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Banana Leaf

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Chinatown
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1009 Arch St, Philadelphia, PA 19107
+1 215-592-8288
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11:00 am - 1:00 am
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Toronto
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94 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Good food and service at a price that can't be beaten. We let the waitress help us order and she didn't steer us wrong.

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Thank Ian H
Bobo Dioulasso, Burkina Faso
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111 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Came here for lunch with a friend. The staff was friendly and efficient. The ambience was delightful, not too noisy, not too quiet. The menu was vast but the dish I tried was OK. It could have been spicier!

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Thank inmyflipflops
Saint Charles
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99 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great variety of dishes and great flavors. They even made a special dish for our granddaughter. Nicely done.

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Thank Jim P
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Love the range of flavors. Enjoyed all of the items. Great soup and main courses. Fun early dinner. They made a special dish for our 4 year old.

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Thank Jim P
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 28, 2017 via mobile

Came here for a friend's birthday and Chinese New Year with a large group of 34 and was totally disappointed. Before arriving at the restaurant, We ordered a set menu. Even though some members of our party were not able to make the event, we ended up with 22 guests and filled up approximately half the restaurant. Yet, the owner... More 

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Royan, Poitou-Charentes, France
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67 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 15, 2017

The waiter is not very sympatic. The disches were without taste. A lot of noise !! We won't come back !!

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Thank jmpelata
Gaithersburg, Maryland
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98 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 3, 2017

This was my first visit to Chinatown in Philly, and we were the first patrons right when they opened up on New Year's Day. The restaurant is apparently Malaysian, and the menu featured dishes from several Asian cuisines. I ordered Beef Chow Fun, which was very good. My only complaint was that they may have been a little skimpy on... More 

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Thank David H
Lambertville, New Jersey
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460 reviews
255 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 190 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 25, 2016 via mobile

If you are looking for something other than ordinary in Chinatown, Banana Leaf definitely delivers. Good food and service. While we did not live everything we tried, we enjoyed most of it. The Pad Thai was very good, as were the sweet bun appetizer (a roti) and the tofu sate (served cold). Much quicker and less crowded than it's Malaysian... More 

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Thank Heidi D
Ligonier, Pennsylvania
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89 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 19, 2016 via mobile

The menu has so much variety that we ordered more than we could eat. The food was very good and the service was excellent. Lots of smiles and willingness to explain dishes. We started with small bowls of Tomyam soup. It was delicious. We then shared Nasilemak and Curry Chicken. I was surprised to get bones in the Nasilemak. Otherwise... More 

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Thank DianeCips
Walla Walla, Washington
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76 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 6, 2016 via mobile

Great place to eat with many choices, cheap and expensive. I had the chicken curry and the sauce was excellent. The waiter Jose was from Honduras and gave me recommendations and answered all my questions about the menu. The service was really good. The restaurant is big and really clean.

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Thank Jose Miguel G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$5 - $22
Cuisine
Indian, Asian, Malaysian, Thai
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Families with children, Large groups, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Monday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1009 Arch St, Philadelphia, PA 19107
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia>  > Chinatown
  • Neighborhood: Chinatown
  • Phone Number: +1 215-592-8288
Description
BYOB

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?