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



by 6 people



Everyone You
Decor 6.7
Drink Quality 6.4
Drink Selection 6.3
Food Quality 8.4
Food Selection 10
Mood 5.2
Music 8.6
Service 10
Tikiness 6.3
Tilt 6.5
Vibe 4.9

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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
Kona Kai
Chicago, IL
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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.


Disarmed has visited The Banana Hut Hawaiian BBQ.
February 18, 2017, 10:10 PM
This is a Hawaiian restaurant that serves tiki drinks. There is not a bar area to sit, table service only.

I liked my food but my Mai Tai was made with Trader Vic's orgeat. :(

If you're grading on a curve for the area, it's a nice spot.
Tiki Hayrani
Tiki Hayrani has visited The Banana Hut Hawaiian BBQ.
August 3, 2016, 3:18 PM
This is a great little place I was happy to find in downtown Eureka. It has a great range of appropriate cocktails which are made exceptionally well with proper ingredients, great balance and care. That point is a real standout given that so many places today have far less well-made tiki drinks. The Singapore Sling, for example, was the real thing - it looked beautiful with a nice pale pink glow, pineapply foam at the top, and nice boozy gin character with noticeable Benedictine, a key ingredient in a true Singapore Sling. It was not some generic rum-and-juice thing thrown together with a famous name. The food we had - korean chicken, kimchee, musubi, and saimin were all excellent. They took a lot of effort to decorate the place, although it is still basically a small, standard diner that has been tikified. I score decor efforts pretty highly but still the overall mood and tikiness are limited at this point due mostly to the nature of the location I think.
rahi i'a
rahi i'a has visited The Banana Hut Hawaiian BBQ.
April 11, 2016, 5:09 PM
A great place for some Hawaiian food with a tiki vibe. It's more of a restaurant than a tiki bar, but it's got a very respectable selection of tiki drinks to pair with the food. The decor has a lot of tikis with both free standing and wall mounted ones. It even has some (generic) tiki mugs. The musubi and deep fried musubi really hit the spot. The only caveat I'd have for the tikiphile about the place was the "mood." It felt like a restaurant rather than an exotic escape where you left the daily grind of the real world behind.

Overall, a great place to drop by, have some tasty food, and grab a nice rum drink. I'd definitely go there again when I visit Eureka.

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  • eurekatiki
  • BuzDeadwax
  • Tiki Hayrani
  • KeithH
  • KavikaTiki
  • Noland Nocount
  • rahi i'a
  • Disarmed
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