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Banana Palm

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Neighbourhood:
Coogee
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260 Arden St, Coogee, Randwick, New South Wales 2034, Australia
+61 2 9665 1212
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liverpool
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57 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2017 via mobile

Visited this restaurant with family whilst staying in Sydney , the restaurant itself is quite dark inside and there's not much of an atmosphere , ours was a midweek visit so that might explain the lack of atmosphere , the food itself was very tasty and the flavours very nice , presentation excellent the service was excellent and the staff... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017

Reading the reviews of the Banana Palm a person would be inclined to dine there for fine food and lovely staff. Well not so last night. One of the waitresses has the worst attitude and rudeness I have ever seen at a restaurant. Clearly not wanting to be waiting tables, she served in a surly manner and when we asked... More 

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Buckingham, United Kingdom
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56 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

We walked past Banana Palm over several days and didn't even realise there was a restaurant there until someone else suggested we try it. Beautiful Vietnamese food served by lovely staff in a tastefully decorated restaurant - defintetely worth another visit

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Thank Goodfoodloverst... M
Sydney, Australia
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91 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2016

Food ok but overpriced n service well u can forget about that. Also found it noisie n it wasn't overly crowded. Will not come back better options around

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Wagga Wagga, Australia
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74 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

Our group of ten was attentively and unobtrusively served with food coming quickly. Beautiful tastes, and i have a bit of a bland talent. Really enjoyed only my second experience of Vietnamese food.Won't be too long between experiences this time.

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Campinas, SP
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127 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

We have been to this restaurant for dinner. The atmosphere is nice and and relaxed. The food is tasty and well prepared. I recommend it for a relaxed night out.

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Thank Loloisa
Newcastle, Australia
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111 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

The restaurant has modern decor with pictures of rural Vietnam on the walls. They were easily able to seat the 10 people in our group. We all ordered the banquet. The service was prompt and friendly. The food was fresh and taste with appropriate portions. The staff brought gluten free food separately to one person in our group, so even... More 

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Buderim, Queensland, Australia
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

Loved this place. Food was delicious (we had the stuffed prawns and the beef curry). Service was efficient and attentive without being obtrusive. Definitely worth a visit!

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Thank Sharon M
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

Ive been a regular at Bana Palm for many years The ambience is relaxing and intimate. The food is healthy and fresh and the service by Lilly and the staff 1st class. Great for a romantic dinner for 2 or for several friends in a larger group, Bana Palm is the perfect venue. If you only visit one restaurant in... More 

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Thank David M
Sydney, Australia
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26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

Visited here on a Thursday night back in July. Wasn't too busy as was raining outside. The service was great and the food was very tasty. A bit quiet though could do with a bit of music !

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Asian, Vietnamese, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 260 Arden St, Coogee, Randwick, New South Wales 2034, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Greater Sydney  >  Randwick  >  Coogee>  > Coogee
  • Neighbourhood: Coogee
  • Phone Number: +61 2 9665 1212

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

Staying in Coogee

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Coogee
Very accessible by public transport, Coogee is the smaller, friendlier, more intimate version of Bondi Beach. Coogee is the only beach in the Eastern suburbs that does not have big waves, making it an excellent family beach. The Coogee Bay Hotel, located right across the beach, has one of the biggest beer gardens in Australia and plenty of entertainment every night of the week. Be on the lookout for celebrity footballers! A little further south is Wylie’s Baths, offering sweeping 180 degree views over the Pacific Ocean, and it is perfect for a swim or a few laps. Plenty of dining choices surround the beach, including the famous fish and chips.
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