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Trader Jacks

Avarua, Cook Islands
+682 26 464
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Overview
  • Excellent35%
  • Very good40%
  • Average16%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“pizza” (393 reviews)
“seafood” (109 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, Bar, Pizza, Seafood, New Zealand, Polynesian, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
DETAILS
Avarua, Cook Islands
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1 - 10 of 2,018 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Staff are nice and accommodating. Great location but the food seemed quite overpriced for what it was.More

Thank meaghanmeaghan
A7079BPjasonc, Manager at Trader Jacks, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. I'm glad you enjoyed your visit. Please when considering price, take into mind that the majority of our produce is being sent from NZ. Taking the average New Zealand meal and add 20% for air freight and you'll find we...More

Reviewed 3 days ago

Stopped in for a drink. Everything was ok, room for a largish group service was not bad. Drink options were good. Something for everyone,

Thank Michael C
A7079BPjasonc, Manager at Trader Jacks, responded to this review

Thank you for your review

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

My fave little spot for a cocktail on the island. Stunning views, reasonably priced, top notch cocktails and the pizza we had was delicious.

Thank Georgie S
A7079BPjasonc, Manager at Trader Jacks, responded to this review

Thank you so much, we're very happy to be your Rarotongan sanctuary.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped in during the day for a cocktail. Seemed to have run out of coconut which was strange considering we were in Rarotonga!!! Average cocktails place abit unspoilt. Not a place l could recommend to anyone.More

Thank lavender180
A7079BPjasonc, Manager at Trader Jacks, responded to this review

Wow! This seems a little harsh. I'm afraid we do sometimes run out of Nu as we order a set number each day to ensure their freshness. I'm afraid I not sure what you mean by "abit unspoilt" but I'll take that as you love...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

If you travel to Rarotonga make sure you visit here, their pizzas are fantastic and go well with a few cold beers 😉. Sitting n the edge of the water looking at the fish swimming having a Bevvy can't be beaten. Well recommend.

Thank Grant5050
A7079BPjasonc, Manager at Trader Jacks, responded to this review

Thank you so much! What a great way to spend your holiday, hopefully we'll see you again soon.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amazing view looking over the water, food was delicious, and always there to make sure you have not got an empty vessel (most important when your on holiday)! Atmosphere was great, plenty of parking for the scooter and a quick stroll and ur in the...More

Thank michellesW2683SO
A7079BPjasonc, Manager at Trader Jacks, responded to this review

Come back soon! As NZ cools down to freezing, the Cook Islands start to shine. Stunning sunny days to go perfectly with our icey cool drinks.

Reviewed 1 week ago

Stunning location overlooking crystal clear shimmering harbour views and the shipwreack. Location was premium. The service was great. The food was absolutely the best meal we had anywhere during our 1 week stay in Rarotonga and we ate out several times every day during our...More

Thank Cheysreview
A7079BPjasonc, Manager at Trader Jacks, responded to this review

Thank you so very much! We love having guests visit on the start of their holiday so you get a chance to visit again. We've only just put the roast chicken back on for winter, it is super popular. But the calamari is my favourite....More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had the best meal here during our visit to Rarotonga. Chowder was chock a block full of seafood - raw marinated fish was fresh and tasty; mau mau panfired was delicious - only just outdone by the crayfish tails with lemon butter. Staff were...More

Thank jokim05
A7079BPjasonc, Manager at Trader Jacks, responded to this review

Thank you so much, it looks like you ordered perfectly! Making the most of our fresh seafood. We buy direct from our local fishermen and our crayfish is flown in weekly from NZ.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We didn't find Trader Jacks until our last night 😖 Cheapest place to have drinks (besides the really really cheap pub that has $3.50 beers) You can sit around the bar which is open air but undercover. The food was great for dinner. Omg try...More

Thank marney4
A7079BPjasonc, Manager at Trader Jacks, responded to this review

Thank you so much. Finding us on your last day means you just have to come back sooner.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Huge pizzas, probably 4 would serve 6 people but you always want leftovers so order one each :) Great location and the pizzas were good and full of toppings, fully recommend, easy outside dining watching beautiful Rarotonga go by.

Thank Sandraleelovering
A7079BPjasonc, Manager at Trader Jacks, responded to this review

I'm so glad you love our pizzas too! We're really branching out this week with a new Mexican Nacho Pizza and a custard and chocolate dessert pizza. Quick! Rush back today.

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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?
27 May 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.
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shelley051
who owns trader jacks?0
21 April 2016|
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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
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rbyqu
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
1 October 2015|
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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
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$12 - US$21
Cuisine
American, Bar, Pizza, Seafood, New Zealand, Polynesian, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
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
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, View
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 23:00
Thursday
11:00 - 23:00
Friday
11:00 - 03:00
Saturday
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Avarua, Cook Islands
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Cook Islands  >  Southern Cook Islands  >  Rarotonga
  • Phone Number: +682 26 464
  • E-mail
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.