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Banana Leaf Malaysian Cuisine

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
West End
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1096 Denman St, Vancouver, British Columbia V6G 2M8, Canada
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
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Gerrards Cross, United Kingdom
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205 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We fancied something different and the Banana Leaf seemed to serve that craving. Boy what a great choice. We lived in Singapore for years and having eaten Malay food in both Malaysia and Singapore we thought the best was served in Singapore street markets. This restaurant was every bit as good. The beef rending was amazing, the beef clearly had... More 

Thank Alan H
Florida City, Florida
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36 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Tasty. Priced right. Quaint. Romantic. Different. Would visit again. We chose this restaurant after deciding on someplace else because we didn't like the menu. Service was good, food tasty. Staff helpful.

Thank robbiegirl
Vancouver, Canada
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I discovered'malaysian cuisine through this restaurant, i was delighted! If you feel like you need to eat something different, this is the place to go.

Thank guivanlock
Northwest Illinois
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60 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped in to try this cuisine as the restaurant was recommended by staff at our hotel. I had the chicken satay and a delicious Papaya and Pineapple Green Asian Salad which I highly recommend. Lovely combination of fruit and veggies with a lemongrass vinaigrette. Just what I needed after a couple days of fish and chips.

Thank pdrane56
Thornhill, Canada
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119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Appropriate decor with high ceiling hence medium noise level. Wide selection of well prepared Malaysian dishes. Very good service.

Thank Richard L
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I really enjoyed the food, great flavour and cooked really well. Glad I didn't ask for spicy. The staff were nice but quick to leave the table. It's a great place for catching up with friends if you don't like being interrupted or you want a quiet lunch.

Thank D_Ken_zie
Cypress, California
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2016

My wife and I decided to take a walk down Denman St. After a bike ride in Stanley Park. It's lined with plenty of places to eat. The pictures outside Banana Leaf led us in. We must of been hungry because we ordered the 9 course meal that we shared; I must say it was a lot of food for... More 

1 Thank AngelBeliever
Dronfield England
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016

Ate here on a Sunday as everywhere else was packed. Food and service were OK. Had plenty of other better Malaysian meals. Lots of other better options nearby. Would not return.

Thank Richard42
Leyland, United Kingdom
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79 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2016 via mobile

First time we had come across this chain and we were pleasantly surprised. It was near our Hotel on Broadway and we had booked our table,a good move as it was Labour day weekend and it was busy. We both enjoyed our choices,especially me, I was based in Malaysia for 3 years many moons ago. So many choices,however I had... More 

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Tauranga, New Zealand
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2016

We found the staff friendly but my dish the Nasi Goring"Malays's signature dish" was mostly rice and flavourless, it was far from authentic, In Malaysia it always comes with heaps of tasty morsels embedded in the rice but digging down anything but rice was spartan and there was no egg on top! but I was told that they don't do... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Asian, Malaysian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Dining on a budget, Kids, Special occasions, Families with children
Open Hours
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1096 Denman St, Vancouver, British Columbia V6G 2M8, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver>  > West End
  • Neighborhood: West End
  • Phone Number: 16046833333

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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