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“Supermarket/Packet Thai food :(”
Review of Banana Leaf

Banana Leaf
Ranked #51 of 836 Restaurants in Cebu City
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Reviewed November 9, 2013

The only thing authentic about this place is the banana leaf you eat of. We ordered the Singapore style clams which were horrible. The lovely natural juices of the clams were lost in a sea of sauce. It tasted like a jar of sweet chilli sauce mixed with a jar of sate sauce, that was super sweet. Like a bottle you would by from the supermarket. Didn’t taste like there was any fresh ingrediants used at all, apart from the clams. Pad Thai average.

The serve was poor. Had to wait 10 minutes for our beers, which we could see sitting on the bar top, whilst the staff chatted amongst themselves. By the time we got them, the beer had gone warm, and the glasses had water in the bottom of them.

If your use to fresh, authentic, tasteful Thai food you will be disappointed with dishes on offer here.

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Thank lana3188
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Reviewed September 29, 2013

This place tends to get crowded during peak hours , and rightfully so, because this is a good restaurant serving good South East Asian type of cuisine. Enjoyed the hainanese chicken , beef satay sticks , roti pancake with curry dip, vegetables, prawns in oatmeal , and chicken cooked with pandan leaves . There are also a good selection of juices, to somehow match the spicy and tasty cuisine . Although I used to frequent its outlet at the Podium and Trinoma shopping malls , I can't help not visiting this place when the opportunity arises, much so that I failed to try Lemon Grass at the Ayala Center . The only problem was when the staff got confused with the orders that we waited double the time just for some courses . And it seems some of the staff are more of trainees so expect the worse.

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Thank doctorfoxtrot
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Reviewed September 25, 2013

One place I enjoyed a spicy meal amidst all my friends, the food is great though thee is a quite a rush in the afternoon. But the service is fast and you can get in and out with a quick mean here and best if you are with a crowd

Thank Gavin2009
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Reviewed September 16, 2013

the service was quite slow,but i was in no hurry i had the laksa and it was worth the wait also the calamansi juice was very refreshing.

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Thank noddy_murphy
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Reviewed August 31, 2013

I appreciate the staff's service for certain requests. They can also anticipate your needs. The cashier also personally admitted and apologized for the mistake she made. It stood out because I found it unusual for a person to admit a mistake. I'm more used to people who never admit their mistakes, but instead are fond of making excuses.

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Thank ain72337
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