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Samade on the Beach Restaurant & Bar

$$ - $$$Seafood, ,
Ootu Beach, PO Box 75, Cook Islands
+682 31 526
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good41%
  • Average12%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“calamari” (3 reviews)
“island night” (19 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Seafood, New Zealand, Bar, International, Barbecue, Pub, Polynesian, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Ootu Beach, PO Box 75, Cook Islands
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1 - 10 of 144 reviews

Reviewed 29 October 2017

Samades has been renamed to Blue Lagoon. The food is decent, but they typically run out of food and unable to accommodate guests. The drinks tend to be on the sugary side. There are not many options on the island, especially on the Ootu Beach...More

1  Thank ventsurlonde
Reviewed 11 October 2017

Had a Sunday lunch so couldn't order off normal menu but food was very average. Sausage platter had precooked sausages. Setting was stunning.

Thank pr0viders
Reviewed 10 October 2017

We had chicken and fish wraps for lunch and both were fine. The dinner we had there was disappointing. We ordered breaded calamari and were dismayed to find that they were straight out of a packet ... in a location surrounded by ocean! We had...More

Thank spraggbj
Reviewed 17 July 2017 via mobile

This is the only cafe/restaurant that consistently serves island fries. And OMG that view. Always a favourite when we are in Aitutaki.

1  Thank Pete_and_Chelle
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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 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.

Thank wayne l
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...More

Thank fivescotts
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...More

1  Thank RoseM65
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

Thank PoppaHopper
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4 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, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, View, Kids, Romantic, 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
  • 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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