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Banana Leaf

1009 Arch St, Philadelphia, PA 19107-2339
+1 215-592-8288
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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good49%
  • Average13%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“roti canai” (11 reviews)
“noodles” (12 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 2 weeks ago via mobile

Drove by this restaurant during a bus tour and had to walk back to get a meal before my train ride back to Newark. It was past the lunch hour and on a weekday so not many diners. I was excited to hear languages from...More

Thank Bee80015
Reviewed October 6, 2018

We dropped in at Banana Leaf restaurant for lunch and ordered the roti prata, prawn noodle soup and mee goreng. Everything tasted authentic and delicious.

1  Thank 3carol8888
Reviewed September 28, 2018

I went to Phili for business and before I cheeked Tripadvisor suggestions for a good restaurant and I found Banana Leaf. Really this is a very good place to eat. Place is not fancy but the food is so delicious. Malaysian food !! The servers...More

Thank Ely D
Reviewed August 25, 2018 via mobile

Visited on a busy Saturday night. It was full but we quickly got a table for two. Staff were excellent, happy to explain dishes, flavors and spice levels. The food is a mesh of Asian flavors. We had spring rolls, pad Thai and an Indian...More

Thank jhughe39
Reviewed August 17, 2018 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 robertmg515
Reviewed August 2, 2018 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 July 27, 2018 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 July 23, 2018

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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$22
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
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.
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 a.m.
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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