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“Amazing authentic Keralite food”
Review of Banana Leaf - CLOSED

Banana Leaf
Price range: US$2 - US$7
Cuisines: Indian, Seafood, Healthy
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Good for: Romantic
Dining options: Outdoor Seating
Montclair, New Jersey
Level 5 Contributor
88 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Amazing authentic Keralite food”
Reviewed 11 November 2013

It was off peak when I was in Varkala, but all I had to do was knock on her door and ask for a thali and about an hour later, the freshest and most delicious food would be waiting! She also makes amazing pancakes. Her son Shah is hilarious and will give you a ride home in his rickshaw if you're not staying nearby. Great family run place :)

  • Visited October 2013
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Thank fionalandrews
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Japanese first
  • Russian first
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English first
Edmonton
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“She is the best!”
Reviewed 30 October 2013

We stayed at the Magnolia Guest House next door and were lucky enough to have lunch here most days. The food is absolutely delicious and made with the freshest ingredients. A gem in Varkala!

  • Visited October 2013
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Thank Rechel A
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Malmo, Sweden
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“This was Soul food!”
Reviewed 2 February 2013

Brothers and Sisters...I recently came home from Beatiful India and I dropped in to this restaurant pearl. I have been cooking food my entire life, travelled around the world and thus tasted many kitchen styles. Banana leaf is just what it says it is... Soul Kitchen. If you pass by Odayam beach in varkala you shouldn´t miss this pearl. Enjoy!

Visited December 2012
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2 Thank Ganapatti
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London, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“home cooking at its best.”
Reviewed 1 January 2013

The best home cooked food i ever had.Aisha, the owner has a midas touch when it comes to traditional Indian dishes.Highly reccomendable.

  • Visited December 2012
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3 Thank ameersha s
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Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), India
Level 4 Contributor
27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“traditional”
Reviewed 19 January 2012

good place to have traditional Kerala cuisine. nice and clean. good place for family outing

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4 Thank Rahul A
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