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“Awesome!” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Trader Jacks

Trader Jacks
Ranked #16 of 99 Restaurants in Rarotonga
Price range: USD 12 - USD 21
Cuisines: American, Bar, Pizza, Seafood, New Zealand, Polynesian, Gastropub
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Restaurant details
Good for: Cheap Eats, View, Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
Dining options: After-hours, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: 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.
Ohakune, New Zealand
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51 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Awesome!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 March 2012

Cool place, great view especially at night - mesmerizing! Great service at the bar, everyone in Raro is real friendly, nice people. Waitress moved us 3 times to get us closer to the beach - that is great service!

    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Inverloch, Australia
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83 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Try the tasting platter”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 March 2012

Trader Jacks became our favourite spot for dinner. I had the Cook Islands Tasting plate on the first night & although my husband was content with his meal, he was picking at mine too!

The next time we went for dinner, we had the same tasting plate each. It had some amazing flavours.

The wait staff were very friendly.

Visited February 2012
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Whangarei, New Zealand
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Yummy!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 March 2012

What a menu!! A million delicious dishes to try from!
We had fish cakes and seafood platters! YUM!

Visited March 2012
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St Andrews, United Kingdom
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97 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
“Buzzy spot”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 March 2012

Having heard negative comments from fellow travellers about the food quality and raucous noise in Trader Jack's, we took up our reserved lagoon-side table with some trepidation. We couldn't have been happier. Service was efficient and charming, fish and seafood top quality, views glorious and ambiance relaxed.
This is a fairly large establishment with bar attached, located right in the centre of town, so perhaps may be noisy on occasion and not ideal for an intimate romantic supper. However we found it reasonably priced and had a thoroughly enjoyable evening.

  • Visited February 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Whangamata, New Zealand
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55 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Lovely food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 March 2012

Lovely food including the pizzas which can be ordered at the bar. Not the nicest outlook on the island though as its rocky and people take their boats out here

Visited May 2011
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