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Bamboo Jacks

) #6 of 23 Restaurants in Avarua €€ - €€€ Chinese, Asian, Thai
Ara Tapu | Cnr Victoria Rd, Avarua COK, Cook Islands
+682 28 830
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good31%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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Chinese, Asian, Thai, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Ara Tapu | Cnr Victoria Rd, Avarua COK, Cook Islands
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We just couldn't help ourselves, despite vowing, on this trip, to visit only restaurants we hadn't tried before, we found ourselves at Bamboo Jacks on two occasions. The food is just as good as ever. Unfortunately on both our visits, my favourite, "Lobster Capitain" wasn't...More

1  Thank Fernsie
A7079BPjasonc, Manager at Bamboo Jacks, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

What a wonderful review. I'm so glad you broke your vow. For next time you should vow just to dine at Bamboo Jacks. Thank you so much.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Date night the evening before the kids joined us in Raro. Spacious restaurant with choice of indoor or outdoor covered seating. Was a bit worried when looking at entrees.. looked a little average. Salt and pepper squid tender but a little oily and bland. I...More

Thank VicnJen67
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Enjoyed our dinner at Bamboo Jacks. Close, easy parking at the rear (which was good as it was raining). Fairly busy so initial service a bit slow but once the orders were taken the food came out very smartly. We had a few worrying moments...More

Thank Robert F
A7079BPjasonc, Manager at Bamboo Jacks, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you so much for the awesome review

Reviewed 5 June 2017 via mobile

This was a nice surprise in Rarotonga A Thai in Paradise? Where you expect only donuts and potato salad Raro styles! The exterior is cute and tempts you to visit so that's what we did out of curiosity There is plenty off street parking And...More

Thank becks1269
Reviewed 24 May 2017 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
Reviewed 17 May 2017

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...More

Thank Michael F
Reviewed 29 April 2017 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...More

Thank KiwiCouple80s
Reviewed 22 April 2017

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
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
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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$22
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, 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
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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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