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Trader Jacks

Avarua, Cook Islands
+682 26 464
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good41%
  • Average16%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“pizza” (489 reviews)
“crayfish tails” (24 reviews)
“seafood” (122 reviews)
American, Bar, Pizza, Seafood, New Zealand, Polynesian, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
Avarua, Cook Islands
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We wanted to be outside so we sat in the bar area. If you sit there you need to order food and drinks at the bar but it will be delivered to your table. Based on TA reviews and what the table beside us had...More

Thank Rhonddy
Reviewed 5 days ago

Nice place for a beer and crayfish, which is what I had. Funny staff, service was quick and enjoyed our meal.

Thank Shona M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My friends had been here before and suggested it was a must; however although it was nice I’d suggest it was nothing particularly special. I had fish tacos and was expecting a crispy shell but it was just a wrap. Portion was quite small too....More

Thank Overygoc
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great stop for afternoon cocktails With ya buddy’s or evening ones or breakfast ...even snuck one for late brekky. Was told by a waitress “in raro anytimes a good time for a mojito” They speak my language. Ima mata was on point. Kids can play...More

Thank JessicaA5640
Reviewed 1 week ago

Just a short walk from the town centre. Very busy restaurant but service was very efficient. Beautiful fish.

Thank janitaS
Reviewed 1 week ago

Ate at Trader Jacks a couple of times and enjoyed the food immensely. Seems very busy all the time. Staff delightful and good fun.

Thank EKLynch
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went there for lunch and had a fabulous meal. We had the fish tacos that were big and yummy along with the calamari. Also had the poke bowl which was so good I could have ordered one to go. The drinks were great, very refreshing....More

Thank slmcafee
Reviewed 1 week ago

Seems to be a locals hangout. Visited a few times in our week on Rarotonga and mostly really enjoyable but can be really busy. Did not eat in the restaurant just in the bar. Food is better than many other venues in Rarotonga - this...More

Thank Bryan115
Reviewed 1 week ago

On the beachfront, lovely food, cocktails, relaxed atmosphere, casual bar, very friendly service. Good value for money

Thank wbrabet
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had the unfortunate free meal at this overrated local dining place. The appetizer of hummus was ok, was supposed to have sliced cucumber, but had some sweet chutney instead. When I asked for a moccachino, I waited 10 minutes for it, to be told...More

Thank Vicki P
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27 May 2016|
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Response from A7079BPjasonc | Property representative | Reviewed this property |
Sunday is always difficult here. Trader Jacks is open six nights a week with Sunday a day off for the hard working team. Bamboo Jacks is open on Sundays for an awesome dinner and a great selection of drinks.
21 April 2016|
Response from A7079BPjasonc | Property representative | Reviewed this property |
Jack Cooper has owned Trader Jacks for over thirty years with his business partner Chris Douglas. Chris runs all of the menus and Jack is the face and money man. Just like the restaurant, he's a bit of an icon around the... More
1 October 2015|
Response from A7079BPjasonc | Property representative | Reviewed this property |
Its in the works sorry Robyn, we're just getting the labels compliant and bar coded. For now, you will need to take the time every few weeks to come back and join us in Rarotonga
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$12 - US$21
American, Bar, Pizza, Seafood, New Zealand, Polynesian, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Bar Scene, View, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 03:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Avarua, Cook Islands
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Cook Islands  >  Southern Cook Islands  >  Rarotonga
  • Phone Number: +682 26 464
The Cook Island's most iconic dining destination. Stunning views over the south pacific. Come in and dine with us on our al fresco deck or join our friendly team at the Vaka bar for an icy cold tap beer or the best cocktails on the island.
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