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Banana Leaf

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$$$
Asian, Thai, Asian fusion, Malaysian
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McCarthy Ranch Shopping Center, 182 Ranch Dr. (McCarthy Blvd.), Milpitas, CA 95035
408-719-9811
Website
Today
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Closed now
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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, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 89
    Excellent
  • 58
    Very good
  • 18
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 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
Great Alternative

Great service and very good food. This is a favorite eatery within the City of Milpitas. There are often lines to dine at lunch and dinner times.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
Mary M
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San Jose, California, United States
Good for:
  • Families with children
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San Jose, California, United States
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Great service and very good food. This is a favorite eatery within the City of Milpitas. There are often lines to dine at lunch and dinner times.

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

The pad Thai, plain prata were really good. The cocktails were not that great though. They could offer more varieties of pratas and South East Asian desserts though. That would give a more Singaporean / Malaysian feel.

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Los Gatos, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015 via mobile

We have been there several times. Great Food. Great dishes presentation. Value priced. Can be a long wait sometimes. Relaxed atmosphere. Try their green and red currys. Highly recommended.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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30 reviews 30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

There were many dining options within walking distance of the Hilton Garden Inn Milpitas, but Banana Leaf Restaurant is one of the best. It opens at 5PM for dinner, and quickly filled up. With Fresh Rolls and Tom Yam Soup as starters, we also couldn’t pass up on their famous Roti Prata. Main courses of Red Chicken Curry and Mango... More 

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20 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

I met this place because of a friend, and the experience was delightful. Dishes plenty of colours, textures, flavors, and smells that recall Bangkok downtown contemporary cuisine, in a more neighborhood homemade style. I tried grilled Salmon with softly spiced sauce, coconut rice, and Rotti. Icecream scope and Jazmine tea for dessert. Delicious. Table attention was prompt, charming and kind.... More 

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Bangalore
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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

I love Roti Paratha !!! Bit expensive but worth it ! You may have to wait also but wait is worth too ! Food is so tasty that you will forget about all the wait time. Do try it !

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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33 reviews 33 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

One word for this restaurant - "Awesome". You go there any time, you will have to wait.. But this wait is worth.. Awesome food... and nice hospitality...

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Phoenix, Arizona
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

It's always packed so get there early for lunch or wait till 1P when the crowd thins out just a bit. I try to come here each visit.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

After signing the credit authorization slip, waiter claimed the charge did not go through. I showed manager my immediate email notification from Visa, showing pending charge from Banana Leaf. Manager insisted I must pay again. Now I have TWO pending charges from Banana Leaf for same bill. The amount is small, but truly wrong in principle to attempt to charge... More 

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Peradeniya, Sri Lanka
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28 reviews 28 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

Had a dinner with friends. Looks like always packed and had to wait for our turn. However, the food was good. Had Malay and Indian stuff. Tasty food and a should try place.

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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, Asian 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

Questions & Answers

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Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?