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Banana Leaf Malaysian Cuisine

Certificate of Excellence
€€ - €€€
West End
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1096 Denman St, Vancouver, British Columbia V6G 2M8, Canada
+1 604-683-3333
11:30 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 11:30 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 22:30
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nanaimo B.C.
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40 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We ate in this restaurant once ( never discovered it before) and it was just amazing food and value. Nice ambiance to the restaurant also. Staff were really friendly. We had never eaten this type of food and we enjoyed every second of it. I will make this a stop each time I visit Vancouver for sure.

Thank jilli36
Richmond, Canada
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Highly recommend this place. They also have a location on Broadway. Both places are great to eat. I recommend trying the eggplant and basil dish and the Nasi Goreng rice dish, so delicious.

Thank mcosta604
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was a small place, as described, and the food was excellent. Really tasty, huge portions and great value for money. Staff friendly and helpful, quick service. We went for lunch mid week and we were pretty much the only ones there. A real gem.

Thank Tracy J
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Your review Read our review Great food, great prices awesome service but the owner needs to fix the heating system. It's been broken, out of service for years now and apparently the owner knows that but refuses to have it in working order. No one takes their coats off since it's to cold to enjoy a meal feeling so uncomfortably... More 

2 Thank Sandra J
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Flew into Vancouver struggling with jet lag but hungry and stumbled across this little gem around corner from our hotel. Delicious flavours, healthy core ingredients, and good sized portions. The service was friendly and fabulous. I will be back!

Thank Lou P
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Arrived today. Hopped off plane. Checked in. And stopped by Banana Leaf for early dinner. Fantastic service. Authentic service. The Roti was a favourite. Mango salad superb. Pineapple fried rice and mee goreng very flavoursome. Assam tofu and hainan chicken a must try. We will definitely come back.

Thank CoziOzzi
Hong Kong, China
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66 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

Late afternoon already. We were buying daily essentials and walked pass this cozy little shop on Denman. So we went in thinking that even if it was not very good, at least we could fill our tummies. It was a small place, but the staff were very friendly, and the food was actually pretty good. They have a lunch menu... More 

Thank Michael H
San Francisco, California
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430 reviews
236 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 173 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

My husband and I just happen to stumble upon this place one rainy afternoon. Hungry and hoping to get refuge from the rain, we saw the reviews online and want to try it out. We were not disappointed. We ordered their lunch specials and they were both delicious. The serving is big is pretty good. For a $15 plate you... More 

Thank ToniLuvsScuba
Montreal, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

Delicious. Definitely would recommend this restaurant. Absolutely delicious. The only issue. It was cold inside the restaurant, not sure if they refused to put on the heat to save money but they should have heated the place. Was visiting Vancouver and was told it was unusually cold during my visit.

Thank gavinmcgraw
Kihei, Hawaii
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54 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017

I've eaten here several times, always wonderful food, varied menu, specials, and good service. Food delivered hot to your table. Great for larger or small groups, street parking, transit nearby.

Thank julie1707asdf

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Asian, Malaysian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1096 Denman St, Vancouver, British Columbia V6G 2M8, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver>  > West End
  • Neighbourhood: West End
  • Phone Number: +1 604-683-3333

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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A hodgepodge of landscapes, the West End combines verdant gardens and blocky modern architecture, with Victorian bits and Edwardian bobs in between. It is a paradise for takeout food, take-away coffee, and perhaps incongruously, some of Vancouver's most languid lines of beachfront. English Bay and Sunset Beach invite swimmers, strollers, and picnic-lovers to take in dusk settling over the water, or to jog along with the sunrise, offering breathtaking views at any time of day. The West End merges together so many looks and flavors probably because it functions a hub: its the leafy pit-stop between nightlife and entertainment venues along Davie Street, and the shopping paradise that is Robson Street, offering visitors beautiful parkland to rest on, and quick, easy food to re-fuel with in between ventures.
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