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Banana Leaf Malaysian Cuisine

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Shaughnessy
Asian, Malaysian
As featured in 3 Days in Vancouver and 1 other guide
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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: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 160
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  • 138
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  • 32
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  • 20
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  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good food - ambiance not up to other Banana Leafs

While the food at this location is equal to the Kitsalano location, I prefer the more western location as a much more enjoyable place to partake a meal. While close to the Broadway Sky train station, I recommend travelling further west to the Kitsilano location - I will!

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
tordad2
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Toronto, ON
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Toronto, ON
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128 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

While the food at this location is equal to the Kitsalano location, I prefer the more western location as a much more enjoyable place to partake a meal. While close to the Broadway Sky train station, I recommend travelling further west to the Kitsilano location - I will!

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This was my first foray into Malaysian cuisine. Now I can't believe I've denied myself for all these years. Excellent, excellent food. My work had it catered to our office for a meeting, and it was fantastic. All of it. The Rotis were not to be believed. And I've never eaten so many green beans and wanted to keep eating... More 

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Smithers, Canada
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62 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It was just a short walk from our hotel, so we thought "why not?" We were seated Promptly, the waiters were friendly, and attentive. We tried and shared 3 different dishes, plus a bowl of rice (cooked to perfection). WOW, the flavours !! Also nice and cold Stanley Park Amber Ale, ........ All at a VERY REASONABLE price. We hope... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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47 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My two girlfriends and I met at the Banana leaf by West Broadway. The quality of food was mediocre, service ok. Don't recommend it.

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vancouver
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

5 of us visited this place with various palates and likes. We enjoyed the roti canai appetizer with the tasty sauce and the tofu goreng. The assam currey scallops were very good but the beef curry was not very tender. The char kuey teow was a big hit but the mee goreng was a bit too sweet. Would rcommend but... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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22 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Apparently this is considered a good quality Malay restaurant and seems to get very busy. This is the second time I've been and all in all it was underwhelming. At least at lunchtime the restaurant was full of hospital workers who didn't seem particularly discriminating. Though there was a lunch menu I ordered a la carte. Not only did they... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Amzaming food. Great place to try Malaysian cuisine. A good variety on the menu to choose from. The staffs are knowledgeable and friendly. Have the sampler platter for two which was really good and had a good variety of items. (comes with chicken skewers, roti ,spring rolls, and calamari) Also tried seafood pineapple fried rice. Another amazing dish served inside... More 

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Blaine, WA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015

We ordered the 10 Course Holiday menu and the dishes were delicious. The service was fast and the wait servers were very

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Prince George, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

went here for dinner after a recommendation from a friend. The place was packed and we had to wait for a table. That usually would indicate the food is good. Well, the food was good, just not great. We had the 10 dish sampler. It started with some steamed mussels and deep fried oysters. The oysters were very good, the... More 

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San Miguel, California
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015 via mobile

The service and customer friendly staff at this restaurant set the tone for this entire dinner. There's lots on the menu to choose from and the food is just great. We each chose specific items, then shared our several dishes. What a delightful dinner. We are back in Vancouver this week and will revisit in the next couple days, excitedly!

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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>  > Shaughnessy
  • Neighborhood: Shaughnessy
  • Phone Number: 16047316333

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Asian, Malaysian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Families with children, Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups
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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Neighborhood Profile
Shaughnessy
Residential neighbourhood to the ultra-wealthy, the gorgeous manor houses centred around The Crescent area are a fabled sight to behold. Shaughnessy is Vancouver's most verdant plotted neighbourhood, and its tree-lined streets, walking routes, bike trails, and charming public parks make for an ideal location to spend and afternoon communing with nature. Consequently, it is also the botanical centre of the city, featuring conservatories and an expansive Botanical Garden, taming and sculpting the wild into seasonal viewing areas and enchanting landscapes. Quiet, elegant Shaughnessy excels at providing the Three Gs: Gardens, Golfing, and Galleries.