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Singapore's Banana Leaf

6333 W 3rd St, Los Angeles, CA 90036-3109 (Central L.A)
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Ranked #2,356 of 8,555 restaurants in Los Angeles
Cuisines: Malaysian
Neighborhood: Central L.A
Most recent review
- Jul 5, 2014
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Neighborhood: Central L.A
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37 reviews from our community

66% Recommend
Rating summary
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Japanese first
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English first
San Diego
14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

I will qualify the title to state that, in my opinion, and for my tastes, there are no very good places to eat in the farmers market. We don't eat meat, and that does affect our choices. That being said, despite the other reviews of "poor attempt Singapore/Malasian foods", I really don't care if it is just like you can... More

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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

A group of 5 Singaporean/Malaysians were there on May 2014 and below are impressions. Laksa- this one tastes something else pretty far away from expected and doesn`t deserve to be called laksa. Cendol- It just has the coconut milk flavors.Totally missing are brown syrup and many essential ingredients.Flavors are nothing close to a cendol. Mee Goreng -doesnt look and taste... More

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Northridge, CA
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147 reviews 147 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

Flavors were good, although the Curry was a bit oily and wasn't a good emulsification. The other big down side to this restaurant is that it is cash only!

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Los Angeles, California
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39 reviews 39 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

I thought the food was ok. I told them I didn't want it to be too spicy and it came out pretty flavorless, so I would just say not to ask for your food to be too mild. The only cool thing about it is that it's in the Farmer's Market... but so are a lot of much better restaurants.

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Chicago, IL USA
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29 reviews 29 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014

My family is from Singapore and I am a huge fan of Mee Goring and Satay. This spot in the Farmer's Market in L.A. by The Grove gets pretty close to traditional Singaporean cooking. We had the Mee Goring and Chicken Satay and we loved it. The spices were good and the sauces were excellent. Highly recommended if you want... More

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Warsaw, Poland
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71 reviews 71 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2013

I am regular here since 5+ years and ... the good old charm and flavour are gone. The food is still OK, but it really used to be THE place. The food here was so good, that I was driving through half of LA for lunch. I just had a laksa today - which is the signature dish of Singapore's... More

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Top Contributor
75 reviews 75 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

We enjoyed the parathas and beef curry dish. The seating near the restaurant can get full and hot from the cooking. The food is very good though.

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Huntington Beach, California
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96 reviews 96 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013 via mobile

We love to make a Sunday drive up to the Los Angeles Farmers Market at 3rd and Fairfax, wander the stalls, see the sights, and stop for our special lunch at Singapore Banana Leaf. We share a couple of dishes, after devouring fresh lime juice in our wait. Our favorite is Gado Gado salad: lettuce with warm potatoes, green beans,... More

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Top Contributor
91 reviews 91 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2013

This little place offers some kind of fusion cuisine from south east asia. I ate a bowl of meat and noodles and it was very tasty. If you visit farmer's market, don't miss it.

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Sydney, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2013

I like hawker food and this is a poor attempt at it. The laksa was a tepid grey looking over coconut - flavoured non event. Beef rendang looked tasty but had no flavour or spice.

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