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Club Bana Bistro

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Café, Bistro
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Avarua Main Road Rarotonga, Avarua, Cook Islands (Formerly Club Bana Banana Court)
23236
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Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Large groups
Local cuisine
Outdoor seating
Dining on a budget

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 15
    Excellent
  • 21
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great Experience

Recently changed ownwership, near the roundabout at the end of Banana Court, Good refreshing food for a tropical lunch the Iki Mata (marinated raw fish) was the best on Rarotonga that I ate.The $10.00 lunch specials are great value. Staff very friendly and helpful, they also do breakfast as well

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 19, 2015
stevetA5766ZA
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Rotorua, New Zealand
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Outdoor seating
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
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46 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Rotorua, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Recently changed ownwership, near the roundabout at the end of Banana Court, Good refreshing food for a tropical lunch the Iki Mata (marinated raw fish) was the best on Rarotonga that I ate.The $10.00 lunch specials are great value. Staff very friendly and helpful, they also do breakfast as well

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Sydney, Australia
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

A great bistro in middle of the township,. Great coffee , snacks and meals . Ben makes the day brighter whist you stop and chat .

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Auckland, New Zealand
Top Contributor
189 reviews 189 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

We happened to come across whilst wandering around town. We wanted to try their breakfast, but soon discovered that it was latter than we thought. We asked our waitress if it was too late to order their breakfast. She said no problem and took our orders. Both of us enjoyed our late late breakfast, washed down by the local Matutu... More 

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Sydney, Australia
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Had lunch at this restaurant on a quite Sunday afternoon. A nice outdoor setting but took over an hour to receive a plate of fish & chips. The one plus was that the fish & chips were very tasty.

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Upper Hutt, Wellington, New Zealand
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

Also good spot for lunch or to just sit and relax with a cold drink. Very handy to shops etc in Avarua.

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Lower Hutt, New Zealand
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28 reviews 28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

Visited Café Bana twice on our visit in October. Each time we found the staff very friendly and helpful. The food was very tasty and well presented and good sized portions. the outdoor dining is a delight :-)

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Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

we had a lovely time here - lovely staff, very friendly and helpful - they make the best fresh fruit smoothies ever !!!

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Wellington, New Zealand
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37 reviews 37 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

We were desperately looking for anywhere to go on Sunday for lunch when we came across a hive of activity in town. Certainly glad we stopped. Great smoothie with icecream and fish chips and salad were good too. My son enjoyed his milkshake and cheese burger. The menu was good and reasonably priced and the staff were very efficient .... More 

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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Raspberry and cokes are good but that was about it. Fish was horrible, batter was disgusting and fishing was dry. Waitress was rude and never smiled and looked like she didn't want to be there.

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Waikanae, New Zealand
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

we had breakfast here neally every day . nice coffee,good food not expensive cool staff. what more could you want. the mother chicken and her babies make the place great

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Avarua Main Road Rarotonga, Avarua, Cook Islands (Formerly Club Bana Banana Court)
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Cook Islands  >  Southern Cook Islands  >  Rarotonga  >  Avarua
  • Phone Number: 23236

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 20
  • Cuisine: Café, Bistro

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Dining on a budget

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?