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The Boat Shed Bar & Grill

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Bar, Seafood, New Zealand
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Popoara beach, Cook Islands
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Today
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 00:00
Closed now
All hours
Hours:
Sun 08:00 - 16:00
Wed - Thu 11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 00:00
Fri 11:00 - 00:00
Sat 08:00 - 00:00
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Wanaka, New Zealand
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Whole Aitutaki island feels very remote and the Boat Shed sits on its far end. This makes a special atmosphere and the cosy old fisherman interior makes it even better. Sit and relax and enjoy delicious fresh fish!

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Thank Slaaine
California
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22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Food was very good. We had the sushi plate and the Ika Mata. Both were delicious. The service left a little to be desired but the food made up for it. You also have to go to the bar to pay. Don't expect to receive a bill. Now that I know the service is so-so, I would eat their again... More 

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Thank TFriend2012
new zealand
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

There was a group of us who tried a range of varied entrees and meals. All were bad and near inedible. We left most of the food on our plates - nor did any of the staff come back to inquire as to how our meals were. Don't often write negative reviews but this one really stood out. Stay away.... More 

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Thank mon-22
Sydney, Australia
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79 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great to see a band and drink, but food is ordinary and lacking in value. Great way to meet the locals though.

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Thank RacingRobyn
Auckland
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20 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Six friends for dinner. Four different mains. Ika Mata was good. Beef Rendang was a tough slivers of beef with a creamy sauce. Worst interpretation of Rendang I have ever had. This was forgotten and came out after everyone had finished their mains, despite the nice waitress checking the order with us once completed. Definitely kitchen error. Fish of the... More 

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Thank David-A-NZ
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

An amazing pub in the middle of no where. Fantastic food and friendly service, near Aitutaki lagoon resort 👍🏼😃

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Thank Marie B
Caloundra, Australia
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a fantastic place! Food is great, and the staff have such a warm energy you feel like you're at a country pub in far north queensland. We were lucky enough to be visiting whilst they were having their 10 year celebrations so they had an awesome live band and it was one big party. We loved this place so... More 

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Thank PurpleSkies
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food was excellent and lots of choices! Not as expensive as most places , but not cheap either, as is everything here due to having it shipped in! I recommend you go twice. We did and was not disappointed !

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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49 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A lovely place to eat, with a great location, friendly staff and a great menu. Highly recommend you visit here

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Thank DelS22
Usa, Japan
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a delicious dinner here with great service, including the shuttle to and from our resort. Later on our trip we came back and rented our scooter here which was also a great experience.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Bar, Seafood, New Zealand
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television, Highchairs Available
Good for
Cheap Eats, Groups, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, View, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 16:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 00:00
Thursday
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 00:00
Friday
11:00 - 00:00
Saturday
08:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Popoara beach, Cook Islands
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Cook Islands  >  Southern Cook Islands  >  Aitutaki

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