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The Banana Leaf Restaurant

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409 North University Avenue, Provo, UT
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11:00 am - 9:45 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 9:45 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

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  • 18
    Excellent
  • 13
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 1
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  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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Authentic food and atmosphere Food is served on a plate with a large banana leaf covering the plate. The food was delicious and had a good variety.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 9, 2015
shel_bel9
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Spanish Fork, Utah
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Utah, United States
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

We've been here twice--the first time we were a larger group of friends and ordered the huge sampler option. The food was so great, we loved the options offered and couldn't stop raving about the place. The second time it was just my husband and myself--we got the smaller sampler option and were less than impressed. The curries didn't taste... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

The place next door had a twenty minute wait. We have a three year old. With no wait and a warm welcome from the wife, we sat down to unexpected exquisiteness. The restaurant is mom and pop with a well mannered two year old playing quietly at the front desk. The wife is not the chef and is a little... More 

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Spanish Fork, Utah
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34 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Authentic food and atmosphere Food is served on a plate with a large banana leaf covering the plate. The food was delicious and had a good variety.

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Moab, Utah, United States
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74 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

This little family owned restaurant was a gem. The food and flavors were very good and the atmosphere was very cozy. The staff is a family and they were kind and inviting and it felt like dining at someone's home more than a restaurant. The waiter was happy to make suggestions about his favorite items and explain the dishes. Really... More 

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Provo, Utah, United States
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38 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

We chose to go here after the wait at Bombay House was an hour long. We got the sampler plater which had the coconut and basmati rice, 4 curries, a chicken and a beef dish. We also ordered the avocado shake and the mango lassi. Overall the food was good and the quality was good, but when I compare it... More 

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Salt Lake City
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

The sweet and savory pineapple dish was to die for, as were the curries. The staff was attentive, but didn't hover. Fantastic experience over all!

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

I was so excited to see this historic home, now serving as an exotic restaurant, food that should have not been found anywhere else, Sri Lanka! Ordered the most expensive shrimp dinner ($15/to go) picture looked delicious, with a special sauce to bring out the flavor, got back to the motel only to find plain steamed shrimp, no sauce, no... More 

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London
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 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
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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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Seattle, Washington
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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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Additional Information about The Banana Leaf Restaurant

Address: 409 North University Avenue, Provo, UT
Location: United States  >  Utah (UT)  >  Wasatch Range  >  Provo
Open Hours:
Monday 11:00 am - 9:45 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 9:45 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 9:45 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 9:45 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 9:45 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 9:45 pm
Cuisine: International

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 409 North University Avenue, Provo, UT
  • Location: United States  >  Utah (UT)  >  Wasatch Range  >  Provo

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: International
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 9:45 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:45 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:45 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:45 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:45 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:45 pm

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