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Bamboo Jacks

Ara Tapu | Cnr Victoria Rd, Avarua COK, Cook Islands
+682 28 830
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good32%
  • Average9%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“pad thai” (16 reviews)
“curry puffs” (4 reviews)
“spring rolls” (6 reviews)
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Chinese, Asian, Thai, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Ara Tapu | Cnr Victoria Rd, Avarua COK, Cook Islands
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Reviews (296)
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1 - 10 of 290 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

Just great , fantastic staff, friendly, welcoming, accomadating Highly recommend this place to eat, value for money and a fresh menu with very clean fresh meals, would go over and over here.

Thank Bevan D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great food ! Pad thai, chicken curries and more. Good thai dishes and a very good ice cream. Prices are low for Cook Islands. One of my favourite.

Thank AroundtheWorld61
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ate there twice and also had several takeaways which were just as good. The wait staff were friendly and efficient. Portion size was good and the Thai flavours made for an interesting combination. We will revisit again next year.

Thank bob t
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ate here on our last night and will return next year. Lots of space but fill up quick. Recommend the stir fry, lots of food for your dollar and lots of spice and flavour.

Thank Samphire67
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

fantastic service, and some of the best food we had on the island, we tried to get back for a second night but didn't quite make it. the duck curry is worth the scooter ride!

Thank julznz
Reviewed 13 August 2017

Four of us went for dinner with a reservation. The service started off very well and the staff were very attentive. However the meal was less than average with greasy fried rice and egg fu yong! The rest of our mains didn't even turn up!...More

Thank Deborah A
A7079BPjasonc, Manager at Bamboo Jacks, responded to this reviewResponded 15 August 2017

Hi Deborah, I am very sorry that we underperformed on your dinner. I have spoken to Poko our restaurant manager, and she too apologises for your experience. We understand that we dropped the ball and the time taken on your meals was far from satisfactory....More

Reviewed 24 July 2017 via mobile

We went for dinner, very popular place so suggest you book first. Staff are fantastic. Food was fantastic. Asian inspired dishes. Would definitely return.

Thank Peter A
Reviewed 12 July 2017

We just couldn't help ourselves, despite vowing, on this trip, to visit only restaurants we hadn't tried before, we found ourselves at Bamboo Jacks on two occasions. The food is just as good as ever. Unfortunately on both our visits, my favourite, "Lobster Capitain" wasn't...More

2  Thank Fernsie
A7079BPjasonc, Manager at Bamboo Jacks, responded to this reviewResponded 13 July 2017

What a wonderful review. I'm so glad you broke your vow. For next time you should vow just to dine at Bamboo Jacks. Thank you so much.

Reviewed 27 June 2017 via mobile

Date night the evening before the kids joined us in Raro. Spacious restaurant with choice of indoor or outdoor covered seating. Was a bit worried when looking at entrees.. looked a little average. Salt and pepper squid tender but a little oily and bland. I...More

Thank VicnJen67
Reviewed 20 June 2017

Enjoyed our dinner at Bamboo Jacks. Close, easy parking at the rear (which was good as it was raining). Fairly busy so initial service a bit slow but once the orders were taken the food came out very smartly. We had a few worrying moments...More

Thank Robert F
A7079BPjasonc, Manager at Bamboo Jacks, responded to this reviewResponded 21 June 2017

Thank you so much for the awesome review

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 15 - US$ 22
Dinner, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
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
  • E-mail
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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