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Banana Leaf

1009 Arch St, Philadelphia, PA 19107-2339
+1 215-592-8288
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  • Excellent31%
  • Very good51%
  • Average13%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“roti canai” (11 reviews)
“noodles” (11 reviews)
“beef dish” (3 reviews)
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Indian, Asian, Malaysian, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
1009 Arch St, Philadelphia, PA 19107-2339
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I came to china town and my chinese friend took me here. The owner is from Malaysia and the food is amazing!

Thank Robert M G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A nice location in Chinatown after walking around a bit. Staff was warm and happy to explain dishes and help assess levels of spice. Fun puffy roti canai and yummy satay. Noodles were fresh and prepared with house special soy sauce.

Thank Suzanne1066
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had a quick lunch there. I ordered roti and noodle soup with chicken and seafood, very typical Malaysian dishes. They both are delicious. I also enjoyed the atmosphere. It’s a good choice for a lunch place.

Thank Min C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I will start off by saying I had really high expectations when we set off for this destination restaurant and it is tough to live up to such high expectations. There were five of us so we were excited to try five different offerings. Some...More

Thank Craig P
Reviewed March 25, 2018

I was in Philadelphia during a snow storm and only the restaurants in Chinatown were open. The thai iced tea and pad thai were delicious. Staff were good about explaining how dishes were prepared. The food was hot and arrived quickly. Interesting artwork on the...More

Thank Jane E
Reviewed March 9, 2018 via mobile

The best green chicken curry (pictured) I've tasted I'm my whole life (and for $7!!!). Cute decor, attentive staff who gave great suggestions. Lovely atmosphere. Kept seeing what other people ordered and wanted to try everything. Fried ice cream for dessert was incredible, comes with...More

Thank Sarah L
Reviewed January 12, 2018 via mobile

Loved this place when I ate meat and love it now that I don’t. Pineapple fried rice is all I really have to say. Ask to veganize some regular options that typically are served with meat, they will sub tofu!

Thank kmissoni
Reviewed November 8, 2017 via mobile

We are visiting Philadelphia and wanted a Malaysian restaurant our daughter lives in Kuala Lumpur so we love Malaysian food The food was great chicken satay and a beef dish , this is BYO so bring your own wine very reasonable staff very polite good...More

Thank chalotte
Reviewed October 25, 2017 via mobile

I invited my friends to have lunch at the restaurant because I love Malaysian food and have had it very often. What a mistake. We were seated fast. There were only two tables taken. The menu had pictures which helped to order. The arrived food...More

Thank Marianna K
Reviewed October 7, 2017 via mobile

The food was good, but I can’t say great. Fast service for a busy restaurant. For a Malaysian restaurant I was expecting more spices and flavor.

Thank Smokie113
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$22
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 a.m.
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11:00 a.m. - 1:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 a.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1009 Arch St, Philadelphia, PA 19107-2339
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia>  > Chinatown
  • Neighbourhood: Chinatown
  • Phone Number: +1 215-592-8288
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