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Banana Leaf

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Asian, Australian, Sri Lankan, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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240/250 City Walk, Canberra 2601, Australia
+61 2 6193 9335
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17:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:30
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Mon - Thu 17:30 - 21:00
Mon - Sat 11:30 - 14:30
Fri - Sat 17:30 - 21:30
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Australia
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116 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We had dinner on a Monday night. Our waitress advised us on the best mix of meals to experience the full range of flavours. We had chicken biryani after vegetarian string hoppers, washed down with a bottle of NZ pinot noir.

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Australia
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69 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Banana Leaf is consistently good: food is always fresh and flavoursome, service is friendly and they always enquire if you have plans and need to leave the restaurant at a particular time (theatre is very close by). And if you are not sure about the Sri Lankan food they have lots of other Australian options. This time I had the... More 

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1 Thank Swirls_and_Curls
sandi9canberra, Owner at Banana Leaf, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your lovely review. It is always good to hear our customers consistently enjoy our food and hospitality. I and my team look forward to serving you again, Cheers Sandi 9 More 

Canberra, Australia
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33 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We had an excellent meal at Banana Leaf last night before attending a concert. Service was fast and efficient, with all courses served promptly. Entree and mains were delicious, and main meals were a nice large portion that could be shared. We will return.

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1 Thank Lisa73_Canberra
sandi9canberra, Owner at Banana Leaf, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your review. We look forward to serving you again. Cheers Sandi 9 More 

Canberra, Australia
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219 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Had dinner there the other night and the place was PACKED at 5.30. I guess everyone was going to the James Taylor concert from the restaurant. Even with the crowd the food was beautiful and the service only a bit rushed. Will be going again.

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Thank PW03
sandi9canberra, Owner at Banana Leaf, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank you for your review. We work harder under pressure. Expectation of our team is always to give the best to our valuable customers. We are very busy most of the time and majority of them are our regulars. We will continue to do better. Cheers Sandi 9 More 

Victoria, Australia
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Have eaten at the Banana Leaf restaurant twice this week and absolutely loved it. The food and service is fantastic. Have been in Canberra for 1 year and this is the best restaurant we have eaten at. Chicken Biryani is amazing, I would also recommend to try the roti and lentil dip, chicken rolls and the string hoppers.

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Thank Caroline N
sandi9canberra, Owner at Banana Leaf, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your review and the appreciation. We are humbled by your comments. Look for ward to serving you again. Cheers Sandi9 More 

Moncton, Canada
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1,400 reviews
422 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1,233 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We did lunch at the Banana Leaf restaurant back in December when we were spending a few days in the ACT region. So many delicious things on the menu it was really tough to choose. We split the steak a la Lanka (YUM!!!) the potato patties (delish!) the fish hoppers (not too shabby) and the lamb biriyani which was excellent.... More 

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sandi9canberra, Owner at Banana Leaf, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for your review. Look forward to serving you again. Cheers Sandi More 

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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great food, beautifully presented, gave you an introduction to Sri Lankan food - very tasty, not too hot in spices and varied courses.

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Thank Claire J
sandi9canberra, Owner at Banana Leaf, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for your review. We enjoy what we are doing because of customers like you. We are glad you had a good experience. Cheers Sandi More 

Mooloolaba, Australia
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47 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This Sri Lankan themed restaurant in the heart of Canberra's CBD just 5 minutes walk from the Casino and Crowne Plaza Hotel is a hidden gem. A business college and I dined here on a Saturday evening. Fortunately we booked as soon after we arrived the place filled up. This speakers volumes for the quality of the food as traditionally... More 

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Thank Geoff M
sandi9canberra, Owner at Banana Leaf, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for your detailed review. I am glad you had a good dinner. Look forward to serving you again. Cheers Sandi More 

NSW Australia
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27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My daughter about to leave for Sri Lanka so this was a perfect place to have her birthday family dinner. Beautiful service, delicious authentic food and a great atmosphere. So difficult to find vegetarian, vegan fresh and full of the Sri Lankan flavors.

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Thank Fiona F
sandi9canberra, Owner at Banana Leaf, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for bringing your daughter to to our restaurants before her Sri Lankan tour. Food could be bit spicier but she will enjoy her holiday. Wish her for a good holiday. Cheers Sandi More 

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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

In Canberra for business, so tried the String Hoppers at Banana Leaf. Delicious flavours in the meat, the vegetable, and the chutney. The waitress was great too, she was really helping people (me included) to put together a lovely dinner, even suggesting people didn't add a side because the main already had some of the sauces. Try the string hoppers,... More 

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Thank Paul H
sandi9canberra, Owner at Banana Leaf, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your review. We are glad you had a good time. Look forward to serving you again. Cheers Sandi More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 100
Cuisine
Asian, Australian, Sri Lankan, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
Monday
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:00
Thursday
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:00
Friday
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:30
Saturday
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 240/250 City Walk, Canberra 2601, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Australian Capital Territory  >  Canberra
  • Phone Number: +61 2 6193 9335

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