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Club Bana Bistro

$$ - $$$
Bar, Cafe, Pub
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Avarua Main Road Rarotonga, Avarua, Cook Islands (Formerly Club Bana Banana Court)
+682 23 236
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Rotorua, New Zealand
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 18, 2015

Recently changed ownwership, near the roundabout at the end of Banana Court, Good refreshing food for a tropical lunch the Iki Mata (marinated raw fish) was the best on Rarotonga that I ate.The $10.00 lunch specials are great value. Staff very friendly and helpful, they also do breakfast as well

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Sydney, Australia
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39 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 16, 2015

A great bistro in middle of the township,. Great coffee , snacks and meals . Ben makes the day brighter whist you stop and chat .

Thank Jeff R
Auckland, New Zealand
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223 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 3, 2014

We happened to come across whilst wandering around town. We wanted to try their breakfast, but soon discovered that it was latter than we thought. We asked our waitress if it was too late to order their breakfast. She said no problem and took our orders. Both of us enjoyed our late late breakfast, washed down by the local Matutu... More 

Thank Keith E
Sydney, Australia
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75 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 17, 2014

Had lunch at this restaurant on a quite Sunday afternoon. A nice outdoor setting but took over an hour to receive a plate of fish & chips. The one plus was that the fish & chips were very tasty.

Thank Ian R
Upper Hutt, Wellington, New Zealand
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42 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2014

Also good spot for lunch or to just sit and relax with a cold drink. Very handy to shops etc in Avarua.

Thank Nigel S
Lower Hutt, New Zealand
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28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2014

Visited Café Bana twice on our visit in October. Each time we found the staff very friendly and helpful. The food was very tasty and well presented and good sized portions. the outdoor dining is a delight :-)

Thank NZShirley-55
Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2014

we had a lovely time here - lovely staff, very friendly and helpful - they make the best fresh fruit smoothies ever !!!

Thank hanz24
Wellington, New Zealand
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38 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 27, 2014 via mobile

We were desperately looking for anywhere to go on Sunday for lunch when we came across a hive of activity in town. Certainly glad we stopped. Great smoothie with icecream and fish chips and salad were good too. My son enjoyed his milkshake and cheese burger. The menu was good and reasonably priced and the staff were very efficient .... More 

Thank lionelmax
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2014 via mobile

Raspberry and cokes are good but that was about it. Fish was horrible, batter was disgusting and fishing was dry. Waitress was rude and never smiled and looked like she didn't want to be there.

Thank Laurel d
Waikanae, New Zealand
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2014

we had breakfast here neally every day . nice coffee,good food not expensive cool staff. what more could you want. the mother chicken and her babies make the place great

Thank deby510

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$15 - $20
Bar, Cafe, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Romantic, Dining on a budget, Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Avarua Main Road Rarotonga, Avarua, Cook Islands (Formerly Club Bana Banana Court)
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Cook Islands  >  Southern Cook Islands  >  Rarotonga  >  Avarua
  • Phone Number: +682 23 236

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?