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Banana Leaf

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Asian, Thai, Fusion, Malaysian
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McCarthy Ranch Shopping Center, 182 Ranch Dr. (McCarthy Blvd.), Milpitas, CA 95035
408-719-9811
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:45 pm
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Fri 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Sat 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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    Very good
  • 19
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  • 3
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Delicious Malaysian food

I have yet to taste a bad dish here. Exotic flavors, well seasoned and prepared fresh. Service is good, but they are often crowded.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
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Milpitas
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  • Families with children
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Milpitas
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13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

I have yet to taste a bad dish here. Exotic flavors, well seasoned and prepared fresh. Service is good, but they are often crowded.

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Union City, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

I'm surprised I had not reviewed Banana Leaf..been going there for at least 10 years and keep coming back - so shame on me, but better later than never ;). LOVE Banana Leaf. The food/flavor is consistent. The service is awesome and friendly. They always do some dessert if you're celebrating something. It's always crowded and they only do reservations... More 

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Silverdale, WA, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

The menu was varied with many tempting items. I enjoyed a lamb dish that tasted fabulous and was beautifully seasoned.

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Lexington, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

We visited this twice. Once for dinner, late, nearly around closing time. It may be because I was hungry and ordered pretty much alone, but I enjoyed the Roti Prata (but not the other Roti dish which has egg mixed in), which is a handkerchief-thin and about the same size too Roti bread with a curry sauce which is delicious.... More 

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

If you love malaysian cuisine, you have got to try it out. You could order Roti Prata, Laksa without a doubt, here. I bumped into this place on my way back to my hotel. I'm glad I did. The place is a lil small. So tends to get crowded post 8 pm.

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San Jose, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Food is quite good and the restaurant is very popular. To get a table without a long wait, go before or after the lunch crowd - as the restaurant is always packed during M-F lunch time. (I've only gone to Banana Leaf for lunch, not sure if dinner is crowded.)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Exquisite! The food was a new experience for all of us. None of us had had Malaysian food before. What a wonderful surprise. We arrived early (6pm) since they don't take reservations for parties less than 5. We were seated right away. Service was fast, attentive. Their recommendations were spot on. Food was amazing! By the time we left, the... More 

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Good place, plenty of options. Many vegetarian options. Particularly liked the Roti Prata appetizer. Tried the fried ice cream for the first time, it was different but not very tasty.

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Farmington, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

I am Malaysian, so in true Malaysian-ness, I try to visit any and every Malaysian restaurant there is. I ordered the sauteed KangKung with garlic, Hainan chicken rice and a very refreshing glass of Malay Ice Tea. That was the winning combination as it tasted like I was sitting in a restaurant back in Malaysia. I was seated fairly quickly... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

The food here is incredible. So flavoursome and high quality. The venue is very busy and s little crammed due to its success. The drink choices are also excellent.

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Additional Information about Banana Leaf

Address: McCarthy Ranch Shopping Center, 182 Ranch Dr. (McCarthy Blvd.), Milpitas, CA 95035
Phone Number: 408-719-9811
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Milpitas
Open Hours:
Monday 5:00 pm - 9:45 pm  11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 9:45 pm  11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 9:45 pm  11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm - 9:45 pm  11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 3:00 pm  5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Average Prices: USD $20 to $35
Cuisine: Asian, Thai, Fusion, Malaysian

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: McCarthy Ranch Shopping Center, 182 Ranch Dr. (McCarthy Blvd.), Milpitas, CA 95035
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Milpitas
  • Phone Number: 408-719-9811

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD $20 to $35
  • Cuisine: Asian, Thai, Fusion, Malaysian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Monday
5:00 pm - 9:45 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:45 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:45 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:45 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?