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Blue Banana

PK 11. 1 Cote Mer, Punaauia, French Polynesia
40.41.22.24
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Ranked #4 of 20 Restaurants in Punaauia
Cuisines: French, Polynesian
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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

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New York City, New York
Top Contributor
272 reviews 272 reviews
146 restaurant reviews
137 helpful votes 137 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

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Melbourne, Australia
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

The location of the Blue Banana is absolute waterfront but book early to secure a table on the deck. We dined with 4 adults and 2 children, 10 & 8, and we all thought the quality of the meal excellent BUT to top it off, the service from the wait staff was excellent including helping us through the menu which... More

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Brussels
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26 reviews 26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Beautifully located on the ocean front but with restricted spaces of parking, this local gem serves extra fresh food for all tastes. The staff is welcoming, helpful and courteous. The menu presented on a chalkboard offers local specialties from the ocean and super tender meat.The food is fantastic, well presented and abundant. Don't miss the Blue Banana!

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Tucson, Arizona
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5 reviews 5 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

My wife and I discovered this gem on a short walk from our hotel, the Manava Suites Resort. The ambience is tropical, and you can select indoor or outdoor seating. We chose outdoor and had a beautiful view of Moorea at our table. The menu is in French, but we had a wonderful waitress, Oriane, who spoke very good English... More

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Bangkok, Thailand
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58 reviews 58 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Like the title says, this place is worth the trip, and it's not as far from south away from Faa'a and Papeete as the Tripadvisor map suggests (why are they ALWAYS wrong?!!!) The food is superb; Fish, fresh fish, raw fish (poisson cru), seafood and even the meat dishes are good! All served in a beautiful waterfront setting - (book... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

We ate here on a Tuesday evening and arrived without a reservation. Luckily, our stomachs were still in a different time zone and as such we were the first customers of the evening, which the secured is the only non-reserves table on the pontoon. We started the evening with some excellent cocktails (daiqiri and a maitai). Our second course was... More

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zuerich
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

Near Manava Hotel (8 minutes walk) we came here two times within 4 days. The service is very friendly and courteous. We had a large steak and seared tuna at first dinner and seared tuna and tuna sashimi at the second. Not to forget we had creme brulee as dessert. The steak was good, but the tuna was excellent, why... More

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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97 reviews 97 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

I had the poisson cru (I can really do a research of where to find the best poisson cru on the island!) and the fondant au chocolat for dessert. Don't get me wrong both dishes were good. But for this price range I expected to fall off my chair. The best is the view, the atmosphere, the jetty, the furniture... More

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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

I've only been once, but enjoyed my visit at this restaurant. I had one of the daily specials ( carpaccio de thin with balsamic vinegrette). Dessert tarte de papaya with vanilla bean ice cream. I will differently go back!!

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