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1009 Arch St, Philadelphia, PA 19107 (City Center East)
+1 215-592-8288
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Ranked #330 of 3,756 Restaurants in Philadelphia
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $3 - $22
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Cuisines: Sushi, Malaysian
Neighborhood: City Center East
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Good for: Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Description: BYOB
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Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia
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88 reviews 88 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Located in the heart of China Town, Philadelphia & recommended to by friends, was pleasantly surprised by oriental atmosphere! Waiters/staff are pleased to see you there & will go out of the way to satisfy ones pallet with suggestions to the menu, enlightening you with the taste that will best suit you with respect to ones place of origin! With... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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324 reviews 324 reviews
203 restaurant reviews
108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

I went in and expected a brightly lit, modern establishment based on other online reviews. I'm not sure what certain people refer to as "great atmosphere," but this is certainly not what I would consider as "great." The place was very dimly lit, the table was so sticky, it took a significant lift to get my plate unstuck and it... More

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Lafayette Hill, Pennsylvania
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Nothing too unique. Also, if you are a vegetarian, then beware, there's a section in the menu called vegetarian but when you look at all the dishes, they have shrimp in it.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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73 reviews 73 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

The decore is interesting but not why you come here. I discovered this restaurant just after it opened and I was very pleasently surprised. There is a full menu of soups, hot pots, rice dishes and so on, ALL at a very reasonable price. Sushi, did I mention they have sushi? The wait staff is pleased to see you and... More

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Palm Harbor, Florida
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23 reviews 23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

My daughter has been there before and she recommended me to go.I had Basil Tofu and it was excellent.Service was very quick and price is very reasonable too. My daughter had noodle with seafood and it was tasty too. This is Malaysian cuisine restaurant but I'm not sure any different from Chinese dishes. There are many veriety of food on... More

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Blacksburg, Virginia
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32 reviews 32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

This restaurant doesn't look like much from the outside or inside but the food is very authentic Malaysian/Singaporean Chinese food. The Laksa, the Roti, the Guai Tiu, the fish head curry, they are all what I remember from Malaysian restaurants in Hong Kong and one trip to Singapore. If you are caucasian the waiters may try to talk you out... More

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New Haven, Connecticut
12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

I spent three days at Philadelphia for an academic conference and went to this restaurant three times. I never got tired of the food. This is the best place in the Eastern United States to get authentic Malaysian cuisine. The variety is great, the flavors are rich but not overwhelming. The service staff is friendly too.

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81 reviews 81 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Visited restaurant with 5 friends. Large variety on menu from Chinese influenced dishes to Thai influenced dishes. We had a nice green curry soup, a tasty chicken curry dish, and a nice beef with aromatic spices. The flat bread appetizer was also excellent. Only drawback was it was really noisy and packed on Saturday night. Prices were modest. I will... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

My husband and I lunched here after attending a conference at the PA Convention Center. The inside is clean and nicely decorated, and the service was friendly and efficient. Menu is a combination of Malaysian, Chinese, Thai, Indian, and Japanese, and takes a little deciphering, but is worth it. We split the banana leaf satay chicken appetizer that came with... More

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Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We had a very enjoyable lunch here. Food was very good and service was excellent. Price wasn't too bad considering it is in Philadelphia. I would visit again if I were in the area.

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Additional Information about Banana Leaf

Address: 1009 Arch St, Philadelphia, PA 19107
Phone Number: +1 215-592-8288
Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia>  > City Center East
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Monday 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Tuesday 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Wednesday 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Thursday 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Friday 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Saturday 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Average Prices: USD 3 - 22
Cuisine: Sushi, Malaysian

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