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Bamboo Jacks

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Asian fusion
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Ara Tapu, Avarua COK, Cook Islands
28830
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  • 84
    Excellent
  • 55
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Love this Restaurant

Love this place, the atmosphere is great, the food was wonderful, staff were friendly, I could not fault this restaurant on any level, one of the best in Roratonga.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 16, 2015
AdeleMBorg
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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160 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Love this place, the atmosphere is great, the food was wonderful, staff were friendly, I could not fault this restaurant on any level, one of the best in Roratonga.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

We were greeted by a nice girl and seated . Had to wait a while for our order to be taken seemed there friends were served before us. Food looked bland and tasted average . Went to pay and no internet connection for payment tried three times took up another 15 mins wont be back 😩😩

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Louisville, Colorado
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41 reviews 41 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

We were impressed with the amount of vegetables in the dishes since it seems that vegetables are in very short supply on the island. The prices weren't cheap but the food seemed to be a good quality. Not really any atmosphere, this restaurant could be anywhere, no view at all. Watch out for the scalding hot tea pots they put... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

Dined here last night and the food was awesome. We have been here for 5 days and this has been the best dining experience by far. Had thai fish cakes ( great flavours) and satay chicken for entree. Mains we had Nasi Goreng, phad thai and chicken green curry with some roti bread. To die for. Highly recommend this place.... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

One of the higher quality restaurants on the island. Prices were reasonable. Comparable with Auckland. The food itself was actually quite incredible. Can get a few things here we couldn't find too often on the island such as duck and scallops. I recommend the duck dishes as they are quite moist and tasty. Have a lovely outdoor eating area as... More 

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Dunedin, New Zealand
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

Auckland prices. there is a good selection of Vietnam and thai food. and also chief special menu. I had two dinners during my stay. Great authentic asian flavours. there is a slection of red and white wines and beers including the local Matutu pale ale and larger. Have patient with the service, but tasty authentic Asian food. the

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Dorchester, England, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 via mobile

Enjoyed a dinner there recently. The food and service were really good. Top quality food served. We had stir fried pork belly, nasi goreng and stir fried rice. Had beer and wine. It was a welcome oasis as we were staying in a nearby hotel, that was really uncomfortable.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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129 reviews 129 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

We enjoyed dining here twice during our stay, it would have been 3 times but sadly they were shut over the New Year’s weekend. A superb reasonably priced menu of really excellent food. Every dish was well presented and delicious. We loved the outside courtyard dining area but there are also plenty of tables inside. Bamboo Jacks is a must... More 

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Warkworth, New Zealand
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21 reviews 21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

This place is a pleasant surprise. The restaurant is located close to a town, but seating area is hidden from noise of the traffic. The food was not greasy like it could be in some places and also reasonably priced. Everything was cooked well. The service was great. The only minor criticism is a wine choice by the glass. It... More 

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Auckland Central, New Zealand
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24 reviews 24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

The newest Asian restaurant in Raro and we had the special steamboat for two and it was so yummy! The outdoor seating area was good and the staff was very helpful too :-)

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Ara Tapu, Avarua COK, Cook Islands
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Cook Islands  >  Southern Cook Islands  >  Rarotonga  >  Avarua
  • Phone Number: 28830

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Asian fusion

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