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Trader Jacks

Avarua, Cook Islands
+682 26 464
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Overview
  • Excellent35%
  • Very good43%
  • Average16%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“pizza” (409 reviews)
“seafood” (109 reviews)
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All hours
CUISINES
American, Bar, Pizza, Seafood, New Zealand, Polynesian, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
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LOCATION
Avarua, Cook Islands
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1 - 10 of 2,034 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago

Good place to have a drink and/or meal and sit and take in the relaxed atmosphere of being by the water.

Thank 389raewynb
Reviewed 2 days ago

Although we had visited Trader Jacks on a previous trip, this was the first time we had dined there. We both had pizza for lunch - mine was the seafood and I found that the seafood was quite tough. Food is reasonably priced and the...More

Thank Karen255114
Reviewed 4 days ago

Good food, Good service and friendly staff always get our meals within a good time frame. Great place to dine for a meal!

Thank GeorgiaTompson
Reviewed 5 days ago

The array of locals around the bar from opening to closing tells you something about where Trader Jacks fits into the social fabric of the island. Service can be patchy (and $5 for a bottle of water for the table? that should be free) but...More

Thank Steve K
Reviewed 5 days ago

It is said that If you haven't been to TJ,s you haven't been to Rarotonga. Awesome food awesome service and awesome venue.

Thank Rizzla33
Reviewed 5 days ago

We ordered a garlic bread to share as an appetizer. The waitress made a mistake and brought one with cheese which we sent back. This delay meant that the mains arrived before the starter. This was however a little bonus for me. I'd ordered the...More

Thank piebaps
Reviewed 6 days ago

We had cocktails during a happy hour and joined the throngs of tourists and locals alike sharing the various bars and levels in this place. It was fun and a great place to watch the comings and goings along the beach and around the boat...More

Thank Kerry C
A7079BPjasonc, Manager at Trader Jacks, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review. Join us for dinner and sit back and watch as our resident whales put on their daily show

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We dined here last year and loved it. We weren't too impressed this time. Meals were staggered so some had finished before others had started. Good very average considering it was 27 bucks. The fish of the day is probably your best bet. Creme Brulee...More

Thank Rachelle H
A7079BPjasonc, Manager at Trader Jacks, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. I remember your table as you were the only creme brulee to be returned. I did taste our brulee and found it to be slightly grainy and I do appologise. Of course we did not...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a great meal at Trader Jacks and several jugs of Margaritas. Fish and chips were good but the Seafood Pizza was so tasty.

Thank KittyKatch
A7079BPjasonc, Manager at Trader Jacks, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you so much. You cant go wrong with Trader Jacks seafood. Next time try the platter and taste a selection of it all

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great food. Ika mata was delicious. Our meals of fresh fish were tasty and good value. The vegetables fresh as well. The setting was very nice and next to the sea. The service was excellent. Overall cost including an alcoholic drink was $80. Very good...More

Thank Ethel R
A7079BPjasonc, Manager at Trader Jacks, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you so much for the kind words. And we love that you had an awesome time.

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26 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.
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shelley051
21 April 2016|
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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
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rbyqu
1 October 2015|
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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
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$13 - US$22
Cuisine
American, Bar, Pizza, Seafood, New Zealand, Polynesian, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, 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
Good for
View, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 23:00
Thursday
11:00 - 23:00
Friday
11:00 - 03:00
Saturday
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
Description
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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