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Banana Leaf Malaysian Cuisine

#111 of 2,924 Restaurants in Vancouver
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
As featured in 3 Days in Vancouver and 1 other guide
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820 Broadway W, Vancouver, British Columbia V5Z 1J8, Canada
+1 604-731-6333
11:30 - 22:30
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Sun - Thu 11:30 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 22:30
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Kelowna, Canada
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102 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We hadn't eaten here in a while so we were happy to come across the place when we were looking to have lunch. My husband asked for his dish to be extra spicy but even I found it mild. I ordered the laksa with no meat or fish so was offered extra veggies and tofu instead. There weren't many veggies... More 

Thank KelownaKimmi
Boston, Massachusetts
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112 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We didn't have a reservation and decided to just wing it. Dinner time is one of the busy periods. We had to wait for about 15 minutes but it was worth it. While there was only one guy running around getting and delivering orders, service was still prompt. Food was great. Price was just right.

Thank Shemivad
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

1st time there friends suggested it and food was totally awesome..had the 8 course sampler and oh my so good..service was excellent.. will definitely go there again..make reservations so not to be disappointed.

Thank 88KA88
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79 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

This place is packed on a Saturday afternoon for good reason! We had an excellent lunch here today. The appetizers ( Spring rolls and Roti) were both excellent and the pork in Vinegar dish was exceptional. We live nearby and will be back!

Thank Marsh604
North Houston, Texas
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64 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

As a former resident of both Malaysian and Singapore, I feel that I can finally provide a review with some Authority. I thought that the meal overall was excellent, and in my mind very authentic. The Roti Canai was excellent, and I consider myself an expert on this dish (largely because it's the best hangover cure in the world...as such... More 

1 Thank Raddisch
Montreal, Canada
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65 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2017

Really good food, would definitely go back the roti was amazing and the hot sauce was really unique one of the better food experiences i have had in vancouver!!!

2 Thank josephcorbin911111
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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

We ordered the 8 course sampler dinner at $25.00 per person (there were 6 of us) and it was excellent. The food seem to come just at the right time as we were finishing each dish and it was well presented. I liked that we were seated at a large round table which is always more comfortable for sharing and... More 

2 Thank Joel S
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43 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017

Had the fixed eight course dinner menu. APPETIZERS Asian salad was underwhelming (limp iceberg lettuce? really?). Roti cannai had nice flavour but was a little oily. Lobnak was also a bit oily though had a nice crunch. MAINS Mango chili tiger prawns - prawns were of a decent size but the dish was too sweet. Seriously, what's with the red... More 

2 Thank Jo-Ann Z
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 February 2017

Have been to this food place twice and i have experienced both locations. Love the ambience and food. Roti canai is sweet dough make served with curry. Rice noodles is served with spicy sauce if you want to adjust as per your taste. pineapple rice is so nicely served in a pineapple that you wanna order it first and so... More 

1 Thank restlessgenes
Toronto, Canada
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64 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2017

I went there with my partner and we were seated right away. The prices are mid range but the noise level can be loud. We had the Satay which was good and reasonably priced. The Fish platter was a good treat as it came with different types of fish. My friend had the salmon which was a bit pricey we... More 

1 Thank Brunswickmews

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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, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
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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