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“Used to be my favourite banana leaf place”
Review of Kanna Curry House

Kanna Curry House
Ranked #16 of 1,396 Restaurants in Petaling Jaya
Cuisines: Indian
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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393 reviews
278 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 190 helpful votes
“Used to be my favourite banana leaf place”
Reviewed August 15, 2013

Over the years, the standard has really dropped. Although they've maintained most of their food - the curries, fried stuff like the squid/chicken/fish and the vegetables - but it's no longer the way it used to be. The food doesn't taste as good, probably because there are so many other places out there that can easily offer better food. If you're going to pride yourself as a banana leaf restaurant, then you should serve your food on real leafs not paper replicas. This seriously makes or breaks the taste of the food. And to top things off, the recent renovation doesn't give you the same "vibe" as the Kanna's you've been to all these years. Though I still come here on occasion, it's no longer as satisfying an experience. In addition to that, they are quite expensive so if they want to charge their patrons that kind of price, the quality of the food should match what we're paying.

  • Visited June 2013
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Winchester
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5 restaurant reviews
“Great value authentic local food.”
Reviewed August 10, 2013

Just been for breakfast. Had two roti each with curry sauce. Either chicken, lentil or fish. Had one leg of fried chicken and a drink. Four of us ate for forty ringgit, which is around two pounds thirty a head. My only criticism is the guy coming around with meat that has already been cooked and trying to get you to take some. Said no three times! Still well worth a visit.

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank led1980
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Penang Island, Malaysia
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179 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
“Speedy Service”
Reviewed July 21, 2013

Service was fast, food was good and one of my fave lunch place. I always have the banana leaf rice and the curry is quite delicious.

  • Visited May 2013
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Thank Robert R
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Melbourne
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“Standard has gone down”
Reviewed July 12, 2013

Kanna used to be "the" place for banana leaf rice. Not anymore. In the past year or so, the food standard has gone down terribly. Fake banana leaves, and paper cups for your drinks. Trying to cut costs? The food is no longer tasty. Service is also pretty bad, sometimes you have to practically shout to get attention. I used to visit at least once a fortnight, now refuse to go back.

  • Visited June 2013
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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“Speedy service”
Reviewed July 10, 2013

Went for lunch around 2pm. The restaurant was still busy serving the lunch crowd. Waiters were practically running around serving the customers. Didn't expect to eat on paper like banana leaf. Used to dine here few years back on banana leaf. Food was tasty and a little pricey for me. On average, lunch may cost between RM 11-15/ per person. I had coconut drink as well. Waiters would move around with single portion of fried items and gravy in small plates. We just have to pick them from our seats. The rice served was still hot and fluffy, with three types of cooked vegetables.They do serve ala cartes as well. Came out feeling very full.

  • Visited July 2013
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