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Trader Jacks

₹₹ - ₹₹₹American, , Pizza
Avarua, Cook Islands
+682 26 464
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good43%
  • Average16%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“pizza” (476 reviews)
“seafood” (113 reviews)
“fish cakes” (24 reviews)
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American, Bar, Pizza, Seafood, New Zealand, Polynesian, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
Avarua, Cook Islands
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This place used to be an icon of Raro but I feel Raro has moved up but Traders hasn't. It's in need of a serious makeover, both maintenance and staff wise. We will visit again as you do as I will be interested to see...More

Thank Neil C
Reviewed 4 days ago

Excellent food, yummy burgers, excellent views, is right on the harbour, service was very good & we were made to feel welcome even though it was a busy lunchtime

Thank kylieglove75
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We order a roast parrot fish meal which we found was a bit pricey for what it was, didn’t taste the best and my husbands fish was still a bit raw in the middle. Our cocktail drink was the worst I’ve ever tasted but the...More

Thank Dee M
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This is the first place where I found the soul of the island ... not the Maori side but the sailors the fisherman the people of Cook ! Is probably been found from a early ‘80 western move to leave on the island and probaly...More

Thank Luca T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went to eat dinner at Trader Jacks, based on its reviews and feedback from friends and family, on a Friday night at 5:00. We went to the bar to get a drink first with the plan for dinner to follow- there were no drink...More

1  Thank MSBlake17
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent a very enjoyable few hours here during a storm. Enjoying lunch, cocktails and beer. Great service! Great ambience.

Thank hsi52
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Called in to have pizza and beer for a quick lunch. Pizza was a very generous size for 2 with about half left but it was put in a box for us to take which was great. Staff were great and a nice outlook over...More

Thank Jostravels2014
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Food was great. We shared the seafood platter for two and it was really good! The hubby loved the chipotle sauce he had to buy one to bring home. Staff was really nice as well.

Thank ThisWifeyRocks
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had two meals here while in Raro. Both were enjoyable and the atmosphere was tops, looking out over the water. The house cat is relay neat. If you are looking for a good average price place to eat then this is it.

Thank Robert L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had the Thai chicken and Pork pizzas for dinner. Both were tasty and fresh. Sitting outside right next to the water was amazing. Looks like it gets pretty busy as one of the places to drink in Rarotonga. The service was polite and friendly....More

Thank juliejW2575VK
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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.
21 April 2016|
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
1 October 2015|
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
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 12 - US$ 22
American, Bar, Pizza, Seafood, New Zealand, Polynesian, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, 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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
View, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Avarua, Cook Islands
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Cook Islands  >  Southern Cook Islands  >  Rarotonga
  • Phone Number: +682 26 464
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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