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The Boat Shed Bar & Grill

Popoara beach, Cook Islands
+682 31 739
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good42%
  • Average15%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“fish and chips” (51 reviews)
“sushi” (16 reviews)
“pad thai” (11 reviews)
Open Now
10:00 am - 11:30 pm Hours
Bar, Seafood, Pub, Polynesian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Popoara beach, Cook Islands
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Nice little bar but food was a bit of a let down. We had carbonara and prawn curry. Pasta was over cooked and swimming in sauce so was just okay. Prawn curry was extremely fishy with not enough coconut cream and not to our taste....More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Sarveza
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The boat shed has fabulous food. Even better is a bar and even better than that, the restaurant is very much like a museum with fabulous old time pictures and other artifacts. The service was very good, the food delicious and the drinks cold. We...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Bob S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Service was below average. They also had increased the price for water and not told us (2.50 on the menu but when the bill came out it was 3.50). There were three of us, we ordered a shashimi to share for entree... not fresh and...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank kiwiblue618
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a very laid back and very friendly Restaurant and Bar. They offer a great menu and a wide range of beers, cocktails and heaps more. This is well worth a visit for Lunch or Dinner. There is a lovely outdoor seating area either...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank D4362MTkimm
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great sunset view while eating the most delicious fish burger - you pretty much can't beat this! Order with local potatoes instead of regular fries (plantain, etc).

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank EatinGirl
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went twice and enjoyed it both times. We would not have gone back the second time if the first had not been good.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank JohnEffCee
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great place! Nice easy going atmosphere, really nice food and fast service. Can recommend this👍 We ordered the seafood platter. The servants were nice and efficient. Also nice 5 min walking distance to our hotel Aitutaki Village

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Helene B
Reviewed 11 November 2018

Ate here a few of times on our week stay in Aitutaki. Do not understand any review less than 4/5 as needs to be in context or simply had an unfortunate 'one off' negative experience. Both times had fish & chips. One battered and one...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Bryan115
Reviewed 8 November 2018

Fun spot for viewing the sea (hammocks out front) and good food.. Covered with South Pacific artifacts and a great efficient staff.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank philandcandi
Reviewed 7 November 2018

We were in Aitutaki for 12nts and stayed in our resort a lot. We went to the boat shed for lunch twice, just to have a break from the same place, and we loved it....nice staff, great food, and relaxing to the max.

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank stuartmC1784MV
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
View, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
10:00 am - 11:30 pm
10:00 am - 11:30 pm
10:00 am - 11:30 pm
10:00 am - 11:30 pm
10:00 am - 11:30 pm
10:00 am - 11:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Popoara beach, Cook Islands
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Cook Islands  >  Southern Cook Islands  >  Aitutaki
  • Phone Number: +682 31 739
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