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Bamboo Jacks

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

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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
Just the best!!!

The food was just fantastic, in fact the best satay husband had eaten and my Korean BBQ beef was sensational. The serving was huge and they boxed the remainder of the meal I couldn't eat so I could take it home. The ambience was lovely but the service could have been a bit quicker. For the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
Rosemary H
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

The food was just fantastic, in fact the best satay husband had eaten and my Korean BBQ beef was sensational. The serving was huge and they boxed the remainder of the meal I couldn't eat so I could take it home. The ambience was lovely but the service could have been a bit quicker. For the number of people in... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

The food here was very good and flavorful. The price was average compared to other restaurants ($17.00 average per entree). Service was very slow.... but thats pretty much a given. I'd definitely recommend it.

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Pensacola
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 via mobile

The restaurant has nice decor. The prices were reasonable and the service very good. It is Just a short drive from the center of town.

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Surrey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Quite simply the best Asian dinner I've had. Massaman curry and BBQ pork steamed bun just a couple of the dishes we ordered between the four of us. I wish these guys delivered to London because I would be ordering every week! If you are in Rarotonga and looking for somewhere to go for dinner then this is the place... More 

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Nelson, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

This was some of the best Asian food that I have had in a long time and very reasonably priced. The steamed pork buns are wonderful and my husbands lamb curry was melt in the mouth. I cannot remember his name but the guy running this place was so friendly. Will definitely be back on our next visit to Raro.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Bamboo Jacks was recommended to me by a friend. I love Thai food, it's my fave, so I had to try it. We were the first ones in the restaurant but a few more showed up when we were ordering. Plus people were coming and going getting take out. The manager on duty was great. Talkative and just a general... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

We are so glad we tried this restaurant. We haven't travelled to any Asian countries but we've had plenty of Asian food in New Zealand & Australia and I would say this is the best we have ever had. The flavours were so good, our 7 year old ordered Sweet & Sour pork and it was BEST we have ever... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

Its a very hit or miss place sadly. Awesome place to spend a lunchtime though......................................

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

We waited 2 and a half hours for our food. the place is over priced and very small portions. I ordered a soup that was filled with chilli even though i asked for no chilli

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Good Thai food but unfortunately we had to wait over an hour and a half to get any of it (including starters) - although we were advised when we arrived that there would be a wait, we didn't expect it to be that long, and were starving by the time the food came. The restaurant was only half full, so... 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, Asian fusion

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