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Banana Leaves Asian Restaurant & Sushi Bar

$$ - $$$
Dupont Circle
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2020 Florida Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20009-1201
+1 202-986-1333
11:00 - 22:00
Closed now
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Sun 15:30 - 22:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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310 reviews
211 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 172 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Lady & I went for dinner, along with Mrs Jones the service dog. No questions asked about the dog - which we always appreciate. It was a quiet night as was over Easter weekend but service was still attentive and the food very fresh. We shared some appetizers and main courses - all v v good. Worth a visit if... More 

Thank Roger61Texas
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19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The food here is not very expensive. You can have a meal between $15-20. That does not include drinks or appetizers. I wouldn't recommend this place because the quality of food is pathetic. Sushi didn't taste like sushi. I also tried the Basmati rice stir fried with crab meat. That didn't taste good. However, the serving was decent. I also... More 

Thank Hammad S
Toronto, Canada
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We chose this restaurant based on TripAdvisor rating. We chose Vietnamese shrimp rolls as an appetizer, curry and shrimp as main dishes. Shrimp rolls were tasteless, mostly lettuce and very few herbs. Thai curry did not resemble thai dish, and a shrimp dish was in some kind of sweet sour sauce, too sour. We travelled to Thailand and Vietnam, and... More 

Thank LeahPo
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2017

This is a small and convenient asian restaurant that has excellent service and good food. The bar is well stocked and the lunch specials are excellent.

Thank Deirdre B
Reston, Virginia
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343 reviews
292 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 December 2016

The fish itself is fine, not rotten by any means, but the preparation is abysmal. Their spicy tuna roll is a chunk of tuna sprinkled with hot dry spices. A real spicy tuna roll should be more of a red paste (the tuna, mayor and other flavors mixed together). Their shrimp tempura roll is impossible to eat as the size... More 

Thank LessWork M
Washington, DC
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88 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

I've loved Banana Leaves restaurant for many years. Tons of vegetarian options - the Asian Crunchy Salad and Grilled Honey Tofu are my personal faves. My husband loves BaBa Curry with pork and Spicy Seafood Hot Pot. The Honey Fried Banana dessert is amazing, as is the Mango Sticky Rice. As a vegetarian, I particularly appreciate any Asian restaurant that... More 

Thank sojourner68
Holmfirth, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 November 2016 via mobile

Enjoyed lunch there today whilst staying across the road - great food, quick service and good value. We shared Maki rolls which were good, papaya salad which was lacking in taste and child but super fresh, followed by a couple of noodle dishes that were also pretty good. Including drinks it came to $50 and was well worth it. Recommended!!

Thank wayne_isc
Reno NV
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176 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 October 2016

We were in DC for five days and ate at Banana Leaves twice. Located near Dupont Circle, Banana Leaves offers a variety of dishes from Thailand, Vietnam, China, Malaysia and Indonesia. The food is incredible and the service is fast and efficient. Highly recommend it if you like excellent Asian food.

Thank Dave_in_Reno
Warrington, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 October 2016

Good food served in a friendly atmosphere.reasonably priced for food and drinks. Waiter was friendly and polite. Service was good

Thank Neil D
Alexandria, Virginia
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43 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 October 2016

Saturday night, and our party of 8 did not have to wait. Our waitress was extremely busy, working tables both upstairs and down, which meant that we rarely saw her. And that the service was incredibly slow - probably 20 minutes to order drinks, another 20 to order food, and then 40 minutes to get should have been hot, but... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Sushi, Asian, Thai, Chinese, Japanese
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
15:30 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2020 Florida Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20009-1201
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC>  > Dupont Circle
  • Neighbourhood: Dupont Circle
  • Phone Number: +1 202-986-1333

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