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“A wonderful local find that is by far Coogee's best restaurant.” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Banana Palm

Banana Palm
Ranked #15 of 95 Restaurants in Coogee
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Asian, Vietnamese
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Large groups, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighborhood: Coogee
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25 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“A wonderful local find that is by far Coogee's best restaurant.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2011

I have been eating at this place since 2008 and have never had a bad experience. The atmosphere of the restaurant is just lovely with plush dark timber and oriental decor, soft lighting and candles on each table. It also has beach glimpses. The service is warm and professional so much so that we know the staff by name and each time we go back they recall our favourite dishes and know what wine we prefer. The food is presented beautifully and is always fresh! We take interstate guests there and they are always impressed. The entrees are better than the mains, but its all good.

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English first
Sydney
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54 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“fancy vietnamese”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 10, 2011

There's a nice spacious dining room and modern decor. The dishes are not over generous in size but they are tasty and delicate. Overall a good restaurant and a bit more upmarket than most vietnamese places in sydney.

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1 Thank CiaraB
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London, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Food great, service blah”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2011

Just as others on here had reviewed, the food was very good and perfectly good value for money. The service was brusque, not overly friendly and it was clear they wanted you in and out fast. That said, there aren't a lot offending options of similar standard in Coogee. I'd go again if we were in this part of town.

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1 Thank roverlei
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