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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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  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Olden days Chinese Dining

Great atmosphere. Just like what we saw in olden days Chinese movies - dinning on the street of old Taiwan. This place is part museum, part restaurant - the decor is unique and it brings back childhood memories. There's a collection of old toys on the upper floor - access via the old cinema. Food... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 25, 2015
Sea_Cities_Mountain
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Hong Kong, China
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The owner has clearly spent enormous amount of time effort to recreate this "Old Taiwan" experience. Thank you for the great hospitality!

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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37 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2015

Great atmosphere. Just like what we saw in olden days Chinese movies - dinning on the street of old Taiwan. This place is part museum, part restaurant - the decor is unique and it brings back childhood memories. There's a collection of old toys on the upper floor - access via the old cinema. Food is just normal - nothing... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015 via mobile

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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Thank Sorinkertesz
Singapore, Singapore
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
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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52 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 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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15 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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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Thank dezzlyn
Auckland
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52 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 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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Thank MoMochan3
Manila, Philippines
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17 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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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Thank silbayle
Singapore, Singapore
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17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Chinese, Asian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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