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The Banana Leaf

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816 Bethel Rd, Columbus, OH 43214-1900
+1 614-459-4101
11:30 - 21:30
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Tue - Sun 11:30 - 21:30
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Mount vernon
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

We had the buffet.... it was all delicious! So much food.... the cabbage curry was amazing. The service was great. We will definitely go back.

Thank Divelbissparker
Cambridge, Massachusetts
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 December 2016

The buffet here was good but falls short of those of other Indian vegetarian restaurants in Columbus such as Gokul and Udipi, both in quality and variety. The best part was the chaats served to your table, unusual for an Indian restaurant. In spite of its claims to be healthy, the food has quite a bit of added oil, salt,... More 

Thank ram1751
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165 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

Tried Banana Leaf for the first time. It was very good! Large buffet, and also a large menu. Had a ton of optics on the regular menu. I ended up with appetizers, bread, rice, and a spinach dish. Will be back for sure!

Thank Michelle W
Sydney, Australia
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 13 November 2016

Banana Leaf is something to put your bets on when you are in Columbus. The authentic Indian food along with the flawless service is just the highlight of the restaurant. The food served there is made keeping in the mind the local recipes of West and North part of India along with a western touch. I would highly recommend to... More 

Thank geetpanchal9
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

I cannot believe this place has 4 stars! I am a vegetarian and I was so excited to find this restaurant. We went for the weekend lunch buffet. And it was TERRIBLE! They got us a so called "Appetizer plate" which had a sample of all chaats. Not appetizers just chaats! Every single item is overloaded with garlic. Bhel puri... More 

Thank Anu90
Columbus, OH
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252 reviews
172 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2016

A friend and I had lunch here. It was good Indian Food in a pleasant atmosphere. The service was decent. The menu does offer a lot of vegetarian options.

1 Thank Anne_from_Ohio
Indianapolis, Indiana
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20 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 October 2015 via mobile

The food was good. We ordered from the menu instead of buffet... Bad idea. It took us 2 hours to finish our dinner!!!!!! The ambience was also not good...the waiters were very unprofessional. But taste of food was very good. Also they kept coming and telling us food is getting delayed. The owner of the restaurant also gave us passes... More 

1 Thank Prakash M
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 September 2015 via mobile

I've come to this place twice for a lunch buffet with friends. The location is quite far from the OSU campus. But the huge upside is the food. It offers a lot of options in the vegetarian section as well. The food has been delicious. The staff is also good and courteous. Definitely recommend this place for Indian buffet.

Thank JigarChandra
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30 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 May 2015 via mobile

I have recently decided to go for a gluten free lifestyle. My husband and I just ate dinner here because they advertise being vegetarian, vegan, with gluten free options. The server asked if we would like to do the buffet, so I asked if anything on it was gluten free. He looked at me like he had never heard that... More 

Thank Lacey F
Los Angeles, California
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 April 2015 via mobile

I travel to Columbus for business and found the banana leaf. It is Indian food, not Malaysian like the Californian Banana leafs. But the food was amazing! Firstly I like how everything I clearly labeled. There is another vegetarian Indian restaurant here but you have no idea what is in the food :-( this place had two vegan desserts and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Indian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout, Reservations, Waitstaff
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Open Hours
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 816 Bethel Rd, Columbus, OH 43214-1900
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Columbus
  • Phone Number: +1 614-459-4101

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