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Joe Bananas

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23 Luard Road | Corner of Jaffe Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong, China
852-25291811
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Dining options: Late Night, Drinks, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Buffet, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Joe Bananas originally open in 1985 and is one of the most iconic...
Joe Bananas originally open in 1985 and is one of the most iconic bar/restaurants in Hong Kong. Just say to a taxi driver Joe Bananas Wanchai and they drop you outside the door. The original premises were completely rebuilt and Joe Bananas re-opened its doors on 1st August 2014. With one of the largest professional stages in Hong Kong its live bands play popular music to the late morning. Open for lunch Monday to Friday and dinner and drinks every night.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good live music and atmosphere

Visited as part of a group celebrating a friend's birthday. It was fairly late when I was there, midnight onwards, and it was a public holiday the following day so it was pretty busy. The band were great and the dance floor was full. The prosecco was reasonably priced but wasn't the best tasting... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 3, 2015
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Cairo, Egypt
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Cairo, Egypt
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

Visited as part of a group celebrating a friend's birthday. It was fairly late when I was there, midnight onwards, and it was a public holiday the following day so it was pretty busy. The band were great and the dance floor was full. The prosecco was reasonably priced but wasn't the best tasting. It wasn't a big issue though.... More 

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Newcastle
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Had to kill an Hour while I waited for a friend to finish work. This place was quiet and had the TV sport channel on. Beer was really cold which was great. Quiet surroundings which was what I was after. After one beer I left. There were a few older guys with younger friends which made me worried. Beer was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Refurnished and rejuvenated, JB's is a good looking bar with great staff that made a real difference; attentive, friendly and smiling! Good live music kicked off around 9pm and decent quality. Room to dance or drink or eat. Well worth a pit stop.

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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

This is a popular place for expatriates to have a beer after work. The selection of beers and service is good. Personally, I wouldn't go to Joe Bananas to eat. That isn't to say that the food is bad, but it is just typical pub grub. There are probably better pubs to eat in, if it is food that is... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Walked from my hotel to find a pub for a beer and came upon Joe Bananas. The beer was cold the service had a smile and the food was excellent bar food. I was very happy to come upon Joe Bananas.

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South Florida, Florida
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

I ordered a mini burger appetizer, but wanted a small salad to go along with it. There is not one on the menu. I noticed that they had side salads with certain entrees, however so I asked the waitress how much I small side salad cost. She went to check and came back with a small side salad--but never quoted... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Good selection of food and drink, live entertainment and an eclectic mix of people. If you're in Hong Kong you should make a visit here - you won't be disappointed.

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Whether you are a small or large group we recommend this place to entertain or to be entertained. We have held client events twice at this venue and on both occasions Joe Bananas delivered a high quality event. The staff were very attentive, the food was great, the drink selection was excellent and the evening gets better when the live... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Please Please Please be very wary. My friend and i were drugged in this hotel and robbed. We were taken to ATMs and without our knowledge (as we had been drugged with Rohypnol) our bank accounts had large sums taken out. This appears to be a very common thing that happens in this area of Hong Kong so this place... More 

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Macau, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

The establishment faces Luard Road, but is accessed from the side. We ate dinner there, on one of a handful of tables, with both stools and a bench seat. Food was average pub food...think fried calamari, burgers and nachos. Nothing too challenging, but servings were ample. Limited wine selection but plenty of mixed drinks and beers. Live band started at... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 23 Luard Road | Corner of Jaffe Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong, China
  • Location: Asia  >  China  >  Hong Kong Region  >  Hong Kong>  > Wan Chai / Causeway Bay
  • Neighborhood: Wan Chai / Causeway Bay
  • Phone Number: 852-25291811

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 6 - 26
  • Cuisine: International

Description

Joe Bananas originally open in 1985 and is one of the most iconic bar/restaurants in Hong Kong. Just say to a taxi driver Joe Bananas Wanchai and they drop you outside the door. The original premises were completely rebuilt and Joe Bananas re-opened its doors on 1st August 2014. With one of the largest professional stages in Hong Kong its live bands play popular music to the late morning. Open for lunch Monday to Friday and dinner and drinks every night.

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Wan Chai / Causeway Bay
Wan Chai and Causeway Bay are the retail centers of Hong Kong Island. Filled with shops, malls and restaurants, both areas are bustling with people – tourists and locals alike. Causeway Bay has one of the highest rents on the planet, and is a bit more polished and modern than its Wan Chai counterpart. Beneath the surface there is more than meets the eye – find boutique stores in the above ground floors of buildings and wander into side streets to find interesting restaurants and shops tucked away from the main roads. Wan Chai especially has experienced a modern revival in recent times, with an influx of trendy restaurants and bars around the Star Street area. In addition, both areas contain many of Hong Kong’s iconic tourist attractions worthy of your visit.
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