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Smiling Banana Leaf

5901 Bryant St, Pittsburgh, PA 15206-1656
+1 412-362-3200
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good24%
  • Average12%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible4%
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“pumpkin curry” (5 reviews)
“thai food” (12 reviews)
“pad see ew” (3 reviews)
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Asian, Thai, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
5901 Bryant St, Pittsburgh, PA 15206-1656
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband & I wanted to try a new Thai restaurant so I had to check out first what my fellow TripAdvisors have to say. Food-wise, this is so far the best for me. The appetizer Tofu Paradise was crunchy on the outside and soft...More

Thank Dendensky
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were in vacation visiting family and my sister loves this place now I love this place I loved it so much I ate there 4 times in 10 days while I was in Pittsburgh. Will definitely go back next year when I'm in the...More

Thank John B
Reviewed 19 July 2017

Smiling Banana Leaf is a small, unassuming place that is easy to miss as you drive by. Many of their dishes are absolutely wonderful - better than other Thai places in Pittsburgh. The staff is friendly. It is BYOB which is a plus too. One...More

Thank agm_tjc
Reviewed 29 June 2017

Although it's hardly noticeable from the street and very small inside, this place is big on flavor and value. Tons of menu choices with the option of heat on a scale of 1 to 10. My daughter had her chicken pad thai at a 1...More

Thank Lisa S
Reviewed 26 June 2017 via mobile

Very good & authentic thai food. The papaya-salad was very good and fresh, so did the curries. The service was quick. Especially the tables outside are nice and colorful. The service could be a little friendlier. But any time again!

Thank Sabrina M
Reviewed 2 April 2017

Small cozy restaurant serving pretty good thai cuisine. Tried the pad thai shrimp, very tasty and a large generous portion, but the ginger dinner was the winner, with ginger, garlic, onions, bell peppers, mushrooms & carrots in a superb brown gingery sauce. We took plenty...More

Thank dimitri7777
Reviewed 21 March 2017 via mobile

Small cozy unassuming place. Food and service were average. Hostess and staff are very polite and friendly. Bathroom was untidy and missing paper towels with broken dispenser. Parking is difficult to find around there

Thank msK5632DB
Reviewed 21 March 2017

Perfect name for this place. I got food served on a banana leaf and everyone was so happy there! I had such a wonderful meal there with my friends. We enjoyed talking to the wait staff and our complex food requests were welcomed! We will...More

Thank lemullinax
Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

Excellent food to eat in or take out. So fresh and you can easily designate the degree of spice. It's a bit tiny inside and when the weather precludes outdoor tables, take-out may be preferable. I'm always pleased with the quality and the quantity of...More

Thank Debbie G
Reviewed 24 January 2017

I've lived in Thailand for my job and consequently have eaten plenty of authentic Thai food. SBL isnt just good for an American-Thai restaurant, it would be a great restaurant in Thailand. I've had plenty of dishes here that taste exactly as they would on...More

Thank Explorers36
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5901 Bryant St, Pittsburgh, PA 15206-1656
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Pittsburgh
  • Phone Number: +1 412-362-3200
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