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“Very good”
Review of Blue Banana

Blue Banana
Ranked #1 of 29 Restaurants in Punaauia
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: French, Polynesian
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Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children, Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Athens, Greece
Level 6 Contributor
108 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
“Very good”
Reviewed August 17, 2011

Excellent food and service. Ask for a table at the pier.

Visited August 2011
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
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Carlsbad, California
Level 5 Contributor
70 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Disappointing!”
Reviewed July 29, 2011

I wish I had read all reviews prior to attending this restaurant. Although the service was friendly, the food was poor quality and the prices were high, even compared to other restaurants in Tahiti. Both my husband and I ordered the Entrocote (New York Steak) and the cut was chewy, with so much fat, half the meal was left on the plate. My children ordered pizza, which they liked, however, my taste indicated far too much salt. They also asked, "What is this orange stuff?" It was grease from the cheese.

  • Visited July 2011
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Cairns, Australia
Level 4 Contributor
31 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Nice relaxing dinner”
Reviewed September 22, 2010

Had dinner on our last night in Tahiti at the Blue Banana. Prices were great compaired to the more touristy places. Food and service were excellent. We really appreciated the time our waitress spent going through the menu. She also managed the balance between making sure we had what we needed and not pestering us really well.

Being right on the water as the sun set was special.

Realy enjoyed a nice relaxing dinner at Blue Banana.

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texas
Level 5 Contributor
60 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
“French attitude”
Reviewed July 28, 2010

I recommend dining over the water to avoid the noise and chaos inside. It's a relatively small outside area; a pier, with railings and a table on each side, linen tablecloths and napkins. The waiters were harried but eventully found a staff member that spoke English (though we were eager to try our recently learned French) to help us with the menu. It was a long wait but we were eventually served nice French red wine, salmon and green beans, salad with an amazing macadamia (I think) dressing. The food was very good. The view lovely. The prices comparable to other places in Tahiti. When we left I was happy to escape the confusion in the lobby area - the place was filled to capacity. Go early, leave early, unless you like that sort of thing.

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all over the world on a yacht
Level 6 Contributor
176 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
“FANTASTIC!”
Reviewed August 11, 2009

what a great spot! i believe it's the chef from the "old" pink coconut at marina taina. he does an amazing job, a sophisticated local-style cuisine, with great pizzas to boot! great atmosphere, great wine (a rarity in french polynesia, unless you want to pay top dollar), and a HUGE lunch with 20 of your closest friends, great food & oodles of wine will cost you around 10,000CFP each. fantastic service & great folks, you can rock up in your dinghy and tie up to the little quay. great, great, great, this is the professional yachties' #1 choice for the tahitian "FLFL"

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