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“Banana beleafers” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Banana Leaf Asian Cuisine

Banana Leaf Asian Cuisine
44 King St . E. - Elm King Plaza | Unit 8-9, Stoney Creek, Hamilton, Ontario L8G 1K1, Canada
+1 905-662-5557
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Ranked #1 of 75 Restaurants in Stoney Creek
Price range: $9 - $22
Cuisines: Asian, Chinese, Thai, Vietnamese
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Good for: Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery
Description: BANANA LEAF BRINGS YOU THE TASTES OF ASIAN ALL UNDER ONE ROOF From savory Pad Thai to Mushu pork, the tastes of Asia are mouth watering and exotic. But finding them all under one roof was never possible, until now. Banana Leaf Asian Cuisine is Stoney Creek's first Asian fusion restaurant, offering all of your favourite Chinese, Vietnamese and Thai dishes. Owner Tom Ngo and Frankie Chiu welcome you to enjoy the finest selection of delicious Asian cuisine. Conveniently located in the Elm King Plaza in downtown Stoney Creek, across from TD Canada Trust, the restaurant proudly opened its doors in May of 2013. After introducing themselves to the community, Banana Leaf staff members are welcoming more and more repeat customers. Unique house specialties like the Dragon Phoenix Nest, are sure to please. This flavourful feast includes scallops, shrimp, chicken slices and Asian vegetables, stir-fried in garlic, green onion and oyster sauce. Try the Deluxe Shrimp Guoba, featuring shrimp, chicken breast slices, Asian vegetables and crispy rice. The sizzling Satay Beef and Black Pepper Steak are sure to please. A variety of noodle and rice dishes are offered, including the Classic Cantonese Chowmein or Thai Stir-fried Noodles. All of your old favourites are here as well, like General Zuo's Chicken and savoury Pad Thai. Banana Leaf offers may exciting new options you won't find elsewhere. For a variety of meats and fresh vegetables, try the Rainbow Crispy Lettuce Wrap, featuring diced shrimps, minced pork and chicken, diced Chinese sausage, Asian vegetables, crushed peanuts and deep fried rice vermicelli with a lettuce wrapping. Guests can enjoy a wide array of vegetarian, poultry, beef and seafood options at Banana Leaf. The Vegetarian Delight features Asian vegetables, deep fried bean curd and bean thread in a bean curd sauce. To prepare the freshest, most flavorful dishes, Tom and Frankie purchase market-fresh produces every morning. Exotic Asian vegetables like bok choy, snow peas and asparagus are enhanced by the natural flavours of cilantro, lemongrass, basil and other herbs. Dishes are prepared using just the right amount of canola oil, for a great taste that's healthier and less greasy. After a visit to Banana Leaf, guests never leave hungry. The restaurant is known for its big portions and complete meals. With decades of experience in the restaurant and hotel industry, Tom and Frankie welcome you to enjoy authentic Asian cuisine in a warm, relaxing atmosphere. In 1998, Tom opened the successful Blossom City Chinese Restaurant on Brant Street in Burlington Ontario, which is still thriving under different ownership. Blossom City was an overnight success, and Banana Leaf will surely follow suit. Tom and Frankie chose Stoney Creek for their business after realizing the area did not have a restaurant offering a wide range of Asian cuisine. Many restaurants focus, but none offer the broad selection of Asian dishes you'll find at Banana Leaf. Tom's many skills include his work as fruit and vegetable carving artist. Over the years, he has created stunning, intricate centrepieces for weddings and other special events. Using the same care and attention to detail, Tom and Frankie are committed to providing a delicious and enjoyable dining experience. Banana Leaf is open Monday to Sunday for lunch and dinner. A convenient delivery service brings the taste of Asia right to your front door. Delivery is available in Stoney Creek and East Hamilton.
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“Banana beleafers”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013 via mobile

I went here on a first date a couple days ago, and the service was unbelievable. They treated us like we were the only ones in the restaurant. I'm pretty sure that she only agreed to go out with me again because of the wonderful food and ambience provided by the restaurant.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Ancaster
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Delicious and Enjoyable!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013

his was our first time to the restaurant as we had heard great comments and wanted to try it for ourselves. We were not disappointed. It was fabulous! The service was attentive and we were
impressed with the high standards of this restaurant. The food was beautifully prepared and
served impressively on unique serving plates. I have never had such large shrimp in the Pad Thai and so many. We look forward to working through the menu and trying all of the dishes. We had lovely leftovers to take home as well, We highly recommend this restaurant.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Hamilton, Canada
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Fantastic food and experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

We had a wonderful dining experience. The food was simply fantastic - large portion sizes and really tasty (had plenty to take home for the next day)! The atmosphere was homey and inviting. The service was wonderful - so accommodating and gracious. Would highly recommend and will be definitely returning. Well worth the drive even if you don't live in Stoney Creek.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Ancaster, Canada
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Tasty and Inviting”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

This was the first time we visited this restaurant and we really enjoyed the entire experience. We decided to sample a number of different dishes and, with the large portions they provided, we had plenty left over to take home. We started with an appetizer of their Golden Fried Calamari served with Spicy Thai sauce. We’ve had calamari appetizers at several places before and these ranked up there with the best of them. Of our main course dishes, our favourite for the evening was General Zuo’s Shrimp, a battered shrimp dish that was somewhat sweet, topped with vermicelli noodles that made them a little more fun. The Sizzling Black Pepper Steak had a definite pepper flavour and it was also literally sizzling when it was brought to our table which made it just that much more memorable. We also enjoyed the Green Curry Chicken. It was a noticeably Thai-inspired dish, and the delayed spicyness of it was hot enough to give it some zing but not so hot as to be uncomfortable. We hadn’t been planning on any dessert but at the server’s suggestion we tried their Honey Fried Banana. I have a definite sweet tooth, and I loved the bite-sized battered pieces. Beyond the food, the atmosphere and service were both excellent. They’ve done a great job with the décor. The place had a dozen or so tables, and the room had a brown-and-orange colour theme with wall lighting and thatched accessories that made it feel classy yet warm and comfortable. The service was very friendly and the prices were very reasonable with most of the main dishes hovering around the ten dollar mark. We found out that the restaurant had only been open a few months, so I suspect it might not be as well known as it should be. We’ll definitely be back and would highly recommend it for a relaxed evening of Asian cuisine for a good price.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Hamilton, Canada
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Great Restaurant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013

This was our second time at the Banana Leaf. The food, staff and presentation were all exceptional. I would highly recommend this restaurant

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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