We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.

banana island

$$ - $$$
Thai, Malaysian, Chinese, Asian, Singaporean
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
273 Lake Merced Blvd, Daly City, CA 94015-3113
+1 650-756-6868
Today
11:30 - 22:00
Open now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

41 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
Showing 40: English reviews
Level Contributor
13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I went last year with my relatives who had never been here for Christmas. The spring rolls and roti were so-so. But the Malaysian Buddhist and Sizzling Tofu which used to taste great were mediocre. Maybe they had a different chef that day? The only thing that was good was the dessert, the Bobo chacha.

Helpful?
Thank Nicholine L
San Francisco, California
Level Contributor
64 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This place can accommodate big groups but it gets very crowded on weekends so please make a reservation. I think the food is a cross between Chinese, Thai, and Indian cuisine. There are many vegetarian options but IF someone is allergic to shellfish or peanuts, MAKE it a point to tell the manager so it doesn't accidentally end up in... More 

Helpful?
Thank oliviakimsf
Level Contributor
74 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had a large family dinner for 10 of us here, ordered a huge range of dishes - the roti was fine, satay also tasty, char quay teow very good, beef rendang lovely, so all good Service was good on the very busy Sunday night we were there Enjoyed the meal so will go back again, recommended !

Helpful?
Thank gary w
central coast
Level Contributor
91 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

Love, Love LOVE the food here. They have EVERYTHING. This is an old standby. Portions are large, food is fresh, and flavors are fabulous. Menu is extensive, with selections not just from Malay/Indonesia but pretty pan asian. I'm veggie, but friends and family say the seafood is on point. Of course, the hand pulled noodles are neat, but it's all... More 

Helpful?
Thank chuttipen
San Francisco, California
Level Contributor
72 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

I setup a dinner for 25 friends and had a great experience from start to finish. I was kinda of worried that they would only give me a start time of 5:00pm or 5:30pm with a length of two hours, but it was just right. Ada helped me throughout the reservation with multiple conversations till the dinner. I pre ordered... More 

Helpful?
Thank Nomad627
Honolulu, Hawaii
Level Contributor
21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

Banana Island serves a mixture of Thai, Malaysian, and Singapore food. The food is quite good and the portions are reasonable for the prices. Service could be improved. At one point my wife and I were the only customers in the restaurant and we still had problems getting the servers' attention.

Helpful?
Thank tom m
San Francisco, California
Level Contributor
72 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

This place has been around for a long time and I can see why. Its hidden between the shopping center and the parking garage. Hard to find but worth looking for. It Malaysian restaurant and similar to Thai. The portions are decent, come fast and very tasty. Prices are reasonable and the parking is like I mentioned right across the... More 

Helpful?
Thank Nomad627
Level Contributor
50 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016

Group of 16, seated at 2 round tables of 8; inexpensive lunch menu specials including steamed rice (most dishes). Roti Canai tasty with the sauce. Malaysian pork chop just enough seasoning to be tasty but not overpowering, Watch the pork chop small bones within the meat. service charge automatically added for the large party (not an issue).

Helpful?
Thank brobuzz88
San Francisco, California
Level Contributor
153 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2016

A friend told us about this place, at first we were a bit put off since it's on the back of a shopping mall....... But once we saw the line out the door we figure it was something special. The dining room is huge, and the atmosphere is jovial and lovely filled with family..... The smells are delicious and the... More 

Helpful?
Thank José P
Buzzards Bay, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
95 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 April 2016

We were drawn to this restaurant because of the decor and crowd, but it ended up being a real disappointment. The only thing that was any good was the coconut rice. Everything was strange but worse, didn't taste fresh. I can't recommend this restaurant.

Helpful?
Thank mark s

Travellers who viewed banana island also viewed

 

Been to banana island? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Thai, Malaysian, Chinese, Asian, Singaporean
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 22:00
Monday
11:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 22:00
Thursday
11:30 - 22:00
Friday
11:30 - 22:00
Saturday
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 273 Lake Merced Blvd, Daly City, CA 94015-3113
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Daly City
  • Phone Number: +1 650-756-6868

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of banana island and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
Questions? Get answers from banana island staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?