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Banana Leaf

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Thai, Asian 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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Sunday
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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
Good for:
Families with children

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  • 88
    Excellent
  • 55
    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 Malaysian & Thai Cuisine in Milpitas

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 11, 2015
RazzakMemon
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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29 reviews 29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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12 reviews 12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Been here a couple of times and both times the restaurant was packed so had to wait with a beer - but worth it so don't be put off. This is a noisy, busy sociable place maybe not the best for a quiet dinner. Food is an asian mix of Thai and Malaysian styles but all very good. This is... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

I have been twice to this restaurant (so far) and both the times their parantha with curry sauce was my favourite. I experimented a little and tried black pepper aubergine, absolutely worthy the risk. One of the interesting dishes I have tried in a while. However, I wish I could say the same for the cocktails, drinks. I tried their... More 

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Cary, North Carolina
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56 reviews 56 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

This place is really popular for good reason. You get authentic Malaysian food that's perfectly prepared and absolutely delicious, and the prices are reasonable for the area. Service is also quite good, though the kitchen is usually faster than the bar. The coconut rice is amazing!!

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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: 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

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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?