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Banana Leaf

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Asian, Indonesian, Singaporean, Malaysian, Thai, Fusion
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McCarthy Ranch Shopping Center, 182 Ranch Dr. McCarthy Blvd., Milpitas, CA 95035
+1 408-719-9811
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Sunday
Closed
Hours:
Mon - Thu 17:00 - 21:45
Mon - Fri 11:00 - 15:00
Fri 17:00 - 22:30
Sat 11:00 - 22:30
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Dublin, Ireland
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

However, even for the fact it is humble on space and décor, the food is the best around. Service was terrific and it is a real plus when you can have a meal for two in these parts, with drinks and get away for less than $100. Not romantic but more social and lively. Students, young up and coming entrepreneurs... More 

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Thank Rory G
Fremont, California
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41 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

the foods here are authentic asian that has its international appeal that makes it click to almost everyone. diners are guided on the level of chilliness of each menu so you know what suits to your taste. their service crew can also give you their recommendation. this place gets crowded on lunch and dinner times and on weekends as well.... More 

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Thank Arnel888
Bengaluru, India
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Everytime I visit SJ, Banana Leaf is on my list, by default. Roti Prata/Pineapple rice is a must try here. It is pretty busy, so it is advisable to get in early or call for a reservation. If you get in late you might have to wait , the food is worth the wait though!

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Thank Bipasha M
Milpitas, California
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21 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I came here twice with my friends, another time was when my chieu leader ordered food here to treat us. The food was yummy, majority of dishes is curry and in Malaysian style ( which I found very close to Thai food.) This restaurant is always packed, especially during lunch; so you better come early to get your seats. Price... More 

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Thank hoanglechi
USA
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262 reviews
184 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

Went for a official trip and this place was recommend by the locals. One tip I will give is that its better to call in for reservation as this place is crowded even on the weekdays :). So lets start with the location, its easily reachable. Now for the sitting, if you are sitting inside you have option of bar... More 

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Santa Clara, California
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48 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

the service seems slow for an early Saturday lunch. Roti Prata for a starter and it was tasty. Black pepper Rack of Lamb was delicious, tender and succulent. Hainan Chicken was fine, it could have been better with a little seasoning on chicken. Steam yellow rice was perfectly cooked and good. Would be back for other dishes.

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Thank 9za
Hyderabad, India
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29 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016 via mobile

Been here with my friends who are usual to this place. Had parathas, peppery chicken and then the end was superb.. fried banana with ice cream. A must try for all those who are reading this review. Loved the food. I would definitely visit again.

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Thank Harsha V
Raleigh, North Carolina
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225 reviews
170 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016

These are made fresh and lite and thin, the sauce is just amazing. If you go for dinner, go early or you will have to wait. Nice outdoor area with heaters, they also have some bar seating, indoor seating is nice with tablecloths, a little upscale. Service was pretty good.

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Thank tjeason
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63 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

We were recommended by our supplier to eat at Banana Leaf in Milpitas, California. I ordered the Chicken and Shrimp Pad Thai, medium spicy. The Chicken Pad Thai was very saucy almost like a spaghetti red sauce. It wasn't like any Chicken Pad Thai I have ever had, and that's in a bad way. It was almost an Italian style... More 

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Billings, Montana
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

Food was good, but way too spicy for me. Lots of selections on the menu and staff was very friendly.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$35
Cuisine
Asian, Indonesian, Singaporean, Malaysian, Thai, Fusion
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:45
Tuesday
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:45
Wednesday
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:45
Thursday
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:45
Friday
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:30
Saturday
11:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: McCarthy Ranch Shopping Center, 182 Ranch Dr. McCarthy Blvd., Milpitas, CA 95035
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Milpitas
  • Phone Number: +1 408-719-9811

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