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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” (482 reviews)
“seafood” (116 reviews)
“fish cakes” (24 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 yesterday

Somehow it just seemed reasonable to eat at this restaurant as it seems to epitomize the Cook Island experience. When we met our friends there it became real. The menu was good, the food excellent and our service exceptional.

Thank Litenin23
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We were told by other travellers about Trader Jacks so when we were passing one lunch time we decided to drop in for a quick bite, so glad we did, the fish and chip were delicious as was the salt and pepper squid, the service...More

Thank Jane H
Reviewed 2 days ago

OMG what a disaster had pizzas there and they were the worst we had ever had. Just a big base with piles of salted yukky tomato sauce with a sprinkling of whatever on top. Kids normally love pizzas but they could not eat it nor...More

Thank 9chooks10
Reviewed 3 days ago

This is a really nice place to be. Right on the water, great food and service and the prices were ok. We went there for lunch and dinner later on in our trip. Was just as busy at lunchtime as at night. Would recommend booking....More

Thank brandy126
Reviewed 3 days ago

Very disappointed in our meal. I had a chicken rice dish, literally. The meal was $27and for that there was a blob of rice and 5 chicken tenderloins on my plate They were tough and had absolutley no flavour. The other meal was $32, it...More

Thank Bilbeth
Reviewed 6 days ago

This is a very popular restaurant. It is right on the seafront. The menu is varied and reasonably priced. Service was quick served by very pleasant staff.

Thank chigago
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We went to Trader Jacks on recommendation from a friend. Started out a bit rough, we were slow to be seated and the service overall was a bit slow (although staff were really friendly), but the food was good. Kids enjoyed their meals (we were...More

Thank Katy A
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ordered dinner for family and after sampling kebabs the kids were complaining about I told them not to eat them.The first resteraunt I have walked away from hungry due to the bad quality of the good e.g obviously not fresh meat/fish.The place might be fine...More

Thank Shannon N
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great location, right on the waterfront. Awesome service and the pizzas are fantastic. Would definately recommend and return.

Thank petti77
Reviewed 1 week ago

This had been recommended and we went with a group of family/friends however it didn't really deliver. We wanted a cocktail but they didn't have the ingredients for several on their menu so I ended up with wine (no limes etc). Service wasn't great and...More

Thank Anne W
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May 26, 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.
April 21, 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
October 1, 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
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, View, Kids, Bar Scene
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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