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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 #2,147 of 8,579 Restaurants in Los Angeles
Cuisines: Malaysian
Neighborhood: Central L.A
Most recent review
- Aug 26, 2014
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Neighborhood: Central L.A
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English first
rancho cucamonga,CA
14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Being raised in Singapore, and having lived in the LA area for many decades, I am always on the hunt for Singaporean food. We have tried Banana Leaf 3 times, just to be sure, and we agree that it is a poor attempt at Singaporean food. Service is not friendly ever. No smiles, no chatting, nothing. Prices are high for... More

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Los Angeles, California, USA
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44 reviews 44 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

if you go to the Farmers Market and are not in the mood for the amazing Brazilian food that Pampas grill have to offer then go here. Truly Scrumptious!

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Buena Park, California
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161 reviews 161 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

TIP: Allow 15 minutes for parking; it gets busy on weekends. Singapore's Banana Leaf validates Farmer's market parking, but not the Grove structure parking. We have been to the Farmer's Market several times, but never ate at Singapore's Banana Leaf until today. We ordered roti paratha, satay beef, chicken curry, and laksa soup. The roti paratha is described as grilled... More

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San Diego
14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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
16 helpful votes 16 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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157 reviews 157 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 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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90 reviews 90 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 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
80 reviews 80 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 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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