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Banana Leaf Malaysian Cuisine

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Asian, Malaysian
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820 West Broadway, Vancouver, British Columbia V5Z 1J8, Canada
16047316333
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11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 143
    Excellent
  • 126
    Very good
  • 27
    Average
  • 17
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great food, service and value

The food portions were large, the spice on the food was good and the service went well. I would definitely go back as the menu is extensive. I would love to try one of the fixed price menuses

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
Michael H
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Chicago, Illinois
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

A party of 15 on a Friday night, we made reservations in advance. At first, the service was attentive. They promptly took our drink and food orders. The drinks arrived timely, but we waited 45 minutes for appetizers. Entrees slowly trickled out thereafter so half of our party was done eating before the other half received their orders. The waitstaff... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

The food portions were large, the spice on the food was good and the service went well. I would definitely go back as the menu is extensive. I would love to try one of the fixed price menuses

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

We picked lunch as our first time tasting at Banana Leaf. It was EXCELLENT! For the first time, we didn't know which dish was good to order so we chose the Lunch Tasting Menu. The Asian Salad was like the salad everyone could make at home; the Spring rolls were like others we could eat somewhere else too. "Roti Canai"... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Very delicious food. I love the green beans and prawns the best but everything is delicious here. We ate the feast one night and were very happy with the amount of choices and quality of each dish. The servers are also kind and attentive and made great suggestions for our group. Highly recommend banana leaf for lunch, dinner, groups...

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Arlington, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Ok full disclosure, none of us had ever had Malaysian food before. I have no idea if this is authentic, the norm, etc. All I can tell you is that every member of my party LOVED IT. Service was great. The food was unique but inviting. The mixed drinks were especially good. The portions were quite large, we took a... More 

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Went for diner. The food was excellent. I can recommend the sambal tiger prawns. The prawns were really big and the sauce was delicious. The only reason I'm not giving 5 stars is that the service let it down slightly. When we arrived I asked a waiter who was clearing tables outside if there was a child's menu. He gave... More 

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Surrey, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Had a lovely lunch today at the Banana Leaf Restaurant. The food was beautifully prepared, very tasty, and the service was prompt and courteous. Looking forward to visiting again. I highly recommend the lettuce wraps, but you cannot go wrong on any of the menu items

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Extraordinarily delicious 7-course lunch tasting menu - culinary delights, highly memorable! Huge variety of dishes, flavour pairings were excellent: papaya/pineapple green asian salad, calamari, roti canai, assam fish curry, beef curry, samba green beans, pisang goring all excellent! The wine pairings were excellent. Everyone in our huge party enjoyed it, adults and children alike were thrilled with the delicious, unique... More 

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Enniskillen, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015 via mobile

Best chicken satay I have ever tasted! Extremely pleasant staff, a very cosy atmosphere and an authentic Malaysian dining experience!

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vancouver, bc
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

I had to write my review under this location, and while very good, the review is actually for the Kitsilano location (3005 W Broadway). I just can't seem to write a review for that location...I keep being directed to this location. I usually go to the Kitsilano location simply because it's conveniently located and relatively easy to find parking. But... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 820 West Broadway, Vancouver, British Columbia V5Z 1J8, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver
  • Phone Number: 16047316333

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Asian, Malaysian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?