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Bamboo Jacks

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Ara Tapu | Cnr Victoria Rd, Avarua COK, Cook Islands
+682 28 830
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Fri 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We loved our chicken cashew nut and pad Thai! Especially loved the veges that came with the chicken cashew- hard to find meals with a decent amount of veges since being here so was a nice change. For $22 it would have been nice if it came with rice though. ($5 extra for a small bowl) would highly recommend this... More 

Thank Marty S
Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Go, go, go! Enough said really. You will not be disappointed. We were so pleasantly surprised by the taste explosion, we had to go 3 times in the 10 days we were there. Thank you Bamboo Jacks.

Thank kaz300
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

You will not be disappointed, the selection was broad and the service was great. The Chicken Red Curry (spicy requested) was fantastic, glad I didn't ask for the undies ripping version. The location not near the water was supassed by the atmosphere and the quality. If we were staying more nights we'd be back, but otger places to try. Well... More 

Thank Stuart C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Restaurant is nice, staff are very good, prices perfectly reasonable. The food is fabulous. Fresh, authentic, made with really good ingredients. Their team of chefs are Thai. Great place!

Thank TheBigTravelBoss
Chilliwack, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 23, 2017

We've eaten at Bamboo Jack's several times now and never been disappointed! Great and friendly service, (thanks Poko--you make it) An extensive menu -- so many great ones to try. The owner is most personable and interested in where you are from. There is lots of seating both inside and outside. The outside is covered and cozy and they even... More 

Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 21, 2017

My first time at Bamboo Jacks and definitely not my last - the setting is beautiful and even on a hot night the ceiling fans did the trick - the food was delicious, the staff friendly and attentive - will definitely return - Thank You Bamboo Jacks!

Thank Jane B
Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 20, 2017

The food was tasty and well priced. The staff were friendly and our meals were prepared quickly. The atmosphere enhanced the meal experience. The meals were reasonably priced and the portion sizes were generous.

Thank Sharon L
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 18, 2017 via mobile

We had an awesone meal at Bamboo Jacks. Every dish was coojed perfectly with unique flavours. The service was unbeatable. A very knowledgeable young lady who knew her job very well and made us feel special.

Thank Libby R
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 15, 2017 via mobile

We had takeaways here one evening and enjoyed them so much we had another takeaway several nights later! Staff very friendly and very prompt. Definitely worth a look. Would thoroughly recommend.

Thank Nanette T
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 13, 2017 via mobile

Loved the mis match decor, awesome friendly smiling local service, very clean and the fans are perfecf. Can't believe more restaurants in Raro don't have ceiling fans! As for the food OMG the crab and pork dumplings are delicious. You could export these and I would keep them in my freezer for my regular bamboo jacks dumpling fix. The fish... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$14 - $22
Chinese, Asian, Thai, Fusion, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Large groups, Special occasions
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Ara Tapu | Cnr Victoria Rd, Avarua COK, Cook Islands
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Cook Islands  >  Southern Cook Islands  >  Rarotonga  >  Avarua
  • Phone Number: +682 28 830
Authentic Asian cuisine served in a spacious modern restaurant. Enjoy your dining experience seated in our comfortable booths or indoor & outdoor dining within an exotic asian garden. Bamboo Jacks has a VIP room for dinner, buffet, meetings, hens or bucks nights seating up to 20 guests. This is an excellent space for conferences as there is wifi, computer compatible 42 inch LCD screen & white board. We offer a take away and catering service and ensure quality.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?