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Bamboo Jacks

Ara Tapu, Avarua COK, Cook Islands
28830
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Ranked #5 of 22 restaurants in Avarua
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Asian fusion
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Auckland, New Zealand
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

We tried bamboo jacks by chance late in our stay while hunting for somewhere a bit different to eat. Its a couple of minutes drive outside of the main shops heading toward Muri. Man what a find. Very basic and unpretentious in its layout. Service is very rekaxed and casual. But the food is FANTASTIC.... Flavours are great . Some... More

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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

I had the lobster curry not once but twice .Everyone in the group loved the food, drinks were well priced food was one of the cheapest we had while on the Island and by far the best

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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014 via mobile

Not one for the Asian food purists but the food was good Asian style food with an island influence. Tasty and not very expensive, well worth a visit.

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Caloundra, Queensland, Australia
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68 reviews 68 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

We ate lunch most days here.right on the water.good food,price,variety,service,views.right in town and close to all the other shops etc

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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32 reviews 32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

I love the food here! You can get takeout also. We had a meal here recently and had the eggplant chicken green curry, coconut rice, lobster tails special, Pad Thai, Curry Puffs, Spring Rolls, Chicken & Cashew Stirfry. As regular Asian food eaters from Melbourne and Auckland, we were all very impressed and happy with our choices. Delicious meals with... More

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Sydney, Australia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

With a craving for authentic asian cuisine we made our way to Bamboo Jacks, a short stroll east of downtown Avarua, Rarotonga,Cook Islands.We were greeted at the door and seated in an outdoor alcove surrounded by Asian inspired garden decorations and presented with a complimentary teapot of herbal tea to sip while we decided our menu.The modern kitchen could be... More

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Auckland, New Zealand
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

A 'sister' of Trader Jacks...and a wonderful menu. We heard from a few people the 'thai' part of the menu is great and as big lovers of Thai we went for this and were not disappointed at all. Excellent food and service.

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Tustin
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37 reviews 37 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

I was surprised to find an Asian food that serve vegetarian dishes. We ordered 3 dishes: pad thai, fried rice, and stir fried tofu. The taste was excellent. The only improvement I recommend is portion size. The portion of each dish is small for the price. I am not sure whether it was due to the lacking of vegetable and... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

Had dinner here, great service, delicious curry puffs, dumplings and wontons. Reasonably priced, friendly staff and tasty cocktails :-)

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014 via mobile

Great food!...the cooks are actually from Asia....so the curry we had was the best Indonesian beef curry I have had ....the service was friendly and very capable...a very happy place ...also a very modern spotless kitchen...newly built restaurant with spotless toilets also...lovely outdoor atmosphere....also indoor tables ...I loved the maintenance of the old colonial feeling of the indoor building ceilings... More

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