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Banana Leaf

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$$ - $$$
Asian, Australian, Sri Lankan, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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240/250 City Walk, Canberra 2601, Australia
+61 2 6193 9335
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17:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:30
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Mon - Thu 17:30 - 21:00
Mon - Sat 11:30 - 14:30
Fri - Sat 17:30 - 21:30
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16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We shared a curry plate with different curries and condiments and rice. Extra sides of fish curry and rotti with lentil dip rounded out a delicious meal. My daughter is a rotti connoisseur and she rated it very highly. The staff were attentive and friendly. Thoroughly recommended.

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Thank darrenhau1
sandi9canberra, Owner at Banana Leaf, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for bring your family over for dinner. We are glad we made them happy. Cheers Sandi More 

Sydney, Australia
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

From the first bite into pan roll, I was spirited back to mum's and my grandmothers home cooked meals. The curries were to die for, so strong in their flavours and spice. The rice, lentils and vegetables curry were the perfect accompaniment. The menu has been designed for all dietary requirements (G,D,V,VG) and for those friends you take there who... More 

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Thank Rowan A
sandi9canberra, Owner at Banana Leaf, responded to this review

Dear Rowan It gives us immense pleasure to serve another Sri Lankan. In our restaurant we get those Sri Lankan's who enjoy fine things in life and always enjoy our food and service. Those who visit other quality restaurants always rate us high. We look forward to serving those with finesse. We want to maintain the standards and excel every... More 

Box Hill, Australia
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93 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a lovely dinner at Banana Leaf. The service and food were both excellent. Having recently gone to Sri Lanka it was great to have some authentic food again. BYO and licensed, definitely recommend.

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1 Thank Marcia B
sandi9canberra, Owner at Banana Leaf, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank you very much for your review. We are so glad you had a great night. Look forward to serving you again. Cheers Sandi More 

Aussie in Europe
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61 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A friend and I stumbled across this restaurant while we were attending a conference nearby. The atmosphere was simple and the large windows enabled us to watch the passing parade of locals from Canberra. We were unsure of what to order as the Sri Lankan food was unfamiliar. The waitress was SO helpful suggesting dishes that would give us the... More 

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2 Thank Kaye50
sandi9canberra, Owner at Banana Leaf, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your review and we are glad you had a lovely night. Appreciate your business. Cheers Sandi More 

Table Top, Australia
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45 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Service was fantastic! Staff very attentive and meals served in a timely manner. Food was excellent and the aroma of the spices was delicious. Well worth a visit. Prices good and meals are a generous size.

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Thank 386suzanneg
sandi9canberra, Owner at Banana Leaf, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your review, It was a pleasure serving you. Cheers Sandi More 

Melbourne Australia
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

I was not expecting to find excellent food in Canberra. "Good luck finding somewhere to eat", was a parting message from a friend in Melbourne before my trip to the nations capital. How wrong they were, this place is a gem. Delicious Sri Lankan food, magnificent flavours in every dish and thoughtfully presented. Waiting staff were all lovely too. 10... More 

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Thank Jenster35
sandi9canberra, Owner at Banana Leaf, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your review. We are very glad you had a wonderful experience in our restaurant.We will continue to look after our customers. Look forward to serving you again next time when you are in Canberra. Cheers Sandi More 

Melbourne, Australia
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51 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

Great place with a family feel, loved the lamprice, took some colleagues here and really enjoyed some Sri Lankan cooking just like mum used to make it. I'll be back if I return to canberra

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Thank SheriH_10
sandi9canberra, Owner at Banana Leaf, responded to this review

Dear Guest, It is always good to here from a Sri Lankan. We do get quality Sri Lankan's who appreciate fine things in life always have a good time in the restaurant. If the food was like your mum's we have definitely done well. Thank you for visiting us and look forward to serving you again. Cheers Sandi More 

Australia
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116 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2017

We had dinner on a Monday night. Our waitress advised us on the best mix of meals to experience the full range of flavours. We had chicken biryani after vegetarian string hoppers, washed down with a bottle of NZ pinot noir.

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Thank Tony M
sandi9canberra, Owner at Banana Leaf, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your review. We are glad you had a good time. Cheers Sandi More 

Australia
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70 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2017

Banana Leaf is consistently good: food is always fresh and flavoursome, service is friendly and they always enquire if you have plans and need to leave the restaurant at a particular time (theatre is very close by). And if you are not sure about the Sri Lankan food they have lots of other Australian options. This time I had the... More 

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1 Thank Swirls_and_Curls
sandi9canberra, Owner at Banana Leaf, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your lovely review. It is always good to hear our customers consistently enjoy our food and hospitality. I and my team look forward to serving you again, Cheers Sandi 9 More 

Canberra, Australia
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33 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2017

We had an excellent meal at Banana Leaf last night before attending a concert. Service was fast and efficient, with all courses served promptly. Entree and mains were delicious, and main meals were a nice large portion that could be shared. We will return.

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1 Thank Lisa73_Canberra
sandi9canberra, Owner at Banana Leaf, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your review. We look forward to serving you again. Cheers Sandi 9 More 

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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
Average prices
US$100
Cuisine
Asian, Australian, Sri Lankan, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
Monday
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:00
Thursday
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:00
Friday
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:30
Saturday
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 240/250 City Walk, Canberra 2601, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Australian Capital Territory  >  Canberra
  • Phone Number: +61 2 6193 9335

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