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Trader Jacks

) #12 of 74 Restaurants in Rarotonga ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ American, , Pizza
Avarua, Cook Islands
+682 26 464
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Overview
  • Excellent35%
  • Very good43%
  • Average16%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“pizza” (409 reviews)
“seafood” (109 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, Bar, Pizza, Seafood, New Zealand, Polynesian, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
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LOCATION
Avarua, Cook Islands
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Reviewed yesterday

It is said that If you haven't been to TJ,s you haven't been to Rarotonga. Awesome food awesome service and awesome venue.

Thank Rizzla33
Reviewed yesterday

We ordered a garlic bread to share as an appetizer. The waitress made a mistake and brought one with cheese which we sent back. This delay meant that the mains arrived before the starter. This was however a little bonus for me. I'd ordered the...More

Thank piebaps
Reviewed 2 days ago

We had cocktails during a happy hour and joined the throngs of tourists and locals alike sharing the various bars and levels in this place. It was fun and a great place to watch the comings and goings along the beach and around the boat...More

Thank Kerry C
A7079BPjasonc, Manager at Trader Jacks, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review. Join us for dinner and sit back and watch as our resident whales put on their daily show

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We dined here last year and loved it. We weren't too impressed this time. Meals were staggered so some had finished before others had started. Good very average considering it was 27 bucks. The fish of the day is probably your best bet. Creme Brulee...More

Thank Rachelle H
A7079BPjasonc, Manager at Trader Jacks, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. I remember your table as you were the only creme brulee to be returned. I did taste our brulee and found it to be slightly grainy and I do appologise. Of course we did not...More

Reviewed 5 days ago

We had a great meal at Trader Jacks and several jugs of Margaritas. Fish and chips were good but the Seafood Pizza was so tasty.

Thank KittyKatch
A7079BPjasonc, Manager at Trader Jacks, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you so much. You cant go wrong with Trader Jacks seafood. Next time try the platter and taste a selection of it all

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Great food. Ika mata was delicious. Our meals of fresh fish were tasty and good value. The vegetables fresh as well. The setting was very nice and next to the sea. The service was excellent. Overall cost including an alcoholic drink was $80. Very good...More

Thank Ethel R
A7079BPjasonc, Manager at Trader Jacks, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you so much for the kind words. And we love that you had an awesome time.

Reviewed 1 week ago

A visit to Raro isn't complete without a visit to Trader Jacks. We prefer to visit at lunch time to take advantage of the great view and live in hope of seeing migrating whales. On this occasion, no whales but the food was of the...More

1  Thank Fernsie
A7079BPjasonc, Manager at Trader Jacks, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you so much. I love your comment on the chowder back in a cob loaf. Watch this space, I'm just trying to convince Jack

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

OMG best crayfish tail ever, it was the best, big, juicy and cooked to perfection, would go again in a heart beat.

Thank sonz2511
A7079BPjasonc, Manager at Trader Jacks, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much, please come back and join us again soon

Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to Trader Jacks twice for lunches, and each time was amazing experience regardless of weather. I was truly impressed with the crayfish for the first lunch, and ordered another dish (fish and scallops) on the second time there and it was equally impressive!...More

Thank Diana S
A7079BPjasonc, Manager at Trader Jacks, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much. I'm so glad we could offer you your fill of seafood

Reviewed 1 week ago

I have heard so much about, mainly good, so had to go and see, would say great place but maybe not the right age or time of day, no issues just didn't "float my boat" but can see hwy people like it, great character, 9...More

Thank jandbatkins
A7079BPjasonc, Manager at Trader Jacks, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for your review

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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.
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shelley051
21 April 2016|
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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
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rbyqu
1 October 2015|
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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
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$ 12 - US$ 22
Cuisine
American, Bar, Pizza, Seafood, New Zealand, Polynesian, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, 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
Good for
View, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 23:00
Thursday
11:00 - 23:00
Friday
11:00 - 03:00
Saturday
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Avarua, Cook Islands
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Cook Islands  >  Southern Cook Islands  >  Rarotonga
  • Phone Number: +682 26 464
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.
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