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Banana Leaf Malaysian Cuisine

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West End
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1096 Denman St, Vancouver, British Columbia V6G 2M8, Canada
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
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37 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We went to this restaurant hoping there will be some vegetarian malaysian food.Was pleasantly surprised when we were shown a vegetarian and a vegan menu. The staff were knowledgable about the differences and were willing to make suggestions. We had Tofu Goreng,Assam Curry and mixed spices curry,rice,fresh coconuts and dessert called goreng pisang. It was a enjoyable lunch

Thank Herdeep
Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Whether two or twenty people, this is a great place to eat a variety of Malaysian food. Roti canal, chicken satay, egg plant fries are just three of my faves. The have a great tasting menu between 3 and 6 pm for 15 dollars. There are four restaurants in town so check one out closest to you.

Thank norboud
Enfield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely, small restaurant in the main restaurant drag. We got there early after a long walk in Stanley Park. The waitresses (only one of whom was actually Malaysian) were welcoming and very efficient. The food was very good and authentic although served up a little too quickly for our liking - we weren't in a hurry. If you want a... More 

Thank pat g
Utrecht, The Netherlands
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

To be honest, I did not really know Malaysian cuisine until I came here. With Thai food being one of my favourites, I thought I would probably enjoy this too. What an introduction. The food was spectacular! I had a seafood main with mango and many herbs and spices - it was cooked to perfection and packed with flavour. I... More 

Thank Lara H
Qualicum Beach, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place is very cramped. There are too many tables to make for a very comfortable meal. It is not a good place for anyone too portly. Nor would a wheelchair work, though everything is level entry. Other than that poor ambience, the food was spicy and fresh. The service was very prompt too. We had the appetizer sampler and... More 

1 Thank qualicumgirl
Austin, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Delicious and unique! We had the "perfect lunch" which was the beef curry, a mixed vegetable dish, and ginger fish... All wonderful! Also ordered the mouthwatering eggplant fries and finished with the banana dessert. Highly recommend!

1 Thank lisatomsio
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016 via mobile

Service was fair. Food decent, but overpriced. We tried a variety of menu items. Restaurant was crowded and noisy. Many other better options in the area.

1 Thank bkjjk
Fairfax Station, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016 via mobile

This restaurant had excellent, authentic Malaysian dishes and the menu has pictures & descriptions. The service is top notch - very friendly & helpful. Fun place to eat - highly recommended!! Hint: get the pineapple fried rice & the - 10 vegetable dish - so good!! And try the fried banana desert with ice cream. Enjoy

2 Thank mwomble848
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2016

Vancouver is fortunate to have such a diverse city and the restaurants are a great way to experience that diversity. It was the first time our girls got to try Malayasian food and it ended up being their favorite restaurants on our trip. Plus, it is right near one of my favorite works of public art I have ever seen.

1 Thank Brian S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2016 via mobile

Service was awesome. Had a large party and the waiter worked it like a pro. Food was really good. Everyone enjoyed it. Small but quaint.

Thank nimfam

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Asian, Malaysian, Indonesian
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
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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in West End

Neighborhood Profile
West End
A hodgepodge of landscapes, the West End combines verdant gardens and blocky modern architecture, with Victorian bits and Edwardian bobs in between. It is a paradise for takeout food, take-away coffee, and perhaps incongruously, some of Vancouver's most languid lines of beachfront. English Bay and Sunset Beach invite swimmers, strollers, and picnic-lovers to take in dusk settling over the water, or to jog along with the sunrise, offering breathtaking views at any time of day. The West End merges together so many looks and flavors probably because it functions a hub: its the leafy pit-stop between nightlife and entertainment venues along Davie Street, and the shopping paradise that is Robson Street, offering visitors beautiful parkland to rest on, and quick, easy food to re-fuel with in between ventures.