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The Boat Shed Bar & Grill

$$ - $$$, Seafood,
Popoara beach, Cook Islands
+682 31 479
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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good45%
  • Average15%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“sushi” (17 reviews)
“fish and chips” (39 reviews)
“nasi goreng” (6 reviews)
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Bar, Seafood, Pub, Polynesian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Popoara beach, Cook Islands
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1 - 10 of 493 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We visited this place twice in our stay for lunch and dinner. The bar tenders/waitresses were always nice and had great hospitality skills.

Thank sarahthorpe001
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had dinner cocktails were great the service was fast but the food was very average. Frozen verges and reconstituted potatoes weren't good.

Thank pr0viders
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Boatshed was just around the corner from where we stayed so we had two lunches and two dinners there. It is unpretentious, hearty food - with excellent Asian options. Their Ika Mata is as good as any on the island and we lived the...More

Thank spraggbj
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great dinner and the best fish and chips on Aitutaki. Don't forget to ask for the taro and arrowroot chips! They go great with a VB.

Thank Rod W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Loved the food and funky decor at this restaurant. We lunched there and thought the ika mata was superb.

Thank J J W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A lovely location, great service & friendly vibes on our last beautiful evening. Delicious easy meals with good friends, nice wine and lots of happy locals eating out around us. LOVE xx

Thank Ani O
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Two of us had the fish and chips - parrot fish this time - fresh and delicious. The other 2 had the ika mata, which was presented in a coconut. Very tasty. Highlight of the evening was seeing whales just over the reef as we...More

Thank pippajkiwi
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We caught some fish ourselves on a charter and came here to have it cooked. For a specialty seafood restaurant we expected better. Need some dry white wines on the list too.

Thank Scott N
Reviewed 7 September 2017

worth visiting this place interesting ambiance some lovely dishes , our absolute favourite is the raw fish served with coconut cream in a coconut

Thank 44liz
Reviewed 7 September 2017

I had dinner with my partner a Friday evening at the Boat Shed. Was around 7.30 and we haven't booked. The woman who was serving at the tables looked very busy but anyway she was very polite.Usually the service on the islands is very slow...More

Thank prologuebob
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television
Good for
Kids, View, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
8:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Popoara beach, Cook Islands
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Cook Islands  >  Southern Cook Islands  >  Aitutaki
  • Phone Number: +682 31 479
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