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Banana Leaf Malaysian Cuisine

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1096 Denman Street, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
604-683-3333
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Today
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Sat 11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Good for:
Lunch
Dinner
Reservations
Delivery
Late Night

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  • 108
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  • 83
    Very good
  • 23
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  • 4
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  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Sooo tastey

Went with my friend for my bday. There was a 10 minute wait to get a table but we weren't bothered about waiting. It was well worth it though. We ordered the 9 course taster! Everything was delicious. I highly recommend the 9 course tasting menu if you are stuck for choice. We had the lychee... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 24, 2015
Marty T
Good for:
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

Went with my friend for my bday. There was a 10 minute wait to get a table but we weren't bothered about waiting. It was well worth it though. We ordered the 9 course taster! Everything was delicious. I highly recommend the 9 course tasting menu if you are stuck for choice. We had the lychee cocktail. Again very good... More 

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Vancouver
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25 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

Excellent flavourful meals. Larger groups are best for evenings as everything is a la carte and can get pricey... lunch specials include all you need for a great price. Fried bananas a must for dessert, perfect for two.

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Glade, B.C.
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

It's a bit pricey especially on an expense budget but the shared meal for supper is fantastic and so many different flavours for the palate.

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Vancouver, Canada
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

I have been to all three restaurants in Vancouver and food is excellent. Very fresh, tasty with so many choices, each one delicious. Great service always. Not really small child friendly ..

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London, Ontario, Canada
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

The share menu is the only way to go. You start with a refreshing salad and appys of roti and sate and then move onto the mains . They include fish in a sweet, sticky sauce and beef so tender it falls apart under your fork. We added some soft shelled crabs that were the special of the day. Save... More 

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Whitehorse, Canada
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Awesome food. We got the special where you share around 7-9 dishes from starter to desserts. It was very reasonably priced and we had very generous portions. Great atmosphere, great service, what's not to love!?

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Kamloops, Canada
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8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

This place was awesome. We had rutti, papaya salad, lamb, kung pow chicken, and rendang beef. All were delicious. Definitely recommend.

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Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

This place is my favorite Vancouver restaurant. I've been going here for the past 10 years every time I visit. It truly is exceptional. I've never been to Malaysia, but once I went with a colleague who had, and he said it was the best Malaysian food he's had outside of that country. Regardless, the place is a cozy spot,... More 

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California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

The Malaysian soup is delicious and reasonably priced --a spicy broth filled with nicely-sliced seafood.. A treat from our more bland American food. The place was filled at lunch-time. The service was prompt and attentive.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Nice and reasonable Malaysian food in Vancouver. I tried the Denman street branch and though the place is small, the service is very efficient. Worth trying if you're around the area of English Bay beach.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1096 Denman Street, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver
  • Phone Number: 604-683-3333

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Asian
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 11:30 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?