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“Unique Dishes, Great Taste, Great Service!”

Banana Leaf Asian Cuisine
Ranked #1 of 111 Restaurants in Stoney Creek
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $24
Cuisines: Asian, Chinese, Thai, Vietnamese
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Delivery, Reservations
Description: BANANA LEAF BRINGS YOU THE TASTES OF ASIAN ALL UNDER ONE ROOF From savory Pad Thai to Mushu Chicken, the tastes of Asia are mouth watering and exotic. But finding them all under one roof was never possible, until now. Banana Leaf Asian Cuisine is Stoney Creek's first Asian fusion restaurant, offering all of your favourite Chinese, Vietnamese and Thai dishes. Owner Tom Ngo and Frankie Chiu welcome you to enjoy the finest selection of delicious Asian cuisine. Conveniently located in the Elm King Plaza in downtown Stoney Creek, across from TD Canada Trust, the restaurant proudly opened its doors in May of 2013. After introducing themselves to the community, Banana Leaf staff members are welcoming more and more repeat customers. Unique house specialties like the Dragon Phoenix Nest, are sure to please. This flavourful feast includes scallops, shrimp, chicken slices and Asian vegetables, stir-fried in garlic, green onion and oyster sauce. Try the Deluxe Shrimp Guoba, featuring shrimp, chicken breast slices, Asian vegetables and crispy rice. The sizzling Satay Beef and Black Pepper Steak are sure to please. A variety of noodle and rice dishes are offered, including the Classic Cantonese Chowmein or Thai Stir-fried Noodles. All of your old favourites are here as well, like General Zuo's Chicken and savoury Pad Thai. Banana Leaf offers may exciting new options you won't find elsewhere. For a variety of meats and fresh vegetables, try the Rainbow Crispy Lettuce Wrap, featuring diced shrimps, minced pork and chicken, diced Chinese sausage, Asian vegetables, crushed peanuts and deep fried rice vermicelli with a lettuce wrapping. Guests can enjoy a wide array of vegetarian, poultry, beef and seafood options at Banana Leaf. The Vegetarian Delight features Asian vegetables, deep fried bean curd and bean thread in a bean curd sauce. To prepare the freshest, most flavorful dishes, Tom and Frankie purchase market-fresh produces every morning. Exotic Asian vegetables like bok choy, snow peas and asparagus are enhanced by the natural flavours of cilantro, lemongrass, basil and other herbs. Dishes are prepared using just the right amount of canola oil, for a great taste that's healthier and less greasy. After a visit to Banana Leaf, guests never leave hungry. The restaurant is known for its big portions and complete meals. With decades of experience in the restaurant and hotel industry, Tom and Frankie welcome you to enjoy authentic Asian cuisine in a warm, relaxing atmosphere. In 1998, Tom opened the successful Blossom City Chinese Restaurant on Brant Street in Burlington Ontario, which is still thriving under different ownership. Blossom City was an overnight success, and Banana Leaf will surely follow suit. Tom and Frankie chose Stoney Creek for their business after realizing the area did not have a restaurant offering a wide range of Asian cuisine. Many restaurants focus, but none offer the broad selection of Asian dishes you'll find at Banana Leaf. Tom's many skills include his work as fruit and vegetable carving artist. Over the years, he has created stunning, intricate centrepieces for weddings and other special events. Using the same care and attention to detail, Tom and Frankie are committed to providing a delicious and enjoyable dining experience. Banana Leaf is open Monday to Sunday for lunch and dinner. A convenient delivery service brings the taste of Asia right to your front door. Delivery is available in Stoney Creek and East Hamilton.
Reviewed February 13, 2014

Tucked into a small plaza behind Elm Variety off of King St, this little restaurant sure packs flavour! Banana Leaf has a combination of great table service, unique menu items and wonderful preparation. Each dish has something special in it. We took our daughter for an early Valentines meal, and were pleasantly surprised that there was something for everyone in the menu. Highly recommend the Cashew Chicken, and Green Curry Chicken. The recommended meals on the back of the menu provide a great package for anyone unfamiliar with menu items. Tom is a great host, and his partner showed a dedicated interest in our opinions about the food. A knockout restaurant!! The deep fried pineapple topped the night off with a twist.

