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Trader Jacks

$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pizza, Seafood, New Zealand, Polynesian, Gastropub, Gluten Free Options
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Avarua, Cook Islands
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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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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Christchurch, New Zealand
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4 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

we had a seafood platter to share, a cold beer and looked out over the water from the balcony. highly recommend

Thank appmurray
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Ike Mata here is to die for. The best I had while we were in Rarotonga recently. Service was quick, cocktails were lovely and there was a large selection of food to choose from on the menu which made sure kids and adults were all catered for.

Thank Sharon G
Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great location, but was a bit disappointed with our dinner this time. My husband liked his burger, but my tuna dish was bland. Service was good though. Wear bug spray, lots of mosquitos.

Thank dbozzy
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Food amazing staff couldn't do enough a must for all children welcomed Views beautiful pricing very good great location

Thank lockvale
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Moscow Mule Cocktail a must! Loved the Ika mate entree there as well as the sushi/sashimi platter. Also had burgers there at another meal.

Thank Tkoning
Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Great food fish was amazing fresh well cooked. Nice staff Relaxed atmosphere here. Love Rarotonga. A must see

Thank Montys4u
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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16 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Paid several visits to this Restaurant, just a few of us and then a crowd. Meals very nice with friendly a quick service seeing it was so busy. Good Bar downstairs with great music. Plenty of parking available as its right on the wharf. Very popular place and had been recommended by the locals.

Thank Colleen M
New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We stopped here for lunch and we were served by a lovely man who was very helpful. The food was delicious as was the view.

Thank NewZealandMegan
Waiuku, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

When in Raro, you have to go here. had a lunch and a dinner here. Lunch was just fantastic. The dinner was a bit of a birthday dinner for my wife. The staff were superb, the venue is awesome and fits with the surroundings. My dinner and I must add it was no fault of the restaurant, I ordered a... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

lovely relaxed view and watched the sub boat and jet skis from here while having a refreshing drink while shopping

Thank fantailonenz

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$12 - $21
American, Bar, Pizza, Seafood, New Zealand, Polynesian, Gastropub, Gluten Free Options
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
Good for
Dining on a budget, Scenic view, Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children, Kids, Special occasions, Bar scene
Open Hours
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 am
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
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?