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Samade on the Beach Restaurant & Bar

) #6 of 12 Restaurants in Aitutaki ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ Seafood, ,
Ootu Beach, PO Box 75, Cook Islands
+682 31 526
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good43%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“fresh fish” (3 reviews)
“island night” (19 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Seafood, New Zealand, Bar, International, Barbecue, Pub, Polynesian
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
Ootu Beach, PO Box 75, Cook Islands
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Reviews (160)
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A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

This restaurant has the most unbelievable view you have ever seen. Food is excellent the always an enjoyable place to eat

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 13 February 2017

We had our first meal on Aitutaki here and the Ika Mata was very good. Best of all they had our new favorite beer: Matutu made on Rarotonga. One of the only places on Aitutaki to have it. Service was very good, nice view.

Thank Tomie T
Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

Had a fantastic night at what is now The Blue Lagoon Bar and Grill. Went for Island night and a great night the food was awesome and the location was fantastic.

Thank wayne l
Reviewed 3 October 2016

Tanz went out of her way to make the night special for my daughters 21st birthday, with a head lei on arrival, special cocktail and a birthday cake as well! The food was delicious, staff very friendly and the location is beautiful. Thank you again...More

Thank fivescotts
Reviewed 22 August 2016

We had our first meal here and was blown away by the friendly staff, delicious meals, cocktails. Their Island Culture night on Tuesday night is so amazing with the colourful outfits the hula dancers wear (both male & female), the ukuleles & drums, and the...More

1  Thank RoseM65
Reviewed 26 July 2016

Informal dining with the most amazing views of Aitutaki Lagoon. Basic but nice food options with a basic menu so good for everyone

Thank PoppaHopper
Reviewed 11 July 2016

We dined at this restaurant and loved the location, food and service. It was one of 4 evening meals that we had on Aitutaki and it was very enjoyable. Lovely outlook and friendly, happy staff.

Thank dewarsalbri
Reviewed 17 June 2016

First, this location is now called, Aitutaki Village, and along with the restaurant they have accommodations. People here are super-friendly, and restaurant is right on a deeper channel that leads to a sandy flat. Sunset's are beautiful, great place for a cocktail to watch the...More

Thank svletas
Reviewed 23 May 2016

Amazing place to chill and enjoy that piña colada served in a coconut. Delicious food . Bar/cafe situated right on beach/water

Thank Jules J
Reviewed 13 May 2016

Meal was well presented and delicious. Great setting right by the ocean with fish jumping..... even saw the cat catch a fish!

1  Thank Gillian L
Questions & AnswersAsk a question
I'm staying at tamanu but would love to come here for lunch or dinner... Is it possible to bike over or is it too far? Is there taxis, or what do you suggest? Thanks! I'll be there in a week!
5 July 2015|
Response from Carolyn G | Reviewed this property |
Hi lhstarrr, it's probably a bit far to ride on a bike. Perhaps 4 or 5 kilometres, so a fair ride. It may be easy for some, and not for others - depends on your level of fitness I suppose. Best thing to do is hire a scooter... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Seafood, New Zealand, Bar, International, Barbecue, Pub, Polynesian
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene, View, Child-friendly, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Ootu Beach, PO Box 75, Cook Islands
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Cook Islands  >  Southern Cook Islands  >  Aitutaki
  • Phone Number: +682 31 526
  • E-mail
Samade on the Beach Polynesian inspired restaurant and bar has stunning views and is located on the lagoons edge. Breakfast, lunch and dinner is available. Our special dinner nights include: Tuesday’s Aitutaki island feast and cultural show, Sunday’s BBQ fish & chicken curry. For the rest of the week try our a la carte menu.
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