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Smiling Banana Leaf

5901 Bryant St, Pittsburgh, PA 15206-1656
+1 412-362-3200
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good24%
  • Average13%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“thai food” (11 reviews)
“pad see ew” (3 reviews)
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Asian, Thai, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
5901 Bryant St, Pittsburgh, PA 15206-1656
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Reviewed 3 April 2017

Small cozy restaurant serving pretty good thai cuisine. Tried the pad thai shrimp, very tasty and a large generous portion, but the ginger dinner was the winner, with ginger, garlic, onions, bell peppers, mushrooms & carrots in a superb brown gingery sauce. We took plenty...More

Thank dimitri7777
Reviewed 22 March 2017 via mobile

Small cozy unassuming place. Food and service were average. Hostess and staff are very polite and friendly. Bathroom was untidy and missing paper towels with broken dispenser. Parking is difficult to find around there

Thank msK5632DB
Reviewed 22 March 2017

Perfect name for this place. I got food served on a banana leaf and everyone was so happy there! I had such a wonderful meal there with my friends. We enjoyed talking to the wait staff and our complex food requests were welcomed! We will...More

Thank lemullinax
Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

Excellent food to eat in or take out. So fresh and you can easily designate the degree of spice. It's a bit tiny inside and when the weather precludes outdoor tables, take-out may be preferable. I'm always pleased with the quality and the quantity of...More

Thank Debbie G
Reviewed 25 January 2017

I've lived in Thailand for my job and consequently have eaten plenty of authentic Thai food. SBL isnt just good for an American-Thai restaurant, it would be a great restaurant in Thailand. I've had plenty of dishes here that taste exactly as they would on...More

Thank Explorers36
Reviewed 10 November 2016

We got the pork steamed buns for an appetizer, I had the rad na with chicken and my husband had pad thai with chicken. Being able to add protein to rad na was a nice, usual option. You get to choose the number for the...More

Thank trish13e
Reviewed 28 October 2016

The atmosphere was warm and welcoming...a nice low key place to enjoy some good Thai food. The portions were big and so reasonably priced. Everyone in the party brought home leftovers, so we were all able to enjoy the food over again. The Pad Thai...More

Thank DL P
Reviewed 18 October 2016

What a wonderful diner! There were 8 of us going for some yummy Thai food. The restaurant is small, so we knew we'd have to wait, after a reasonable wait the waitress asked another couple to switch tables to accommodate the 8 of us. The...More

Thank Dee H
Reviewed 24 August 2016

Everything here is authentic and delicious. I love their pad see ew and all of their curry dishes. It's small and cute inside. They do a lot of take orders, too! Such a great spot in Highland Park!

Thank BethGold
Reviewed 28 July 2016

Smiling Banana Leaf is my go-to Thai place in Pittsburgh. Besides being a trendy BYOB that's locally owned and has a great atmosphere with outdoor seating to boot, the food is always hot and very flavorful. Top three dishes are the pumpkin curry, red curry...More

Thank jmiller17
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5901 Bryant St, Pittsburgh, PA 15206-1656
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Pittsburgh
  • Phone Number: +1 412-362-3200
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