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Tom N, Owner at Banana Leaf Asian Cuisine, responded to this reviewResponded February 20, 2014

Hello Trevor P,

Your review is so encouraging to us! Having read your review, we are more confident in our business concept. Being tucked in the corner of a plaza is a disadvantage to us. In order to make it successful, we have to work much harder than any other restaurants do. Improvement is our on going process with the hope that Banana Leaf will become surprises for everyone to discover. We hope to see you and your family and friends come with a smile and leave with a bigger smile every time.Thank you so much for your positive review.

Best regards.

Tom N

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Reviewed February 12, 2014

The food was fresh, beautifully prepared and tasted delicious! Very nice selection of food. Atmosphere was just right. Service was excellent-helpful when we needed it and much appreciated. Beer and wine were very good too. Such nice people. Can't wait to return!

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Tom N, Owner at Banana Leaf Asian Cuisine, responded to this reviewResponded February 18, 2014

Dear 4 Canadians,

It is absolutely thrilled to read your review. What you have given us is a perfect rating! Wow!Thank you so much! But I think there are still many things needing improvement in our restaurant. We will definitely continue to strive for the best making sure all customers are happy to return. We hope to see you next time dining in with greater satisfaction. We are anxious to see you again soon.

Best regards.
Tom N

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Reviewed February 7, 2014

Tom and Frankie do an excellent job! My wife and I have been to all the other Asian restaurants in The Creek and a lot in Hamilton and Banana Leaf wins.Excellent flavor, as spicy as we like it, no skimping on the shrimp and good sized portions. We have been four times in the last 3-4 months, for dinner and lunch, and it has always been consistent. My wife has tried several other dishes and she enjoyed them all. The atmosphere is warm and inviting, the service was prompt and the value was great.

Good job fellas! I understand the first year of business at any restaurant is tough- keep up the good work and we'll be back.

If you want great Asian cuisine give it a try. (Oh and by the way, my wife is Asian and she's a wonderful cook, which makes me a pretty good critic)

Greg and Kim.

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Tom N, Owner at Banana Leaf Asian Cuisine, responded to this reviewResponded February 10, 2014

Hi Greg and Kim,

Wow, it is really a surprise to receive your review! It is also so encouraging especially when we know from your review that Kim is a good cook too.

Our restaurant is still new and of course there is still room for improvement. We will continue to improve all aspects of our business including food quality, service, atmosphere, and value. We hope that you will enjoy more next time and be able to tell us what improvement you have seen from us.

Thank you very much for you patronage and your positive review!

Best regards.

Tom N

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Reviewed February 1, 2014 via mobile

Especially good were the V4 salt and pepper tofu and The garlic bok choy, but everything, veg and non veg was lovely. Nice selection of wine by the bottle and of beer. Very friendly, kind with children. Warm comfortable atmosphere, spacious but cozy. We will definitely be back.

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Tom N, Owner at Banana Leaf Asian Cuisine, responded to this reviewResponded February 5, 2014

Hi Catherine C,

It is so nice to read your review and see the photo taken at the dining table. Thank you very much! Your review definitely proves one thing: People come in with the whole family do like our restaurant, food and service too. It is so encouraging! We will check all the stars you gave with your review to improve ourselves accordingly with the hope that next time you come you will enjoy more.
We are looking forward to seeing every one in your family again soon.Thank you very much again!

Best regard.
Tom N

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Reviewed January 31, 2014

I took my girlfriend out for lunch here as an impromptu birthday meal and I have to say it made her day. The owner specially made a three course vegetarian meal for us which included black bean tofu, spicy eggplant, vegetable dumplings, garlic veggies, and sticky rice. Everything was fantastic, cooked perfectly and so flavourful.

At the end of the meal, he surprised us with complimentary green tea ice cream, cookies and a hot sesame bun. His chef personally came out to sing her happy birthday as well, with the owner.

This is an amazing local place that everyone should support. The food is great and the people are even better. Go there now.

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Tom N, Owner at Banana Leaf Asian Cuisine, responded to this reviewResponded February 2, 2014

Hi Glur 21215,

Thanks so much for your review. It was such a pleasure serving you and your girlfriend because some of the selections I made for you were impromptu as well and as a result both of you did enjoy them. To make delicious vegetarian dishes is not easy. In fact, your satisfaction after the meal that day made us really happy. Both of you did really make our day that day. Your positive review has brought us another happiness during these Chinese New Year celebration days. It is truly a double happiness to us. What else can be happier than this!
We will continue to strive to meet every customer's expectation. We hope we could make your next visit another satisfactory one. We are looking forward to seeing both of you again soon.
Best regards.
Tom N

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