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Banana Leaf Malaysian Cuisine

#111 of 2,926 Restaurants in Vancouver
Certificate of Excellence
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820 Broadway W, Vancouver, British Columbia V5Z 1J8, Canada
+1 604-731-6333
11:30 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 11:30 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 22:30
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Vancouver, Canada
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89 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 December 2014

Had the chance to go back to an old favorite in the area of Broadway & Willow, Vancouver, BC. The restaurant is open from lunch to dinner. Parking in the area is predominantly meter and paid parking unless you are within walking distance from your place of work. Both lunch and dinner could get busy as it is near the... More 

2 Thank Van C
Vancouver, Canada
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49 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 December 2014

I'm a new Fan!!! We were invited to eat here last night. It was great. We had a large variety of tastings starting with the Chicken Satay. Delicious.I have to add here that I have a very low tolerance for spicy foods so I was a little concerned but after informing the waiter that we preferred little or no spiciness,... More 

2 Thank Joanitaylor
Reeds Spring, Missouri
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181 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 December 2014

I've never experienced Malaysian Cuisine before, but enjoyed this experience very much. Our party was expected, as we reserved a table before hand, but they were very busy so we did have to wait a few minutes for them to put together some more tables. The service was excellent, between the cheerful servers and a manager that asked us how... More 

1 Thank 960LisaA
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41 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 December 2014 via mobile

We went for dinner to the Davie Street location. It was very busy for early in the week and deservedly so. Our vegetarian companions found ample choices while we carnivores did as well. The prawn dish was not quite as spicy as hoped but generous in size, as were all the items we chose. The service was prompt and pleasant.... More 

1 Thank 237michaelc
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
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20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 November 2014

While visiting family in Vancouver , my brother often uses the excuse to try out fancy "grown up" restaurants by taking us out for dinner. This has got to be my favorite so far. As I have never had Malaysian food before I gave him and his wife the honor of ordering for everyone. What a tasty feast!! Each plate... More 

1 Thank Beatrice B
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229 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 November 2014

Found this gem while staying in the Broadway area. They now have happy hour (3:00 - 6:00) and got great deals. $3 for a 6 oz. glass of wine; 1/2 price appy's and buy one, get one to take home entrees. Food was presented nicely and was delicious. Really busy place so make sure you come early.

1 Thank Peachlanders
Kitchener, Ontario, Canada
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24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 7 November 2014

We have trade show every April in Vancouver. Banana Leaf is one of our favorite places to visit. You have to make sure you have reservation. Variety of exotic items on the menu. Fried rice served in half of pineapple is very tasty as it is visually appealing. Variety of sea food and vegetable only dishes. Last time I tried... More 

1 Thank VedranHas
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38 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 November 2014

Used to go here regularly years ago. Didn't disappoint still just as good. Helpful fast service with a lovely smile. Not expensive. And huge amounts of yummy food.

1 Thank Mark W
Moncton, Canada
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199 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2014

Tasty food, good service. Vegetarian and gluten free options. Different levels of spice. Nice atmosphere

1 Thank roadrunner0820
Galiano Island, Canada
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246 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 24 October 2014

This is a Vancouver institution but somehow I had never been here before. Glad I have rectified that. What a treat. Three of us shared a banquet of dishes. They were all delicious. Don't miss the papaya salad or the hot and sour soup. Friendly and speedy service. Loved everything. I will go back.

2 Thank ZLI

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Asian, Malaysian, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Cheap Eats, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
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: 820 Broadway W, Vancouver, British Columbia V5Z 1J8, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver>  > Shaughnessy
  • Neighbourhood: Shaughnessy
  • Phone Number: +1 604-731-6333

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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