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The Boat Shed Bar & Grill

$$ - $$$, Seafood,
Popoara beach, Cook Islands
+682 31 479
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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good43%
  • Average16%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“sushi” (17 reviews)
“fish and chips” (40 reviews)
“nasi goreng” (7 reviews)
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All hours
Bar, Seafood, Pub, Polynesian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Popoara beach, Cook Islands
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had evening meal here. The good was good. Need to book ahead or you will not get a table. We ate outside on the veranda which was nice. Poor staff were rushed but well managed. There was karaoke on so we joined in. Had...More

Thank deanobravo72
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went with expectations following lots of people talking about it. Had a good sashimi but the rest of our meal was pretty ordinary. My fish way way overcooked and dry. Service was bearly ok. Not many alternatives but lower your expectations

Thank Gongboy53
Reviewed 1 week ago

our second trip to Aitutaki. went to the boat shed last year - had a not very nice seafood platter, but this year had the swordfish which was really nice. went back and had it again. my husband had the sushimi - it was a...More

Thank MadarmCordelia
Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate here about three times in the week we were at Aitutaki. Great Service and the food is great too. Only downer is one end of the verandah is for smokers and if your eating outside the smell does drift. But, would highly recommend...More

Thank Di T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Ate most nights at The Boat Shed. The staff are all lovely, special thanks to Freda who was very helpful. Food was all good tried most things on the menu.

Thank Jeanette S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Food was scrumptious and meals were enormous! We couldnt finish our mains (after sharing a starter) but great on their own. All of the staff are very quick with drinks, regular checks and delivery of food. One of the girls working there noticed I had...More

Thank Coupleofidiots
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Friendly staff, cold drinks and their compact lunch menu includes local food, Nasi Goring and toasties. They have a reasonable wine list and I would recommend visiting if in Aitutaki

Thank PeterJT46
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Great fun casual spot for lunch,dinners,drinks. Great staff and always and accidental floor show courtesy of all the patrons

Thank philandcandi
Reviewed 9 November 2017

If you have transportation this is a nice restaurant to visit. The service is very friendly and menu has a variety of local and Indonesian dishes. We shared the fish cakes which were very good. The pad thai is excellent. Food is plentiful, reasonably priced...More

Thank afuzzie
Reviewed 3 November 2017 via mobile

How awesome is the Boat Shed?? :) Great staff who make you feel like you are visiting family, so welcoming. Brilliant food and on a location that is probably the best on the Island. You'd be missing out if you didn't visit here at least...More

Thank Ashlea B
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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
Bar Scene, View, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
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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