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“Great location”
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: Families with children, Local cuisine, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Reservations
Reviewed February 21, 2013

We enjoyed a meal here, which we found to be very reasonalbly priced. We were there for an early dinner and got to enjoy a sunset as we had a great table on the outside deck. The staff were great, and there was no problem with english. It was a close walk to our hotel, the Manava, and much better value.

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1  Thank Leslie1958
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Reviewed February 10, 2013

We were taken to the Blue Banana by a local cousin. While it is very French, it mostly serves local sea food but the menu has something for everyone. I had the Tuna tartar trio and it was very good. Of course the wine was excellent.

The setting is very polynesian, right on the sea shore. Tables are available inside or outside but everything is open. The staff was pleasant and the service was good.

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3  Thank JayBL
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Reviewed January 28, 2013

We tracked down this restaurant on the advice of Lonely Planet Tahiti, which had raved about it and described it as a must-do #1 Attraction etc. But we couldn't see what all the hyperbole was about...it was nothing out of the ordinary. On the positive side, the food was reasonably priced (relatively speaking, in expensive Tahiti). And the waitress was friendly and helpful to non-French speakers.
But get some perspective, Lonely Planet...

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2  Thank 1,694
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Reviewed January 11, 2013

My wife and I walked from Manava Suite Resort to this restaurant in about 8 minutes (Turn right when you come out of the hotel). I was surprised that there has not been any reviews in English for this restaurant over a period of one year.

The outdoor sitting area is very nice. We went there early at 6:15PM to see the sunset.(Dinner starts at 6:30). Unfortunately the cloud structure did not allow a great sunset!

My wife had the "Gratin de la mer". I ordered the "Menu Touristique" with Poissan Cru(raw tuna in coconut juice), chicken with vegetables and chocolotte mousse which we shared. Food was not very exciting, just so so. The total bill was about $73.

We had better meals at the "Roulettes" in the parking lot about 300 meter on the opposite side of Manava, at less than half the price!

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3  Thank ryokogasuki
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Reviewed February 8, 2012

Steve and Capucine are The Owner always there to Welcome you.
She is running The show in The dinning room while Steve preparing The specials.
On friday and saturday night The place rock with live Band and DJ .
Blue Banana is The place i always go during stop over in Tahiti.
Instead of waiting at The airport i do recomande to hang out there watching sunset

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1  Thank MaiKaiBoraBora
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