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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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11:00 am - 10:30 pm
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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: Dinner, Lunch, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 114
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  • 73
    Very good
  • 23
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  • 5
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  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Excellent Dining

Visited Saturday night and the place was packed but we manage to score a table right away. Off to a great start! We ordered Roti, Gado Gado, Char Kuey Teow and Beef satay. Everything was very flavorful and authentic tasting except for the satay. We also had the Chendol for desert and my wife the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Phoenix, Arizona
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Phoenix, Arizona
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58 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Visited Saturday night and the place was packed but we manage to score a table right away. Off to a great start! We ordered Roti, Gado Gado, Char Kuey Teow and Beef satay. Everything was very flavorful and authentic tasting except for the satay. We also had the Chendol for desert and my wife the hot key lime drink. They... More 

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Huntington Beach, California
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40 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

First time visitor. Menu has a lot of variety, including many vegetarian items. I've had chili crab in Singapore and I was excited to see chili crab and chili prawns (also black pepper dishes) on the menu, and they were willing to adjust the spiciness. Service was very polite and attentive. Prices were very reasonable.

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Thank TonyRHB
Ann Arbor, Michigan
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87 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went here with numerous family & friends on New Year's Eve - extremely crowded (naturally). Started with a very simple - and tasty - satay (beef and chicken) with sweet curry. The Thai salad was disappointing though - overloaded with a vinegar dressing which masks the natural taste of the vegetables (usually a suspicion that the stuff is getting old).... More 

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Thank frtw
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32 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

Very nice relaxed ambient. Great food from Thailand, Vietnam and India. Friendly and fast service. Went in a large group +10, so got to taste almost everything. Will definitely come back.

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Thank Sebastián T
Milpitas, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015

The food is delicious, the staff very friendly. It's always packed, so get there early for dinner or you might be waiting awhile!

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Thank jansX2284IZ
Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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136 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015

I ate here with some colleagues. We all chose a dish and shared - the food was fantastic from Thai Pad Thai to Chilean Sea Bass in black pepper sauce, I could not fault a thing. Service was rapid and friendly and they could not do enough to make us feel welcome. Great restaurant, will definitely return.

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Thank Mark B
Chennai
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59 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015

Good crowded place, though pricey. Food tastes nice but a bit greasy. Service is quick. They serve Asian food with mainly South East Asian recipes. Good cocktails served. Good place to indulge once in a way.

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Thank rbdasan
Bath, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015 via mobile

In the past few weeks I've been to Banana Leaf several times. The food & service has been consistently good even when showing up with a large group at relatively short notice. When I'm in the area it'll be the first place I head to.

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Thank PinBath
Newport, Rhode Island
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015

Visited this restaurant for dinner and overall liked everything. It is an all-Asia fusion restaurant and the menu is pretty creative. The atmosphere is a bit crowded, cramped and rushed but it's nice inside and they have an outside seating area as well. The menu is very large however it seems like each main ingredient dish (for instance salmon, shrimp,... More 

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New Delhi, India
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71 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015

I have been to Banana leaf many times and always tries the Parota curry, red curry, different rice options. This time I tried some of the Bar options and that is also a good exp. So overall great. The only negative point is it is very crowded and you have to go there at least 30 min before the usual... More 

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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 - 35
  • Cuisine: Asian, Thai, Fusion, Malaysian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Large groups
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?