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The Boat Shed Bar & Grill

) #5 of 12 Restaurants in Aitutaki $$ - $$$ , Seafood,
Popoara beach, Cook Islands
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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good44%
  • Average15%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“sushi” (15 reviews)
“nasi goreng” (5 reviews)
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Bar, Seafood, Pub, Polynesian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Popoara beach, Cook Islands
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1 - 10 of 472 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

Very casual place to eat. Food is just ok - this was the only place we ate during our trip where the fish tasted not 100% fresh. Cocktails were the cheapest we tried in Cook Islands but tasted very watered down. There are better options...More

Thank custy_10
Reviewed 1 week ago

Worth every effort to come here if not for the food but the memorabilia, you will not be disappointed. Stayed in Aitutaki for three days, came here for two dinners. had the sushi platter the first time, serving for big enough for two and fish...More

Thank pioneertraveller
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a few dinners here which were all very good Good atmosphere and decor The parrot fish and Swordfish were outstanding Stop by for sure

Thank Bryan R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We ordered 2 main courses of fish and steak but we wait half an hour at least! The food was quite good but not excellent! Not so expensive respect other restaurants of the island

Thank Emanuele C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ate here 3 or 4 times while on Aitutaki. Tried the Ika Mata as well as the fish and chips and the sushi. Overall food was good as well as the service.

Thank DrJCJones
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had dinner here on our second night and it was OK and filling, but didn't seem worth the price. Staff also not overly friendly.

Thank tunicategirl
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Absolutely delicious! I had the Ika Mata (island speciality) which I highly recommend. Beautiful fresh fish. Amazing views here too.

1  Thank Clare A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had dinner on two occasions at the Boat Shed, both which were really good wholesome food. The staff are tremendous very friendly and attentive. Prices are what you pay for a good meal on Aitutaki. Well worth the visit.

1  Thank Karen255114
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Ika Mata is fresh uncooked fish Cook Island style. Lovely presentation and delicious. Can be ordered as a starter or as a main.

1  Thank philandcandi
Reviewed 16 July 2017

We visited the Boat Shed Restaurant 3 times during our stay in Aitutaki. There was plenty of delicious food choice and the ladies that worked there are super friendly and funny. I feel like I’m eating in their home. It has a very relax vibe...More

Thank travelgirlrn70
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television
Good for
View, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups
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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