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banana island

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Chinese, Thai, Malaysian, Asian, Singaporean
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273 Lake Merced Blvd, Daly City, CA 94015-3113
+1 650-756-6868
11:30 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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central coast
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88 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Love, Love LOVE the food here. They have EVERYTHING. This is an old standby. Portions are large, food is fresh, and flavors are fabulous. Menu is extensive, with selections not just from Malay/Indonesia but pretty pan asian. I'm veggie, but friends and family say the seafood is on point. Of course, the hand pulled noodles are neat, but it's all... More 

Thank chuttipen
San Francisco, California
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68 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I setup a dinner for 25 friends and had a great experience from start to finish. I was kinda of worried that they would only give me a start time of 5:00pm or 5:30pm with a length of two hours, but it was just right. Ada helped me throughout the reservation with multiple conversations till the dinner. I pre ordered... More 

Thank Nomad627
Honolulu, Hawaii
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20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

Banana Island serves a mixture of Thai, Malaysian, and Singapore food. The food is quite good and the portions are reasonable for the prices. Service could be improved. At one point my wife and I were the only customers in the restaurant and we still had problems getting the servers' attention.

Thank tom m
San Francisco, California
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68 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

This place has been around for a long time and I can see why. Its hidden between the shopping center and the parking garage. Hard to find but worth looking for. It Malaysian restaurant and similar to Thai. The portions are decent, come fast and very tasty. Prices are reasonable and the parking is like I mentioned right across the... More 

Thank Nomad627
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50 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016

Group of 16, seated at 2 round tables of 8; inexpensive lunch menu specials including steamed rice (most dishes). Roti Canai tasty with the sauce. Malaysian pork chop just enough seasoning to be tasty but not overpowering, Watch the pork chop small bones within the meat. service charge automatically added for the large party (not an issue).

Thank brobuzz88
San Francisco, California
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154 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2016

A friend told us about this place, at first we were a bit put off since it's on the back of a shopping mall....... But once we saw the line out the door we figure it was something special. The dining room is huge, and the atmosphere is jovial and lovely filled with family..... The smells are delicious and the... More 

Thank José P
Buzzards Bay, Massachusetts
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95 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 April 2016

We were drawn to this restaurant because of the decor and crowd, but it ended up being a real disappointment. The only thing that was any good was the coconut rice. Everything was strange but worse, didn't taste fresh. I can't recommend this restaurant.

Thank mark s
Los Angeles, California
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30 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 March 2016

This is one of the best Asian restaurants you can find in San Francisco, especially for those Asian who are feeling homesick and in need of some food remedy. Main dishes like Hainan chicken rice, Roti Canai, Satay, Tom Yum soup and many more you can't miss.

Thank kengohcp
Millbrae, California
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2015

WE HAVE HAD A VERY HORRIBLE DINING EXPERIENCE AT THIS RESTAURANT TWO WEEKS AGO!!! We just barely felt well from flu that day when we ordered the Tom Yam soup and some other dishes. Upon arriving in the restaurant, nobody at the Reception area and we had to wait until someone assigned us a table. We did not mind the... More 

Thank Lauren R
Daly City
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74 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2015

Don't miss the Naan, it comes with a curry dipping sauce which goes great on rice and Malaysian tofu. The tofu is fried and served on a sizzling plate. The chicken wing appetizer is also great. It is sweet and spicy, similar to general cho's sauce.

Thank pudge300

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Chinese, Thai, Malaysian, Asian, Singaporean
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
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Open Hours
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 273 Lake Merced Blvd, Daly City, CA 94015-3113
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Daly City
  • Phone Number: +1 650-756-6868

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?