaurant”
Reviewed October 22, 2012

Nice breakfast with all you can eat, the evening meals were nice, some waiting at times but not too long.
Relax & enjoy.

Visited August 2012
Thank Ross W
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Arlington, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
“The best venue to catch Island Night”
Reviewed October 17, 2012

We dined at Tamanu's several times-but the highlight was island night where local dishes were prepared and served. Our favorites were the spinach prepared island style (with a coconut type of sauce), curried lamb, and the ika mata.

After dinner and dessert, we moved closer to the beach where seats had been neatly arranged for the show-and what a show it was. The opener was a young local who performed while spinning a fiery stick in a breathtaking fashion. Additional acts included dancers-both men and women whose traditions are passed on by moms, dads, fathers and grandfathers. The combination of freshly prepared island fares, and local dance and song, in a beautiful setting, made for a most memorable evening.

Note: This is a popular event and it can sell out due to the limited seating, so booking early is a must. A couple that were staying where we were had been unable to get reservations for island night at Tamanu's because it was sold out.

  • Visited October 2012
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Wellington, New Zealand
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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Island night!!”
Reviewed October 14, 2012

We had a couple of nights out here. First was a romantic dinner on the beach I had organised with the help of the girls in Etu Moana. A really lovely thing to do if you have a special occasion. Private setting under the stars, beautiful. The following night was the Island night dinner and performance. Fabulous food and sooooo much of it and then a great performance after. Brilliant music and great dancers. Staff were super friendly and great fun.

Visited September 2012
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New Zealand
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Great night”
Reviewed September 27, 2012

The food was fantastic - wonderful selection and probably the best spread at any island night i've been to. The show was spectactular and great right on the beach. Lovely atmosphere. Really excellent night.

Visited September 2012
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