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Banana Leaf Malaysian Cuisine

1096 Denman Street, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
604-683-3333
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Ranked #83 of 2,802 restaurants in Vancouver
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Asian
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Ellon
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55 reviews 55 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

We we're recommend this place by our concierge and it proved a really good call . We tried the meal for 2,tasting menu as we were unfamiliar with the majority of dishes . It was well balanced and delicious though I don't know if the dessert of deep fried banana covered in syrup and a ice cream was totally authentic... More

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nj
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122 reviews 122 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

We came here for an early dinner. We had the happy hour special shared appetizer and lettuce wrap. It was really good. The fish entree cooked so perfect in banana leaf was the best I have ever had. This sure falls in the 10 best restaurant i have dined at :)

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

We ordered the appetizer platter and it would almost have been enough for a meal! We did order some other main courses and each one was delicious. Service was excellent!! We enjoyed our meal more than we thought we would. Excellent, excellent restaurant!! The owner came out to speak with us and answer questions. I would highly recommend this restaurant... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Went with my son here for lovely meal we choose the taster menu and it was so good very tasty and huge amount of food ( we had to ask for doggie bag ) nice atmosphere and good service

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Ontario
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104 reviews 104 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

We were glad to find this restaurant among many others on Denman street. We enjoyed our dinner. The food was delicious, we loved the appetizer (samples to share for two), especially the salad, which was very tasty. We also loved the main courses, fish in banana leaf and fried rice with chicken and shrimps served in half a pineapple. I... More

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Toronto
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58 reviews 58 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

We saw this place early in the evening and decided to come back later. Luckily we made a reservation because when we did return the place was full with a line up. It is a small room so we were quite closely packed in but despite this the service was good. We tried the appetiser sampler which had satay and... More

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Sioux Falls
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

We had three teenagers with us looking for dinner. We stumbled upon this restaurant. None of us had ever had Malaysian food before. Everyone loved it. It was our favorite restaurant in Vancouver. And the wait staff did a great job of recommending a variety of dishes for us to taste and share. Terrific and not expensive.

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71 reviews 71 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

From the moment we sat down the waiter could not have been more helpful. The food was delicious and there was a delightfully related atmosphere.

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Lisbon, Portugal
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28 reviews 28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

We had four different dishes and appetizers, each one tasted great in its own way. Many exotic combinations (at least for a European tongue) that we never had tasted before. Especially considering the moderate prices, this food was really great. The waiters were able to give further information on all meals and everybody was very friendly. We had a great... More

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Stuart, Florida
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79 reviews 79 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014 via mobile

In Vancouver for just a few days and had a hard time picking out of all the local restaurants in walking distance from hotel. Picked Banana Leaf because it was different. Small restaurant like most in the area. Friendly staff that didn't try to rush us. We shared the appetizer combo and the chicken curry. Both were very good, but... More

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