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Banana Leaf

Certificate of Excellence
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Asian, Australian, Sri Lankan, Gluten Free Options
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240/250 City Walk, Canberra 2601, Australia
+61 2 6193 9335
Today
17:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:30
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Mon - Thu 17:30 - 21:00
Mon - Sat 11:30 - 14:30
Fri - Sat 17:30 - 21:30
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NSW Australia
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26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

My daughter about to leave for Sri Lanka so this was a perfect place to have her birthday family dinner. Beautiful service, delicious authentic food and a great atmosphere. So difficult to find vegetarian, vegan fresh and full of the Sri Lankan flavors.

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Thank Fiona F
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

In Canberra for business, so tried the String Hoppers at Banana Leaf. Delicious flavours in the meat, the vegetable, and the chutney. The waitress was great too, she was really helping people (me included) to put together a lovely dinner, even suggesting people didn't add a side because the main already had some of the sauces. Try the string hoppers,... More 

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Thank Paul H
Adelaide, Australia
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23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The talk around the table was that if this is Sri Lankan food - we have to go to Sri Lanka. The food is so flavoursome, fresh and interesting that we had to go back the next day. The menu has lots of things you have never tried before and it is all great. The service is great and thoughtful.... More 

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Thank Anne C
Canberra, Australia
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123 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lunch is a mix of Sri Lankan and Aussie lunch food. But Chicken Kotthu was really good although more than $25 for a serve. Wash down with a Lion lager.

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Thank jksmits
sandi9canberra, Owner at Banana Leaf, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your review. Have a Happy 2017. Look forward to seeing you again Cheers Sandi More 

Australia
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29 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A very nice experience to finish our holiday, the traditional food that was cooked in a banana leaf had excellent Sri Lankan flavors which were enjoyed by our group.

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sandi9canberra, Owner at Banana Leaf, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for your visit. We are glad to hear that you had a pleasant experience. Cheers Sandi More 

Canberra
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41 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We've been here a few times now, the string-hoppers are a favorite and highly recommend! The service is always fantastic, Christmas Day was no exception to this.. it can be difficult to find vegetarian Christmas lunches we were very pleased to find that banana leaf was open, had a vegetarian menu available and all for a reasonable price! The food... More 

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Thank unicornus
sandi9canberra, Owner at Banana Leaf, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for your repeat business. This is why we are one of the longest surviving restaurants. We love what we do and our customers. Cheers Sandi 9 More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food here is simply amazing. If you never go here, you will suffer a great loss in the course of your lifetime. It has been about three years since my last Banana Leaf meal (so mid 2013, I just put in Jan 2016 because it would not let me post this without a date); this is the restaurant where... More 

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Thank Arezoo H
sandi9canberra, Owner at Banana Leaf, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We are so glad you visited us again for another meal. Thank you for taking time to write the review. Will see you again next time when you visit Australia. Happy New Year ! Cheers Sandi More 

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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Not cheap but great value given the flavours and presentation. Friendly and efficient service, nice space, cold Sri Lankan beers. Perfect!

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Thank MandMontour
sandi9canberra, Owner at Banana Leaf, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your review. We are glad you had a good experience. Cheers Sandi9 More 

Canberra, Australia
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29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

Have walked past this restaurant hundreds of times in the Canberra city walk area and our first experience at a light lunch with a glass of rose was excellent. Mixed variety of food options and we had the Sri Lankan curries.. quick and efficient. Recommend especially as a break between shopping.

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Thank Rick l
sandi9canberra, Owner at Banana Leaf, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your review and recommendation. We look forward to serving you again. Have a merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Cheers Sandi More 

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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016 via mobile

A colleague and I dropped in for a quick dinner expecting to find some Sri Lankan or South Indian cuisine. What we found was very limited vegetarian options, steak, kangaroo fillet, a risotto of sorts and a few other assorted regional dishes. I'd suggest simplifying the menu and work on being true to the intended regional connotations that the term... More 

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Thank Ktsdad
sandi9canberra, Owner at Banana Leaf, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Appreciate your review. We are a contemporary Sri Lankan and modern Australian restaurant with a very extensive menu that caters for the majority. We offer over 8 Vegetarian dishes for dinner and 10 vegetarian dishes for lunch among the other dishes. How ever we are not a vegetarian restaurant if that what you were looking for. I am... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 100
Cuisine
Asian, Australian, Sri Lankan, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Groups
Open Hours
Monday
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:00
Thursday
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:00
Friday
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:30
Saturday
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 240/250 City Walk, Canberra 2601, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Australian Capital Territory  >  Canberra
  • Phone Number: +61 2 6193 9335

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