We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Blue Banana

French, Polynesian
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Get directions
PK 11. 1 Cote Mer, Punaauia, French Polynesia
40.41.22.24
Improve this listing
Add hours for Blue Banana and help diners know when to go.
+ Add hours
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Local cuisine

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 101 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 26
    Excellent
  • 52
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Quaint dinner

Good food. I had read a review talking about their ability to speak English. We weren't so sure about that but finally we got a waitress who was able to tell us what was on the specials. The specials are carried around on this huge board so there are usually several. The wine was the most... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 7, 2015
cdbasu
,
Phoenix, Arizona
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Local cuisine
Add Photo Write a Review

101 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Russian first
  • Any
English first
Melbourne, Australia
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

This restaurant happened to be located walking distance from our resort. We funnily enough walked there one day to see what it was like just for a cocktail and after seeing it made a reservation for dinner that night. The experience, ambience, food, wine was simply amazing served by a lovely waitress who could speak ok English who even tried... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Phoenix, Arizona
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

Good food. I had read a review talking about their ability to speak English. We weren't so sure about that but finally we got a waitress who was able to tell us what was on the specials. The specials are carried around on this huge board so there are usually several. The wine was the most reasonably priced of our... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Houston, Texas
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

For those of you unaware, Tahitian restaurants are expensive and generally hard to get to. Thankfully we were staying at the Manava, which was a short 7 minute walk away. Luckily the owners were generous in accommodating our early arrival (they don't open until 7:00). They allowed us to sit with a beer on the deck which made for a... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our meals there. So much so, that we went twice. We were blown away by the quality, affordability, and atmosphere. They have a great menu and specialties every day. It was very close to the Meridian where we stayed. The burgers, shrimp, beef and seafood were outstanding.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

I went to the blue banana with 2 other friends and the service was pretty much good throughout the dinner. We order the curry Mahi Mahi and Salmon and both were delicious. The owner came by the table to greet us and she was very nice.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Port Orange, Florida
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

This is a restaurant, where you can be among the locals, and enjoy their cuisine. Reservations recommended, as it is very popular. Ask to seated on the Pontoon. This is really a pier, with tables along the sides and two large tables, lower on the water, at the end. They have mostly fish, sometimes prepared different to USA tastes. They... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Moorea, French Polynesia
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

what not to love , the host doing a perfect job ,the food and a great list of special,starting with a pizza for aperitif ,a good bouteille of wine with some good friend ,in a amazing spot right on the water.. What 'else..!!! Will be back soon for sure..!!!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Auckland Region, New Zealand
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Some unusual dishes like this yummy pizza and all the local dishes - tuna everything delicous, the house wine isn't too expensive, great over the water location,

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
London, United Kingdom
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Beautiful setting, especially if you can get a table outside on the deck over the water. Interesting, varied menu, all very fresh. Perhaps a little pricey but this is French Polynesia. Service good, friendly, some would say a bit slow - but I like to pace my food with time between courses. The tarte tatin took a while coming but... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
New York City, New York
Top Contributor
322 reviews 322 reviews
167 restaurant reviews
174 helpful votes 174 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Extensive menu not limited to seafoof. Our fish were fresh and well prepared. Very friendly and efficient staff. Place is quite popular with the locals. Atmosphere is casual Very good altogether

Was this review helpful? Yes 1

Travelers who viewed Blue Banana also viewed

Punaauia, Tahiti
Punaauia, Tahiti
 
Punaauia, Tahiti
 

Been to Blue Banana? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: PK 11. 1 Cote Mer, Punaauia, French Polynesia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  French Polynesia  >  Society Islands  >  Tahiti  >  Punaauia
  • Phone Number: 40.41.22.24

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: French, Polynesian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Romance, Local cuisine

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Blue Banana and other visitors
3 questions
Ask a question
Questions? Get answers from Blue Banana staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?