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Blue Banana

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French, Pizza, Polynesian
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PK 11. 1 Cote Mer, Punaauia, French Polynesia
40.41.22.24
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

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  • 56
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    Very good
  • 19
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  • 6
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
waterfront dining experience

The best part is the waterfront. I highly recommend the 'sole poelé' with vegetables. Some old time French favourite like anduille is not too bad. it is a popular place so try to book in advance. The service was agreeable. For Tahiti, the food, presentation, and service is remarkable. It is not... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 5, 2016
Angela M
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France
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Melbourne, Australia
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were seated at the table on the little wharf overlooking the water. Best seat in the house. Though those seated nearer the water were a little skittish of going backwards as there was no railing, it was superb. The food was the best we had experienced in Tahiti over our 3 week holiday. The steaks melted in your mouth... More 

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Thank AnnieGolding
Irvine, CA
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We flew into Papeete and had 4 hours to our connection. We left our bags in storage at the airport ($20) and took a taxi ($20) to the restaurant where had made a reservation the day before. The menu is great with good options on Fish, Pizza, Beef and Chicken, The Tourist Menu fur $40.00 is excellent value as the... More 

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Thank Jaybeesys
France
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134 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

The best part is the waterfront. I highly recommend the 'sole poelé' with vegetables. Some old time French favourite like anduille is not too bad. it is a popular place so try to book in advance. The service was agreeable. For Tahiti, the food, presentation, and service is remarkable. It is not cheap though it looks like a beer shack... More 

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Thank Angela M
Chicago, Illinois
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118 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015 via mobile

This is a great place to watch the sun set during dinner. There is a large deck over the water with a good view of the Western coast. Reservations are a good idea as it gets busy. Parking is easy in the small front lot or on the roadside. The menu includes plenty of fish and meat and they graciously... More 

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Thank Anna P
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19 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2015 via mobile

While not the cheapest, the blue banana is pretty good for the price. Service is good and the food as well. Didn't hesitate to get a bottle of good wine to go with our food and never regretted it. definitely a great spot to have lunch or dinner.

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Thank Randy Y
Issaquah, Washington
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2015

Food is very good. I'm giving it 4 stars because they sat the two of us in the only space of the restaurant without a view and said we couldn't sit outside because of an impending storm which never came, yet other folks were able to sit outside. I would go back

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Thank Janice B
Chicago, Illinois
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47 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2015

A warm greeting, very nice views, but make sure you make a reservation if you want to watch a beautiful sunset! The food is so flavorful and presented beautifully. I had a "Blue Banana " drink and liked it! The service was the best we had during our 15 day vacation. Restaurant open evenings.

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Thank WORLDTRAVELERCHI
Calgary
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2015 via mobile

This place was highly recommend by our tour guide and a local hotel. The food was to die for. Make reservations to sit on the patio by the water!!! It gets busy.

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Thank DiabloCalgary
Oakland, California
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29 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2015

We were fortunate to dine as walk-ins on a Friday night by going at 6:30. Great menu with very nice specials. Lovely looking women servers floating around us with a sense of urgency while attending to all details without error. Presentations beyond satisfactory, ambiance overall of attractive artistry. Very busy with happy convivial guests by 7:00.

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Thank clboak
Silver City, New Mexico
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39 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2015

Because I have family living here, they took us to one of their favorite local restaurants. This food here is so good and everything fresh..the fish dishes are delicious. Highly recommend!

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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, Pizza, Polynesian

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?