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Banana Leaf

$$ - $$$
Indian, Asian, Thai, Malaysian, Chinese, Singaporean
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1009 Arch St, Philadelphia, PA 19107-2339
+1 215-592-8288
11:00 am - 1:00 am
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 1:00 am
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2016 via mobile

People who are craving for Asian food you may visit this place for it because they have a lot varieties of asian food! Their price are reasonable and food just great!

Thank jane l
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016

Went there 2-3 times, with friends and family. Nice little restaurant at a decent price and great quality food. Allows you to bring your own alcoholic beverages. Great friendly service. Had a great experience.

Thank samatan2015
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 16, 2016 via mobile

Great service. Great food. Menu is extensive-something for everyone! Loved the food I had but can't remember the name. It came in a crispy taro basket.

Thank Terri S
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 19, 2016

We went to Banana Leaf after the Philadelphia Flower Show because we had eaten there a few years ago and had enjoyed the food very much. Sad to say this visit to the restaurant will be our last. We ordered three dishes for two people. The chicken satay appetizer was served fried(satay is grilled meat) and when we asked the... More 

Thank Primami
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 15, 2016 via mobile

In Philadelphia Chinatown one will find more than Chinese cuisine! I was lucky enough to be introduced to the Banana Leaf Malaysian cuisine. We shared two dishes: pad thai and spare ribs noodle soup. Both dishes were oodles of delicious noodles and savory flavors. The portions were generous, and the price did not break the budget. I highly recommend the... More 

Thank Audrey C
Red Bank, New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 13, 2016

We gave it a higher rating due to food quality. Two couples ate here after the flower show. Same deal. Very pushy to order appetizers. I think we shared two and they were good. Food hit the spot. just what we were all in the mood for. Service a bit too attentive. We had the same weird experience with asking... More 

Thank David_Laurie6
Horsham, Pennsylvania
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 27, 2016 via mobile

Let's be clear. The poor rating has more to do with the experience than the food. The place was rather large and had many many empty tables yet they chose to seat is in a line practically on top of two other parties. When the table next to us paid and left it was a little roomier but they the.... More 

Thank Alan4B
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 10, 2016

Price is reasonable. Staff are friendly. Place is clean. This is the only restaurant that I'd know to have the local variety of Malaysian Food (ie. Nonya, Mamak, Malay, Chinese, Indian ext.). Btw Nonya food is hard to find these days.

Thank GraceRLin
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 26, 2015 via mobile

For those who love Malaysian food, this is a good option. Beef Rendang is my favorite dish and I was not disappointed. The laksa was not was I remember but overall a good experience.

Thank rpkemble
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 23, 2015 via mobile

I took a friend out for her annual birthday dinner. We decided to go off the beaten path and try Malaysian. In Philadelphia the Malaysian food culture has not made the impact yet as it has in Pacifica, Australia or New Zealand. Whether it is Mamamk, Hainanese or Penang style cooking, it just starting out in Delaware Valley. Banana Leaf... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$5 - $22
Indian, Asian, Thai, Malaysian, Chinese, Singaporean
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Large groups, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1009 Arch St, Philadelphia, PA 19107-2339
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia>  > Chinatown
  • Neighborhood: Chinatown
  • Phone Number: +1 215-592-8288

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