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The Banana Hut

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621 5th St, Eureka, CA 95501-1014
+1 707-444-3447
12:00 - 20:00
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Sun 12:00 - 20:00
Tue - Fri 11:00 - 21:00
Sat 12:00 - 21:00
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1 review
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Decorations fun to look at and the food is fantastic - we love going there! The deep fried musubi is an absolute must.

Cupertino, California
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85 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This place is located in Old Town Eureka and probably the most popular joint in this area. There is a wide variety of lite cocktail, beer selection to hard and frooty liquors available to select from. And then there is a whole lot to choose from the menu. We ordered the nachos with pulled pork, pineapple and guacamole......mmmm, it is... More 

Thank Avik C
Eureka, California
2 reviews
Reviewed yesterday NEW

There are often Hawaiian dancers on TV to enjoy while eating alone. I always enjoy introducing friends to the delightful menu.

Thank loveduma
Eureka, California
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Tasty Coconut Shrimp are cooked to perfection every time! About 10 on the plate and the dipping sauce is yummy -spicy and sweet. The Kalua Pork is another favorite. You can't make this in your own kitchen - leave it to the experts!

Thank Susan B
Eureka, California
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32 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

Overall this place is tasty and well priced. Not the best Hawaiian I have ever had but good. With one exception! The Kalua Pig Fries...I could wax poetic about this dish all day but i digress. Just try 'em for yourself. Fast, friendly service and inviting atmosphere make for an affordable and enjoyable dining experience.

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

Aloha Erica! Thanks for all the kind words! We look forward to seeing you back again, so we can earn a better grade next time. Mahalo! More 

2 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

I had the Loco Loco, it's a beef patty in a brown gravy over rice with a soft egg on top. DELICIOUS. I spilt my drink they handed me and I felt so bad, but they were. 'Oh it happens no worries and went and made me another Mellon Drink, which was so refreshing. Great group of people, who love... More 

Thank Jeanette H
Eureka, California
1 review
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As usual, the food and friendly atmosphere accompanied our delicious home styled Hawaiian meal. Fast service but not "fast food". It's truly authentic "Island Food!!! " Highly recommend! Thank you Fatima and Ken!

Thank jdgray2017
Astoria, Oregon, United States
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I had the house favorite of teriyaki chicken, rice with gravy (yum), veggies and green salad. Everything was good, arrived quickly. I arrive about 5:30' although not yet busy they were setting up for a large party and I waited a little while for the server, but was entertained by the owner, who is very friendly but on the quirky... More 

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

Aloha Teresa! Thanks so much for your kind words, and excellent use of the word quirky! Love to have you back again, please don't wait five more years to return! Next time try some of our newer favorites including the deep fried spam musubi. Mahalo! More 

Eureka, California
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

Everything I have ever eaten has been amazing. Usually order the coconut shrimp and if they ask if u want the pineapple gravy on the rice.... YES! It's a must have. And the owners Ken and Fatima are the sweetest people.

Thank tammystark1
TheBusboy, Owner at The Banana Hut, responded to this review

Aloha Tammy! Thanks for the kind words, and yes, the gravy is a definite must have! See you soon. Mahalo! More 

Playa del Carmen, Mexico
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 March 2017 via mobile

Step off the mainland without the flight and step into a lava flow of deliciousness. From the poke to the pig, the pineapples to a pallet of perfection, you'll be full of yummy eats, scrumptious sweets and delightful drinks. Here in Humboldt we live Aloha; at The Banana Hut, we dine Aloha!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$20
American, Polynesian, Hawaiian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
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
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?