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Cafe Tupuna

Tautu Road, Cook Islands
+682 31 678
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good22%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“mud crab” (51 reviews)
“tuna” (39 reviews)
“seafood chowder” (20 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Seafood, Polynesian, International, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Tautu Road, Cook Islands
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1 - 10 of 403 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago

We shared a table with our friends from OZ and we had a great time. Service was prompt and friendly. The food was delightful. Don't forget to get reservations!

Thank spudcatCentralCove
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went there on the recommendation of another couple. It did not disappoint. Sensational food that would hold it's own in any major city. Small numbers and a lovely atmosphere. A must-do in Aitutaki.

Thank Gongboy53
Reviewed 1 week ago

we were highly recommended to go to Tupuna's, so we booked ahead [you have to book - no random drop ins] and went up into the mountain to it. the mud crab wasn't on the menu that night, so a bit disappointed about that, but...More

Thank MadarmCordelia
Reviewed 10 November 2017

We had two dinners here on our last visit to Aitutaki, and have been here several other times over the years. It is always a highlight of a trip to beautiful Aitutaki. The first night we were in luck and I had mud crab. This...More

Thank outoftok
Reviewed 4 November 2017 via mobile

What a great place! From the awesome decor with sand floors, fairylights and framed historic photos... to the incredible food served by friendly and professional wait staff. We had seafood and pork which were both superb!! Could not fault the freshness of the meal served...More

Thank Ashlea B
Reviewed 1 November 2017

We ate at Tupuna's twice when we were on Aitutaki for the week.The seafood curry is to die for and the chocolate mousse makes an excellent dessert. The cheesecake isn't too shabby either. The Pina Coladas are also very good. Definitely a scooter trip away...More

Thank Kylie B
Reviewed 1 November 2017

Get the fish curry! Also, get one of the chocolate mousse's before she runs out for the night. Incredible!

Thank Ross M
Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

This quaint restaurant offers an incredible food experience with the outstanding chef cooking from her heart. The sirloin steak with prawns and the baked tuna dishes were the best we have ever had. My husband couldn’t congratulate the chef enough and if there was a...More

Thank Elizabeth Y
Reviewed 11 October 2017

Our fourth visit. My wife had the seafood curry and I had the trip of pork. Both were exceptional. Great service as well. Highly recommended.

Thank spraggbj
Reviewed 9 October 2017 via mobile

Totally enjoyed our experience menu depends on local catch so you know all is fresh and supports the community. Our party was 7 adults 4 children while no kids menu, there was no problem ordering off the main menu for kids and they probably ate...More

Thank 314jules
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Questions & Answers
14 September 2016|
Response from Anne H | Reviewed this property |
We booked through our accomodation and they organised a car to take us to the restaurant and pick us up afterwards. I think they would have a phone booking service but not sure about email.
Lynley M
31 August 2016|
Response from Tupuna S | Property representative |
We are open Monday to Saturday from 6-30pm. Not open for lunch Kia Manuia Tupuna
Jack R
1 August 2016|
Response from jmscbh | Reviewed this property |
Yes. They are now open from 6 pm for dinner.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$31
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Romantic, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Tautu Road, Cook Islands
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Cook Islands  >  Southern Cook Islands  >  Aitutaki
  • Phone Number: +682 31 678
A la-carte Casual Fine Dining. Covered but in a garden setting. Fully Licensed. Open Monday to Saturday from 6pm. Major Credit Cards accepted.
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