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Samade on the Beach Restaurant & Bar

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
New Zealand, Bar, Seafood, International, Barbecue, Pub, Polynesian
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Ootu Beach, PO Box 75, Cook Islands
+682 31 526
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Eugene, Oregon
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Thank Tomie T
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 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.

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Thank wayne l
Thames, New Zealand
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 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 for a perfect evening for our family.

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Thank fivescotts
Gisborne, Gisborne, New Zealand
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 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 singing....So cool !!!

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Thank RoseM65
Rarotonga, Cook Islands
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99 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 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

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Thank PoppaHopper
Auckland, New Zealand
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Jackson, Wyoming
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100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 day turning orange. If you're staying at Aitutaki Lagoon Resort its easy to walk here,... More 

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Thank svletas
Rotorua District, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles 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

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Pittsworth, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles 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!

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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21 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2016

An Island BBQ is a memorable experience. Food that delights your taste buds and combine this with great service and fine wine and good company it's heavenly. What a great place to have a celebration. Being able to dine and enjoy the lagoon view is a special treat.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
New Zealand, Bar, Seafood, International, Barbecue, Pub, Polynesian
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, View, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Groups
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
Description
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?