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The Boat Shed Bar & Grill

$$ - $$$, Seafood,
Popoara beach, Cook Islands
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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good43%
  • Average15%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
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Opens in 6 min
All hours
Bar, Seafood, Pub, Polynesian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Popoara beach, Cook Islands
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171 - 180 of 486 reviews

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 30 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
Reviewed 29 October 2015

Located right on the bay with great views from the veranda outside. Good seafood both raw and cooked. Popular with both locals and visitors. Try the ika mata.

Thank dhay
Reviewed 9 October 2015

This is one of the four places to eat at Ootu Beach. We went back twice as we both enjoyed the food which was tasty and plentiful! Both times I had the fish and chips (which was Marlin :0) ). Fantastic!! The first time I...More

Thank Kiwis_intheUK
Reviewed 8 October 2015 via mobile

We ate at the Boat Shed twice on our stay. Both times the place was bustling, the food was good and the cocktails potent :) If you go, take time and check out the memorabilia around the walls and the old diving gear.

Thank Natasha C
Reviewed 6 October 2015 via mobile

Perhaps appeared a little under staffed the Sunday we were there, based on the time it took for drinks and food to be delivered. But the food was worth waiting for.

Thank Dave S
Reviewed 4 October 2015 via mobile

We had drinks here one afternoon, and we had dinner her one night too. The meals were great and the atmosphere was cool. There are lots to look at on the walls photos and things collected over the years etc. The food was great and...More

Thank jagsrw741
Reviewed 29 September 2015

Quite interesting decor with lots of old nautical stuff. Service was quite slow as there were only 2 waitresses and the place was about 1/2 full. A few bugs flying about which was not ideal. The iku mata was yummy however the fish for our...More

Thank nakichicki
Reviewed 28 September 2015

This restaurant and Bar is just across from the Aitutaki Lagoon resort where we stayed and is right by the coast. The menu choices are many. I had a Thai dish and our friends had seafood. All meals were great. Service was I little slow...More

Thank mikejones365
Reviewed 27 September 2015

We arrived for our second visit to Aitutaki ansd needed to get our rental car and have dinner after a days travelling from NZ. The Boat shed is where we ate last year and where we hired our rental car from so we killed two...More

Thank Bryce G
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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, Kids, View, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, 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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