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Banana Leaf Malaysian Cuisine

1096 Denman Street, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
604-683-3333
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Ranked #84 of 2,809 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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Portland, Oregon
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

There are about 3 or 4 Banana Leaf restaurants, and the one on Denman that we went to is the smallest and not as good as the one I've gone to previously. It's great for a budget. We got the appetizer sampler that says it's for 2 people, but they were willing to let us order it for 3 people.... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Upon arrival we were seated inside the entrance as it would be a 10 minute wait we were told. Given that this was girl's night, we asked if we could get a drink while we were waiting. Yes, this was possible and menus were given but we didn't have anyone come by while we were seated. We were seated at... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

I cannot say with certainty that all Banana Leaf restaurants in Vancouver are consistent with each other in food quality. However, this restaurant chain proves to be the "go to" place when we are longing for good, dependable, honest-to-goodness cuisine. The menu choices are varied, from sweet, to salty, to spicy -- from deep fried, to sautéed, to boiled or... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Best Malaysian food I've had outside of south East Asia. Reasonable prices, wonderfully tastey food, great cocktails. Would definitely recommend a visit.

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Spokane Valley
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

We found the Banana Leaf quite by accident -- we were parked on Denman St to rent bicycles and explore Stanley Park, and Banana Leaf was right across the street. We'd never had Malaysian food before, so were eager to try something new. My husband settled on the carmelized ginger basa, which was truly amazing. I had the Singapore Laksa,... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

We decided to go Malayan for our last evening in Vancouver. We were not disappointed........ The selection of starters including the usual satay sticks and the less usual calamari were delicious, and the fried roti was lovely! For mains I plumped for a Canadian flavour to my curry choosing the sockeye salmon in a beautiful coconut,tamarind and pineapple sauce, whilst... More

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Barcelona, Spain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Inexpensive restaurant to have a flavor of Malayan cuisine and near Second Beach. The tasting menu they offer has a very convenient price and it is more than enough for enjoying the food.

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Vancouver
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

We had made reservations and arrived a bit early. The staff were very prompt and got us seated right away. The meal was delicious. Two of shared the appetizer sampler and an order of Chicken Curry. It was happy hour so the sppetizer sampler was on for 50% off - great deal for $9.00 and along with the curry it... More

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Toddington, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014 via mobile

After a day walking round Vancouver this restaurant appealed to my wife, strange really as she is normally avoids anything that might be "too spicy". The waiter guided us expertly through the menu and after starting with a generous shared appetites our main meals arrived. These were equally delicious. A pleasant relaxing venue.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 via mobile

I liked the look of the menu and sat at a table outside. The hot and sour soup was very tasty, and i then had the sharing Appetiser as my main course. The satay with peanut sauce was very good, as were the spring rolls and calamari. I was not sure about the bread and dipping sauce, but they too... More

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