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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” (40 reviews)
“chilli” (16 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Seafood, Polynesian, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Tautu Road, Cook Islands
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Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

I was recommended Cafe Tupuna by my hosts and a few people I’d been on the Vaka Cruise with the day earlier and it absolutely lived up to expectations It’s a bit of a trek so you’ll need a bike or car to get there,...More

Thank Brooke-KiwiTraveller
Reviewed 24 January 2018

From the sand floor, 3 restaurant cats and the open air setting to the amazingly fresh and creative food. This restaurant was a highlight of our trip.

Thank andyH8443DQ
Reviewed 14 January 2018

Wow, we were not sure what to expect on our 10 minute ride out to this restaurant recommended by Etu Moana. With sand floors and attached to a house it is homely and inviting. But the food and service soon put them up there with...More

Thank enmcgoni
Reviewed 13 January 2018 via mobile

This was the best dinner by far during our Cook Islands trip, including Rarotonga. all 4 items we tried were exquisite. presentation and flavors are fine dining quality. The restaurant is cozy and romantic. your feet are in the sand. We ordered the seafood curry,...More

1  Thank vassil_m27
Reviewed 8 January 2018

I am so glad we got to go! I am not a big fish eater, but could not get enough of the prawn & cheese stuffed yellow fin tuna!!!! We had the prawns as an entire, they were devine, They are not the easiest to...More

Thank Odi_oz
Reviewed 7 January 2018 via mobile

Cafe atmosphere was relaxed and it had a pretty garden setting with a sand floor that added to the tropical feeling. My entree (Ika Mata) was good. Good flavours and nice presentation. My girlfriend had prawns, which unluckily came with more than we'd hoped. In...More

1  Thank joao_marques82NZ
Reviewed 3 January 2018

We had dinner here again, this is the pick of the restaurants on Aitutaki. You won't be disappointed. A must do.

Thank M D
Reviewed 28 December 2017

Excellent meals here. Try the tuna stuffed with prawns and cheese. Service is a little slow but the food is worth waiting for. (oh and take some mosquito repellant the coils are not enough)

Thank Buffy62
Reviewed 12 December 2017

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 8 December 2017 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
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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
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Kids
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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