The Banana Hut Hawaiian BBQ

Eureka, CA
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621 5th St.
Eureka, CA
Opened in 2009
Mon-Fri 11am-9pm
Sat noon-9pm
Sun noon-8pm
(707) 444-3447

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The Banana Hut Hawaiian BBQ

6.8

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by 12 people

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Detail
Everyone You
Decor 5.8
Drink Quality 5.7
Drink Selection 6.6
Food Quality 7.9
Food Selection 9
Mood 5.3
Music 7.8
Service 8.8
Tikiness 6.6
Tilt 6.1
Vibe 5

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Humuhumu’s description

The Banana Hut started out in 2004 as a simple fair-food shack selling banana fritters and ice cream. In 2009, owners Ken and Fatima Evans expanded into a full restaurant in downtown Eureka. In 2011, they were able to purchase the remains of the interior of Chicago's Kona Kai
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Kona Kai
Chicago, IL
Bar & Restaurant
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, and are planning to expand to add a tiki bar and banquet room.
The restaurant has plenty of thatch and a scattering of smaller tiki masks on the walls, with a bright and airy modern surf feel. The food is Hawaiian cuisine with all the plate lunch favorites, and tropical cocktails are available.

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August 15, 2020, 9:15 PM
Sadly, Eureka's Hawaiian restaurant with a tiki theme will be closing on August 29; the owners are retiring. Glad we made it. As of today they are offering to-go food, a limited beer and canned soft drink selection, and Pina Coladas. So, I didn't get to try what is likely California's northern most on-menu 1944 Mai Tai.

The decor here is great, and I love the way they used the popcorn ceiling to make the cloud effect. Lots of tikis left over from Chicago's famed Kona Kai. When we were waiting for our food, someone came in expressing interest in buying the lot. It is too bad this place is closing.

Our food was pretty good. Mrs. Mai Tai had her favorite, Macadamia Nut Mahi Mahi, complete with rice, gravy, and macaroni salad. I had a teriyaki chicken sandwich and spam musubi. Good Hawaiian food. I bought a menu as a memento.

A sad reminder; visit tiki bars when you have the chance.
Tikisteffie
Tikisteffie has visited The Banana Hut Hawaiian BBQ.
September 5, 2018, 7:35 PM
The orner is tooooooo funny
He was standing at ouer table and we had so much fun with
The food was greate Realy lovely
Te service was reel lovely and good. Ther was Hawaiian muzik Nice
Tikis al over. I only miss the decorations , swizzelstiks and the tiki mugs with the cocktail
The cocktails need more love they are good but it missed the tiki spirit
They have no tiki mugs and no swizzelstiks but they have a stolen pen and a glas stain with there name on it
NeilSmith
NeilSmith has visited The Banana Hut Hawaiian BBQ.
July 25, 2018, 1:12 PM
I wasnít convinced at all by this bar, itís had some great vintage pieces of decor, but then let itself down by using African masks/crap Tikis over the lights.
It has a funny damp smell, and the drinks were kinda ok.
I wonít be visiting here again
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