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Banana Leaf Malaysian Cuisine

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
As featured in 3 Days in Vancouver and 1 other guide
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820 Broadway W, Vancouver, British Columbia V5Z 1J8, Canada
+1 604-731-6333
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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29 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I love this place. I love the food. Cause I do not live or work close, I don't come here enough. Staff was friendly and. I wait time on weekday evenings.

Thank Yoko E
Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Surprisingly good with good variety of Malay food. This kind of cooking must be shared and wash down with beer. Best to go with four or more diners...

Thank Ianfung
Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very good food and drinks. Started with a mango margarita and the appetizer platter. Entrees were really good, had the beef curry, green beans, and a fried rice dish, all very tasty.

Thank 998MichaelW998
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We ordered drinks after 5 minutes and 20 minutes later we were still waiting. The waitress told us that our drinks had been delivered to another table. I saw the other table but they had one of our drinks and something else completely! Thought she might take them off the bill as they arrived after the appertisers - no such... More 

Thank Camiuk
Trail, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2016

This is a favourite restaurant choice when I visit this area, and was fortunate to dine here in mid October. A friend and myself chose a $30./pp "9 course" tasting menu and were very happy with our meal. We each enjoyed a small salad with papaya and greens to start. This was followed by a selection of 5 very tasty... More 

Thank Birdinflight_11
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016 via mobile

Went there for their Happy hour during our honeymoon. Great happy hour menu! We had their sampler dish, delicious Roti which was nice crispy yet soft on the inside, and their curry chicken wings were absolutely delicious, fried perfectly and crisp! Their drinks menu is extensive, overall a great and fun place!

Thank Rebecca H
Bellingham, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016

I can't compare to other Malaysian restaurants because this was my first experience, but based on what we had at Banana Leaf, it won't be the last. We ordered 3 dishes to share for our lunch time visit: the Nas

Thank HeadingOut98229
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016 via mobile

Was completely blown away! The food was so good! Service was friendly and fast🌸..... the presentation too was amazeballs!💙🌸💙

Thank Roanne H
Mill Bay, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2016

This may seem petty since the food I had was good, but I have a bone to pick. Samba Oelek and Kacap Manis are staple condiments in Malaysia. I know because I lived in S.E. Asia. I went here about a month ago and when my food arrived (Rending and Nasi Goring) I asked for these. When my waiter didn't... More 

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Prince George, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016 via mobile

After driving around we settled on this restaurant. Ate here about 20 years ago. Had the green beans, curried scallops, roti, rice and fried banana. Roti was a bit soggy. Scallops were giant size. Green beans were nice and spicy. Fried banana and ice cream was just right

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Asian, Malaysian
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, Special occasions, Large groups, Dining on a budget, Kids
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: 820 Broadway W, Vancouver, British Columbia V5Z 1J8, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver>  > Shaughnessy
  • Neighborhood: Shaughnessy
  • Phone Number: +1 604-731-6333

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Residential neighbourhood to the ultra-wealthy, the gorgeous manor houses centred around The Crescent area are a fabled sight to behold. Shaughnessy is Vancouver's most verdant plotted neighbourhood, and its tree-lined streets, walking routes, bike trails, and charming public parks make for an ideal location to spend and afternoon communing with nature. Consequently, it is also the botanical centre of the city, featuring conservatories and an expansive Botanical Garden, taming and sculpting the wild into seasonal viewing areas and enchanting landscapes. Quiet, elegant Shaughnessy excels at providing the Three Gs: Gardens, Golfing, and Galleries.
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