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Banana Leaf

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Chinatown
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1009 Arch St, Philadelphia, PA 19107
+1 215-592-8288
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11:00 - 01:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 01:00
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Royan, Poitou-Charentes, France
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62 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The waiter is not very sympatic. The disches were without taste. A lot of noise !! We won't come back !!

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Thank jmpelata
Gaithersburg, Maryland
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97 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was my first visit to Chinatown in Philly, and we were the first patrons right when they opened up on New Year's Day. The restaurant is apparently Malaysian, and the menu featured dishes from several Asian cuisines. I ordered Beef Chow Fun, which was very good. My only complaint was that they may have been a little skimpy on... More 

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Thank David H
Lambertville, New Jersey
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423 reviews
236 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 181 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you are looking for something other than ordinary in Chinatown, Banana Leaf definitely delivers. Good food and service. While we did not live everything we tried, we enjoyed most of it. The Pad Thai was very good, as were the sweet bun appetizer (a roti) and the tofu sate (served cold). Much quicker and less crowded than it's Malaysian... More 

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Thank Heidi D
Ligonier, Pennsylvania
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81 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The menu has so much variety that we ordered more than we could eat. The food was very good and the service was excellent. Lots of smiles and willingness to explain dishes. We started with small bowls of Tomyam soup. It was delicious. We then shared Nasilemak and Curry Chicken. I was surprised to get bones in the Nasilemak. Otherwise... More 

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Thank DianeCips
Walla Walla, Washington
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76 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016 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.

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Thank Jose Miguel G
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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!

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Thank jane l
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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.

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Thank samatan2015
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33 reviews
21 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.

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Thank Terri S
Philadelphia
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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 

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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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$22
Cuisine
Indian, Asian, Malaysian, Thai
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 01:00
Monday
11:00 - 01:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 01:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 01:00
Thursday
11:00 - 01:00
Friday
11:00 - 01:00
Saturday
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
Description
BYOB

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