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Cafe Tupuna

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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Tautu Road, Cook Islands
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17 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was our third trip to Aitutaki and we have now been to most of the restaurants and eateries on the island. Tupuna's is our favourite. The food was delicious, the service was warm and friendly and the atmosphere is unique. Highly recommended!

Thank jemmwm
Melbourne, Australia
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is the best restaurant on the island. The food is a bit pricier than i thought it would have been but it was definitely worth every cent. We booked in to ensure we had a table as they can book out quiet quickly. Very nice atmosphere. We ordered a few items of the menu and shared between two... More 

Thank tarei22
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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52 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Garden style restaurant and we had an absolutely tasty meal. Would definately recommend but need to check opening hours as they are not open everyday/night. We spoke with other diners and they also very much enjoyed their meals.

Thank Suzie P
Hobart, Australia
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Came up for dinner after making a reservation on a recommendation from a number of people around the island, we were not disappointed. Food was excellent. Up there with the best food on the island. Genuine honest staff who were very friendly and happy to explain options to us. Nice ambiance and setting. Be sure to book ahead as only... More 

Thank Adrian K
Anchorage, Alaska
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our meals were very good. Among our group we had seafood curry and broiled Wahoo. The curry was made from scratch with fresh spices and the Wahoo was caught that day. It took a little time to get our food because each dish is individually and carefully prepared.

Thank rcbundy626
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 March 2017

This restaurant had a lot of hype about being amazing but I was a tad disappointed. Garlic bread $6 pp and was barely warm toast, Ika Mata was really good! Special was crab,prawn and fish cakes. It looked good but was way to salty & broken shells from crab was a bit amateur. We ordered drinks but they were the... More 

Thank Jules4179
Los Angeles, California
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83 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2017

This restaurant offers a menu that specializes in home cooked seafood and fish dishes. We had an excellent fish entree which was cooked perfectly and delicately seasoned. The waitress service was attentive and very friendly, and the dishes were served in a timely fashion. The garden setting is gorgeous and though the locale is a bit far from the hotels,... More 

Thank mamachompkin
Ashcroft, Canada
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 28 February 2017

We had a lovely dinner here one evening, all our meals (9 people) were excellent. The service was great, the wine/drink selection was good.

Thank lseaman2017
Wellington, New Zealand
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30 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017

We had excellent, friendly service when a group of us came for dinner. The entrees where really nice, but the mains where only OK. Very large portions. Needs a fish dish, that is not crumbed or battered. Wear your jandels as the ground is all sand.

Thank Bexboo101
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

Good food, friendly staff and cozy place. We biked there under a tropical storm: we got there absolutely soaked in water. The staff kindly gave us towel and fed us with beautiful fish, local vegetables and tasty pork. A must go if you are in Aitutaki!

Thank Alex0tt0

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Restaurant Details

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