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Banana Leaf - CLOSED

227A W 28th St, New York City, NY 10001-5903
+1 212-494-0000
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good36%
  • Average18%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
23 Dec 2015
“Spread the Word-Good quality, fair priced Sri Lankan fare in NYC”
9 Nov 2015
“A wonderful surprise”
Restaurant Hours Closed
Asian, Sri Lankan, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
227A W 28th St, New York City, NY 10001-5903
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Reviewed 24 December 2015

Fancied a good quality Sri Lankan spicy meal on a December wintry night and chose Banana Leaf.-note that they have moved from West 28th St to 328 East 6th St, b/t 1st Ave & 2nd Ave East Village. Nothing standout about ambience, but food quality...More

Thank AA123Perth_Australia
Reviewed 9 November 2015

We knew nothing of Sri Lankan food, but our friend said that the food here was extraordinary. So, we submitted to the unknown and, wow, was it ever great. I don't remember the name of the dish, but it appeared to be a specialty and...More

Thank andrejso
Reviewed 30 September 2015

We visited early before Sleep No More, so it was empty except for a Sri Lankan expat getting takeout. The manager/owner? was helpful and explained the dishes to us. We shared the Lampri's chicken,known also as Lamprais, a Dutch feast day dish of several items...More

Thank BCAussie
Reviewed 3 July 2015 via mobile

If you want to try authentic Sri Lankan food don't miss this place. They have everything from Sri Lanka. Very authentic and tasty. The service is great and the price is very reasonable.

Thank Tuan S
Reviewed 28 May 2015

Went in about 9 pm on a Tuesday night. Cozy friendly place. Sure it was the day after Memorial Day, but why was it empty? (One other table came in while we ate.) The host was friendly, made some menu suggestions and the food was...More

Thank jazzyalan
Reviewed 15 April 2015

This is a little Sri Lankan oasis in the middle of Chelsea, and the welcome is genuine. The restaurant is small - a long, narrow space with a row of perhaps 8 small tables against one wall and a row of larger tables near the...More

Thank paulesue
Reviewed 18 April 2014

I have been to Banana Leaf many times. The food is awesome, Service is Great .. I love the Prawn curry with Pittu. My friends orderd Mutton curry . we all enjoyed it You need to bring the wine I will give A +

Thank Shan N
Reviewed 17 March 2014

Enthusiastic about what strikes me as a well-balanced food not for those that have phobia of spices, but I came to admire their restraint with spice. Additionally you don’t need to curb on the wine. You can bring your own, usually blends well with Malbec...More

1  Thank sting2music
Reviewed 21 January 2014

Being from Sri Lanka 6 of us were very excited to find this restaurant a block away from our hotel in Chelsea. The other Sri Lankan place is also good but it's a hike to get there and can't accommodate large groups. We had about...More

Thank Arunie C
Reviewed 21 January 2014 via mobile

I read the reviews and decided to give it a try. I had the lamb lampri. It was absolutely delicious! The ginger tea was very tasty.

Thank ABTaylor
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Restaurant Details

Open Hours
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 227A W 28th St, New York City, NY 10001-5903
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Chelsea
  • Neighbourhood: Chelsea
  • Phone Number: +1 212-494-0000
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