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84 Bach Dang Street, Hoi An, Vietnam
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Good location

Our first meal in Hoi An was lunch here at Banana Leaf. Staff weren't very friendly, but brought us a very nice lunch. We enjoyed Hoi An specialty White Rose. Enjoyed the scenery right on the river.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 14, 2015
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Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
  • Large groups
  • Romantic
  • Families with children
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Auckland
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87 reviews 87 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Our first meal in Hoi An was lunch here at Banana Leaf. Staff weren't very friendly, but brought us a very nice lunch. We enjoyed Hoi An specialty White Rose. Enjoyed the scenery right on the river.

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Auckland
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015 via mobile

Went here on recommendation and apart from wait staff was not disappointed. Vast range to pick from excellent wontons which were more nacho style, squid stuffed with pork and mushroom, duck with ginger/lemongrass and eggplant with spring onion sauce. Choice of alcholic beverages also good. Wait staff didnt appear too interested but have noticed that in a few places. Looks... More 

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Northamptonshire, United Kingdom
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76 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

We were recommended to go to this restaurant by our guide who had recommended really excellent places in the past. He said it was his favourite restaurant. We'd walked past a couple of times and it had always been empty. That should have rung the alarm bells. Anyway as he said it was really good we decided to eat there... More 

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Somerset West, Western Cape, South Africa
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147 reviews 147 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

Arrived for a late lunch, and got the impression from the staff that they were less than enthusiastic to serve us. Were slow taking the orders, and slowish bringing the food. (Though to their credit, we were a large group and they didn't make any mistakes, and we each got our own bill. Wouldn't happen where I come from!) The... More 

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

Very popular place, must have been back two or three times the food was that impressive. Coconut prawns were a big hit, but all the food we ordered was excellent, and came out pretty quickly. Overall a great find.

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Leicester, England, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Overall I cannot recommend this place. Its location is very good, however the food is not decent. I couldn't finish my quang cuz it was too bad. It was the first time I saw someone put tomato in this dish, and it disappointed me from the look to the taste. Not recommended. You can definitely find better place in Hoi... More 

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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Located on the river Banana Leaf has a good view on the top floor. I had a more traditional Western breakfast (eggs and bacon) with a baguette. The Irish coffee was decent but nothing special.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

We enjoyed a late lunch here that happened to coincide with happy hour. We enjoyed spring rolls and papaya salad and the restaurant is well located to enjoy views of the river.

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London, United Kingdom
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3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

We travelling on tour and taken to there with some other. Food there were really good with quick services. Staffs were very nice and especially great location overlooking to the river with beautiful lanterns. Come back again tomorrow.

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Singapore, Singapore
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

Had been in Vietnam for internship and visited Hoi An as part of my holidays. Everything was well except for this discriminating restaurant with rude staff and stinking attitude! 1) when we entered the restaurant, we requested for a seat upstairs. The staff replied "upstairs, FULL!" For a few times with annoyance and insistence. When my friend went up to... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 84 Bach Dang Street, Hoi An, Vietnam
  • Location: Asia  >  Vietnam  >  Quang Nam Province  >  Hoi An

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Vietnamese

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Dining on a budget, Large groups, Romantic, Families with children

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