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Kokobanana Bar & Grill

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Steakhouse, Bar, Seafood, Pub, New Zealand, Polynesian
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Cross Island Road | Papaloloa, Apia, Upolu 00000, Samoa
+685 26880
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20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Visited Kokobanana on my last night in Samoa last year and was treated to a beautiful dinner. The restaurant sits just off the Cross-Island Road elevated over Apia not far from the RLS museum and is one of the finer establishments on the island of Upolu. I went with family for dinner/evening meal. The atmosphere was relaxed and the service... More 

1 Thank DrTL
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you love steak and craving for it..look no further. Kokobabana has the best cuts of steak on island. A must try!!

Thank Kuinita M
Pago Pago, American Samoa
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place definitely has the best steak and lobster experience in Apia. The second night we went I had fish while my wife and grandson had chicken and all were done to perfection. I would definitely recommend this place to anyone without hesitation. It's a bit easy to miss it, especially the rainy night we went there. They have a... More 

Thank Wayne M
Brisbane, Australia
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Big fan of Kokobanana, was referred to this place by friends in Australia and this place did not disappoint. Had the steak with lobster and the sauce on the lobster was incredible. Would happily pay to eat that every day. Went with a big group of 20 people so I was able to taste a few dishes and we were... More 

1 Thank Mari_Lina2013
Mullumbimby, Australia
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121 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We came here for dinner & drinks on a Friday night during a week-long stay in Apia. It's a bit tucked away & our taxi driver did have trouble finding it but it has great atmosphere. Fantastic service, cocktails & food plus they had a guy singing & plying guitar which we enjoyed. It is very popular so I would... More 

1 Thank AWTYblogger
Gold Coast Based, Worldwide Bound
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21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 5, 2017 via mobile

Having heard a lot about this restaurant from family who live in Samoa I have to say the experience was disappointing. We had a table of 4 adults and 3 kids, and on a Friday evening. Certainly the steak was nice, however the service and other parts of the meal were lacking. The signature dish is Lobster, so you can... More 

Thank Grimaz
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 5, 2016 via mobile

Food was better then expected. The steak was very juicy and my lobster was great. Only downside was we had to wait quite a while before a staff showed us to a table. Otherwise it was a nice visit.

Thank Emma C
Wellington, New Zealand
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 17, 2016

Fantastic food in a great setting. Rib eye was superb and the location is excellent. Highly recommended!

1 Thank Rich W
Brisbane, Australia
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2016

A different dining experience, fantastic signature dish / lobster and steak! This is too much for one person! The steak is fantastic according to the meat eaters, my lobster mornay was delicious. You have to book on busy nights ( Thurs/Fri) and make sure they have lobster or ( enough)

Thank sal C
Auckland, New Zealand
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2016

Had a great dinner and live one man band was great entertainment - jazz and island favorites. Great value for the money!

Thank Viopapa96799

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Steakhouse, Bar, Seafood, Pub, New Zealand, Polynesian
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Full Bar, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Special occasions, Scenic view, Kids, Large groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Cross Island Road | Papaloloa, Apia, Upolu 00000, Samoa
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Samoa  >  Upolu  >  Apia
  • Phone Number: +685 26880
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?