We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices

Puffy's

Certificate of Excellence
$
Seafood, Healthy, New Zealand
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Main Road | Amuri, Cook Islands
+682 31 317
Website
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

269 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 242: English reviews
Thames, New Zealand
Level Contributor
11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

Great fish and chips and they will cook any fish that you catch for a small fee...very friendly and right on the beach.

Helpful?
Thank fivescotts
Level Contributor
12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

My bride just wanted a quiet lunch on the beach, so to find Puffys location was perfect. We had some nice local fish for lunch that we could take down to the beach & sit under the little hut on the beach & watch the amazing blue ocean roll on by... Definitely a good place to chill out & relax... More 

Helpful?
Thank Carl D
Sydney, Australia
Level Contributor
106 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

We walked along the beach from our accommodation to Puffy's - a bit tricky to find from the beach side but well worth the effort - a very simple house-type building, extensive menu, beer, wine and some of the best fish and chips you will ever taste.

Helpful?
Thank Jane B
Napier
Level Contributor
33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

Lovely fish and chips - generous amount of fish, volume of chips a bit stingy but a nice salad on the side.

Helpful?
Thank PH1Napier
Lafayette, Tennessee
Level Contributor
19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016

Stopped for lunch once. Not opend yet. Came back another day for fish. It was okay but not wonderful. Stopped for dinner on Friday night and they were still out fishing in a competition event. Had to eat chicken and what was suppose to be crab stick but was processed fish stick fake crab. Fried chicken as just than, a... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank riwhite
Tampa, Florida
Level Contributor
21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

Ate there twice 1st time was parrotfish fish n chips. Very nice. No tomahto sauce (ketchup) for the fries. But good otherwise. A friend had the Chicken He loved it. Went back later in the week. No parrotfish, so tried the chicken, not so special this time. A bit greasy for my taste. Very casual service and seating, but its... More 

Helpful?
Thank rando1994
New Zealand
Level Contributor
18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016

This is a small takeaway shop (no frills) but big menu, good value and very nice food. Operated by locals.

Helpful?
Thank 580JanetM
Carpinteria, California
Level Contributor
52 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016

Puff's has the best fish and chips on Aitutaki! Super fresh fish! They are open very limited hours, but that's how it is when you run a business out of the back or your house. The owners are very friendly and you can call ahead for take away food. The prices are very reasonable.

Helpful?
Thank JoniA1
Melbourne, Australia
Level Contributor
84 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016

This is a very basic cafe with some of the best fish you'll find on the island. The salad was also good.

Helpful?
Thank Anne H
Toronto, Canada
Level Contributor
11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

Tucked away off the main road of Aitutaki - right on the home property is the BEST FISH to be found on the island at Puffy's. A family business - where the fish is line caught that day - filleted and deep fried by hand with in hours of being caught! Warm, friendly very laid back service if provided in... More 

Helpful?
Thank Kelly B

Travellers who viewed Puffy's also viewed

Aitutaki, Southern Cook Islands
Aitutaki, Southern Cook Islands
 
Aitutaki, Southern Cook Islands
Aitutaki, Southern Cook Islands
 

Been to Puffy's? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$30
Cuisine
Seafood, Healthy, New Zealand
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Main Road | Amuri, Cook Islands
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Cook Islands  >  Southern Cook Islands  >  Aitutaki
  • Phone Number: +682 31 317

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Puffy's staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?