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Cafe Tupuna

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Polynesian, Seafood, International
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Tautu Road, Cook Islands
68231678
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edmonton
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38 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Great place to visit whe. In the island . Good and service was very good, I woud, reccomend earring here when you visit the island

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Thank 123cherylcra
Sydney, Australia
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12 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Simply the best on the island. The ika mata & island curry are the highlights. Service is a bit patchy, but Aunty Tupuna's kitchen is where the locals go to celebrate.

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Thank PedesOrbisTerrarum
Auckland
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86 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just a small well put togather restaurant in the heights of Aitutaki, friendly staff, only seats a small number. A special of coconut crab worth the visit and a very good price, not sure they always have it. Nice break from the hotels.

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Thank AucklandDevon11
Auckland, New Zealand
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As a couple we dined several times at Tupuna's Restaurant. The delicious food never disappointed. If your heading that way, I highly recommend Tupuna's flambéed bananas, just sooo good. With a great atmosphere, add to this, the waitresses are happy, helpful, and polite. See you again next year. (Really)

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Thank chrisadi2014
Sydney, Australia
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38 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Hands down the best chowder I have ever consumed and the raw fish salad... OMG. Delicious. Friendly service, delicious food, relaxed atmosphere and gorgeous cocktails. What more could you want? A must in Aitutaki!

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Thank ToLiveLoveLaughEat
Whittier, California
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

The food here was full of flavors & delicious! An island local suggested we have dinner here... I'm glad we listened! This restaurant is at someones home and has a very chill and relaxing environment. The day we went there were a few locals dinning there along with other tourist. While, I understand it was a somewhat busy night I... More 

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Thank Hulklady
Toronto, Canada
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43 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

We had dinner at Tupuna 2 times while we were staying in Aitutaki. Food and service is great and loved the island feel with the sand flooring and tropical trees around. Definitely book a reservation on a weekend it small and could fill up all seats quickly during a busy time on the island.

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Thank Bob715
Brookline, Massachusetts
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249 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

This place has very very good food. If you spend any time on Airutaki, even a single day, this should be the place that you get dinner.

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Thank Paul G
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

We had wanted to save this place for a nice romantic dinner & my bride & I are so glad we did... The home style cooking in this quaint little place was amazing... Local food cooked perfectly... We felt so relaxed & loved the home style feel this place had... Suggestion, be sure to book as this is a popular... More 

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Thank Carl D
Sydney, Australia
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106 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

Cafe Tupuna is up in the hills of Aitutaki - tucked away in a lovely garden with sand floor - excellent menu and wine choices; quirky decor and friendly service - we loved it.

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Thank Jane B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$31
Cuisine
Polynesian, Seafood, International
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Tautu Road, Cook Islands
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Cook Islands  >  Southern Cook Islands  >  Aitutaki
  • Phone Number: 68231678
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.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?