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Trader Jacks

Avarua, Cook Islands
+682 26 464
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good43%
  • Average16%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travelers talk about
“pizza” (398 reviews)
“seafood” (109 reviews)
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American, Bar, Pizza, Seafood, New Zealand, Polynesian, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Avarua, Cook Islands
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611 - 620 of 2,051 reviews

Reviewed December 9, 2015

We have eaten at Trader Jacks quite a few times. The pizzas are awesome and the location great. Good historical photos on the wall to look at too

Thank huarua
Reviewed December 8, 2015

The staff were so helpful and super friendly, nothing was an issue, and the food was amazing!!! Our food was delivered promptly to our table and our needs were quickly taken care of would definitely recommend Trader Jacks to anyone visiting rarotonga!!

Thank Stephanie M
Reviewed December 7, 2015 via mobile

If you are looking for a good value seafood feast look no further Trader jacks is the place to go, we had an amazing experience when one of our party had a meal that want very good they definitely went above and beyond to rectify...More

Thank Neet05
Reviewed December 4, 2015

We had just left the markets, the sun was beating down and we saw this haven. A quick couple of Coronas with a huge wedge of lime was perfect. Friendly staff makes the experience that much more pleasant

Thank TracerGirl
Reviewed November 29, 2015 via mobile

Excellent location, great food and good service. Another great eating place in Rarotonga. Highly recommended place to eat.

Thank Grant L
Reviewed November 28, 2015

Fantastic views outside, the service level was very great and consistent as we dined there three times. Food was to die for. Trader Jack is a must when you visit Rarotonga

Thank Liero L
Reviewed November 25, 2015 via mobile

The food was either amazing or incredibly average. I got the schnitzel and duck liver pate and wasn't really impressed. I paid around $45 for this along with a coke and a cocktail. The Moscow mule was good but had very little alcohol in it....More

Thank joycej498
Reviewed November 24, 2015

Great view of the harbour, food is quite okay. Generous servings. Quite a substantial menu. It is a good place to have a beer especially on the deck outside.

1  Thank Southfoodie2015
Reviewed November 21, 2015

with a great view and seating outside , you can't go wrong. I would say more tourists and maybe they need some more live music at night , but a great watering hole!!!

Thank hollytp1963
Reviewed November 20, 2015

We had a lovely lunch, staff were very helpful and attentive. The view from the restaurant over the sea was very nice.

Thank Frances F
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
We have 4 hours to fill at the airport on this Sunday night (7-11). Are you open and is there any transport to and from the airport?
May 26, 2016|
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Response from A7079BPjasonc | Property representative | Reviewed this property |
Sunday is always difficult here. Trader Jacks is open six nights a week with Sunday a day off for the hard working team. Bamboo Jacks is open on Sundays for an awesome dinner and a great selection of drinks.
who owns trader jacks?0
April 21, 2016|
Response from A7079BPjasonc | Property representative | Reviewed this property |
Jack Cooper has owned Trader Jacks for over thirty years with his business partner Chris Douglas. Chris runs all of the menus and Jack is the face and money man. Just like the restaurant, he's a bit of an icon around the... More
Can you purchase your Coconut Chilli Sauce outside of the Cooks? We love it and can't get back next year but we are going as far as New Zealand. Do you sell it there and if so, where? Thanks. Robin
October 1, 2015|
Response from A7079BPjasonc | Property representative | Reviewed this property |
Its in the works sorry Robyn, we're just getting the labels compliant and bar coded. For now, you will need to take the time every few weeks to come back and join us in Rarotonga
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$12 - $22
American, Bar, Pizza, Seafood, New Zealand, Polynesian, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, 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
Scenic view, Families with children, Large groups, Kids, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Special occasions
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: +682 26 464
  • E-mail
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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