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Trader Jacks

Avarua, Cook Islands
+682 26 464
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good42%
  • Average16%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“pizza” (480 reviews)
“crayfish tails” (23 reviews)
“seafood” (120 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 3 days ago

You have to eat here, its part of Rarotonga history, & the meals match that. I had a lovely fish meal, definitely the nicest meal I had all week, hubby enjoyed his chicken, & for once we both had room for yummy desserts. Excellent service,...More

Thank Asinvari
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Well 2 stars for this as hubby's dinner was nice enough - kumara beef chips, my Crayfish tail was ruined. I got grilled crayfish and it was SO over cooked and dry, very disappointed. Staff super friendly. Very busy. Might go back and try something...More

Thank LuluPopNZ
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We went to Trader Jack's for lunch after the markets. We had fish and chips, and a chicken BLT. Both where awesome, and came with a good serving of fries. Highly recommend this place, great food, service and views.

1  Thank Stephen C
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We visited Trader Jacks as a party of 8 for dinner during our trip to Rarotonga. The service we received was excellent, not too annoying but we never had to wait too long for drink orders either. Food was served quickly and was delicious. We...More

Thank nztraveldiva
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a lovely night at Trader Jacks, fabulous view out to sea and amazing food. We were a party of 7 and we were all very happy with our meals.

Thank Glenys H
Reviewed 1 week ago

We came here for lunch twice during our 8 days in Rarotonga. It is a popular venue and has a good atmosphere. The menu includes a brief history of the place and its destruction 3 times in 30 years and how it can now be...More

Thank KiwiKerry53
Reviewed 1 week ago

Book a table in advance if you can. Amazing views over the ocean means this restaurant can get busy. Pizzas are great.

Thank EricaKL
Reviewed 1 week ago

Wasn't here long but a very friendly bar that makes great cocktails. A lovely view to sit outside and socialise. Close to town .

Thank witchone2017
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was good in the past but now overall average. Here for lunch, was asking whether fish was fresh for the fish and chips, answer was yes and the fish is hoki, clearly not local and frozen. So I decided on sashimi, the tuna was...More

Thank GastroGaz
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place to eat and view of the harbour. Food was very good. Loved the Ika Mata. Good place to hang out of an afternoon

Thank tanekaha4
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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 11 - USD 20
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, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, View, Kids
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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