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Trader Jacks

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American, Bar, New Zealand, Polynesian, Pacific Rim, Gluten Free, Pizza, Seafood, Pub, Gastropub
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Avarua, Cook Islands
+68226464
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11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 3:00 am
Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Auckland, New Zealand
8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We really enjoyed our lunch here, I had cray fish and a fruit smoothie and it was delicious. However you pay for a glass of water which we found a little ridiculous as that is not responsible service. None the less we would go back

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Thank rosiecorson
Whakatane, New Zealand
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great place to stop for a drink or a meal, had the seafood platter for two..was amazing! Highly recommend a visit!

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Thank AlexHanlen
A7079BPjasonc, Public Relations Manager at Trader Jacks, responded to this review

Thank you so much for stopping in, I'm so glad you enjoyed your visit More 

Auckland Region, New Zealand
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Staff were very friendly and food was delicious. The view when sitting outside, was amazing. Recommended this restaurant and bar.

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Thank FishmanFord
A7079BPjasonc, Public Relations Manager at Trader Jacks, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting us, I'm glad we offered a freindly spot to shelter from the rain. More 

Marton, New Zealand
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20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I have eaten here three times in my last 2 visits to Rarotonga. There is a beautiful sea view, excellent bar with great value prices and the menu is versatile (especially the seafood) and the food wonderful.

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Thank mikejones365
A7079BPjasonc, Public Relations Manager at Trader Jacks, responded to this review

We try to ensure we're a 'must visit' restaurant and bar. Thank you so much for joining us again. Some stunning tuna in today if you want to go for a forth visit? More 

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20 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Neat place to visit. We went as part of a going troppo tour so we never got to eat but the cocktails and drinks were amazing. Great value for money and friendly service. A good band was playing which helped the whole experience to be even nicer.

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Thank MissP1977
A7079BPjasonc, Public Relations Manager at Trader Jacks, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to review your evening with us. We've now got live music every Friday and Saturday More 

Masterton
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I ate at a few places in rarotonga and this was one of the least impressive. The food was nice enough but not spectacular and expensive compared to other similar places for lunch. I asked for a glass of water and found myself charged $2 for it on the bill. Lots of other places around are much better value for... More 

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Thank Fleur H
A7079BPjasonc, Guest Relations Manager at Trader Jacks, responded to this review

I hope you had a wonderful holiday in Rarotonga. Im sorry that you found us expensive but trust you enjoyed your visit none the less. We have to charge for our water as it costs us to supply it to you. You can find cheaper around the island, but you won't find any better value More 

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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We all enjoyed our meals here, which were very generous, as were the cocktails. Our group of eight were seated round a circular table on the verandah which was lovely.

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Thank Philippa W
A7079BPjasonc, Guest Relations Manager at Trader Jacks, responded to this review

Our al frisco dining area over the ocean is the best. I'm so glad you enjoyed your visit and hope you can join us again soon More 

Auckland, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Despite a little hiccup in the booking, staff made sure we were well fed and watered and really cared about our experience.

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Thank robkitson
A7079BPjasonc, Public Relations Manager at Trader Jacks, responded to this review

Thank you for being so understanding with the booking mixup, it is a crazy busy time of year. Almost 400 people dining with us daily. Our team take real pride in supplying you with an awesome holiday experience, I'm so glad you noticed More 

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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Went here twice great for a casual drink or a meal very popular with locals and tourists . Food good selection seafood and pizza

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Thank Rachel S
A7079BPjasonc, Public Relations Manager at Trader Jacks, responded to this review

Thank you so much for visiting us, we try to offer a good range of food and beverages to keep everyone satisfied. I bet two visits just wasn't enough? Hopefully we'll see you again next time you're in Rarotonga More 

Greater Wellington, New Zealand
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25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We were told this was a must see place but it was pretty average. Nice fish burger but the Indian style chutney was a bit odd. Nice but nothing special.

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Thank MsBesos
A7079BPjasonc, Public Relations Manager at Trader Jacks, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. The chutney on our VERY popular fish burger is a green mango chutney with a little cumin and chilli. This is very much an island style, (rather than Indian) incorporating fresh mango and chilies and all local ingredients. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$12 - $21
Cuisine
American, Bar, New Zealand, Polynesian, Pacific Rim, Gluten Free, Pizza, Seafood, Pub, Gastropub
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available
Good for
Dining on a budget, Scenic view, Bar scene, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special occasions
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 3:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Avarua, Cook Islands
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Cook Islands  >  Southern Cook Islands  >  Rarotonga
  • Phone Number: +68226464
Description
The Cook Island's most iconic dining destination. Stunning views over the south pacific. Come in and dine with us on our al fresco deck or join our friendly team at the Vaka bar for an icy cold tap beer or the best cocktails on the island.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?