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“If you want something a bit more conventional, this is it.”

Wi Yard Anna Banana
Ranked #35 of 44 Restaurants in Port Antonio
Cuisines: Caribbean
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Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Scenic view, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Reviewed June 25, 2010

If you're in Port Antonio, you soon realize that it's not a town for 'fine dining'. The best restaurants are pretty much shacks. They don't have menus - they just tell you what they're cooking. Many of them don't have much in the way of drinks on offer - maybe beer or some of the local tonic wines or delicious creamy rum concoctions which come in small bottles. Anna Banana is more what you might expect (as a traveller from England anyway). It's a bit like a small chain restaurant and bar - TGIFs Cafe Rouge or something like that. When we went the atmosphere and service was OK and the food was good. I had vegetable rundown - a nice local dish cooked in coconut milk -and Chris had a lobster salad. We have no complaints at all but it was very empty, and we've been told that the food is not good when it's busy. You don't get the real local experience here though - it's a bit ordinary.

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Reviewed April 5, 2010

Food was bad, service worse, and what kind of sports bar has no TV? That was the least of its problems though. Do not go if you value your time or your food quality.

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Reviewed May 18, 2009

Was in Jamaica last year, went to Anna Bananas twice. The food was great and the setting beautiful. Service can be improved. Cocktails are cheap and really great, made with fresh fruit and good Jamaican rum.

look at the pictures, the scenery is breath taking, especially during the sunset.

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Reviewed March 22, 2009

This is no five-start restaurant, but the ambiance is nice (clean, homey and right on the sea) and the food is good. Its also relatively inexpensive (fried chicken or oxtail for less than $US 6, fish the way you like is for less than US$10 and curried shrimp at around US$15).

Its true that the menu is more of a guideline than what they actually have but they say they always have seafood and they always have chicken the rest is dependent on what they buy that week.

The service is nothing to speak of. The 'waitress' seems to mean well but is very laid back...we actually wrote down our order and carried it to her. She only gave water if you asked for it (even though there were water glasses on the table) and when she got called over twice she just left the water on the table so she wouldnt have to walk over again. She was also easily frazzled -she got our bill wrong and charged twice the price for 3 items. When challenged, she admitted the mistake and said that it was because she was so busy (there were TWO tables being served in the restaurant. Both were big groups but it was nothing to fall a part over), could be that she's new, could be that shes just not very good.

But, it was fine. When you're on vacation...dont sweat the small stuff. The food was great, the price was good (in the end) and the location was nice and simple. My group had fried chicken, oxtail, escovitched fish and curried shrimp...all were good meals (some mentioned that the servings were a little small - maybe we're greedy:) ).

If you're looking for some simple good jamaican food, at a relatively low cost, dont mind that its not fancy service and are relatively flexible... Ana Bananas is a great place to go. Relatively inexpensive with nice enough ambiance for a casual night out with friends.

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Reviewed March 15, 2009

This restaurant is not for those in a rush to have something to eat. Although there is a very large menu,, very few items were available the night we went and a long wait for even what was listed as the special of the evening. I found the curried goat on the border of being too salty and at least the reluctant waitress was honest to say that the chocolate cake was store bought. The toilets did not work well and seriously in need of a plumber. It might have been the place to eat years ago but certainly not the best place in 2009.

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Roryannabanana, owner at Wi Yard Anna Banana, responded to this reviewResponded May 8, 2009

we have now upgraded our staff and our facilities to ensure we dont have any more problems like this.
and we do encourage reservations and pre ordering, to reduce the waiting time on meals to be prepared.

we specialize in freshly prepared food, so please be understanding with a little wait period.

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