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Banana Leaf

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1009 Arch St, Philadelphia, PA 19107
+1 215-592-8288
11:00 - 01:00
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94 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

Good food and service at a price that can't be beaten. We let the waitress help us order and she didn't steer us wrong.

Thank Ian H
Bobo Dioulasso, Burkina Faso
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119 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2017

Came here for lunch with a friend. The staff was friendly and efficient. The ambience was delightful, not too noisy, not too quiet. The menu was vast but the dish I tried was OK. It could have been spicier!

Thank inmyflipflops
Saint Charles
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128 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2017

Great variety of dishes and great flavors. They even made a special dish for our granddaughter. Nicely done.

Thank Jim P
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

Love the range of flavors. Enjoyed all of the items. Great soup and main courses. Fun early dinner. They made a special dish for our 4 year old.

Thank Jim P
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

Came here for a friend's birthday and Chinese New Year with a large group of 34 and was totally disappointed. Before arriving at the restaurant, We ordered a set menu. Even though some members of our party were not able to make the event, we ended up with 22 guests and filled up approximately half the restaurant. Yet, the owner... More 

Thank tigerh973
Royan, Poitou-Charentes, France
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72 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 January 2017

The waiter is not very sympatic. The disches were without taste. A lot of noise !! We won't come back !!

Thank jmpelata
Gaithersburg, Maryland
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98 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 January 2017

This was my first visit to Chinatown in Philly, and we were the first patrons right when they opened up on New Year's Day. The restaurant is apparently Malaysian, and the menu featured dishes from several Asian cuisines. I ordered Beef Chow Fun, which was very good. My only complaint was that they may have been a little skimpy on... More 

Thank David H
Lambertville, New Jersey
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480 reviews
269 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 197 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 December 2016 via mobile

If you are looking for something other than ordinary in Chinatown, Banana Leaf definitely delivers. Good food and service. While we did not live everything we tried, we enjoyed most of it. The Pad Thai was very good, as were the sweet bun appetizer (a roti) and the tofu sate (served cold). Much quicker and less crowded than it's Malaysian... More 

Thank Heidi D
Ligonier, Pennsylvania
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96 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

The menu has so much variety that we ordered more than we could eat. The food was very good and the service was excellent. Lots of smiles and willingness to explain dishes. We started with small bowls of Tomyam soup. It was delicious. We then shared Nasilemak and Curry Chicken. I was surprised to get bones in the Nasilemak. Otherwise... More 

Thank DianeCips
Walla Walla, Washington
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76 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 December 2016 via mobile

Great place to eat with many choices, cheap and expensive. I had the chicken curry and the sauce was excellent. The waiter Jose was from Honduras and gave me recommendations and answered all my questions about the menu. The service was really good. The restaurant is big and really clean.

Thank Jose Miguel G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$22
Indian, Asian, Malaysian, Thai
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1009 Arch St, Philadelphia, PA 19107
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia>  > Chinatown
  • Neighbourhood: Chinatown
  • Phone Number: +1 215-592-8288

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