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The Banana Leaf Restaurant

409 North University Avenue, Provo, UT
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Ranked #22 of 256 restaurants in Provo
Cuisines: Eclectic
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
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81% Recommend
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English first
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

What a disappointment. They have no sparkling water or any alcohol for that matter. They have two bathrooms, one of which had a working light and no paper towels. Never mind the filthy window sills. The staff were not interested in resolving the problem when it was brought to their attention. We left after the starter. Won't be back.

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Pleasant Grove, Utah
15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

I went quite awhile ago and only remember that I had the avocado shake. I was SUPER skeptical at first, but was utterly blown away with it's pure creativity and ability to make me feel like I was sailing on a magical avocado filled with free happiness to last a lifetime. If you want your life to be better than... More

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Provo, Utah
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

One of the more unique restaurants in the Provo area. Extremely tasty and authentic Sri Lankan cuisine, with gluten free & vegan options on most menu items. The Avocado drink is delicious and balances out the spicy sauce quite well. I've been excited to see this place flourish and grow.

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Dallas, Texas
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55 reviews 55 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014

A smallish college town restaurant on the main drag in Provo, Banana Leaf offers a fairly satisfying dozen or so meals that mainly riff on Thai dishes. Our party of seven had a chicken curry (large and right on), a spicy mango chicken (meh), a sizzling shrimp platter (good but cardboard tasting rice), and a beef-pineapple mix served in two... More

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St. George, Utah
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

My son and I recently at here and completely enjoyed our lunch. We shared coconut curry and chicken tikka masala. It was delicious. Even the avocado shake with whipped cream and chocolate was tasty. The lunch was served promptly and the service was excellent. They even chased me to my car when I left my credit card behind! I highly... More

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Provo, Utah
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2013

I really like Banana Leaf, they are family owned and extremely welcoming. However, I expected Sri Lankan and Singaporean food to be something new. It was basically just Indian food, which makes sense, but was a bit disappointing. The quality and flavor was top notch. The restaurant seems to be converted from an old victorian era home. Great decor and... More

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Redlands, California
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179 reviews 179 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
154 helpful votes 154 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2013

My wife and brother and sister-in-law were touting this as the best restaurant in Provo. So we took a family group over the holiday weekend eager to try it. The outside of the building stands out, with its bright colors, and the inside does as well, with many (presumably) Sri Lankan decorations, including elephant statues and Indian type pictures (Sri... More

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Havre MT
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38 reviews 38 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

My wife and I actually were going to try the Indian restaurant nearby that was listed numer one of trip advisor. They were closed so we found this restaurant just down the street and decided to eat there. Lovely atmosphere--rather elegant. Service was fine and very polite and helpful. Enjoyed our food (we had lunch specials at a very reasonable... More

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Spokane, Washington
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

GAG, That is all I can say. My husband and I were starving and decided to give this place a try and boy were we sorry. The food was obviously pre-made. It took them a total of 8 minutes to bring our food out and it tasted like it. It was like eating the worst frozen TV dinners we had... More

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Orcutt, California
19 reviews 19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013 via mobile

The food here is amazing! Portions are great for the price. The restaurant has a nice formal ambience with dark wood walls and the decorations. Comfy chairs and formal linens. We went for dinner on a Saturday night right before closing- and the place was barely comfortable. Just a small AC unit to cool down the place in the summer.... More

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