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Joe Bananas - CLOSED

23 Luard Road, Hong Kong, China (Wan Chai)
852-25291811
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Cuisines: International
Dining options: Late Night
Neighborhood: Wan Chai
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night
Neighborhood: Wan Chai

16 reviews from our community

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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Hong Kong, China
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

Sadly after some thirty odd years JB closed in the spring of 2014. No new location so far announced.

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Southwell, United Kingdom
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91 reviews 91 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014 via mobile

We lived in HK in the 1990s and it was great to go back to Joe Banana's and soak up the atmosphere. Food not gormet but "pub" type, beer good value in happy hour and great music. Ser to see it again and still going strong. Shame Mad Dogs has gone.

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Daventry, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2013

I've spent many a night and early morning in Joe Bananas, great place to meet people, always buzzing and friendly and located not far from the trams.

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Hong Kong, China
Top Contributor
82 reviews 82 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2013

JBs is a good place to start the evening in Wan Chai. Drinks are particularly cheap during happy hour and you can stand on the pavement and smoke if you wish and watch the passing traffic. Later in the evening the doors are closed and it fills with interesting ladies (and lady boys, so be careful)! Food is OK but... More

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Taplow, United Kingdom
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152 reviews 152 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2013

Great place for a beer, did not try the food so cannot comment. Probably not a place for families...

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Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2012 via mobile

I went just for a beer. Funny atmosphere, good the beer. No suggested if u go with your girlfriend, wife or kids....ALL the girl inside are there just for your "pleasure".

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2012

We had heard so many stories from friends and family about visiting Joe Bananas that we had to try it. OMG what a shocker! I can imagine it’s a good night if you are out with the lads and half cut, but for the family and the quality of drinks was a shocker. The food was awful. It was that... More

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Hong Kong, China
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2,986 reviews 2,986 reviews
1,048 restaurant reviews
7,597 helpful votes 7,597 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2012

Paid a recent visit to Joe Bananas, had been a while since our last stop there. Many bars in Wan Chai are on the seedy side, where Joe Banana's seems less so, perhaps because it is actually off Lockhart Rd, which is commonly identified as the Red Light scene in Wan Chai. Joe Banana's has a more comfortable feel to... More

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South London
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102 reviews 102 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2012

Ladies drunk free vodka all night and very cheap on the happy hour :) Gets a bit odd in there around 3am- dancefloor mainly stocked with ladies of the night and their meal tickets. Lots of fun up til then though!

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Hong Kong
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2012

Like what Pat L said this place has been around for years but it keeps up with the times, they have Crazy Hour from 6-8pm where the drinks are really cheap for a bar in Wan Chai, then from 8-10 pm its Happy Hour, usually from 6-10 pm its quite packed with a good mix of people.

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