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Banana Leaf Malaysian Cuisine

#163 of 2,926 Restaurants in Vancouver
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Neighbourhood:
Davie Village
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1043 Davie St, Vancouver, British Columbia V6E 1M5, Canada
+1 604-669-3389
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11:30 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 11:30 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 22:30
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21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Banana Leaf restaurants in Vancouver are all really good. I have visited all of their locations and the quality of food, service, and atmosphere are all consistently good. If you are hungry, you may go for tasting menu. Fun place with friends.

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Thank K T
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant was recommended by a local so we were eager to enjoy some authentic cuisine. The services was great, but the food was not. Texture and flavour were poor. It was really too bad.

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Thank Irene C
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98 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped by for a dinner after looking at their greatly varied menu online! Although it was difficult to choose we settled on the 9 course tasting menu for $30/person. 8/9 courses were absolutely amazing but neither of us enjoyed the fish course. It was very fatty and had a very fishy taste/smell to it. The roti canai, mango salad... More 

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Thank Esther T
tweed heads
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24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We ordered the set menu which for $25 was great value. The food was fresh and well prepared and more than we could eat so the waitress packaged the rest up for us to take home. The service was efficient and friendly.

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Thank SEN19
Hong Kong, China
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346 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 144 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

My colleagues and I have a lunch in this restrautant during a weekday in March. No reservation is needed even we arrive at around 12:30pm. The food is great, very local Malaysian style, rather than taking into account North American taste or fusion style. There are not only regular menus, but also combo/lunch specials. The size of the dish is... More 

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Thank Edward-A A
Burnaby
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45 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017

Great variety of choices, the pineapple rice is delicious! We had to wait for a table and thats always a good sign, Place is busy, staff is very efficient. Recommend the appetizer platter for sure.

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Thank rosebuddy3
Lloydminster, Canada
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169 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 February 2017

4 of us went out for dinner and all were great !! Had appetizers , main course meals and dessert . All the dinners had a very distinct taste ( not like your average chain meal ) staff treated us well and they were very busy !! We had 5 different people waiting on us and that is what I... More 

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Thank Ron S
Kuujjuaq, Canada
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87 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 197 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 January 2017

I have several friends who live in Vancouver and often eat at this restaurant. As a result, it came highly recommended to me when I asked for suggestions for my first visit to the city. Knowing some of the food I like, I was told this should be near the top of my list of places to eat. They must... More 

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Winnipeg, Canada
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49 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 December 2016

We were in town visiting my son who recommended this place. He enjoys eating here so we thought we'd give it a try. Our server was very friendly, noted that I was chilly and asked if I would like a cup of hot water instead of the cold water I had ordered. Of the 6 dishes we ordered, we enjoyed... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 December 2016 via mobile

Good menu choices, authentic fare from south east Asia, big portions and a quick and friendly service. The Mee Goring and the veggie eggplant were excellent and a must try.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Asian, Malaysian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Kids, 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 - 22:30
Saturday
11:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1043 Davie St, Vancouver, British Columbia V6E 1M5, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver>  > Davie Village
  • Neighbourhood: Davie Village
  • Phone Number: +1 604-669-3389

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

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Davie Village
Davie Village is the vital LGBTQ heart of Vancouver. It is the only like area in the world to have a permanent four-way rainbow crosswalk, to symbolise the city's solidarity with many of the businesses, ranging from bars to bookstores, that keep the area vibrant. By day, it is a people-watching stop, with fantastic boutique cafes, but at night is when it really shines, humming with neon lights and nightclub music inside many of the hip and trendy bars and dance halls. The area is diverse and welcoming, and its supportive community makes for a tight-knit group of independent and creative shops.
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