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Kokobanana Bar & Grill

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American, Steakhouse, Seafood, Pacific Rim
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Cross Island Road | Papaloloa, Apia, Upolu 00000, Samoa
685 26880
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Description: Kokobanana bar & grill is located 5mins from Apia on the cross island road...
Kokobanana bar & grill is located 5mins from Apia on the cross island road behind the Curry House & Zodiac. Open 6 days a week for dinner from 5pm - 10pm & 11am - 2pm for lunch from Wednesday - Friday. Enjoy the best steaks on island or a mouth watering Lobster Mornay while sipping on one of our many exotic cocktails. For reservations call 26880.
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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
The steaks are A May Zing!!

The rstaurant is about a 10 minute drive out of Apia heading up the Cross Island road. The sign is difficult to see so look for the Curry House on the left and turn down the dirt road beside it and Kokobanana is at the back. Easy parking. The restaurant is open air and very large. They do have... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 6, 2015
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Auckland
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Auckland
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47 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 NEW

The rstaurant is about a 10 minute drive out of Apia heading up the Cross Island road. The sign is difficult to see so look for the Curry House on the left and turn down the dirt road beside it and Kokobanana is at the back. Easy parking. The restaurant is open air and very large. They do have specials.which... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

A local recommended this restaurant to us as my husband wanted lobster. It is quite a way out of town but so worth the drive. When we arrived the restaurant was doing a roaring business and it was mainly locals so you know it's good food and atmosphere. I had the NZ sirloin which was amazing but my husband raved... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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7 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

We've been here twice now on 2 visits to Samoa. The first time was amazing the second time, we took a big group of people to share what we hoped would be like our last experience here. The staff are very polite but the ordering systems are not suitable to take on a large group booking. The food was not... More 

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Apia, Samoa
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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

Kokobanana is definitely the best steakhouse in Samoa and is definitely great value for money!!! They are consistent in their service and the quality of their food. Highly recommended for meat lovers.

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

The quality of the food is fantastic! A popular resturant and I know why, the meals are great! Good back ground music from their one man band. Only down side are the mosquitos and can get quite hot. Other than that, very nice simple bar and grill with delicious meals.

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Westport, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Koko banana is what you would expect in a tropical paradise, with great views, and yummy food, they do the best steaks in town and I don't usually like steak. The interior is tropical themed and it is a really nice place to eat, it's a little out of the way but so worth a trip.

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Good food and pleasant waiters, we had our school dinner here buffet style and the food was amazing...best place on the island for a steak. Don't bother with the deserts though...

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Wellington, NZ
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

I can't believe this place is not really mentioned in the tourist brochures (at least nothing I saw). A Samoan colleague took me here for a meal. The food was the best I had in Apia (swordfish) and the atmosphere is very special - open sides looking out into jungle. I loved the sound of the rain on the tin... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

This place had changed name from Mangoes' to Kokobanana thus known to locals for their great stake and crayfish. This place is popular for dinner and band, but we had lunch here and even though there were only few luncheon customers, it did not disappoint especially the crayfish/lobster mornay! Would definitely come back to this restaurant and recommend to others... More 

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Apia, Samoa
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5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

I've always heard about this place until I finally went over for one of our special family outings for some good steak dinner! Not really expensive and very spacious to enjoy your meals in peace.Service delivery though was slow but great company from the Waiter (Otto) who made sure that we were not bored and we had enough appetizers and... More 

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Address: Cross Island Road | Papaloloa, Apia, Upolu 00000, Samoa
Phone Number: 685 26880
Location: South Pacific  >  Samoa  >  Upolu  >  Apia
Cuisine: American, Steakhouse, Seafood, Pacific Rim

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Cross Island Road | Papaloloa, Apia, Upolu 00000, Samoa
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Samoa  >  Upolu  >  Apia
  • Phone Number: 685 26880

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Steakhouse, Seafood, Pacific Rim

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Scenic view

Description

Kokobanana bar & grill is located 5mins from Apia on the cross island road behind the Curry House & Zodiac. Open 6 days a week for dinner from 5pm - 10pm & 11am - 2pm for lunch from Wednesday - Friday. Enjoy the best steaks on island or a mouth watering Lobster Mornay while sipping on one of our many exotic cocktails. For reservations call 26880.

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