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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” (18 reviews)
“spring rolls” (9 reviews)
“fried rice” (6 reviews)
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5:00 PM - 10:00 PM Hours
Chinese, Asian, Thai, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
Ara Tapu | Cnr Victoria Rd, Avarua COK, Cook Islands
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Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

This place was a great little find and the flavours of the food served up were amazing for a place you'd miss if you blinked too fast as you drove past it.

Thank TheTravellingAussie
Reviewed 28 August 2016

shocking service, and the food was below average. will never return there. we went for dinner as a group of 3, one meal was incorrectly delivered - ordered fish and received pork. the other 2 meals were very poor quality.

Thank JodyP1098
Reviewed 28 August 2016

Nice tidy little restaurant. Offers takeout. Be careful what you order, I ordered Nasi Gorang wanting a little heat, but got beef fried rice, which is also on the menu. They don't add heat as people complain, hmm take off menu or point customer to...More

Thank Samantha P
Reviewed 23 August 2016

Very good, good selection of Asian food, eat in or take out, friendly, helpful, happy staff, that's always a plus.

Thank sullivanwhiting
Reviewed 13 August 2016

This place looks like a bar from the road but has a stunning courtyard. It was a pleasant surprise. The service started really well, very attentive and friendly. Drinks and entrees came promptly. However there was at least a 10 minute wait between the first...More

Thank Anna T
Reviewed 2 August 2016

Meal was ok, very long wait for our food. Not sure why, as restaurant was quiet, and there seemed to be lots of staff.

Thank 626Susie
Reviewed 29 July 2016

Very popular spot on Rarotonga. So please ensure that you book in so you are not disappointed. Rating is average due to having done takeaway of their dishes. Never doing that again after watching food get served to the tables looking delicious, waiting for our...More

Thank Ovaia L
Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

Ended up here a couple of times and both were fantastic. The first we had beer and pizza both were great the pizza was plenty for two, fresh and tasty. Plus we saw some whales just off shore - so exciting. Second visit we had...More

Thank sallysage
A7079BPjasonc, General Manager at Bamboo Jacks, responded to this reviewResponded 27 July 2016

Thank you so much for your review. With the pizza, I'm guessing this review is for Trader Jacks, our other restaurant. But we appreciate the comments

Reviewed 26 July 2016

Absolutely stunning food and wonderful service from the staff. I would definitely eat here more than once.

Thank julie w
A7079BPjasonc, Public Relations Manager at Bamboo Jacks, responded to this reviewResponded 27 July 2016

Thank you so much for the kind words. I'm so glad you love our restaurant too

Reviewed 18 July 2016 via mobile

I ordered dinner takeaway for 1 based on the recommendation of a staff member of the resort I was staying at on the island. I was wanting Asian for dinner (I mean the closest I could get to authentic asian food) not without disrespect for...More

Thank paulamka
A7079BPjasonc, Public Relations Manager at Bamboo Jacks, responded to this reviewResponded 21 July 2016

Thank you so much for your review. As you can imagine. Bringing in top quality beef from New Zealand and spices and herbs from Indonesia and Thailand does add a little to the price. In saying that, an average price of $18 is very competitive...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 14 - US$ 21
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, 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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