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Banana Leaf Malaysian Cuisine

#149 of 3,019 Restaurants in Vancouver
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820 West Broadway, Vancouver, British Columbia V5Z 1J8, Canada
604-731-6333
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11:30 am - 10:30 pm
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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
Good for:
Romance
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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  • 120
    Excellent
  • 114
    Very good
  • 24
    Average
  • 15
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Very tasty Singapore chilly crab

We were strolling on Robson Street, admiring the sights of various Ethnic restaurants. We were hungry and it was time for lunch. It was our first time visiting Vancouver. Yelp did not work because we did not enable international cellular service. The menu of Banana Leaf looked good and the place... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 15, 2015
Rulian F
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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71 reviews 71 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

We were strolling on Robson Street, admiring the sights of various Ethnic restaurants. We were hungry and it was time for lunch. It was our first time visiting Vancouver. Yelp did not work because we did not enable international cellular service. The menu of Banana Leaf looked good and the place looked pleasant, so we decided to try our luck.... More 

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Kirkland, Washington
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

We really enjoyed our dinner at Banana Leaf. The food was a little different from Thai, which we usually eat, but was still just a little similar. Ate a delicious curry with Tofu, a decadent fried broccoli, and a lamb dish that was quite good. Crowded on a Tuesday night, when all the other restaurants were empty.

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London, Canada
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41 reviews 41 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

I have never had the opportunity to eat Malaysian food before. We just ordered several items off the menu to share for our group and we were thrilled with the tastes and additional sauces to add for each person's liking. The Banana Leaf was a real hit!

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Seattle
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Liked the variety and authenticity of the dishes we tried. Pleasant environment. On a walkable street.

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Vancouver, Canada
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30 reviews 30 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Food or was divine. Great variety. Small and busy place. Staff was friendly. Price Was reasonable . Place was pretty small so we had To wait for a table.

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Sussex
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

I thought the food was tasty enough, but heavy and greasy. Both my friend and I felt sick the next day--and I pretty much have a cast iron stomach (never actually get stomach aches). Not sure what they put in the food--I'm guessing there is a lot of oil and maybe some meat fat (I am a vegetarian). I don't... More 

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London
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54 reviews 54 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

beautiful restaurant Food is amazing we came here 2 nights as we enjoyed it so much.. if we were staying longer I think we would have just come back every night

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Vancouver, Canada
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

I had a rather good time. Portions were good and the menu is very large. Service was good (but there weren't many people). Really like the after hours menu. Favorite dish: the rice in the pineapple.

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Vancouver, Canada
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39 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Fusion food. Ambience is great for small parties. Portions are small, servers are polite but not friendly. I would prefer tropika for this kind of food, i feel like the value isn't good and you can get better food elsewhere. Heard so much about how good this place is and how it's worth the price, but I wouldn't return here.

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North Vancouver, Canada
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51 reviews 51 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

I recently enjoyed a dinner at Banana Leaf restaurant. I enjoyed my meal, the appetizer sampler shared with a friend. The soup was a big bowl with a small amount of soup, my colleague was thinking that because of the price, the soup would be a large bowl for a meal, not so. Staff were friendly and the atmosphere was... 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: 604-731-6333

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Malaysian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
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?