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Banana Leaf

Hotel Komala Vilas, Ground Floor 73 & 75 | Rashbehari Avenue, Near Allahabad Branch, Kolkata (Calcutta) 700019, India
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Vegetarian
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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- Jul 23, 2014
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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32 reviews 32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 via mobile

First n foremost, the minuses of this place.....although south Indian food is for the diet conscious people, but once here one is bound gain weight.....not joking.....the food is so delicious n light....I overate.......so did my better half......this is the only n the most important minus!!!!!!!!point. Now the plus points......, Unending....., Price is just what it should be....... Taste.....hmmmmm......I gained 1kg......what... More

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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123 reviews 123 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

If you happen to be near Lake Market in south Kolkata, do try the famous cheese dosas here. I have never tasted better dosas even in south India, which is home to this snack. The Idly, Uthapam and vandals are also great here. Price wise it is just a little on the higher side but worth every Rupee of it.

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Srinagar
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

I was not impressed with the ambience of the restaurant because of its noisy and dusty neibhourhood unique to Kolkata and the some what conjusted building over crowded with patrons making the premises difficult to maintain in a spic and span condition. The waiters also appeared tired and not so well groomed. All that vanished when I had the first... More

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

As recent as 02 Jul 14, my niece Sucharita and myself visited Banana Leaf for afternoon snacks. I, being a vegetarian, really love this family restaurant. The homely ambience with prompt and smiling service attracts many visitors. The foods are proper South Indian. My favourite dish is 'Rice Pongal' at Sunday Breakfast. I am longing for the 'Special Meal' served... More

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

Good, fresh and filling that's what describes the food served at Banana Leaf. The menu is not very elaborate and confines itself to Tamil Cuisine although some items like Appam, Mysore Dosa do feature in the menu. However as in most South Indian Restaurants in Kolkata, items like Pesarattu, Gole Vada etc. are missing. However they prepare the food they... More

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

This is the height of Southern Indian delicacies in the east. This is one place I visit ow and then to get a rava dosa, or onion utthapam, and rasam of course. Southern food is as healthy as tasty they are, and Banana Leaf makes it more exciting with the indigenous spices served when asked in a little bowl. The... More

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Middlesex, England
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26 reviews 26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Having grown up in Kolkata, and being a big fan of South India food. I was keen to try this resturant owing to the rave reviews on trip advisor. Frankly a bit dissapointed. I judge a South Indian Restautrant by how soft the idli's are. Frankly this wasn't. Fell flat on the 1st hurdle. Then ordered & shared a Mehdu... More

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Noida, India
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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

Good Food at a convinient location. Great south indian delicacy. Dosa, Idly are yummy tasty. Kids enjoy and they serve on banana leaf ( hope that's why the name). Good joint for evening snacks or breakfast

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Boston, United States
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10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

This is a very convenient place near the central shopping district where you can come, have your breakfast, go shopping, come back from lunch, shop again, come back for dinner and feel good. South Indian cuisine was a welcome change for us during our 10 day visit to the East where we had the urge of having home food. Reasonably... More

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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65 reviews 65 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Banana Leaf is the quintessential South Indian restaurant, good for both “meals” and “tiffin,” washed down by strong filter coffee. It is attached to a small traditional hotel, and offers breakfast as early as 8 am. It remains open for lunch, dinner and everything in between! The menu is basic, but attractively presented. The décor is functional and uncluttered. The... More

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