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Banana Leaves Asian Restaurant & Sushi Bar

$$ - $$$
Dupont Circle
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2020 Florida Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20009-1201
+1 202-986-1333
11:00 - 22:00
Closed now
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Sun 15:30 - 22:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

This is a small and convenient asian restaurant that has excellent service and good food. The bar is well stocked and the lunch specials are excellent.

Thank Deirdre B
Reston, Virginia
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343 reviews
292 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

The fish itself is fine, not rotten by any means, but the preparation is abysmal. Their spicy tuna roll is a chunk of tuna sprinkled with hot dry spices. A real spicy tuna roll should be more of a red paste (the tuna, mayor and other flavors mixed together). Their shrimp tempura roll is impossible to eat as the size... More 

Thank LessWork M
Washington, DC
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88 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

I've loved Banana Leaves restaurant for many years. Tons of vegetarian options - the Asian Crunchy Salad and Grilled Honey Tofu are my personal faves. My husband loves BaBa Curry with pork and Spicy Seafood Hot Pot. The Honey Fried Banana dessert is amazing, as is the Mango Sticky Rice. As a vegetarian, I particularly appreciate any Asian restaurant that... More 

Thank sojourner68
Holmfirth, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016 via mobile

Enjoyed lunch there today whilst staying across the road - great food, quick service and good value. We shared Maki rolls which were good, papaya salad which was lacking in taste and child but super fresh, followed by a couple of noodle dishes that were also pretty good. Including drinks it came to $50 and was well worth it. Recommended!!

Thank wayne_isc
Reno NV
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172 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

We were in DC for five days and ate at Banana Leaves twice. Located near Dupont Circle, Banana Leaves offers a variety of dishes from Thailand, Vietnam, China, Malaysia and Indonesia. The food is incredible and the service is fast and efficient. Highly recommend it if you like excellent Asian food.

Thank Dave_in_Reno
Warrington, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

Good food served in a friendly atmosphere.reasonably priced for food and drinks. Waiter was friendly and polite. Service was good

Thank Neil D
Alexandria, Virginia
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39 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

Saturday night, and our party of 8 did not have to wait. Our waitress was extremely busy, working tables both upstairs and down, which meant that we rarely saw her. And that the service was incredibly slow - probably 20 minutes to order drinks, another 20 to order food, and then 40 minutes to get should have been hot, but... More 

Thank willoneal
New York City, New York
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

I came here with a group of fourteen people for dinner on a business trip. Despite a pretty large group that just walked in they were able to accommodate us immediately. Our waiter was great and was able take all of our orders without error. Some people ordered sushi which took a little bit longer than the kitchen entrees but... More 

Thank JE H
De Kwakel, The Netherlands
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57 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

Excellent wonderful delicious restaurant opposite Ride Aid. Food is fantastic. Option to have it more spicy is optional. We did have the chix satey as a starter and the Banana leaves as a main dish. A true must have. Great service excellent prices.

Thank Jacques v
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

Banana Leaves never disappoints. Good for eat-in or carry-out. Nice staff. Sushi is artful and fresh.

Thank DC2Wherever

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Sushi, Asian, Thai, Chinese, Japanese
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
15:30 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2020 Florida Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20009-1201
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC>  > Dupont Circle
  • Neighbourhood: Dupont Circle
  • Phone Number: +1 202-986-1333

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