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Trader Jacks

Pizza, Seafood, Gastropub
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Avarua, Cook Islands
+68226464
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Saturday
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Good for:
Families with children
Bar scene
Large groups
Local cuisine
Outdoor seating
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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  • 57
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  • 28
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great food

We enjoyed a great pizza and a Speights here much to my husbands delight .Staff were very obliging a good spot for watching the world go by

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 23, 2015
Sally K
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Nelson, , New Zealand
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Outdoor seating
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
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Nelson, , New Zealand
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

We enjoyed a great pizza and a Speights here much to my husbands delight .Staff were very obliging a good spot for watching the world go by

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Methven, New Zealand
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

We arrived at lunch time, without a booking. There where 6 of us, which they accommodated with no problem at all. The food was amazing, the staff very friendly and nothing was a problem. The location is great, right on the water with great views. We were a little suprised that (quite small) bottles of water cost $4 each to... More 

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London, England, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

The mighty Trader Jacks is a South Pacific institution that is not to be missed... I am a (fairly) regular visitor to the Cooks, and Jack's seemed slightly quieter than usual during the week, although it was out of season. However, come Friday night, it is still the place to be... if you want to experience Raro, then head for... More 

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New Zealand
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

A great family restaurant. the staff are very obliging and very cheerful. Nothing is too much trouble. A great outlook especially when you get a table on the deck.

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Waikato Region, New Zealand
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

Fabulous location right on the water. We booked in person and could choose our table, we chose one right on the water and it was lovely eating dinner as the sun went down, and watching the stars come out. The food was delicious and staff very warm and friendly.

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Sydney, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW via mobile

Good pub-style food - we had a good burger and grilled fish with salad. They also do nice sushi/sashimi plate, and be sure to try the sashimi pizza (yes, really). Nice spot to sit and have a drink by the water at sunset. Family friendly and quick service.

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Top Contributor
90 reviews 90 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

We visited early in our trip, and didnt book. The staff were friendly and fun. We ate outside in the bar as the restaurant was fully booked, althought after an hour and half it seemed that nobody had turned up which was odd. The food was very nice, the range pretty good (7/10), and service was also good, but a... More 

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Destin, Florida
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 via mobile

Visited store on Suva. Tourist shop with big variety of merchandise from small items to high end jewelry. Greeted by local musicians as you exit tour buses. Popular tourist stop.

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Queenstown, New Zealand
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29 reviews 29 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Good food, service and booze. Not to mention the location, right on the beachfront. Just drive ya scooter up, hop off and sit down and order seafood.

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Paeroa, Waikato, New Zealand
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

This was our 8th trip to Rarotonga and during our 3 week stay this time we ate at Trader Jacks 5 times.Each time,the food was great,well-presented,good-sized and reasonably priced.The sashimi/sushi starter was brilliant-we had it on 4 occasions!!! The staff are brilliant and when i booked(you dont really need to but i wanted table 48 outside)they were always helpful.The guys... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Avarua, Cook Islands
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Cook Islands  >  Southern Cook Islands  >  Rarotonga
  • Phone Number: +68226464

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Pizza, Seafood, Gastropub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Monday
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?