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The Banana Hut

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American, Polynesian, Hawaiian
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621 5th St, Eureka, CA 95501-1014
+1 707-444-3447
Monday
Closed
Hours:
Sun 12:00 - 20:00
Tue - Fri 11:00 - 21:00
Sat 12:00 - 21:00
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McKinleyville, California
Level Contributor
6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Good fast service. It feels more like the Islands then the Islands do for better or worse. Great food Spam Musubi is great. Good pork as well. Great stop for a quick lunch. Mahalo!

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Thank mattkurth
Redwood City, California
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182 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great food, excellent service, and I wish there was one by my house! Calamari was crispy with sweet tangy sauce. Coconut shrimp was crispy on the outside but moist on inside and not overcooked. The fried musubi was told to be a game changer by the owner so I tried it with no regrets. :). Loco moco serving size was... More 

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Thank Timothy Y
TheBusboy, Owner at The Banana Hut, responded to this review

Aloha Timothy and Mahalo for the kind words! I didn't lie about the musubi, (DFSM), did I? So glad you liked it. Sorry the drink wasn't to your liking, next time try our 1944 maitai, made to the original recipe, with the same 12 year old rum. Strong and smooth. Hope to see you soon! More 

San Francisco, California
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great food, excellent service, fun place to eat lunch and dinner. Fish tacos are the best! Love the sticky rice!

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Thank dishtal
TheBusboy, Owner at The Banana Hut, responded to this review

Aloha! A big Mahalo for the kind words! Thanks for mentioning our sticky rice. Our fish tacos are definitely yummy too! More 

Leavenworth, Kansas
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315 reviews
235 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fun place to have a meal. So tacky it's chic! Excellent friendly service. Definitely start with the Kalua Pig Fries as an appetizer. And then have the Kalua Pig in any one of the dishes - so tender and flavorful. The Lemon Chicken is also outstanding. Reasonably priced too.

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Thank Rich_Holden
TheBusboy, Owner at The Banana Hut, responded to this review

Aloha Rich and thanks for the kind words! One other kalua pig killer is our kalua pig BLT sandwich.(Add guacamole!) We look forward to having you back again. Mahalo! More 

washington state
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127 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My friend and I were driving back home from a visit to the Northern CA coast. We stopped for gas in Eureka around lunchtime, so I did a tripadvisor search for nearby restaurants and we both agreed that this place sounded fun. Ken was there to greet us (I knew about him from some of the reviews). He was helpful... More 

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Thank morejourneystocome
TheBusboy, Owner at The Banana Hut, responded to this review

Aloha! Thanks for stopping by! Glad I was there to meet you, as I have cut back on my hours a bit. Don't know what size lunch you had, big kine or small kine, but depending on how hungry you were, it's almost always enough food to satisfy. A big Mahalo, and hope to see you on your next trip... More 

Grants Pass, Oregon
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

First time we have eaten here, definitely will not be the last. Hawaiian food, very good, great service, friendly staff. We love to visit Maui, This place definitely reminded us of those experiences. You get a lot of great tasting food for a reasonable price. Hula pie is top notch as good or better than served at Kimo's in Lahina.

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Thank prnski
TheBusboy, Owner at The Banana Hut, responded to this review

Aloha! So glad you had a good time! We aim to make every experience a good one, and we're glad we succeeded! Looking forward to seeing you again! Mahalo! More 

Bishops Stortford, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016

The service was good and food excellent. Staff all very friendly and the restaurant was busy and great atmosphere.

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TheBusboy, Owner at The Banana Hut, responded to this review

Aloha! Thanks for the kind words, and thanks for coming all the way from England, just to eat our food! Mahalo! More 

Bandon, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

My family and fiancee went for dinner and had a great time. Service was very good and the food is always delicious. Our favorite appetizer is the Aha Poke. Very yummy!

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Thank Karen S
TheBusboy, Owner at The Banana Hut, responded to this review

Aloha! Thanks for your kind words! Yes, we make our Ahi Poke fresh, and it's one of my favorites too! Mahalo! More 

California
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

We stop for lunch as we live a ways out of town and aren't there at dinner time. Lunch yesterday started with a warm welcome from Ken and continued on with the great food we've come to expect and the friendly, helpful staff. The rewards program is well worth enrolling in - quick and easy, too. Our Korean chicken and... More 

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Thank northcoast2003
TheBusboy, Owner at The Banana Hut, responded to this review

Aloha! A giant MAHALO for all the kind words! Glad you like our loyalty program also. Maybe next time you'll have room for a piece of Hula pie! Mahalo! More 

Samoa, California
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

Even though they were very busy last night the food and service were excellent as always. Ken is always in a good mood as he seats you and continues to circulate around the tables to check that you are happy with everything. The service is excellent and Fatima's food is also.

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Thank Robert D
TheBusboy, Owner at The Banana Hut, responded to this review

Aloha Robert! Glad we could make your visit a good one! As you may know, Ken is beaten badly if he doesn't display a good mood and a "happy" face. I'll let Fatima know her food continues to please, Thanks so much! Mahalo! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 6 - US$ 20
Cuisine
American, Polynesian, Hawaiian
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations, Highchairs Available
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 20:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:00 - 21:00
Saturday
12:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 621 5th St, Eureka, CA 95501-1014
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Humboldt County  >  Eureka
  • Phone Number: +1 707-444-3447
Description
The Banana Hut Hawaiian BBQ bring authentic island cuisine to the Mainland, in a fun, festive atmosphere. Lunch comes in a big and small kine plates lunches. We offer all the local Hawaiian favorites including slow roasted kalua pig, sweet and tender pineapple ribs, lau lau, loco moco, kalbi ribs, chicken katsu, saimin noodles and of course spam musubi. Lunch starts at eleven in the morning. Dinner is served daily from five to nine in the evening. More extensive menu at Dinner.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?