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“Best meal on Aitutaki”
Review of Cafe Tupuna

Cafe Tupuna
Ranked #2 of 15 Restaurants in Aitutaki
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$8 - US$31
Cuisines: Seafood, International
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Reservations
Description: A la-carte Casual Fine Dining. Covered but in a garden setting. Fully Licensed. Open Monday to Saturday from 6pm. Major Credit Cards accepted.
Reviewed 28 July 2014

Who would guess that at this cosy inland restaurant there is a star chef who has such an amazing reputation that it's essential to book. Highly recommend this fabulous place for dinner. The tropical garden surrounds and raked sand floors add ambience to what was a delicious meal. Top marks for all four meals at our table.

Thank Coryl B
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Reviewed 27 July 2014

This place was really special. Fabulous atmosphere, excellent service and really delicious food. We had a mudcrab- a totally new experience for us. Staff gave helpful hints on how to devour this amazing looking creature! I was a bit daunted at first but soon got into the swing of it! It was absolutely delicious.We would definitely recommend this lovely restaurant. Very special.

Thank Nadine740
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Reviewed 26 July 2014

Love going here is a great place to dine picked up and delivered home to where staying . Lovely food and people

Thank Barry B
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Reviewed 18 July 2014

The food was extremely yummy and had the most amazing flavours.
We had heard rave reviews about their famous mud crabs and were hesitant eating here as neither of us are into crabs. Instead we ordered the pork and the tuna meals and both were delicious!
The service was good and the setting was lovely.
Only the atmosphere was slightly lacking but this was solely because for the first 30 minutes we were the only patrons. This left us feeling a bit awkward being doted on and I also love people watching. As it was a public holiday I assume most people would have thought the restaurant would be closed this night as most of the other restaurants were.
Eat here even if you don't like eating crabs.

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Thank Tessa A
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Reviewed 16 July 2014

We were in last week for dinner. The food was not good and the service was incredibly poor. They had two large tables filled with one party. Attentions and priority was clearly given to the larger party and the other tables were neglected and delayed due to that. We made reservations to come and paid for transportation.

They only have a few options for dessert and sold both of the options we wanted they had sold out. Almost everyone in the large party received a dessert, so essentially no other customer had any choice for dessert. We heard other customers ask for the two desserts but they had sold them all to the other large table.

We figured with a reservation we would get equal treatment and service, but that was not the case this night. Hopefully, other people don't experience this.

3  Thank Kyle S
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