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Trader Jacks

€€ - €€€American, , Pizza
Avarua, Cook Islands
+682 26 464
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good43%
  • Average16%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“pizza” (476 reviews)
“seafood” (113 reviews)
“fish cakes” (24 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 23:00 Hours
American, Bar, Pizza, Seafood, New Zealand, Polynesian, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
Avarua, Cook Islands
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Reviewed yesterday

We thought we’d give this place another try as its in such a beautiful location. We sat on the balcony. I had panfried parrotfish and sautéed potatoes. The fish was over cooked and over priced. Hubby had pizza which was OK. This was the worst...More

Thank Glu_2
Reviewed 2 days ago

Four of us stopped in for a little lunch around 11:30am. We were told right away that the place was quite busy and would be, therefore if the four of us could order and eat our meal within the hour they would accommodate us! It...More

Reviewed 2 days ago

We went for lunch and came back for dinner. Good selection and variety of meals - something for everyone. Reasonably priced and delicious cocktails!

Thank Donna S
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This place used to be an icon of Raro but I feel Raro has moved up but Traders hasn't. It's in need of a serious makeover, both maintenance and staff wise. We will visit again as you do as I will be interested to see...More

Thank Neil C
Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent food, yummy burgers, excellent views, is right on the harbour, service was very good & we were made to feel welcome even though it was a busy lunchtime

Thank kylieglove75
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We order a roast parrot fish meal which we found was a bit pricey for what it was, didn’t taste the best and my husbands fish was still a bit raw in the middle. Our cocktail drink was the worst I’ve ever tasted but the...More

Thank Dee M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is the first place where I found the soul of the island ... not the Maori side but the sailors the fisherman the people of Cook ! Is probably been found from a early ‘80 western move to leave on the island and probaly...More

Thank Luca T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went to eat dinner at Trader Jacks, based on its reviews and feedback from friends and family, on a Friday night at 5:00. We went to the bar to get a drink first with the plan for dinner to follow- there were no drink...More

1  Thank MSBlake17
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We spent a very enjoyable few hours here during a storm. Enjoying lunch, cocktails and beer. Great service! Great ambience.

Thank hsi52
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Called in to have pizza and beer for a quick lunch. Pizza was a very generous size for 2 with about half left but it was put in a box for us to take which was great. Staff were great and a nice outlook over...More

Thank Jostravels2014
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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.
21 April 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
1 October 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
US$12 - US$21
American, Bar, Pizza, Seafood, New Zealand, Polynesian, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, 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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, View, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 03:00
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
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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