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Bamboo Jacks

Ara Tapu | Cnr Victoria Rd, Avarua COK, Cook Islands
+682 28 830
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good31%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“pad thai” (19 reviews)
“curry puffs” (4 reviews)
“spring rolls” (8 reviews)
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Chinese, Asian, Thai, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Ara Tapu | Cnr Victoria Rd, Avarua COK, Cook Islands
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Enjoyed our dinner at Bamboo Jacks. Close, easy parking at the rear (which was good as it was raining). Fairly busy so initial service a bit slow but once the orders were taken the food came out very smartly. We had a few worrying moments...More

Thank Robert F
A7079BPjasonc, Manager at Bamboo Jacks, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you so much for the awesome review

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was a nice surprise in Rarotonga A Thai in Paradise? Where you expect only donuts and potato salad Raro styles! The exterior is cute and tempts you to visit so that's what we did out of curiosity There is plenty off street parking And...More

Thank becks1269
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went for dinner one night and loved the food and service we had to go back again. Prices are very reasonable. Loved the Crab and Pork Dumplings!

Thank Keen G
Reviewed 16 May 2017

We were very pleasantly surprised by the good standard of food and the value of our overall experience. Can truly recommend the Mongolian Beef and the Stir Fried Crispy Pork and Chilli Jam. We were welcomed and looked after by a very bubbly, enthusiastic manager...More

Thank Michael F
Reviewed 28 April 2017 via mobile

Food was good to great. The phad Thai was delicious but the red curry was not what I've experienced before, despite having this dish in various restaurants and in varies countries. The curry almost had an Indian curry taste with a strong hit of thai...More

Thank KiwiCouple80s
Reviewed 22 April 2017

Same owner as TJ, and same style of serving. Good Asian food - not totally genuine but tasty and well prepared - plus the best ika mata I've had in the Cooks.

Thank Stefano M
Reviewed 17 April 2017

This is a beautiful and extremely tasty Chinese restaurant. The selection of food items rivaled many higher end Chinese locations in The States.

Thank Elise R
Reviewed 3 April 2017 via mobile

The menu has a diverse range of Asian food which should cater for all tastes. The night we went the table service was friendly and efficient and the food was excellent. Highly recommended

Thank Rob W
Reviewed 28 March 2017

We waited ages for our meal. I think overall it was about 1hour 10mins and when we asked if they could provide us with some snacks (after we had waited 45mins) and she laughed and said we don't do that. Then our meals all came...More

Thank Anna E
Reviewed 25 March 2017

We pre ordered the steamboat meal the day before. This became the centre piece of the table and family members ordering a few entrees but the main fun was cooking our own food in the steamboat. Made a good family environment with all cooking food....More

Thank whaleoilbeefhooked
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$22
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Ara Tapu | Cnr Victoria Rd, Avarua COK, Cook Islands
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Cook Islands  >  Southern Cook Islands  >  Rarotonga  >  Avarua
  • Phone Number: +682 28 830
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Authentic Asian cuisine served in a spacious modern restaurant. Enjoy your dining experience seated in our comfortable booths or indoor & outdoor dining within an exotic asian garden. Bamboo Jacks has a VIP room for dinner, buffet, meetings, hens or bucks nights seating up to 20 guests. This is an excellent space for conferences as there is wifi, computer compatible 42 inch LCD screen & white board. We offer a take away and catering service and ensure quality.
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