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Banana Leaf

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McCarthy Ranch Shopping Center, 182 Ranch Dr. McCarthy Blvd., Milpitas, CA 95035
5:00 pm - 9:45 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:45 pm
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Fri 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Sat 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
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Seaside, Oregon
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41 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I can't describe the food, but if you love Thai, you'll relish this place. This restaurant has had a line out the door for more than a decade. We never wanted to stand in that line to find out what good things were going on inside, but one day we finally did. DELICIOUS . The lines have dropped a bit,... More 

Thank FastracMom1
Dublin, Ireland
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Dropped in for an early dinner. The choice is excellent and the quality was super. Good service - attentive to dietary requirements and know their food and what it contains, etc. Fast service and good experience.

Thank annlR8994AU
Potomac, Maryland
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The food here was great, and it's a nice location for groups. Do note, however, that most of their food is really spicy!!

Thank NinaM9253
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15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016 via mobile

Had a business lunch here and was very pleased with the service and quality of food. It was recommended to me by a friend in Austria, believe it or not, and it lived up it its reputation. I will definitely come back here.

Thank Urcky
San Jose, California
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177 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

For once I felt letdown with a high TA rating. OKish at best I did not find the ranking appropriate. I had Malaysian and Thai food here that were average. We were a large group and the overall feedback was also tame. Only the veggie grill dish got some appreciation.

Thank Sandy D
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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75 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016

Went here for dinner with some colleagues during a business trip in San Jose. The place was so busy, but the service was good. As I'm originally from Indonesia, I found the food was not too special, it was not bad but just ok for me. The price was reasonable as well.

Thank Pandha N
Atlanta, Georgia
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27 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016 via mobile

I have eaten lunch here several times and totally satisfied every time. Go earlier for lunch else have to wait for table.

Thank GLZ_12
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77 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2016

This restaurant is certainly worth a visit if you like Asian food. Both the service and the food were better than average and the price was reasonable. It is best to get there early or to reserve as number of people waiting for a table by 7 PM.

Thank lgmd2005
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17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016

Looking for good oriental food, go to the Banana Leaf restaurant in Milpitas. Friendly staff, clean place and great food

Thank Wim G
Fremont, California
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25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016 via mobile

We have never gone wrong to bring our friends, family and business clients to Banana Leaf. Best Asian food place in South Bay IMO. My favorite dishes are Roti Parata, pineapple fried rice, Indian mi go rang.

Thank dparikh73

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$20 - $35
Asian, Thai, Indonesian, Singaporean, Malaysian, Fusion, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:45 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:45 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:45 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:45 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: McCarthy Ranch Shopping Center, 182 Ranch Dr. McCarthy Blvd., Milpitas, CA 95035
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Milpitas
  • Phone Number: 408-719-9811

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