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“Awesome South Indian food”
Review of Banana Leaf

Banana Leaf
Ranked #34 of 4,253 Restaurants in Kolkata (Calcutta)
Certificate of Excellence
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Reviewed February 23, 2012

The Sunday lunch special thali is just fabulous and must not be missed. But the other food on offer is just as good. Overall, this is the best South Indian vegetarian restaurant in the city. And mercifully, with the addition of tables, those interminable waits for a place are a thing of the past. Well worth a visit.

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Reviewed November 26, 2011

The location of this fully air conditioned vegetarian South Indian restaurant can not be more suitable than this. Gariahat is well known as a traditional shopping hub in the heart of Kolkata. I have always fancied a cup of strong filter coffee after a hard day of shopping jostling with the crowd at Gariahat. This quest had taken me to the Banana Leaf.

I was pleasantly surprised at the variety of food offered by the Banana Leaf. The restaurant is decorated as any other good South Indian restaurant anywhere in South India with the distinctive aroma of good food filling every corner of the establishment. The restaurant staff are courteous and welcoming. The fact that it was nearly full to capacity in an afternoon in the middle of the week is a good indicator of its popularity.

While my friends tried out the South Indian Thali, I was more tempted to taste the mini idlies (known as "14 idly" in Chennai) dipped in sambhar and the vadas. The mini idlies were a real surprise as I have never seen those in Kolkata before. I have to admit that the food was absolutely delicious. There were a few other favourites of mine in the menu, but they were not available at that time of day. The buttermilk was also very refreshing in the warm Kolkata afternoon. My meal concluded with a cup of strong filter coffee.

This place is a little gem for those who fancy a taste of the South in the heart of Kolkata.

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Reviewed August 18, 2011

its one of my best places for brunch on sundays. use to go there with family and also with some clients in day time when i am in that area. cant stop to peep for some thing or other. avoid the north indian food as its not to taste but regarding south indian food its delicious.

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