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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
17:00 - 21:45
11:00 - 15:00
Closed now
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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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Milpitas, California
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20 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW 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 

Thank hoanglechi
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262 reviews
184 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 

Thank Traveller_4m_Krypton
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 2 weeks ago

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.

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.

Thank Harsha V
Raleigh, North Carolina
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225 reviews
170 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 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.

Thank tjeason
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60 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 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 

Thank Robert K
Billings, Montana
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

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

Thank brettlarkins
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Love this place. Must order roti prata and vegi or shrimp pineapple fried rice. we tried the 4 different cocktails (Mai Tai, Lychee Blue, Spicy Typhoon, coconut martini during out latest visit, they were all so good. I have never found any place with good Asian food that can go with my taste bud until I have tried Banana Leaf... More 

Thank Hikingfeet
Lausanne, Switzerland
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24 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

Great food and fast service. Unfortunately always very busy so do reserve. A staple when visiting San Jose.

1 Thank John B
Sunnyvale, California
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48 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

This place is normally packed, so I tend to either come here before 11:30am or after 2pm. The chicken rice here is above-average but they charge you 50 cents for the "boneless" version. The poh piah here is average at best.

1 Thank Buaya123

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 20 - USD 35
Asian, Indonesian, Singaporean, Malaysian, Thai, Fusion
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:45
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:45
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:45
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:45
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:30
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?