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The Boat Shed Bar & Grill

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Bar, Seafood, Pub, Polynesian, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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Popoara beach, Cook Islands
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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Ashburton, New Zealand
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were welcomed very warmly & had a great lunch of excellent food. The venue is a delight....one we will never forget. As our time was very limited, we were unable to return for another meal. Without a doubt the best venue in Aitutaki for a quick light snack or a more substantial meal.

Thank barkie12
Dunedin, New Zealand
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Tried the local tuna dish and it was lovely, the restaurant is decorated nicely and the service was very friendly and efficient.

Thank alaina33
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We called in for a quick drink before our flight back to Raro...and what a great spot! Decor was very cool with some neat memorabilia around. We didn't stay for dinner, but Ima Mata (raw fish salad) was great!

Thank Kazzmb
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99 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Definitely a boat shed fan. Their sushi was amazing! All the knick-knacks were really inteesting to see as well.

Thank Dan U
Beaverton, Oregon
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Located close to Aitutaki Lagoon Resort, this place is a good option for lunch or a light dinner. Good view and easy to get to.

Thank Ron F
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33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We shared some very nice tuna sashimi and then had the whole snapper. Excellent. The Boat Shed has a nice relaxed feel about it. The casual drinkers at the bar add to the atmosphere. Great place to wind down at the end of an Aitutaki day.

Thank Prelibato1
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is one place on Aitutaki where we go at leas a few times on a visit to Aitutaki. Sure ,there are only a handful of restaurants on his beautiful island ,but you can always guarantee a great meal. The staff are always friendly,and he place has a great atmosphere ,even if you only pop in for a drink,it's a... More 

Thank Steve H
Penang, Malaysia
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162 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A well kept, laid back place, a pleasant deck with a view of the reef behind swaying palms. Good drinks and a very good menu.

Thank Stefano M
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4 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place has a nice atmosphere and an interesting historic interior. Great for a cold beer and lunch/dinner ! Do not wear beach clothes. We had the feeling they prefer less casual clothing... ;)

Thank Bart v
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Fabulous and interesting great food a must on Aitutaki...about the ship the historical travels and ship the Bounty

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Bar, Seafood, Pub, Polynesian, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Kids, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 16:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Popoara beach, Cook Islands
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Cook Islands  >  Southern Cook Islands  >  Aitutaki
  • Phone Number: 31479

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