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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” (424 reviews)
“seafood” (118 reviews)
“crayfish tails” (22 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 am - 11:00 pmAll hours
American, Bar, Pizza, Seafood, New Zealand, Polynesian, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Avarua, Cook Islands
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1 - 10 of 2,117 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago

Friendly Staff, Good Food and Great Value. Only one down side the drinks service was a little lacking, our drinks orders came out one by one and they did take a long to come.

Thank Darbz73
Reviewed 4 days ago

It's hard to fault this place, in fact the food could be awful and with the location you wouldn't care. The food is really good - we had parrot fish, it was excellently cooked. My only criticism was the sweet potato fries, I was the...More

Thank ElCraigo65
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We took the bus from Muri and enjoyed some great views and good pizza. Enjoyed their house lager and sav blanc. Recommend you call ahead to get a table outside on the deck.

Thank ExplorerAZ
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Trader Jacks is similar to other restaurants in Rarotonga. Good value, nothing fancy but fresh. I had very good fish and salad, it was good. One thing, NZD 5 for water from the drinking tap in a 1 litre bottle, why?

Thank E-pottii
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great vibe, cool sunsets and good food. DO NOT go here for a cocktail though - for $25 you get a jug full of ice and some sugary juice. DO try the pizza or poke bowl.More

Thank Sam L
A7079BPjasonc, Manager at Trader Jacks, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for taking the time to write a review. It seems a little harsh considering the only thing you didn't like was our cocktail on tap? Our current cocktail served from the beer taps is a FULL STRENGTH Moscow mule, but I agree our tap...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

If you're looking for a place that doesn't let your glass get empty, then this is the place for you. Vaca Bar keeps your thirst quenched. Locals at the bar are engaging and fun. Sunsets are great.

Thank TheWhitakersinHB
Reviewed 1 week ago

Was last here 9 years ago and it's still a great place to visit. Food great, service good and worth the effort to visit.

Thank Horoeka
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went on our daughter's birthday and they brought out a cake without us asking which added to the fun. The food dishes were superb, the wine was excellent. Watch out of the chillies, they are hot! Excellent value.

Thank sally964
Reviewed 1 week ago

The location is great, and everyone has heard about this place so why not come here. Very poor service, left waiting to order anything including drinks for a very long time. Very close to walking out when finally served. No real complaints about the food,...More

Thank Sp8sm8
A7079BPjasonc, Manager at Trader Jacks, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for taking the time to make a review. I'm sorry that you didn't love your time at traders. I would appreciate if you to contacted me with more details, it is very hard to increase our pizza quality from"Average" if we don't know...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our group visited this area. The Trader Jacks is well known for its good food. Was recommended by several locals so was a must visit.

Thank cmurray1959
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27 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
2 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
USD 12 - USD 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, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
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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