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Banana Leaf

McCarthy Ranch Shopping Center, 182 Ranch Dr. (McCarthy Blvd.), Milpitas, CA 95035
408-719-9811
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Ranked #2 of 272 restaurants in Milpitas
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $20 - $35
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
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  • English first
  • Japanese first
  • Russian first
  • Any
English first
Top Contributor
71 reviews 71 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 via mobile

Five of us landed here for dinner, on a high recommendation and we were not disappointed. The ambience is very good, seating indoors and outside, the beers crisp and the food awesome. Would recommend their starters 'roti' or 'palota' as the Malaysians refer to it, and you can crank up the spices, sauces the way you want. It is crowded,... More

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Milpitas, California
Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Nice location and place, both inside and outside seating is nice. Quick service. I ordered mango prawns and noodles, which wasn't really up to my palate, too sweet and no flavors. Prawns weren't fresh at all, they were slightly fibrous!! May be other items on the menu would be nice, however for the price for those things, i would rather... More

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California Hot Springs, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

This place offers THE BEST singapore malaysian food in the bay area or possibly US. There is really nothing on the menu that doesnt taste great. I go here pretty often with colleagues and family. However, there are couple of servers who dont understand the meaning of customer service so as long as you dont land in those table. Its... More

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Milpitas, California
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33 reviews 33 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

We went for the first time last Thursday (June 17) afternoon and we were seated immediately and got the order by a nice gentleman with his little bow on his shirt. It impressed us how attentive the staff are. The appetizer comes after 30 mins. and then the main meal probably about 45 mins. or more. We are patient enough... More

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San Francisco, California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

I have been to a lot of Malaysian; Thai cuisine restaurants but Banana leaf came out very crowded and noisy place with okay food. We went during dinner time around 8.30 i guess and i got a ticket from the front desk telling they will call us once our number comes. Well, waiting wasn't that much and table which we... More

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Fremont, California
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62 reviews 62 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Banana Leaf is one of the best restaurants in the Bay Area located in McCarthy Ranch in Milpitas near several hi-tech companies in the Silicon Valley. We went for a business lunch at 11.30 and were fortunate to be seated among the handful of tables left. Within minutes the restaurant was packed. Spicy exotic aromas of food being cooked at... More

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Campbell, CA
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78 reviews 78 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

This is a little restaurant in a huge shopping center. A friend had eated there before and recommended we try. What a find! Before we even ordered, we were served with hot tasty soup. Our server was Gabby who was professional in her bow tie, and extremely gracious. Our meals arrived quickly and piping hot! As we ordered both California... More

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Milpitas, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

I like this place alot its alittle pricey but worth it there Pinapple rice is very good good wine choices also.

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Albany, NY
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116 reviews 116 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

After hearing rave reviews from colleagues and on here I was underwhelmed by my experience. I felt rushed and the staff wasn't very friendly. I ordered the pineapple fried rice and found it to be greasy with very few shrimp and soggy cashews. The drinks were good and the price is fair. I would be willing to give it another... More

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3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

Coming to Banana Leaf is a treat for us, either with my family or with co-workers. Food is very good, the waiters are attentive although I think they are over-booked with tables. The wait for a table if you want to eat during normal meal hours are the only complaint here. That could be because this restaurant does so well.... More

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