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Bamboo Jacks

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Asian, Thai, Fusion
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Ara Tapu, Avarua COK, Cook Islands
28830
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Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Best pork buns I've ever had!

I highly recommend Bamboo Jacks for dinner, good services and excellent food. The pork buns are a must have!

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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Auckland, New Zealand
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Auckland, New Zealand
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

I highly recommend Bamboo Jacks for dinner, good services and excellent food. The pork buns are a must have!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

We booked for a family gathering and ate a large variety of the dishes on offer. They were outstanding! The food came out in good time, and the staff were very helpful. We shared our meal amongst us and I'm glad we did because we got to try so many. Definitely recommend!

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Central Point, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Delicious Thai Food, my favorite restaurant on the island & great for vegetarians. Personally I would say skip The Rickshaw and come here!

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Coolangatta, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

delicious asain food on the island! great and friendly staff. variety of foods to choose from. i enjoyed my experience there

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Wellington, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

We were a party of 5 and haven't booked but that was no problem. Prompt service and good was good. Desserts were large and I can confirm that the fried bananas were delicious.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

A group of us are in Raro for a good friends 70th, and all ten of us went here for Dinner the other night. They catered so well for our big group, the service was prompt and the amazing waitress took our drink orders straight away. The thing that blew us all away was the waitress took all ten of... More 

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Queenstown, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Amazing value and exceptional service. The tuna sashimi spring roll, curry puffs and pork buns were delicious as starters and you really can't go wrong with the chicken cashew and the best pad Thai I have ever had! The deserts here are HUGE and only around $8! Fabulous value and a must visit spot for all!

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Rarotonga, Cook Islands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Table was ready service great meals very quikly Will go back there Nice relaxing atmosphere Price ok

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Wow what yummy lunch we had and the staff really friendly clean and tidy would go back in a heart beat

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

After a long wait we were served substandard food with poor service. When we went to pay we were hardly acknowledged and after such terrible service and food quality we would not recommend this restaurant to anyone, do your self a favour and head somewhere else. The owner is arrogant and rude, the percentage of negative feed back on Trip... More 

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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, Thai, Fusion

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