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Trader Jacks

Avarua, Cook Islands
+682 26 464
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good43%
  • Average16%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“pizza” (456 reviews)
“seafood” (120 reviews)
“crawfish” (47 reviews)
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American, Bar, Pizza, Seafood, New Zealand, Polynesian, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Avarua, Cook Islands
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Great food, nice relaxing environment and friendly staff members. We had a blast when we came for dinner, thank you!

Thank Suzie j
Reviewed 5 days ago

Delish food - fresh seafood dishes. Nice spot to sit and enjoy a bit of ocean views and actual breeeeeze!

Thank April-c-is-me
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I wasn’t expecting much from this place but it exceeded my expectations. The service was excellent and friendly, the food and drinks on offer were very good indeed. The smoked Marlin salad was so good and they catered to my gluten free needs with a...More

Thank TripMembe02202017
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful location beautiful food and awesome staff. Thank you for a lovely affordable meal. Much appreciated indeed. We will definitely be back!

Thank cmurray1959
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amazing pizza good atmosphere ... very friendly staff ... free pizza with drinks on Friday ... Definitely a must do in Rarotonga Aaaa sunset is beautiful too

Thank Vanessa B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wow what a great atmosphere great views great service and the seafood pizza was to die for, washed down with awesome cold beer

Thank yourworsenightmare
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fabulous spot for lunch. We found a seat on a shaded picnic right by the water. My husband had a fabulous fish and chips, and I was delighted with a delicious poké. Our waiter suggested a local draft beer too, which was delicious. This is...More

Thank Susannah S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Family trip for lunch. Nice breeze on hot day. I had smoked fish cakes which were delicious , my brother had a salad, my sister cheesy garlic bread all equally tasty. Wouk recommend a visit.

Thank Jenny P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Never judge a book by it's cover, this place rock's. Idilic position definitely a diamond in the rough. The staff are entertaining to say the least, the food awesome especially the seafood pizza a must do in Raro. Take the time to read the quotes...More

Thank Kezza361
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First time hearing Sashimi Pizza was a thing I was dubious, but had to try it since I love sashimi, and like pizza. I went in with an open mind, but still full of sceptism. Traders has lots of cool fancy pizza choices (gourmet mushrooms,...More

Thank Mii M
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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.
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$22
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
View, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 3:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
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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