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Trader Jacks

Avarua, Cook Islands
+682 26 464
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good43%
  • Average16%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“pizza” (400 reviews)
“seafood” (109 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 23:00All hours
American, Bar, Pizza, Seafood, New Zealand, Polynesian, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Avarua, Cook Islands
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601 - 610 of 2,008 reviews

Reviewed 2 January 2016

We will be back to Trader Jacks! I had the simple Traders fish and chips and it was as perfect as you could get. My wife had the crayfish tails and found it beyond superb. This is a must visit. There is a decent selection...More

Thank Russell M
Reviewed 1 January 2016

We dined on pizza at Trader Jack's during our visit to Rarotonga. We were lucky enough to see the boat racers come in during our afternoon there. The friendly staff makes this a pleasurable place for lunch or to grab some pizza. We visited Trader...More

Thank jcatex
Reviewed 28 December 2015

The Cocktails were excellent in the bar watching the sea and people swimming. We then had a good basic supper in the restaurant. The fish was excellent; The pork ribs were good but not that many; The small pizza was ideal size for a child....More

Thank 704RichardW2014
Reviewed 27 December 2015

We have expected something more after reading all the recommendations for this restaurant. However, the food was just ordinary. I expected some locally prepared seafood but the menu offered typical US style of food.

Thank Jana V
Reviewed 22 December 2015

went for drinks and a meal here,we sat out on deck with a nice sea view and our meals were very nice .The staff once again were awesome .

Thank Strang M
Reviewed 19 December 2015

Ate here several times during our holiday in Rarotonga.The food was good....good variety on the menu,and the service was friendly and relaxed.oN a hot night ,it was nice and cool on the water's edge.Would recommend this place!

Thank molly215
Reviewed 16 December 2015

Fish and chips disappointing. Fish dry and overcooked covered with inedible, hard almost burnt batter. Good service and lovely beach front views. Was there for lunch in February 2015 and it was a memorable fish and chips eating experience which is why we returned there.

Thank kitten16
Reviewed 16 December 2015

We went to Trader Jacks and I really can't say enough about how good the food was. I had the moonfish with kumara chips. The fish had been caught fresh that morning and it was cooked to perfection. The prices are pretty reasonable and the...More

Thank Conscot63
Reviewed 15 December 2015

Great food. The best cocktails. Very friendly and efficient staff. Always a pleasure dining at Jacks.

Thank Tashi T
Reviewed 15 December 2015

This is a must visit, very famous. Food Excellent, we have been for lunch the times we have been there.

Thank Gary Judith S
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
We have 4 hours to fill at the airport on this Sunday night (7-11). Are you open and is there any transport to and from the airport?
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.
who owns trader jacks?0
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
Can you purchase your Coconut Chilli Sauce outside of the Cooks? We love it and can't get back next year but we are going as far as New Zealand. Do you sell it there and if so, where? Thanks. Robin
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
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
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, View, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
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
  • E-mail
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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