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Banana New Paradise (Shuangshi)

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No.111 Second Section of Shuangshi Road, Taichung, Taiwan
04-22345402
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Fairly central retro restaurant

The place is a short drive from Taichung Park, next to the Confucius Temple. The setting is very retro, with old street scenes, movie posters, toys, cameras and so on. The food is traditional and very tasty, and so are the drinks. It's a bit pricey for Taiwan (mains are about 200twd, milk tea... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 16, 2015
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8 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

The place is a short drive from Taichung Park, next to the Confucius Temple. The setting is very retro, with old street scenes, movie posters, toys, cameras and so on. The food is traditional and very tasty, and so are the drinks. It's a bit pricey for Taiwan (mains are about 200twd, milk tea 69twd), but worth it if you're... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014 via mobile

Thought this would be a nice & fun place to visit after reading done reviews else where! It's a total waste of time! And the food was pretty expensive according to taiwan's standard! The restaurant was pretty deserted & staff also looks sleepy!

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Hong Kong, China
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

The restaurant was recommended by our hotel. We went with family of 8. It was so good we came back twice! The authentic decoration were scenes from our childhood -- the cinema ticketing office, the school classroom, the staircase, street scenes. We had great time exploring and reminiscing. The 4 year-old had a fabulous time behind the ticket counter, on... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 via mobile

Very nice ambiance and food is delicious. Only set back, you need to queue up before seated. A long wait to good food. For those wanting to go , be prepared to wait, but its worth it.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

This restaurant presents the past street view of Taiwan, letting people recall and feel like they are back in old days, the decorations are cool and the atmosphere is really great, they also serves the original Taiwanese cuisine, you can either share the plates with friends or just have the set meal for yourself. If you got some foreign friends,... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

Visited on March. Must bring your camera! Took lots of photos. Food not bad but quite pricey. The coffee was nice though.

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Manila, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014 via mobile

The restaurant has an old feel of what Taiwan was before. You should bring a camera and take lots of pictures. The food was so so but definitely worth the trip.

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

Went there during weekday, not crowded. Nothing special about the food. A restaurant with old days (70's,80's) decoration. Really bring back memories of my childhood. A good place to take photos.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2013

Went there for dinner after seeing reviews from TA. The place is not crowded at all somehow and mainly tourists. Food are a bit pricey and is like home cooked food. We ordered two dishes only as just both of us and the fried chai pu egg is quite oily. The plus point is really for photo taking as we... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

This restaurant serves chinese food with standard taste (good taste, but not very special). But it completes your dining experience by bringing old days' theme in. On the outside there's an old bus displaying old school..(hey, even Super Junior took a photo there!). In the inside, there's an old car, old motorbike, mock-up of 1960's dentist room, barbershop, cigarette stall,... More 

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  • Address: No.111 Second Section of Shuangshi Road, Taichung, Taiwan
  • Location: Asia  >  Taiwan  >  Taichung
  • Phone Number: 04-22345402

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