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Kokobanana Bar & Grill

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American, Steakhouse, Seafood, New Zealand, Pacific Rim
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Cross Island Road | Papaloloa, Apia, Upolu 00000, Samoa
685 26880
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14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A great local restaurant, food was amazing and very well priced. Had the best seafood pasta ever! Make the effort and go here.

Thank lofty36
Apia, Samoa
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13 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had dinner with 12 of us from work recently. Pleasant atmosphere although mozzies a problem.Take your repellent. Most popular dish was steak and lobster. Some of our steaks were a bit burnt and had a lot of fat but overall very tasty with good sized portions. The parking is alright but the road down to the parking area is rugged... More 

Thank Gogosina
Pago Pago, American Samoa
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was hard to find the restaurant during the evening hours, but when we found it, it didn't disappoint. Although the interior seemed old and repaired, the kitchen was BUSY!!!! I ordered the Steak and Shrimp (waitress suggested NZ beef)... friend ordered chicken salad (poor her... her salad was good, but she was wishing that she ordered the steak after... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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74 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We didn't know about this place until we were shown it one night what a find you can easily miss this place we got a taxi there. Prices are a bit higher then some of the places that we ate But the food was good and the staff are friendly and helpful. We would have gone back but didn't hear... More 

Thank Sharlene_and_Paul
Wellington, New Zealand
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16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Celebrated my birthday here with a few family members, food was really good and very big portion sizes. I absolutely enjoyed my steak and lobster. Bit hard to find in the dark though.

Thank 20Nicky89
Wellington, New Zealand
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77 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016

A group of us went here for a meal after a concert. Best Long Island Iced tea ever! Good fish and chips and good value.

Thank JKWG
Newcastle, Australia
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142 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016

Another recommended place to eat from people we met. It is very difficult to find in the dark. The signpost is hard to spot and the driveway, well, isn’t really an obvious one. It is very rocky and rough. I would suggest checking it out during the day so you know exactly where to go at night. Having said all... More 

Thank Stamrish1
Pago Pago, American Samoa
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016

We heard raving reviews about this place and so we wanted to try it out for ourselves. Unfortunately, their steak did not meet our expectations because we were told that this place is known for its steak...maybe next time, we'll try something else...BUT, I must say I love the atmosphere despite the mosquitoes:-)

Thank Sene27
Sydney, Australia
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74 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

We were four for diner on a weekday, most of tables were empty in this al fresco restaurant. The service is samoan style (just o.k.). We all had steak and lobster, which was good. Although the steaks were not made as we ordered, in fact all steaks were rather well done! But we came for the Lobster, which was very... More 

Thank gary w
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

Was told by a friend to go to Kokobanana if you want a great steak or Lobster, was disappointed that they had no lobster, but the Steak made up for it. It was not what I expected, the restaurant was not flash, but who cares the steak was delicious. However travelling at night you need to make sure you don't... More 

Thank Gwendolyn M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
American, Steakhouse, Seafood, New Zealand, Pacific Rim
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Full Bar, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Large groups, Scenic view, Bar scene
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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?