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Banana Leaf

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Indian, Asian, Thai, Malaysian, Chinese, Singaporean
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1009 Arch St, Philadelphia, PA 19107
+1 215-592-8288
11:00 - 01:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 01:00
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Walla Walla, Washington
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68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Great place to eat with many choices, cheap and expensive. I had the chicken curry and the sauce was excellent. The waiter Jose was from Honduras and gave me recommendations and answered all my questions about the menu. The service was really good. The restaurant is big and really clean.

Thank Jose Miguel G
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016 via mobile

People who are craving for Asian food you may visit this place for it because they have a lot varieties of asian food! Their price are reasonable and food just great!

Thank jane l
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

Went there 2-3 times, with friends and family. Nice little restaurant at a decent price and great quality food. Allows you to bring your own alcoholic beverages. Great friendly service. Had a great experience.

Thank samatan2015
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31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2016 via mobile

Great service. Great food. Menu is extensive-something for everyone! Loved the food I had but can't remember the name. It came in a crispy taro basket.

Thank Terri S
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15 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 March 2016

We went to Banana Leaf after the Philadelphia Flower Show because we had eaten there a few years ago and had enjoyed the food very much. Sad to say this visit to the restaurant will be our last. We ordered three dishes for two people. The chicken satay appetizer was served fried(satay is grilled meat) and when we asked the... More 

Thank Primami
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99 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2016 via mobile

In Philadelphia Chinatown one will find more than Chinese cuisine! I was lucky enough to be introduced to the Banana Leaf Malaysian cuisine. We shared two dishes: pad thai and spare ribs noodle soup. Both dishes were oodles of delicious noodles and savory flavors. The portions were generous, and the price did not break the budget. I highly recommend the... More 

Thank Audrey C
Red Bank, New Jersey
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119 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 March 2016

We gave it a higher rating due to food quality. Two couples ate here after the flower show. Same deal. Very pushy to order appetizers. I think we shared two and they were good. Food hit the spot. just what we were all in the mood for. Service a bit too attentive. We had the same weird experience with asking... More 

Thank David_Laurie6
Horsham, Pennsylvania
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100 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 February 2016 via mobile

Let's be clear. The poor rating has more to do with the experience than the food. The place was rather large and had many many empty tables yet they chose to seat is in a line practically on top of two other parties. When the table next to us paid and left it was a little roomier but they the.... More 

Thank Alan4B
Virginia Beach, Virginia
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2016

Price is reasonable. Staff are friendly. Place is clean. This is the only restaurant that I'd know to have the local variety of Malaysian Food (ie. Nonya, Mamak, Malay, Chinese, Indian ext.). Btw Nonya food is hard to find these days.

Thank GraceRLin
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65 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2015 via mobile

For those who love Malaysian food, this is a good option. Beef Rendang is my favorite dish and I was not disappointed. The laksa was not was I remember but overall a good experience.

Thank rpkemble

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$22
Indian, Asian, Thai, Malaysian, Chinese, Singaporean
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1009 Arch St, Philadelphia, PA 19107
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia>  > Chinatown
  • Neighbourhood: Chinatown
  • Phone Number: +1 215-592-8288

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