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Bamboo Jacks

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Ara Tapu | Cnr Victoria Rd, Avarua COK, Cook Islands
+682 28 830
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17:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Fri 17:00 - 22:00
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Paraparaumu
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16 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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. certainly not a process to be rushed but will definitely be back to do it... More 

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Gore, New Zealand
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Everything was so nice, cocktails were lovely. Nice restaurant lovely setting. Would definitely go back again.

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Thank 64Sally
Hawaii
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79 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I tried the steamed fish and spring rolls. They were tasty and served right up to the moment before they close. Polite and friendly wait staff. Nice atmosphere all around.

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Thank LaBeau808
Auckland, New Zealand
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28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had heard a lot of good feed back , so made a booking and was well pleased we did. The food is a cross section of local , Thai , Malay and Indian. The service was good and the food was very good, Having eaten all over Asia , we couldn't flaut the food for its authenticity and flavour.... More 

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Thank davidpaulae2015
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2017 via mobile

We loved our chicken cashew nut and pad Thai! Especially loved the veges that came with the chicken cashew- hard to find meals with a decent amount of veges since being here so was a nice change. For $22 it would have been nice if it came with rice though. ($5 extra for a small bowl) would highly recommend this... More 

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Thank Marty S
Auckland, New Zealand
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2017

Go, go, go! Enough said really. You will not be disappointed. We were so pleasantly surprised by the taste explosion, we had to go 3 times in the 10 days we were there. Thank you Bamboo Jacks.

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Thank kaz300
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25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2017 via mobile

You will not be disappointed, the selection was broad and the service was great. The Chicken Red Curry (spicy requested) was fantastic, glad I didn't ask for the undies ripping version. The location not near the water was supassed by the atmosphere and the quality. If we were staying more nights we'd be back, but otger places to try. Well... More 

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Thank Stuart C
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73 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2017

Restaurant is nice, staff are very good, prices perfectly reasonable. The food is fabulous. Fresh, authentic, made with really good ingredients. Their team of chefs are Thai. Great place!

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Chilliwack, Canada
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103 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2017

We've eaten at Bamboo Jack's several times now and never been disappointed! Great and friendly service, (thanks Poko--you make it) An extensive menu -- so many great ones to try. The owner is most personable and interested in where you are from. There is lots of seating both inside and outside. The outside is covered and cozy and they even... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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123 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017

My first time at Bamboo Jacks and definitely not my last - the setting is beautiful and even on a hot night the ceiling fans did the trick - the food was delicious, the staff friendly and attentive - will definitely return - Thank You Bamboo Jacks!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 14 - USD 21
Cuisine
Chinese, Asian, Thai, Fusion, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 22:00
Monday
17:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 22:00
Thursday
17:00 - 22:00
Friday
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
Description
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?