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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Chez Bananas Restaurant Review: The Magic 8 Balls, Mr. Potato Heads and rubber Godzillas on the tables seemed wackier and funnier when this Warehouse District restaurant opened in the 80s, but the kitchen's solid performance over the years has proven more enduring than the kitschy interior. What brings us back to Chez Bananas again and again is a spicy Caribbean cuisine that makes us feel like we're living in the tropics instead of the tundra. Try the red coconut curry pork tenderloin, a wonderful dish that lets hot and sweet battle it out, leaving you to enjoy the argument. We also love the fragrant Creole sea scallops, which swim contentedly in a tomato sauce tinged with celery, green olives, lemon and cilantro. Vegetarians will appreciate the smothered burrito and the wild mushroom stew, which is so hearty it will make your meat-loving friends jealous. Like a steakhouse dispensing single-malt scotches, Chez Bananas also vends specialty rhums under the heading: Captain Morgan was here and we politely asked him to leave. It's good to see the owners are still having fun after all these years.