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Tamanu Beach Resort

Tamanu Beach | Amuri Village, Cook Islands
+682 31 810
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good36%
  • Average13%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“steak” (12 reviews)
“salads” (10 reviews)
“pork” (4 reviews)
Open Now
07:30 - 21:00All hours
Seafood, Polynesian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Tamanu Beach | Amuri Village, Cook Islands
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This was close to Etu Moana where we stayed. We got a table because options were limited elsewhere. Steak was the theme of the night. Admittedly it seemed fairly busy but it took just under an hour from arrival to plates on table and we...More

Thank Harveyvals
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The restaurant is positioned a little back from the beach but still has a lovely outlook. There are additional tables and chairs on the grass and there were some people dining there as well. The food was delicious. I had an entree as my main...More

Thank pippajkiwi
i2taki, General Manager at Tamanu Beach Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Kia Orana, thank you for your review. I will pass your comments on to our kitchen team - your positive feedback is always well received and gives our small restaurant crew a real sense of pride in their work. For those of you who haven't...More

Reviewed 6 days ago

Not guests, but we went to the Island Night (Wednesdays). Fantastic buffet and lovely atmosphere. The owner MC'd and was very friendly. The show was good but not as long as I expected.More

Thank frankyo
i2taki, General Manager at Tamanu Beach Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Kia Orana, Thank you very much for your review, just a minor correction our Island Night is Thursday night. Our fire and Island dance show is normally around 40-45 minutes. Glad you enjoyed our buffet Aunty Marie and the ladies work hard sourcing local delicacies...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Five of us dined here and everyone enjoyed it. The location is lovely down by the beach. We just dropped it for lunch without a booking and it wasn't busy so our wait time wasn't long.

Thank dalehenders0n
Reviewed 1 week ago

Gleaming white table cloths, contrasting red serviettes, if fortunate a table right adjacent to the beachfront,watching the wind rustle the tastefully illuminated coconut palm leaves between you and a tranquil lagoon;-if this sounds like you then Tamanu is your spot. We dined there twice, both...More

1  Thank GrahamChristchurch
Reviewed 1 week ago

We came to Aitutaki for a fishing trip and stayed at Tamanu, so each night we showed up with fresh fish. Each time it was beautifully cooked (blackened mahi-mahi!!) and presented (yellowfin tuna sashimi). Breakfast buffet needs a little work though... And Vegemite - way...More

Thank Scott N
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have just spent 4 nights at tamanu and thought it was wonderful. Our unit was very roomy and comfortable, the bathroom was not quite perfect but serviceable. The food was divine and good value. Overall recommended

Thank jjmacMorrinsville
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A lovely, great location, in a tropical setting. The accommodations were fantastic, clean, very spacious. Breakfasts were fruit based and yet offered variety. All equipment needed was provided from mask/snorkel to SUP's to glide over the fish and reefs of the outer lagoon. Whales were...More

Thank MtnWest09
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great place for lunch.... not to long to wait for it and was a great lunch. But what a view ...... clean tidy and we would recommend it.... looks a good place to stay .. much better than Paradise cove lodge....

Thank Lawrence R
Reviewed 15 August 2017

We had two very good evenings at Tamanu - the Island Night on a Thursday and the BBQ night on a Sunday - both buffets which was delicious and plentiful. The entertainment on the Thursday was fire dancing by the locals and the Sunday was...More

1  Thank AngiePAustralia
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$11 - US$48
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Highchairs Available
Good for
View, Romantic, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
07:30 - 21:00
07:30 - 21:00
07:30 - 21:00
07:30 - 21:00
07:30 - 21:00
07:30 - 21:00
07:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Tamanu Beach | Amuri Village, Cook Islands
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Cook Islands  >  Southern Cook Islands  >  Aitutaki
  • Phone Number: +682 31 810
  • E-mail
Tamanu beach has a beachside 60 seat Bar & Restaurant. We are open for breakfast lunch and dinner with a simple Island style menu. Our feature Island Nights every Thursday are a highlight of Aitutaki dining. Sunday is a relaxed family bbq buffet. The specials menu changes regularly with the freshest catch and seasonal fruits. We do pretty good coffee (getting better every day!) and our sunset cocktails are very tempting.
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