A Taste of Paradise — E Komo Mai!
The Banana Hut truly represents owners Ken and Fatima’s vision of a tropical paradise, a “bit of Hawaii,” here on the mainland. The Banana Hut began in a small trailer, became Humboldt County’s first Hawaiian plate lunch restaurant from the kitchens at Redwood Acres Fairgrounds, and found a home at 621 5th St. in Eureka. Fatima made the sun and painted the sky that adorn the ceiling. Her wax flowers can be seen on the walls, and art that Ken and Fatima collected over the years adorns the walls as well. The Punkah fans on the ceiling were inspired by the Long Bar at the Raffles Hotel in Singapore. A salt water fish tank is set up on the wall.
New lunch and dinner menu items are being tested continuously, like Deep Fried Spam Musubi. This dish takes Spam to the next level. Other dinner items include Babyback ribs with pineapple glaze, Lomi Lomi salmon, Ahi poke, pork chops, Huli Huli chicken, Chicken Adobo, caramelized tofu, and peel-and-eat garlic shrimp inspired by the North Shore shrimp trucks of Oahu.
Our libations feature some of the best tropical cocktails on the West Coast. Our 1944 Mai Tai made from 12-year-old Appleton Rum and Grand Marnier is fast becoming famous. We feature Kona Hawaiian beers on tap, and wines from Hawaii and California.