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Bamboo Jacks

Ara Tapu | Cnr Victoria Rd, Avarua COK, Cook Islands
+682 28 830
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good32%
  • Average9%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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“pad thai” (19 reviews)
“spring rolls” (10 reviews)
“fried rice” (8 reviews)
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Asian, Thai, Chinese, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Ara Tapu | Cnr Victoria Rd, Avarua COK, Cook Islands
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

8:30pm on a Sunday, BJ’s is probably the only place open, but that’s not a problem as the staff are welcoming, the service prompt, the beer cold and the prices reasonable. A spacious bright indoor dining area with booths, twin and large tables flows into...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank db7andy
Reviewed 9 October 2018 via mobile

Come here for dinner one night. Great friendly service. I got the octopus curry and it was delicious! First time having octopus. The curry itself was amazing and would go with any meat for sure. Had a cute cat there I patted for ages. I’d...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Emmamaeh
Reviewed 3 October 2018

Only one chef on duty, meals took up to two hours to come out and mains came out before some of the starters, or some together. Was past caring what the food was like after that.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Mobile6072
Reviewed 24 September 2018 via mobile

Food, ambience and service first rate. Special mention to Alone are amazing hostess. Marlin sushimi outstanding, Massyman curry amazing. Will be back.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank vanfresh
Reviewed 21 September 2018 via mobile

After a week of the local cuisine we had to try something different. Fried rice was great, Chow Mein was perfect and the Pad Thai was delightfully spicy and tasty. The hostess was charming and knew how to handle her different customers individually (she also...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Voyage817914
Reviewed 11 September 2018 via mobile

Awesome food always have the combination fried rice my kids love it. Im more for d prawn spring rolls my fav

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank tutiatia
Reviewed 11 September 2018

Not the best Asian I've ever eaten, but decent enough for a dinner - would not go back though, too many other better places.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Rich12456
Reviewed 7 September 2018

Not the most salubrious place to eat but it was what it claimed to be. The food was ok, service was a bit haphazard but overall a good experience.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Wuppitt
Reviewed 28 August 2018 via mobile

Left eating out a bit late one night and had to find something that could take a large group. This was the place. Their take on asian style cooking was different but well worth the experience. I will be back to further explore these culinary...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank DavidG15778
Reviewed 25 August 2018 via mobile

This by far was the best meals weve had in Raro. Duck red curry was divine..pork belly was melt in your mouth. Definitely going back and reasonably priced for the great meals and great service..a friendly place! Highly recommend

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Helen D
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
US$14 - US$21
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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
  • E-mail
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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