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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%
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“pad thai” (20 reviews)
“spring rolls” (9 reviews)
“fried rice” (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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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Food is pretty simple or about average. It is chinese or asian cusines but not authentic.... can do better.

Thank JustABV
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Rarotongan twists on Asian favourites here. Not spicy (good for kids) and patronised by large extended family groups of local residents. Good value, comfortable and good, quick, friendly service. Don't come if you seek authentic recreations of Thai and Chinese food, but come if you...More

Thank Fareeater
Reviewed 21 January 2018 via mobile

Ate here last week and thoroughly enjoyed the bami goreng which they were o my too happy to make with tofu in place of meat. It was a perfect spice heat for me and a generous portion. Great atmosphere and friendly staff.

Thank Elaine393
Reviewed 9 January 2018

Very scrummy, the vegetarian spring rolls were a highlight for me. My red curry and husband's fried rice were also really good. I enjoyed sitting in their outdoor area which was very serene, but was glad for having put repellant on before we left the...More

Thank TravellingS0mewhere
Reviewed 26 November 2017

We have eaten here several times. We tried food that we had never eaten before. It was a good experience. We would go again when we return to Raro.

Thank domacam
Reviewed 25 November 2017

Excellent friendly service, especially Poko! Great selection. Fast kitchen. Nice setting. central location. Close parking.

Thank hulkster52
Reviewed 5 November 2017

Run by the same lot who run Trader Jacks - this is a multi asian restaurant with thai, chinese and other style dishes. The decor leaves a little to be desired but the staff are friendly and the food is mostly ok. Certainly not the...More

Thank lex_loci_david
Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

Went to this restaurant two nights. Food was excellent. They have the most delicious spring rolls, made in house. The whole ginger fish with chef Vaine’s special sauce was a delight. The fish cakes and duck curry were so good too. The girls Poco, Jess...More

Thank EKLynch
Reviewed 27 October 2017

Good service." Meals," satay sauce split, however chicken good, crosscut beef rib mainly gristle requiring chew chew chew. carrots (just warm) near raw included rice at extra $5. making this dish over $30.00. Premium and authentic for me has not rung true. Good internal seating,Service...More

1  Thank omoja
Reviewed 21 October 2017

Dined here a couple of times and was impressed with the service and the food. Portion sizes are generous (doggy bag required). The Curry Puffs and Spring Rolls would have to be the best I have ever eaten - you could tell that they were...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Average prices
US$ 15 - US$ 22
Dinner, 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
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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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