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Bamboo Jacks

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Ara Tapu | Cnr Victoria Rd, Avarua COK, Cook Islands
+682 28 830
17:00 - 22:00
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2 reviews
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Went for dinner one night and loved the food and service we had to go back again. Prices are very reasonable. Loved the Crab and Pork Dumplings!

Thank Keen G
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We were very pleasantly surprised by the good standard of food and the value of our overall experience. Can truly recommend the Mongolian Beef and the Stir Fried Crispy Pork and Chilli Jam. We were welcomed and looked after by a very bubbly, enthusiastic manager and certainly would return when visiting Rarotonga again

Thank Michael F
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Food was good to great. The phad Thai was delicious but the red curry was not what I've experienced before, despite having this dish in various restaurants and in varies countries. The curry almost had an Indian curry taste with a strong hit of thai basil to it but I did appreciate the many vegies. The complimentary pot of jasmine... More 

Thank KiwiCouple80s
Penang, Malaysia
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162 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Same owner as TJ, and same style of serving. Good Asian food - not totally genuine but tasty and well prepared - plus the best ika mata I've had in the Cooks.

Thank Stefano M
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 17 April 2017

This is a beautiful and extremely tasty Chinese restaurant. The selection of food items rivaled many higher end Chinese locations in The States.

Thank Elise R
1 review
Reviewed 4 April 2017 via mobile

The menu has a diverse range of Asian food which should cater for all tastes. The night we went the table service was friendly and efficient and the food was excellent. Highly recommended

Thank Rob W
Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 March 2017

We waited ages for our meal. I think overall it was about 1hour 10mins and when we asked if they could provide us with some snacks (after we had waited 45mins) and she laughed and said we don't do that. Then our meals all came out at different times. The last one arrived when everyone had finished so we took... More 

Thank Anna E
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 March 2017

We pre ordered the steamboat meal the day before. This became the centre piece of the table and family members ordering a few entrees but the main fun was cooking our own food in the steamboat. Made a good family environment with all cooking food. certainly not a process to be rushed but will definitely be back to do it... More 

Thank whaleoilbeefhooked
Gore, New Zealand
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 24 March 2017

Everything was so nice, cocktails were lovely. Nice restaurant lovely setting. Would definitely go back again.

Thank 64Sally
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79 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 18 March 2017

I tried the steamed fish and spring rolls. They were tasty and served right up to the moment before they close. Polite and friendly wait staff. Nice atmosphere all around.

Thank LaBeau808

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$14 - US$21
Chinese, Asian, Thai, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, After-hours
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
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
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?