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The Boat Shed Bar & Grill

₹₹ - ₹₹₹, Seafood,
Popoara beach, Cook Islands
+682 31 479
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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good45%
  • Average15%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“sushi” (17 reviews)
“fish and chips” (39 reviews)
“nasi goreng” (6 reviews)
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Bar, Seafood, Pub, Polynesian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
Popoara beach, Cook Islands
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171 - 180 of 494 reviews

Reviewed 14 January 2016

Great food and a casual atmosphere right next to the break in the lagoon. Nice view and good food at a reasonable price.

Thank apteryx05
Reviewed 6 January 2016

Whilst the surrounds of the Boatshed Bar & Grill could only be described as rustic, we had one of our best meals on Aitutaki at this restaurant. The prawn curry was simply delicious & the beef rendang equally good. We ate here on our last...More

Thank gpang5
Reviewed 5 January 2016

The food was just excellent, and varied menu. The Sashimi and the fish dishes were the best but my companions had the Thai style food and raved about that! something for every one. We went there a number of times for lunches and evening meals...More

Thank carol m
Reviewed 29 December 2015 via mobile

In a single room summarizes most peculiar aspects of the local life: bleack pearls, spectacular fishing pictures, historical objects from the second world war, excellent local food and drinks served by very kind personnel. Recommended to try at least once.

Thank SVNY2014
Reviewed 20 December 2015

Its a bit out of the way and you have to know where to find it. Went in looked at menu, decent variety. Got Fish and chips with garlic bread and a beer. Nothing exciting about the food, pretty basic. Service was ...well i finished...More

Thank Travelloverdelmundo
Reviewed 14 December 2015

This is definately an awesome spot for lunch. Fresh fish and more fresh fish, served with local salads, breads and even raw if you like. Ika mata is amazing and any other fish dish you may like, believe me its all great.

Thank Lisa F
Reviewed 7 December 2015

It was a wet and windy night so we rented a car and headed to the Boat Shed Restaurant. You could see the waves crashing on the reef from inside the restaurant that was nice and warm inside. My husband ordered the Chec special fish...More

Thank Julie H
Reviewed 2 December 2015

I really liked the Ika mata which is like ceviche in the cook islands. It's fish in a coconut sauce served in a coconut with great local chips.... delicious!

Thank FlightAttendantBetty
Reviewed 5 November 2015

This is a great dive bar...locals were here every time I came...I prefer this to Koru Cafe. Course it has a full bar...Love the location. Was easily accessible with scooter. Food was ok...would def come back.

Thank Kathy S
Reviewed 31 October 2015

We were on our push bikes so this was a great place to stop on the stunning lagoon ,sit out under the gazebo and share a seafood platter and a wine. The prices were very reasonable the service good and again we had that Aitutaki...More

Thank Cynthia C
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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
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, View, Bar Scene
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
8:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Popoara beach, Cook Islands
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Cook Islands  >  Southern Cook Islands  >  Aitutaki
  • Phone Number: +682 31 479
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