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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
+1 604-683-3333
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
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Vancouver, Canada
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131 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The restaurant is currently running a 8 course Christmas Tasting Sampler with a minimum of 2 people at $25 each. A great way to get a taste of everything for those who love variety. Not so simple for vegetarians as there is chicken, pork and prawn. There are other items on the menu that will suit non-meat eaters. The 8... More 

Thank Melanie E
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My first visit to Banana Leaf... well, it was the best of times, it was the blurst of times. Let me tell you the story. I was walking down the street one day in the rain - not an unusual occurrence in rainy Vancouver - when I happened upon this exotic, accommodating looking restaurant. It was Banana Leaf!! I came... More 

Thank Ira S
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28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A friend recommended this restaurant and he was so right. We had the nine course tasting menu and it was perfect. Great flavors, good pacing by the waiter, inexpensive. Portion sizes just right or I would have overeaten. We left happy.

Thank docdux
Hell, Michigan
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417 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 559 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We wanted a light dinner and we wanted to try something different and the mango kerabu salad along with hot & sour soup sounded good. The salad was excellent and it was unlike anything I've had in the past. The flavors and textures were good and the fresh fruit and vegetables were good. The server was on her game and... More 

Thank trbeer
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wanting a lunch break away from the conference hotel, two of us headed for Denman, where there is no shortage of nice places to eat. Banana Leaf caught our eye and we were not disappointed. It would have been lovely to take the time to browse through the very enticing menu, but time being at a premium we selected a... More 

Thank Kate B
Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My daughter in law's birthday dinner. We reserved a table by the window so we could have a view of the eclectic Friday night Denman crowd. Malaysian cuisine -- Lots of choices especially for vegetarians. We ordered the 9 course meal for 4. . . which was very ample for both couples. The food was less spicy than we were... More 

Thank Vancouverladyonthego
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

They have plenty of share plates and combo plates that you can taste several types of the food on one plate. They have lots of seafood options and many dishes have calamari which my husband is allergic to, they don't allow substitutions but in this case they did allow it. You can choose the spicey level we just had the... More 

Thank Carrie E
Newport News, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I was unfamiliar with Malaysian food and my friend suggested we visit Banana Leaf and try the sampler dinner for two. The range of flavors was very nice, including coconut milk, curries, and spices (not very hot). We enjoyed ourselves very much and the intimate little space was great.

Thank SuzanneSays
high peak, derbyshire, uk
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33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A small but interesting restaurant serving good value Malaysian food. Friendly and helpful staff - worth a visit.

Thank rogerandwendy
Victoria, Canada
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102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This little restaurant is one of many on Denman and is very popular with an excellent menu and service Solo diners are welcome and the ambience is cosy Could do with a wider choice of beers

Thank JCDown

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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
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
Kids, Families with children, Special occasions, Dining on a budget
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: +1 604-683-3333

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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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.
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